Monthly Archives: April 2016

Community Works 4/11-4/18

Community Works member organizations are continuously working for equity and social justice in Boston and surrounding areas.

Check out their programming for the week starting Monday April 11th, 2016.

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1. American Civil Liberties Union of MassachusettsScreening and discussion of TRAPPED

Date: Wednesday, April 13th 2016.

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Location: Kendall Square Cinema, 355 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 TRAP (Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) laws have been passed by conservative state legislatures. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary measures, clinics have taken their fight to the courts. As the U.S. Supreme Court decides in 2016 whether individual states may essentially outlaw abortion (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt), TRAPPED follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.

Staff attorney Jessie Rossman will lead a Q&A after the screening of this film.

Purchase general admission tickets here.

This event is sponsored by Young Friends of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund’s Leadership and Advocacy Team.

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2. Alternatives for Community and Environmental Justice: Action Up Roxbury!

Date: Thursday, April 14th 2016

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 2201 Washington Street,
Suite 302 (rear entrance off Ruggles St.)
Roxbury, MA. 02119

Do you believe in community control and our right to remain? Join Alternatives for Community and Environmental Justice (ACE) to confront local development that doesn’t serve our community. Come and take action to move forward on the Roxbury Right to Remain Campaign on the issue of gentrification in the neighborhood. When we fight, we win!

Please contact Tyree@ace-ej.org for more information.

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3. The Welcome Project: 7th Annual YUM- A Taste of Immigrant City

Date: Thursday, April 14th 2016.

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Somerville Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143

Explore food from around the world at the 7th Annual YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City on Thursday, April 14 from 7pm-9pm. Enjoy delicious dishes from eight immigrant-owned restaurants, including cuisine from Mexico, Ethiopia, India, and more. The evening will include a silent auction and raffle and the event will honor the work of Rep. Denise Provost and Elena Letona for their work in the community. All proceeds support the work of The Welcome Project, an organization that builds the collective power of Somerville immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions.

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4. Asian American Resource Workshop: April Member Meeting 

Date: Sunday, April 17th 2016.

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Viet-AID, 42 Charles St, Ste E, Boston, MA 02122

AARW invites you to brunch for this month’s member meeting. Volunteers from the Sticky Rice Project (SRP) will be previewing curriculum from the Fighting Anti-Black Racism working group. Come to support the working group, engage in activities from the anti-racism curriculum, eat wonderful food, and build relationships with other AARW community members.

Food will be provided, but feel free to bring any food or drink if you are able!

Please email uma@aarw.org with any questions or concerns.

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Community Works Events: 4/4-4/11

Community Works member organizations are continuously working for equity and social justice in Boston and surrounding areas.

Check out their programming for the week starting Monday April 4th, 2016.

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1. Asian American Resource WorkshopA Little Peace

Date: Saturday, April 9th 2016.

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm

Location: Viet-AID, 42 Charles St, Ste E, Boston, MA 02122

Please join AARW for a night of appetizers and desserts to celebrate and show appreciation for their former Executive Direct0r and to welcome the incoming director!

Childcare will be available. Contact carolyn@aarw.org for more information.

If you would like to contribute baked goods, please sign using this form.

 

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2. Alternatives for Community and Environmental Justice: Volunteer Nights

Date: Wednesday, April 6th 2016 (and every first and third Wednesday of the month)

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 2201 Washington Street,
Suite 302 (rear entrance off Ruggles St.)
Roxbury, MA. 02119

ACE builds the power of communities of color and low-income communities in Massachusetts to eradicate environmental racism and classism, create healthy, sustainable communities, and achieve environmental justice. ACE needs your help on different projects that help move us toward our mission. Food will be provided. Childcare & interpretation available upon request.

For more information and to sign up to volunteer, visit the Facebook event page.

 

 

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3.Haley HouseThe House Slam- LAST CHANCE SLAM!

Date: Friday , April 8th 2016.

Time: 6:30pm-10:30pm

Location: Haley House Bakery Café, 12 Dade Street, Boston, MA 02119

“The House Slam” at the Haley House Café is Boston’s New Poetry Slam venue located in the heart of Dudley Square. The venue offers awesome food, an open mic, a featured poet and a poetry slam every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Admission is free of charge and open to all (18+).

There will be NO open mic this week! Instead, we are hosting our very first Last Chance Slam!

The Last Chance Slam is an opportunity for a poet to literally “sneak” their way into House Slam Team Finals. Meaning, any poet who hasn’t already qualified, can slam on April 8th for the chance to compete in our Finals/Team Selection Slam on April 22, 2016. The last team to be selected for The House Slam went on to win the National Poetry Slam in 2015!

Don’t know what a slam is? Check out the description at:
www.houseslamboston.org

Visit the Facebook event page for further details on how to participate in the Last Chance Slam.

 

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