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In these especially challenging times it can be overwhelming to decide how to make a difference. The Diversity Caucus wants to help FPB members increase our collective impact in the critical work of racial and immigration justice and, at the same time, build supportive community.
1. National Day of Action for Movimiento Cosecha's No Business With ICE campaign
When: Tuesday, July 31
Cosecha is organizing a national day of action against businesses that are complicit with/benefiting from/fueling ICE. Click here or click here for more information.
2. Beyond Bond & Legal Defense Fund
More than 1,000 people are held by ICE every year in South Bay House of Correction in Boston. Some are from our local communities, others are sent to South Bay from the border and have no family or friends in Boston, but everyone in ICE jail is cut off from community support, legal recourse, and basic human rights. The new fund bonds our neighbors out of detention so they can be reunited with their families and have a chance to fight deportation. Please help us raise $100,000 over the next two months. Organized by the Boston Immigrant Justice Accompaniment Network (BIJAN, pronounced "Beyond").
3. Centro Presente needs volunteers
Centro Presente needs volunteer ESL and Citizenship teachers. Email Meredith Gamble at to get involved!
4. Black Lives Matter Boston Giving Campaign
PAYPAL for donations is . For longer range, recurring support join Campaign21 which moves us from emergency, crises driven giving to solidarity sustained giving.
5. BLM Boston live on Insight Radio
Every week on Thursday at 7pm, Black Lives Matter Boston hosts a radio show featuring members of the black community in Boston who are doing amazing things.
6. Pack the Court for Derrick Washington
When: Monday, July 30, 8:30 am - 1 pm*
Where: First Baptist Church in JP, 633 Centre Street
*Another change of date: the trial will now start Monday, July 30th, starting at 8:30 am every morning and running til around 1 pm. The trial might last the whole week. Come for however much you can!
Derrick Washington has waited 10 years for his day in court after being tortured by guards. We will show up to support him!
We need people the week of July 30, let us know which days you can make it. RSVP