The Boston Olympic Bid, Communities of Color, and the Future of Our City

Boston NAACP, in collaboration with URBAN Boston (Urban Research-Based Action Network), will host its first public conversation on, and extending beyond, Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589624054632428

Please Save the Date!

The Boston Olympic Bid, Communities of Color, and the Future of Our City

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 from 6-8PM

Freedom House, 5 Crawford Street, Dorchester

Food will be served

  • Share your perspective about what you think has been missing from the public conversation about a potential Boston Olympics.
  • Hear about an opportunity to engage in community-based research about the Boston bid in partnership with researchers, community groups, and residents.
  • Learn about how community groups in other cities have organized to influence the Olympic bid process.

Please Join Us!

Seating is limited to 100, so please RSVP to urban.boston(AT)umb.edu by Monday, July 13th

Hosted by Boston NAACP and URBAN Boston (Urban Research-Based Action Network)

7/4 Annual Anti-Imperialist Picnic

4th of July jingoism got you down? Then come to the annual Anti-Imperialist Picnic!

Build World Peace
Celebrate Independence for All Nations

Saturday, July 4th
Noon – 4:00pm
Charles River Park, Boston (Allston)

Sunbathe or sit in the shade
Play Frisbee / Futbol / Bring your own game
Eat lots of good food (yummy vegan options)
Radical folk songs in English and Spanish
Have Fun

We will be there early to stake out a picnic table. Look for our banners. We will provide the charcoal. We suggest bringing blankets or lawn chairs.

NO STARS & STRIPES PLEASE

This event is sponsored by the Boston branch of the Industrial Workers of the World. Please consider asking your organization to endorse and bring food or beverages to share!

Directions: The Charles River Park is located off Soldiers Field Road at Everett St. in Allston. Parking and picnic tables are by the water. Here’s a map: http://tinyurl.com/km9d4g.

RSVP on Facebook and tell us if you can bring a dish:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1451857298465313

Anti-War July 4th Rally-Park St, Boston

Sat. July 4: 1-2pm
Park St. Station, Boston

Join us for an anti-war July 4th. Since July 4th falls on a saturday, our weekly Sat. peace vigil will happen as usual. If you get tired of the patriotic pro-war observance of the holiday, come join us for an alternative gathering: anti-war, pro-black lives matter, against the surveillance state, for funding social welfare and ending funding for the US war machine.

Bring signs, friends, and family.

July 4th-we declare independence from war
https://www.facebook.com/SaturdayPeaceVigil
Sponsored by The Committee For Peace and Human Rights

The Movement Against Police Brutality and Racism

Public Forum with activists involved in the ongoing movement against police brutality and institutionalized racism.

Wednesday, June 24th @ 7PM

Thomas Crane Public Library
40 Washington St
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
Quincy Center T Stop on the Red Line

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1640151019536547

The Jobs Not Jails Movement Needs YOU!

(from Jobs Not Jails)

We are coming together to advance economic and racial justice by ending mass incarceration and ensuring living wage jobs for all. To succeed, we must put “Jobs NOT Jails” in front of every Massachusetts resident and force people to make a choice:

Am I for Mass Incarceration? Or am I for Job Creation?

It’s time to take DIRECT ACTION!

Join us to prepare for the Summer of Solidarity: to create powerful actions in small teams and support people who are suffering in the current criminal justice system.

Training! Saturday, June 27
1:00-4:00 p.m. Freedom House, Dorchester

For more info please contact: Steve O’Neill of EPOCA
steve(AT)exprisoners.org