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 March 14th, 2016.
1. ACLU of Massachusetts: Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform
Date: Sunday, March 16th 2016
Location: First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Road, Lexington, MA 02421
Journalist Jesse Wegman, on the editorial board of The New York Times, will lead a panel to examine the current broken justice system and focus on necessary changes. Panelists include State Sen. Will Brownsberger, Senate chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary; Margaret Burnham, founder of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern School of Law; attorney Adam J. Foss, assistant district attorney in the juvenile division of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office; attorney Rahsaan D. Hall, director of the Racial Justice Program for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and Vincent Schiraldi, director of the program on criminal justice policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Accompanying the forum will be an exhibit of small quilts titled “Black Lives Matter: A Journey Toward Justice.” A reception will follow.
The Elizabeth Howe Lecture is free; parking is available in the First Parish Lot; enter off Harrington Road. First Parish is handicapped-accessible.
Cosponsored by the Mass Incarceration Working Group of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington. For information: 781-862-8200; fplex.org.
2. Alternatives for Community and Environmental Justice: Volunteer Nights
Date: Wednesday, March 16th 2016 (and every first and third Wednesday of the month)
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, visit the Facebook event page.
3. Asian American Resource Workshop: AARW March Member Meeting
Date: Sunday, March 20th 2016.
Location: Viet-AID, 42 Charles St, Ste E, Boston, MA 02122
Please join AARW for the March member meeting! The meeting will be held in the new office space at Viet-AID. AARW’s new membership structure will be up for discussion. Please join and help shape the direction of membership in the organization.
You do not have to be a member to attend–anyone is welcome! Don’t miss out on delicious food and opportunities for community building.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for further information.
4. Boston Tenant Coalition: Just Cause Eviction Hearing
Date: Monday, March 14th 2016.
Location: City Hall Plaza-5th Floor Iannella Chamber, 1 City Hall Sq, Boston, MA 02201
Boston is an epicenter of gentrification and displacement, but communities throughout the city are coming together to win #JustCause Eviction Protections that would stop developers and landlords from evicting thousands of tenants, prevent massive rent increases and put power in the hands of organized tenant associations to reclaim and remain in their homes! Come join us to advocate for Boston’s tenant rights!
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
5. Haley House: Art is Life Itself!
Date: Thursday, March 17th 2016.
Location: Haley House Bakery Café, 12 Dade Street, Roxbury 02119
Celebrate Womens Herstory Month with Beatrice Greene, an accomplished composer who also plays the piano and trumpet. Come early for a seat and dinner and stay for the fun!