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.
1. American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts: Screening and discussion of TRAPPED
Date: Wednesday, April 13th 2016.
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.
This event is sponsored by Young Friends of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund’s Leadership and Advocacy Team.
2. Alternatives for Community and Environmental Justice: Action Up Roxbury!
Date: Thursday, April 14th 2016
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.
3. The Welcome Project: 7th Annual YUM- A Taste of Immigrant City
Date: Thursday, April 14th 2016.
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.
4. Asian American Resource Workshop: April Member Meeting
Date: Sunday, April 17th 2016.
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!
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