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

Radical at the Cambridge Public Library

Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:30am – 3:30pm

‘Radical’ gathers activists from ’60s, today to look at the history and future of protest

Historians show what Cambridge and Somerville were like in the day

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Activists from the 1960s and today and Cambridge and Somerville historians gather for “Radical: Cambridge and Somerville activism in the ’60s and today,” to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 29 at the lecture hall of the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. Cambridge Community Television will be on hand to get panelists’ and audience members’ stories from the 1960s on video. The event is free.

“By all accounts, Cambridge and Somerville were wild 50 years ago, and the energy in these cities drew amazing people who did extraordinary things,” said Cambridge Day editor Marc Levy, co-organizer and moderator of the event. “The goal here is to get those voices and their stories recorded, so we don’t lose them, but also to connect with our latest generations of activists to understand how the work of the 1960s affects what they’re doing today.”

There’s one more treat in store: In addition to panel discussions, there will be a free custom ice cream flavor from Toscanini’s made in honor of the 1960s.

“Radical” brings to the stage 1960s activists such as: Ti-Grace Atkinson, the radical feminist who took on The New York Times; Bill Cunningham, local housing activist and historian; Saundra Graham, who fought Harvard expansion; Laury Hammel, who went from Students for a Democratic Society to advocating for sustainable businesses; Carol Hill, who went to jail for defying a grand jury; and Ken Reeves, who applied the ideals of the 1960s to city government as a city councillor and mayor.

Participating activists from more recent generations include Mari Gashaw, a young activist who chained herself to City Hall as part of a Black Lives Matter protest over affordable housing; Klara Ingersoll, who fought for change at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School by organizing a walkout against a culture of sexual harassment; and state Rep. Mike Connolly, who went from being an Occupy Boston lawyer to the State House with inspiration from Bernie Sanders.

Presenting first in the day to explain what Cambridge and Somerville were like in the heady days of the 1960s and early 1970s are local historians Charles Sullivan, executive director of the Cambridge Historical Commission, co-author of “Building Old Cambridge: Architecture and Development”; and Tim Devin, artist, librarian and author of “Mapping out utopia: 1970s Boston-area counterculture, book 1: Cambridge.”

http://www.harvardsquare.com/events/radical-cambridge-public-library

For information, send email to events (AT) cambridgeday.com