This is a calendar at the intersection of social justice, education, hacktivism & art. Our goal is to share events that work for liberation and justice. We post public Boston-area events and resources we find out about through our networks. We also share national events and resources when they are relevant to and accessible by our local community.
For the past few months we’ve been on hiatus. We’re back sharing events and resources. We’re also in conversation about how else this project can be of support to our local communities. We’re unable to keep the calendar on this website fully up to date at the moment, so take a look at our Facebook and Twitter. (Updated: May 2020)
Here are other groups and organizations that share events happening in our communities.
- Mass. Peace Action
- Boston Ujima Project
- The Democracy Center
- Jobs with Justice Massachusetts
- encuentro 5
- New Economy Coalition
- Wonderland: Justice for Black Lives Calendar
- “Events” can be workshops, rallies, conferences, panels, trainings, calls for art, and more.
- They address how multiple forms of oppression function together. (Ex. We would not share an environmental event that does not tackle racism, uplift indigenous sovereignty, etc.)
- They center people who are historically marginalized: Native, Black, LGBTQ, immigrants, people with disabilities, and more. (Ex. We would not share a panel on food justice comprised of all white people, or a discussion on local arts featuring only men, or if there is only token representation in leadership roles, etc.)
- They engage and are of interest to organizers, artivists, educators, hacktivists, and community members.
- We share events by political parties if the events meet our guidelines. We as a team do not endorse any particular political party.
- We share hearings at the State House, petitions to elected officials, or other similar events if they are endorsed by groups whose work aligns with our guidelines.
- We share fundraisers by groups whose work we uplift on a separate feed on our website (in progress) and with the #fundraiser hashtag in order to properly highlight the fundraising effort.
- We share events organized by academic institutions and featuring mostly academics if they meet our guidelines. However, our focus is community work outside of academia.
- In an effort to support the redistribution of resources, we share events that are of material interest to marginalized communities even if they are not organized by or feature people who are historically marginalized. (Ex. Events on how to start a cannabis business or how to write a grant proposal. However, we are especially interested in such events organized by and featuring those most affected by the event topic
- We reserve the right to remove events and comments.
If we share events that are oppressive themselves, please write us a message to call us out and call us in. If you would like us to share an event, please send us a private message on Facebook, and we will add it if it aligns with our values. If you have any other questions and concerns, please contact us via email or message us on Facebook.