No one is Illegal! Join us Tuesday @ 4- 6 PM, JFK Federal Building

The Boston May Day Coalition is encouraging folks to join with us on Tuesday for an action organized by Boston Educators for immigration rights. The action is described below:

No One is Illegal!

Educators in Boston and beyond are standing in solidarity with their immigrant students, colleagues, and friends in the face of xenophobic, racist, and anti-immigration policies. We stand for immigration rights, for the rights of our DACA students and their parents, for TPS workers and their families, and for fair, equitable and non-discriminatory immigration policies. We stand for a safe and just environment for Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Queer communities in this country. We stand against racism, colonialism, xenophobia, and discrimination and the political games played at the expense of the most vulnerable amongst us.

Tuesday, March 27
4:00 – 6:00 PM

US Immigration Courts at
JFK Federal Building
15 Sudbury Street, Boston, MA

RESCHEDULED: Boston Socialist Unity conference for March 17 is being postponed

Dear Boston area activist community,

The Boston Socialist Unity Project has decided to reschedule its third annual conference, originally scheduled for March 17 at MIT. Charges of sexual misconduct have been made in relation to one of the presenters, and significant concerns have been expressed by some of the participating organizations. BSUP cannot sponsor a conference with the mission of promoting unity until this issue has been addressed.

Rather, BSUP is organizing a public town hall meeting in the near future about sexual misconduct in the movement and related issues, which are an obstacle to unity. We will reach out broadly to different constituencies and resources to develop this program. Our goal will be to work towards a credible process by which BSUP and the broader Left movement can handle these situations. As we focus on unity and healing, we should remain concerned about justice for all parties, recognizing the process and its outcomes may not fully satisfy everyone.

We apologize for the inevitable inconvenience, especially to those volunteers who have spent much time working to build this conference. Information about the upcoming program will be sent as soon as it is final.

This conference was organized to oppose and help heal the divisions in our society, which the ruling class uses as tools to fragment the Left. There is much work to do in combating this, and BSUP hopes you will return in the future to further our focus on unity. A better world is possible!

In solidarity,

Organizing Committee, Boston Socialist Unity Project

ORGANIZING REPORT: New York City gets fired up for the Freedom Fast!

Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler to farmworkers preparing to fast:
“Keep going, brave, beautiful women…”

ORGANIZING REPORT:

New York City gets fired up for the Freedom Fast! Actress Erika Alexander sends a message to Wendy’s: Join the Fair Food Program! Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler to farmworkers preparing to fast: “Keep going, brave, beautiful women.

I am with you, and all of us at V-Day and One Billion Rising – countless activists around the world – stand with you today, rising in the name of justice for all women workers.” For the past six weeks, our advance organizing team has been taking New York City by storm in preparation for next week’s Freedom Fast.

Thanks to the tireless crew of CIW farmworker leaders and Alliance for Fair Food staff members assembled in the city, a palpable buzz is building by the day among faith communities, students, worker groups and labor unions, women’s rights organizations, and celebrities ahead of next week’s Freedom Fast and Time’s Up Wendy’s March! In addition to the excitement about the big march through Manhattan on the 15th, scores of allies from around New York and the country — from Massachusetts to Wyoming — will be joining nearly two dozen farmworkers in their five-day fast outside of the offices of Nelson Peltz. Now just a week out, the Freedom Fast and march are shaping up to be the largest and most significant actions in the Wendy’s Boycott to date. There’s a lot of news out of the Big Apple, so we’ll jump right in! Here’s the action-packed update straight from the indefatigable organizing team in New York: After over a month of outreach, New York is just about ready for the upcoming Freedom Fast and Time’s Up Wendy’s March! First up, we have a report from the swiftly-growing movement for women’s rights. In addition to public support from the Time’s Up movement, actresses like Erika Alexander (see video above), Amber Tamblyn, and Patricia Arquette, and the announcement that U.S. Women’s Soccer superstar Abby Wambach, New York Times bestselling author Glennon Doyle, and human rights leader Kerry Kennedy will be marching alongside the CIW, we have been working closely with both local and national women’s rights leaders who are stepping up to the plate to combat sexual violence. We marched in the 200,000+ strong Women’s March in NYC, spreading the word about the Wendy’s Boycott and upcoming action to countless women. Since then, the Women’s March NYC Chapter has committed to show up en masse for the upcoming Time’s Up Wendy’s March. And, the New York chapter of the National Organization of Women — one of the country’s largest women’s organizations — will also be marching with farmworkers on March 15th!

… Head over to the CIW website for the full update from the New York organizing team!

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