We encourage you to save this link and check it early in the week. Action opportunities will be posted on the website each Monday.
In these especially challenging times it can be overwhelming to decide how to make a difference. The Racial Justice Action Committee 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. SONG SHARE WITH HIGHLANDER CENTER CO-EDS ASH-LEE WOODARD HENDERSON AND ALLYN MAXFIELD-STEELE
When: June 24, 7:00 PM
Where: First Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain, 633 Centre St.
2. PERFECTLY IMPERFECT: WHITE PEOPLE AND RACIAL JUSTICE
When: Thursday June 27, 7:00-8:30 PM (Program), 8:30-10:00pm (music and refreshments).
Where: Community Art Center, 119 Windsor St. Cambridge, MA.
Join us as we reflect on the role of white anti-racist activism in 2019. What is the role of white people in fighting for racial justice? How do white people show up?
Myrna Morales will moderate and longtime antiracism activists/teachers Patti DeRosa, Paul Marcus, and Fran Smith will speak. This program is co-hosted by CCI and Community Art Center. Cost is $15-$60 sliding scale to cover event costs.
Buy tickets here. Contact:
3. Join the Boston Immigrant Justice Accompaniment Network (Bijan/Beyond)
Join our network of members fighting the injustice of our racist immigration system of detention and deportation through rides, donations, letters of support, advocacy, home hospitality, family and material support (meals, furnishing) etc. Even if you may not be available during a weekday, it doesn’t mean you can’t participate!
Boston Immigrant Justice Accompaniment
Go to the website to make a donation or to join this network
4. Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network General Meeting
When: July 11, 6:00-9:00 PM
Where: Reservoir Church, 170 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, MA, entrance Middlesex St.
In these political times, it’s more important than ever to come together to build community and learn from each other, especially those most impacted by and organizing against our oppressive, inhumane immigration policies, and to find ways to resist together.
This meeting will focus on leadership development, with focused sessions to gain specific skills and information, but also with more general orientation groups for those attending for the first time. Newcomers and those looking for support for yourself or a loved one are always welcome.
The meeting will be in English and Spanish, with Spanish interpreters present.
Food with vegetarian options provided.
Please fill out this form if you think you can make it.
Contact for more information:
5. Support Legislative Action: Suggestions from UU Mass Action to engage throughout the summer
Meet with your legislators: In-district meetings are often more relaxed than State House meetings and are a great opportunity to talk about your priorities.
Helpful resources to help make this happen:
Review helpful guide on effective advocacy and fact sheets that provide more detail about the priority legislation on which you want to focus, then set-up a meeting with a few friends and your legislator. OR
Write a letter to your legislator - many Representatives say they don’t hear from their constituents on some of our priority bills, and that calls from 5 constituents have more of an impact on them than 500 people rallying on the State House steps!
6. Class: White People Challenging Racism
When: July 2-July 23: 5 Tuesdays, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, 7:45p-9:45p
Where: Cambridge Center for Adult Education http://www.ccae.org, 617-547-678
Facilitators: Jennifer Yanco & Colin Stokes
Read their profiles on our Facilitators page
$85 covers all 5 sessions and materials
Questions? Contact Xóchi Kountz at