Fight Supremacy! Boston Counter-Protest & Resistance Rally

From https://www.facebook.com/events/165697793990647/

On Saturday, August 19th, White Nationalists are converging on Boston Common to reinforce their white supremacist ideology and attempt to intimidate queer and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, POC) communities.

As we have seen with the events in Charlottesville and around the country, white nationalists are emboldened by the current political administration and growing police state. Rallies and marches organized by white supremacists are more prevalent than in recent years, and–as always–it is the most marginalized who are left vulnerable.

Walk with us as we march from the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center to Boston Common (1.9 miles) and Rally for Black Lives, LGBTQI Lives, Indigenous Lives, Palestinian Lives, Cape Verde Lives, Latinx Lives, Jewish Lives, and all who are marginalized! We will meet in front of the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center at 10am before marching to Boston Commons to demand justice and stand in defiance of white supremacy.

Q&A

Q: Will this be safe?

A: As with all public actions there is always a risk of injury and/or state violence. Please exhibit extreme caution and awareness if participating. We can not ensure safety at this event, however we will have visibly identifiable marshals and safety teams on site, as well as legal observers.

Q: What’s the point? You can’t talk sense into a Nazi.

A: Resistance takes many forms. One of those forms is counter-protest. Counter-protests send a message to white supremacists that their hateful rhetoric, physical violence, and fear mongering will not go uncontested. It’s also a show of solidarity and an opportunity for allies to “show up” and wield their privilege.

Q: I can’t attend. How else can I support?

A: You can donate to local Black and queer individuals or organizations in your area. And you can donate to the organizers of this march by visiting youcaring.com/fightsupremacy. Additionally, we ask that individuals continue to amplify the voices and needs of Black and queer communities, which includes sharing events like this among your networks.

Q: Are the organizers of this event committed to non-violence?

A: The organizers of this event are committed to community safety, survival, and protecting marginalized communities.

Q: What do I bring?

A: A bottle of water. An extra bottle of water. Weather appropriate attire. Comfortable shoes. Your best self.

Coordinated by:
Violence In Boston, Angie Camacho, Black Lives Matter Network, Black Lives Matter Cambridge, and Black Lives Matter Boston

STARTING PLACE: Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.
ENDING PLACE: Boston Common, 139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.
MEETING TIME: 10:00 am (Those who can’t march may intercept us at the Boston Commons, but PLEASE beware of nazi presence.)
SOCIAL MEDIA: #FightSupremacy #BostonResist

Stand for Solidary – Sat Aug 19th

From https://www.facebook.com/events/175606822982714:

Where: Boston State House, 24 Beacon St.
When: Saturday Aug 19th, noon – 4pm

Together, we can unite against hate and oppression.

On August 19th, several white supremacists, nationalists and neo-fascist groups will be assembling in the Boston Commons as part of recent national campaign for “free speech”. We must show up in solidarity against hate and show that Boston is not a place that tolerates hate.

Why do we need solidarity? Because we must remain united in struggle and bring the left together to fight against hate and the rise of white nationalism.

Please message the event hosts if your group or organization would like to endorse this action.

Endorsed by:

  • Coalition to Organize and Mobilize Boston Against Trump
  • Answer Coalition Boston
  • Boston Democratic Socialists of America
  • We Unite Organization, Inc.
  • PSL Boston – Party for Socialism and Liberation
  • Youth Action March
  • ACT UP Boston
  • Boston May Day Coalition
  • Massachusetts Interfaith Worker Justice
  • Our Revolution Cambridge
  • PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts)
  • Boston Socialist Party

Worcester Rally Against Racism TODAY (Aug 13th)

EPOCA is asking for your support of solidarity @ a rally against racism event TODAY in Worcester. August 13th @ 6:00pm in front of Worcester City Hall

ACTION ALERT

We understand that this is short notice and many folks have planned their day already. We ask for those who have not already planned their day to join us at this Rally Against Racism. There is a parking garage on Pleasant street diagonally from the front of city hall. SURJ has made this request of solidarity and we will be joining them and others at the rally. Please spread the word. Thank You. Respectfully, EPOCA

“In response to this weekend events in Charlotsville where white supremacists nationalists showed up for the “United the Right” rally coalescing groups of white supremacists and right-wing groups in a violent display of racism, white nationalism and white supremacy: Showing Up for Racial Justice Worcester (SURJ Worcester) is calling for: Rally Against Racism gathering in front of City Hall today: Sunday, August 13th at 6 pm We will speak out against systemic oppression, white supremacy, racism emboldened by the Trump administration and followers. We hope to see you today at 6 pm in front of City Hall, Worcester.

Bring signs please, if you have the ability. We have posters and markers, and a megaphone.

Please, share this event with all your networks. See below for Facebook event page. Rally Against Racism In Solidarity, SURJ Worcester”.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1726978624264813

Bread & Roses Heritage Festival

Bread & Roses Heritage Festival
Labor Day
Monday, September 4, 2017

The Bread and Roses Heritage Festival is a celebration of the ethnic diversity and labor history of Lawrence, Ma. This annual festival is celebrated on Labor Day in order to honor the most significant event in Lawrence history: the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. We memorialize the event with a variety of music and dance, poetry and drama, ethnic food, historical demonstrations, and walking and trolley tours, all on or starting from Lawrence’s Common. We also host organizations continuing the struggle for social justice today.

Bread and Roses is the only broadly multicultural festival in Lawrence, the Immigrant City. And it is the only festival in the region, which celebrates the true spirit of Labor Day, in the most appropriate location, the site of the Bread and Roses Strike. The festival is a one-day ‘open air’ celebration.

See schedule at
http://breadandrosesheritage.org/festival-schedule-16.html