Jan 21: Women’s Boston March for America

(from Mass Women’s Political Caucus Education Fund)

On January 21, 2017, we will unite in downtown Boston to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation–among many are communities of women, immigrants, people of color and people who identify as LGBTQIA. Together, we will send a message to our leaders and the world that the United States of America stands for values of human dignity, equal rights and freedom from discrimination. Ours is a peaceful, nonpartisan march.

  • TIME: 11am – 3pm
  • PROGRAM: 11am – 12pm on Boston Common
  • PEOPLE’S OATH and CALL TO MARCH: 12pm
  • MARCH: 12:30 – 2:00pm Commonwealth Avenue
  • GATHER: 2:00 – 3:00 Boston Common for community building

More Event Details:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-womens-march-for-america-tickets-29650185503

Wednesday 1/18/17: Stand with the People of Egelston Square against planned displacement

(from info AT peopleshousingboard.org)

Hello All, Happy 2107 – The year of the People !

On Wednesday 1/18/17 the BRA will hold what will likely be the final public meeting on PLAN JP/ROX before the BRA board meeting in February and the probable vote to approve the Mayor’s displacement based plan. This plan will have likely have devastating displacement effects over the next decade for the People of Egelston Square and many low and moderate income residents along the Washington St corridor between Jackson Square and Forest Hills.

This plan is the first BRA so called “Master Plan” initiated under Walsh. The plan will set in motion the Mayor’s takeover of the of the outer neighborhoods for higher income residents beyond downtown.

It’s critical for all of us to unite and stand with the People of 100% Egelston, Reclaim Roxbury and the several other groups who will represent at this meeting. Plan JP/ROX is a disaster and Egelston Square is at the epicenter of the fight between the People and Power for the right to continue living in this city.

Please stand together and join us on :

Wednesday 1/18/17 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Bromley Heath Public Housing Complex
(AKA, Mildred C Hailey Apartments)

Anna M. Cole Community Center
10 Lamartine Street Extension
Boston, MA 02130

In Unity,

The People’s Housing Board Coalition

City Council Hearing on Co-ops

Hey Co-op Supporters,

Thank you for RSVPing to the hearing that we’d hoped to have in Dec. We now have a new date for the hearing:

Tuesday, Jan 24th
4pm @ Boston City Hall.

If you’re still able to join us on this new date, please RSVP here on the new form!

And whether you can be there or not, help spread the word by sharing the event on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/1630407257264694/>

Thank you for making this big event happen!

More info on the Hearing

We’ll be sharing the stories of worker, consumer, and housing cooperatives
in the Boston area and educating our elected officials about the potential
for building a more just and cooperative economy.

We’ll be asking for support in three areas:

  • Technical Assistance: Grants and support for co-op development.
  • Financing: Loans and city investments for purchasing businesses, properties, and new startups.
  • Policy reform: Changes to zoning code, city contract procurement, city programs, etc.

The number of people that show up on the 24th will send a message to the city about how seriously they should support cooperatives. A big turnout for this one hearing could shape the dynamics of our meetings and advocacy work for years to come.

So join us if you can, invite a friend, and share the event on social media.

This is a rare opportunity to make a dramatic difference in the cooperative economy of our city.

Somerville for Standing Rock

Somerville for Standing Rock!

Hosted by Massachusetts Sierra Club and co-hosted by Cultural Survival, join us in Somerville for an action-inspired concert in solidarity with and support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all those standing in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline project.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 12 PM – 4 PM
Aeronaut Brewing Company
14 Tyler St,
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/180563195749624