Back To School Fair
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Back To School Fair

  • 180 Mount Vernon Street Boston, MA, 02125 United States (map)
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The Boston Teacher's Union is excited to confirm our Fifth Annual BTU Back to School Fair for BPS families, Saturday September 22nd 1-4PM at the BTU and Carson Beach!

Last year’s event was a huge success with over 2,000 families coming out to focus on literacy, eat, play, and get resources from our community partners! 

This year the BTU's Back To School Fair will have more music, activities and fun as well as the distribution of over 40,000 free books directly to families! 

To download flyers in BPS families' most spoken languages, visit btu.org/backtoschool
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Interested in volunteering to make this event a success? Sign up at the bottom of btu.org/backtoschool under 'volunteers'

Interested in tabling for your nonprofit/cause? Sign up at the bottom of btu.org/backtoschool under 'nonprofit organizations'

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Lift Us Up Don’t Push Us Out! Book Release
Oct
1
6:30 PM18:30

Lift Us Up Don’t Push Us Out! Book Release

Join us to celebrate Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out! , which features voices from the frontlines of a new movement for educational justice that is growing across the United States. Each author tells their own story of how black and brown parents, students, educators, and their allies are fighting back against profound and systemic inequities and mistreatment of children of color in low-income communities. The organizers and activists recount their journeys to movement building, lift up victories and successes, and offer practical organizing strategies and community-based alternatives to traditional education reform and privatization schemes. BSAC alumni Carlos and Denyse are featured essayists.

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Boston Education Alliance Monthly Membership Meeting
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Boston Education Alliance Monthly Membership Meeting

  • Bruce C. Bolling Building, Dudley Square (map)
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Join the Boston Education Justice Alliance (BEJA) for its monthly membership meeting. 

More about BEJA: We are students, educators, parents, school staff, and concerned community members who are deeply tied to the neighborhoods of Boston and directly affected by public education. We are committed to building a stronger and better public school system that is driven by community voices. By engaging all communities in Boston and building power through unity, our youth and parent driven coalition is committed to working with our elected and appointed officials and holding them accountable to the actual needs and desires of the communities served by Boston Public Schools.

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7th Annual Listening Project
Oct
22
2:30 PM14:30

7th Annual Listening Project

For the 7th year in a row, BSAC is hitting popular train stations to talk to students about school discipline. Share your story or join us in listening to others! Prep dates to be announced soon.

Participants who attend a planning session and are on the Listening team will receive a free Dignity in Schools t-shirt and are invited to a debrief session at the Bolling Building in the late afternoon. Pizza will be served.

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Boston RISE for Climate, Jobs, Justice: Rally & People's School
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Boston RISE for Climate, Jobs, Justice: Rally & People's School

Taken from the Facebook event page: 

On Sept 8: Resist - Learn - Build - Connect - Act - RISE - for Climate & Immigrant Justice *español abajo*

Families are being torn apart. Ecosystems are collapsing. People are dying. The tide is rising...but so are we.

JOIN US in East Boston on Sept 8 (and beyond). Local climate and immigrant justice groups are joining forces to strengthen relationships across our movements, build collective power, and demand accountability and ACTION on climate change and immigrant rights: 100% renewable energy for all. Dignity, respect, and permanent protection for all immigrants.

JOIN US for the Climate, Jobs, & Justice outdoor “People’s School.” It will start with a short kickoff rally that highlights the intersections of our issues, the failings of our political system in MA, and the urgency of this moment for us to come together and take action. The rest of the day will consist of interactive teach-ins, skill-shares, and art-builds that touch on a range of intersectional topics to educate folks, build relationships, and lift up the work of local frontline groups. The day would culminate in a closing action, yet to be determined.

JOIN US to envision & build a JUST TRANSITION in MA: FROM dirty coal, oil, & gas TO clean wind & solar power. FROM prisons & deportations TO freedom & sanctuary. FROM worker abuse TO safe, green, family-sustaining union jobs. FROM gentrification & displacement TO affordable housing & transit. FROM corporate control TO community control. FROM polluted air, water, & soil TO healthy people & planet. FROM extraction & exploitation TO economic & environmental justice.

Climate change impacts people of color, immigrants, low-wage workers, and Indigenous peoples—here and around the world—first and worst. Extreme heat, drought, floods, wildfires, storms, and poisoned oceans caused by fossil fuel pollution worsen the war, famine, poverty, violence, and oppression they already face. Many are left with no choice but to leave their homes and seek refuge in the U.S., only to be met with more violence and oppression by our own government.

As governors, mayors, and corporate reps meet at the Global Climate Action Summit in CA—and as our own Governor & Legislature in MA continue to accept money from the fossil fuel industry and then fail to enact commonsense climate and immigration reforms—we’ll prove that real climate leadership rises from the grassroots up and doesn’t leave anyone behind.

**Note about event location: 
East Boston is an Environmental Justice community, with majority Latinx and immigrant residents facing severe climate impacts & environmental burdens from high risk flooding, Logan Airport, gentrification and displacement, challenges due to immigration status--AND a long history of powerful organizing, resistance, and resilience. 

We are teaming up with local residents and organizations to put a spotlight on local campaigns for immigrants, workers, and climate justice, including GreenRoots' grassroots campaign against the construction of an Eversource electric substation on the banks of Chelsea Creek next to 8 million gallons of jet fuel in an area projected to flood. That's why we're holding our event at the East Boston Memorial Park, near the proposed substation site. 

On Sept 8, we will RISE with local community members to resist this and other instances of environmental racism in East Boston and throughout the city.

East Boston Memorial Park is T- accessible: Airport Station on the Blue Line is right next to the park. 

If you want to volunteer for the day of the event, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/QvvxeRGvf8jNgyUg1

If you want to cosponsor this event, please fill out this for: https://goo.gl/forms/YPEppt772GY3ETGr1

Full list of organizations involved on our official RSVP page: tinyurl.com/BosRISE4CJJ

Please contact vignesh@betterfutureproject.org with any concerns, comments, or questions about the Facebook event.
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Resiste - Aprende- Conecta- Actúa- Crece - por la justicia climática y inmigrante. 

El gobierno esta separando familias. Los ecosistemas se están colapsando. La gente está muriendo. La mar sube y causa inundaciones ... pero nosotros nos levantamos a vencer.

ÚNASE CON NOSOTROS en East Boston el 8 de septiembre y adelante. Grupos locales de justicia climática y de inmigrantes uneran sus fuerzas parafortalecer las relaciones entre nuestros movimientos, aumentar el poder colectivo, y exigir responsabilidad y ACCIÓN por el clima y derechos por los inmigrantes: 100% energía renovable para todos. Dignidad, respeto y protección permanente para todos los inmigrantes.

ÚNASE CON NOSOTROS para la "Escuela del Pueblo" al aire libre del action del Clima, los Trabajos, y la Justicia. Empezará con una introducción corta que enfatizará las intersecciones de nuestros tópicos, los fracasos de nuestro sistema político en Massachusetts, y la urgencia del momento para congregar y tomar acción. El resto del día consistirá en talleres interactivos, habilidades compartidas y obras de arte que abordan una variedad de temas intersectoriales para educar a la gente, establecer relaciones y aumentar el trabajo de los locales grupos de primera línea. El acción de cierre
cierre, aún established por determinar.

ÚNASE A NOSOTROS para imaginar y construir una TRANSICIÓN JUSTA en Massachusetts: DEL carbón sucio, petróleo y gas PARA LIMPIAR EL VIENTO Y LA ENERGÍA SOLAR. DE prisiones y deportaciones PARA UNIR FAMILIAS a la LIBERTATAD. DESDE EL ABUSO DE LOS TRABAJADORES A TRABAJOS SINDICALES SEGUROS, VERDES Y SOSTENIBLES PARA LA FAMILIA CONTRA la gentrificación y DESALOJO de vivienda y tránsito asequibles. DEL control corporativo al control de la comunidad. Del aire, agua, y la tierra contaminada A la gente y a un planeta saludable. DE extracción y explotación A la justicia económica y medioambiental. 

El cambio climático afecta a las personas de color, los inmigrantes, los trabajadores de salario bajo y los pueblos indígenas,aquí y alrededor del mundo. El calor extremo, la sequías, las inundaciones, los incendios forestales, las tormentas y los océanos contaminados causados por la contaminación de los combustibles empeoran las guerras, las hambrunas, la pobreza, la violencia y la opresión que estas comunidades ya combaten. Mucha gente necesita abandonar sus hogares y buscar un refugio en los Estados Unidos, solo para afrontar más violencia y opresión por parte de nuestro propio gobierno.

Como gobernadores, alcaldes y representantes corporativos se reúnen en la Cumbre de Acción Climática Global en CA, y como nuestro propio Gobernador y Legislatura en MA continúan aceptando dinero de la industria de combustibles fósiles y luego no implementan reformas climáticas y de inmigración de sentido común, vamos a demostrar que el liderazgo climático real se levanta desde la base y no deja a nadie atrás.

** Nota sobre la ubicación del evento: 
East Boston es una comunidad de Justicia Ambiental, con residentes Latinos y inmigrantes mayoritarios enfrentando severos impactos climáticos y cargas ambientales por inundaciones de alto riesgo, contaminación del Aeropuerto Logan, gentrificación y desplazamiento, desafíos debido al estado migratorio - East Boston tiene una larga historia de resistencia y resiliencia poderosa. 

Nos estamos acompañando residentes locales y organizaciones para elevar campañas locales como protection permanente para inmigrantes, trabajadores y justicia climática, incluida la campaña de base de GreenRoots contra la construcción de una subestación eléctrica Eversource en los bancos de Chelsea Creek junto a 8 millones de galones de combustible para aviones en un área proyectada para inundarse. Es por eso que celebramos nuestro evento en East Boston Memorial Park, cerca del sitio propuesto de la subestación.

El 8 de septiembre, nos levantaremos con miembros de la comunidad local para resistir este y otros casos de racismo ambiental en East Boston y en toda la ciudad.

East Boston Memorial Park es accesible vía transporte público: liña azul parada de Airport.

Completa este para ser un voluntario para el día del evento!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16MEYjvh7Nt3AQYfeiTojF5E17e1Q626O0MBj1gDmeYM

(Si desea copatrocinar este evento, complete este formulario: https://goo.gl/forms/YPEppt772GY3ETGr1)

Póngase en contacto con vignesh@betterfutureproject.org con cualquier inquietud, comentario o pregunta sobre el evento de Facebook.

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Boston Education Justice Alliance Monthly Membership Meeting
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

Boston Education Justice Alliance Monthly Membership Meeting

Join the Boston Education Justice Alliance (BEJA) for its monthly membership meeting. 

More about BEJA: We are students, educators, parents, school staff, and concerned community members who are deeply tied to the neighborhoods of Boston and directly affected by public education. We are committed to building a stronger and better public school system that is driven by community voices. By engaging all communities in Boston and building power through unity, our youth and parent driven coalition is committed to working with our elected and appointed officials and holding them accountable to the actual needs and desires of the communities served by Boston Public Schools.

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