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Sep
26
Wed
Ujima Open Meetings @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Open Meetings @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

Join us for #UjimaWednesdays at City Life/Vida Urbana.

Come get to know our community, learn more about the Boston Ujima Project, and find your place in our collective work to build a community-controlled economy and return wealth & power to Boston’s working class communities of color! All are welcome to join.

Every week, open member meetings will consist of:

* 6-7:15 pm: community building + political and financial education

*7:15-8:30pm: member team break-out meetings (schedule above)

We provide rice & beans for our meetings, and ask that you bring a dish or something to share if you are able!

Please register for meetings here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings

Register for zoom here: zoom.us/meeting/register/0e39e7db191c01307510d14dfea9e911

And don’t hesitate to email info@ujimaboston.com with any questions about our open member meetings!

#RewriteTheRules #NowWeOwn #BostonUjimaProject

The Theater Offensive Presents: Latinx Queer Film Series @ La Galería
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Theater Offensive Presents: Latinx Queer Film Series @ La Galería | Boston | MA | United States

Join us for a film series that highlights the diverse lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Latinx people.

Wednesday, September 12

Extra Terrestres / Extraterrestrials

(Puerto Rico/Venezuela – Carla Cavina – 2016 – 1 hr. 53 mins)

Teresa is a vegetarian lesbian and a successful astrophysicist living with her fiancé, Daniela in the Canary Islands. After years of auto-exile, she goes back to her rural home in Puerto Rico to invite her family to her wedding. The Díaz family is a conservative clan that owns a Poultry Processing Plant. Unwilling to reveal their secrets, no one in the family is who they say they are, which is why Teresa opts for lying.

Wednesday, September 19

Sin Vagina, Me Marginan / Without a vagina, they marginalize me

(Peru – Wesley Verastegui – 2017)

This film is about Barbie, a well-educated (apart from being a thief, prostitute, cute, kind and very intelligent) transgender woman who needs 30,000 dollars for her sex change operation. However, she doesn’t have the sufficient funds. All she has is her wisdom, her tits and her friend “Microbio”, a loony tranny she found on the streets. So, after much brainstorming (and lots of golden rains too), they have no better idea than to kidnap a transphobic Minister’s daughter; and if he doesn’t fall for the blackmail, things will go wild. Between “Tangerine” and Almodovar’s “Pepi, Lucy y Bon”, this is the first Peruvian film recorded in its entirety from a Smartphone.

September 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Chavela (EEUU – 2017)

Directed by Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi

Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela’s songs, and the myths and tales others have told about her – as well as those she spread about herself – the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being. The film is a wonderful tribute to a queer icon.

Free and open to all. A drag queen host will add Latinx musical flavor to each night.

All films will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles, in partnership with The Theatre Offensive as part of the Espacio Abierto series.

Sep
27
Thu
Bowdoin Geneva Farm Stand @ Bowdoin Street Health Center
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bowdoin Geneva Farm Stand @ Bowdoin Street Health Center | Boston | MA | United States

The Urban Farming Institute will be at the Bowdoin Geneva Farm bringing the community nothing but the freshest produce in town every Thursday 1:00 – 5:00 PM from June 28 through October 25. For more information or contact Grantley at 617-905-4415 or gpayne@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Nonviolent Direct Action Training @ The FANG Collective
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nonviolent Direct Action Training @ The FANG Collective | Pawtucket | RI | United States

This brief workshop offers an introduction to the history of nonviolent direct action and its implementation as well as examples of intersectionality within our community/movements, affinity groups and their formation, consensus decision making, and a discussion on self-care and community care. This workshop is meant to help prepare people to participate in actions, plan their own actions or just to have a deeper understanding of direct action.

There is a suggested donation of $5-$50 for attending this workshop. But no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/3uc9ZD5O8zQt4YX42

Please contact sherrie@thefangcollective.org any questions about the training or for any childcare/accessibility needs.

FANG believes in empowering and supporting frontline communities to learn and develop the skills they identify as effective in their own campaigns. This has led to meaningful partnerships and collective resistance to fracked gas infrastructure along the East Coast and among other movements.

Our Wealthiest Nonprofits’ role in the Future of Boston @ First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our Wealthiest Nonprofits' role in the Future of Boston @ First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

Join the JP Forum, Boston Ed Justice Alliance and the PILOT Action Group for this informative and important discussion on
how crucial it is to hold wealthy non profit institutions accountable to their communities for the betterment of the future of our city.

Please join us at 7PM at First Church, 8 Elliott St., Jamaica Plain, for a presentation from the PILOT Action Group on the state of the city’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program and recommendations for a more inclusive and successful partnership between the City of Boston and nonprofit institutions. Large non-profits must pay their fair share. Following the presentation, participants will have a chance to share their stories and input on their priorities for the PILOT program.

Background:
Non-profits like large universities and hospitals do not have to pay property taxes. Starting in 2012, the City created the Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program to set guidelines and request community benefits and cash payments to help cover essential city services. The PILOT agreement stipulated institutions should pay 25% of their if-taxable property taxes, but half (12.5%) could be deducted in community benefits.

7 years after the program started, the wealthiest nonprofits have neglected to pay over $77 million in cash PILOT contributions. Assessed property values for nonprofits are stuck at 2010 rates. And community benefit reporting is not timely, not fully transparent and many times not what our community truly needs. Lastly, the program lacks sufficient community and City Council input and oversight.

For more information and to read the full “Boston’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes: a Fair Deal for Boston Residents” go to bit.ly/PILOTactiongroup

Free and open to all.

Sep
28
Fri
UFI Farm Stand
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UFI Farm Stand

Come buy fresh produce grown in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan. Friday’s 3:00 – 7:00 PM from June 28 through October 19. Visit the Farm and meet the farmers!

Sep
29
Sat
Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings: Book Launch! @ Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings: Book Launch! @ Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

The Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, together with Papercuts J.P., celebrates the Oct. 2 launch of Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings with a reading, book signing, + activity celebrating Haiti’s heroes, colors, and culture!

Sep
30
Sun
Launch and Birth: H E A L I N G Collective @ Fowler Clark Epstein Farm
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Launch and Birth: H E A L I N G Collective @ Fowler Clark Epstein Farm | Mattapan | MA | United States

Stinging Nettle Brujxs Healing Collective’s Launch Community Event

Stinging Nettle Brujxs Healing Collective is a call to healing in its most radical, decolonized, ancestral-vibing way. It is a collective that strives to create visibility of ancient healing and cultural traditions. We are led by multigenerational Black, Indigenous, POC femme-identified vessels who are artists, mamas, brujxs, educators, healers, yerberas, students, yogis, and more.

Our collective is committed to the liberation and healing justice of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, POC communities, and our supporting allies. In our work, we recognize the intersectionality of the ways that homo/transphobia, racism, white supremacy, privilege, patriarchy, sexism, colonization, and other forms of oppressions, impact the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. SNBHC affirms its beliefs in uprooting these oppressions with healing justice as the catalyst.

-*- DATE: Sunday, September 30th 1PM to 4PM_*_

We are beyond excited to birth this launch! With the start of our collective, we hope to share the skills we each possess to support our healing & liberation. SNBHC hopes to co-create spaces where BIPOC and our loving allies can relearn and remember ways to heal in community.

In this space, we will share workshops on herbal medicine, food as medicine, art,reiki, mindfulness/mental health practices, yoga, and more!

_*_REGISTER HERE_*_

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfs5WP7XVxR8BtyVYLuMX47gPbZdWQCh5iZpOZSOVobZDQt6w/viewform?usp=sf_link

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: Urban Farming Institute @ Fowler Clark Epstein Farm 487 Norfolk St, Mattapan, MA 02126
https://urbanfarminginstitute.org/
We are thrilled to be hosted by UFI! The Urban Farming Institute of Boston’s mission is to develop and promote urban farming as a commercial sector that creates green collar jobs for residents; and to engage urban communities in building a healthier and more locally based food system. Check them out!

-*-GETTING HERE_*_

Buses #28 & #31 Stop-Blue Hill Ave @ Goodale Road or Woolson Street;
Bus #21 Stop-Morton St @Norfolk St

WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!
Share this with your circles and social media feeds!!! Gracias!
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For questions, responses, input, and/or to volunteer email: snbrujxshealingcollective@gmail.com

Suggested donation: $0-$10 (no one will be turned for lack of funds)

Oct
3
Wed
Ujima Open Meetings @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Open Meetings @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

Join us for #UjimaWednesdays at City Life/Vida Urbana.

Come get to know our community, learn more about the Boston Ujima Project, and find your place in our collective work to build a community-controlled economy and return wealth & power to Boston’s working class communities of color! All are welcome to join.

Every week, open member meetings will consist of:

* 6-7:15 pm: community building + political and financial education

*7:15-8:30pm: member team break-out meetings (schedule above)

We provide rice & beans for our meetings, and ask that you bring a dish or something to share if you are able!

Please register for meetings here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings

Register for zoom here: zoom.us/meeting/register/0e39e7db191c01307510d14dfea9e911

And don’t hesitate to email info@ujimaboston.com with any questions about our open member meetings!

#RewriteTheRules #NowWeOwn #BostonUjimaProject

Oct
4
Thu
Bowdoin Geneva Farm Stand @ Bowdoin Street Health Center
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bowdoin Geneva Farm Stand @ Bowdoin Street Health Center | Boston | MA | United States

The Urban Farming Institute will be at the Bowdoin Geneva Farm bringing the community nothing but the freshest produce in town every Thursday 1:00 – 5:00 PM from June 28 through October 25. For more information or contact Grantley at 617-905-4415 or gpayne@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Oct
5
Fri
UFI Farm Stand
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UFI Farm Stand

Come buy fresh produce grown in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan. Friday’s 3:00 – 7:00 PM from June 28 through October 19. Visit the Farm and meet the farmers!

Yo Soy LOLA * Latinas in the Arts, Show & Scholarship Fundraiser @ OBERON
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 12:00 am
Yo Soy LOLA * Latinas in the Arts, Show & Scholarship Fundraiser @ OBERON | Cambridge | MA | United States

SAVE THE DATE
OCT 5, 2018 | 8PM-12AM | 18+ | OBERON; CAMBRIDGE
The Latina Narrative: Reclaimed.

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WHAT IT IS
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Yo Soy LOLA is a thought-provoking multimedia experience showcasing Latinas in the arts via spoken word, acting, dance, music, film, and more. This is not just any event. It’s a full on production and Latin dance & live music night. Our mission is to raise awareness of the multi-dimensional Latina experience and build a platform that unites Latinas to tell our stories, change our narrative, and give back to our communities.

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Evening Program
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8:00PM – Doors Open, DJ Music
8:30PM – Yo Soy LOLA Production, Act 1: El Sueño Americano
9:00PM – Intermission, DJ Music
9:15PM – Yo Soy LOLA Production, Act 2: Lost Identities
9:45PM – DJ Music
12:00AM – Close

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TICKET PRICES
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Tickets will be available soon!
Standing Room Only: $25
Stool Seating (Lower Mezzanine): $35
Table Seating (Upper Mezzanine): $50

Website: www.yosoylola.com

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SUPPORT THE NEXT GENERATION OF LOLAS!
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Every ticket sale gets us one step closer to raising our goal of three $3,000 scholarships to be given to Latinx youth pursuing higher education in the arts with goals that directly impact their communities. Help us support young Latinas develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and society. Can’t make it? Make a Tax-Deductible donation!

Have fun at our unique event and take joy in knowing that your ticket goes to an amazing cause!

Looking to make bigger impact?
Message us at Yo Soy LOLA to become a sponsor and begin a partnership with Yo Soy LOLA that directly impacts your community.

Oct
6
Sat
Fall Foraging for Wild Urban Edibles @ Franklin Park Zoo
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fall Foraging for Wild Urban Edibles @ Franklin Park Zoo | Boston | MA | United States

Take a hike with UFI team members including Jerel Ferguson, founder of Hike for Life as we explore fall edibles growing in the heart of the city.

Old Roots, New Rules: Boston Ujima Project’s Citywide Assembly @ Thelma D Burns Bldg 575 Warren St. Roxbury
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm
Old Roots, New Rules: Boston Ujima Project's Citywide Assembly @ Thelma D Burns Bldg 575 Warren St. Roxbury | Boston | MA | United States

Old Roots, New Rules | UJIMA’S CITYWIDE ASSEMBLY, Oct. 6-8
* Three days of LEARNING, CELEBRATION, & COLLECTIVE ACTION*

Join Ujima to return wealth and power to working class communities of color, and help bring another Boston to life.

#Hope #Abundance #Solidarity

PLEASE RSVP: oldrootsnewrules.eventbrite.com | SHARE WITH FRIENDS: Facebook | VOLUNTEER FOR THE ASSEMBLY: tinyurl.com/volunteeroldrootsnewrules

This event is free and open to the public.

Old Roots, New Rules will take place over 3 days, though the most important day to join us is Sunday, for the Ujima assembly. We highly encourage you to participate on Saturday as well, as the workshops will help prepare us for voting and discussions on Sunday.

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Saturday, October 6th: Reclaiming Finance- WORKSHOPS, 1-5pm. Participation Encouraged. (Thelma D. Burns Building, 575 Warren St.)

On Saturday afternoon, we will get informed and prepare for Sunday’s decisions through skill-building workshops around finance, investment, and community economics. Workshops will also include opportunities to shape and give input to proposals that we will vote on during Sunday’s assembly. We encourage you to come for both Saturday and Sunday if you are able, as Saturday will provide important collective grounding for Sunday’s decisions.

Workshop topics will include:

• Ujima 101: Seeding a Community Economy Ecosystem
• Investment Finance, Ujima Style: A Democratic Process for Fund Allocation
• To Invest or Not To Invest: Tools for Assessing A Business
• Envisioning Our Dream Economy: Creating Community Standards
• Risk and Return: Learn to Analyze R&R and Transform Conventions

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Sunday, October 7th: Re-Writing the Rules for Our Economy-
UJIMA ASSEMBLY, 1-7pm. Participation Important! (Thelma D. Burns Building, 575 Warren St.)

On Sunday, we will get down to the heart of Ujima: making decisions together about the future we want. We will be discussing proposals and voting on Ujima’s Good Business standards, the terms of our democratic investment fund, and our initial plans for local development and investment at the neighborhood level.

UJIMA PARTY, 7-11pm
On Sunday evening, we will party, with music, arts, food and community to celebrate the vision we’re bringing to life in Boston. Stay tuned for party details!

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Monday, October 8th: A Day in the Life of Our Dream Economy-
MULTIPLE EVENTS, Details TBA
For Monday, we will put out a calendar of local events and activities that embody the kind of economy and world we aspire to create! What would it feel like to be in a creative, cooperative economy, of our own design?? Let’s find out. We will be supporting local businesses, learning new skills, making art, and more!

Have an idea for an event or activity you’re already planning, or would like to organize as part of this day? → Reach out to info@ujimaboston.com and we will include it on the calendar!

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* Childcare will be available. Please email info@ujimaboston.com to let us know how many kids, their ages and any other important information.

* Translation and interpretation will be available; more info coming soon.

* Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions to info@ujimaboston.com!

SEE YOU OCTOBER 6th!

#rewritetherules

#ujimaboston

Oct
7
Sun
Hunny For All! Reimagining our own 100-Acre Boston @ Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hunny For All! Reimagining our own 100-Acre Boston @ Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts | Boston | MA | United States

Join Wee The People for a magical day of outdoor art-making and world-building, as we reimagine A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh and the fabled 100-Acre Wood through the lens of equity and social justice!

For generations, the classic tale of Pooh and his friends has warmed the hearts of children and adults. At Hunny for All!, kids will take over the Eliot School grounds and reinvent the city of Boston as Pooh’s 100-Acre Wood, exploring real-world issues — food, fair housing, the environment — and working together with fun, recycled materials to make mini-landscapes and create our new, imagined space.

All ages are welcome for this free activity. Sponsored by the Eliot School of Applied and Fine Arts and produced in collaboration with artist Zahirah Nur Truth (@DaArtistZNT)

Rain date October 14

Hunny for All! coincides with the much-anticipated exhibition Winnie The Pooh: Exploring a Classic, at the @Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Opens September 22.

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From the MFA, Boston:

Get ready for an adventure with your favorite bear!

The beloved teddy bear at the center of Winnie-the-Pooh, first published in 1926 and translated into more than 50 languages, is one of the most famous children’s book characters of all time. This exhibition traces the history and universal appeal of the classic Winnie-the-Pooh stories written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by E. H. Shepard through nearly 200 works drawn primarily from the archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Presented in a truly immersive display, the original drawings, letters, photographs, and early editions, along with whimsical ephemera, take visitors on a journey exploring how the stories of Pooh and his friends Eeyore, Kanga and Roo, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, and Christopher Robin have stood the test of time and continue to delight generations of readers around the world. https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/winnie-the-pooh

Oct
10
Wed
Ujima Open Meetings @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Open Meetings @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

Join us for #UjimaWednesdays at City Life/Vida Urbana.

Come get to know our community, learn more about the Boston Ujima Project, and find your place in our collective work to build a community-controlled economy and return wealth & power to Boston’s working class communities of color! All are welcome to join.

Every week, open member meetings will consist of:

* 6-7:15 pm: community building + political and financial education

*7:15-8:30pm: member team break-out meetings (schedule above)

We provide rice & beans for our meetings, and ask that you bring a dish or something to share if you are able!

Please register for meetings here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings

Register for zoom here: zoom.us/meeting/register/0e39e7db191c01307510d14dfea9e911

And don’t hesitate to email info@ujimaboston.com with any questions about our open member meetings!

#RewriteTheRules #NowWeOwn #BostonUjimaProject

Oct
11
Thu
Bowdoin Geneva Farm Stand @ Bowdoin Street Health Center
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bowdoin Geneva Farm Stand @ Bowdoin Street Health Center | Boston | MA | United States

The Urban Farming Institute will be at the Bowdoin Geneva Farm bringing the community nothing but the freshest produce in town every Thursday 1:00 – 5:00 PM from June 28 through October 25. For more information or contact Grantley at 617-905-4415 or gpayne@bidmc.harvard.edu.

National Coming Out Day and Grand Opening Party! @ BAGLY
Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
National Coming Out Day and Grand Opening Party! @ BAGLY | Boston | MA | United States

**Grand Opening // Free Event // Building Community**

Every year on October 11th, we get together to celebrate coming out part of the LGBTQ+ communities – and recognize that there are many who still can’t come out safely and with support.

This year is the 30th National Coming Out Day, and we thought it would be the perfect day to plan a grand opening for Boston’s new LGBTQ+ youth community center!

This event is FREE, accessible, and open to the public of all ages. There will be food, activities, and more!

Our grand opening is open to the public of ALL AGES! Come by 28 Court Square in Downtown Boston with your friends, and celebrate with us.

www.bagly.org/grandopening

Oct
12
Fri
UFI Farm Stand
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UFI Farm Stand

Come buy fresh produce grown in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan. Friday’s 3:00 – 7:00 PM from June 28 through October 19. Visit the Farm and meet the farmers!

Plant Ancestor: Damiana @ Old Oak Dojo
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Plant Ancestor: Damiana @ Old Oak Dojo | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

July 2018 Plant Ancestor: Damiana

In July we journey with our fiery ancestor, D A M I A N A. Damiana invites us to come into balance with our solar plexus, empowerment, and digestive health. Come meet a plant that has healed my people and many native to turtle island. We will meditate, laugh, make medicine, and remember together!
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Join SEMILLA of Ixchel for their monthly herbalism series: Plant Ancestor: Connecting to ancestor medicine, one plant at a time.

Plant Ancestor is a knowledge share for anyone interested in learning with plants. Each month we will meet a new plant ancestor, deepen our relationship with their medicinal uses, stories and magick.

The knowledge share will include:
-overview of the plants’ origins, uses, astrological alignment + more
-plant identification
-medicine making [to welcome home!]
-plant profile, includes history, uses + recipes [to welcome home!]
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Contribution: Offer what you believe the healer deserves + what you can offer.
We are working to remember the cultures of generosity our ancestors lived. Our ancestors protected and cared for their healers by offering them what they needed to survive and continue. I ask that you offer what you believe my medicine deserves and what your generous heart can offer.
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JOIN US ONLINE, register to receive next steps!
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If you would like to FUND a spot for a youth of color please share your contribution to paypal.me/semillaofixchel
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Register today: https://goo.gl/forms/n3zEGad7SJObKLC92
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Space is limited to 16 participants [in-person]
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If you should have any questions or concerns please email us at semillaofixchel@gmail.com
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Sending you abundance from the heart of Boston, Roxbury, MA

Oct
13
Sat
Boston Book Festival- Everywhere and Nowhere @ Copley Square
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Boston Book Festival- Everywhere and Nowhere @ Copley Square | Boston | MA | United States

Join social justice project Wee The People for Everywhere and Nowhere, an interactive workshop exploring powerful stories of the immigrant experience: leaving home, crossing borders, finding belonging, and celebrating culture.

This workshop will feature a storytime with live music provided by musician and BPS teacher, Keith Sanders, a kids’ Round the World open mic, and passport craft activity to places real and imagined! (For kids ages 4 and up)

Oct
14
Sun
Exploring Class and Race in the API Diaspora @ Vietnamese American Initiative for Development
Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Exploring Class and Race in the API Diaspora @ Vietnamese American Initiative for Development | Dorchester | MA | United States

What is the intersection of race, class, and economic justice? What are the values we were raised on in our communities and families that shape our beliefs and understandings of class, capitalism and personal finance? How might these values be racialized?

Sticky Rice Project’s Economic Justice working group is hosting a workshop on Sunday, October 14th to explore these concepts and to share our own stories and experiences around class and race. We will also discuss ways to move towards economic solidarity in the greater Boston area.

—WHO CAN ATTEND—
This workshop is intended to be an intergenerational space of Asian and Pacific Islander diasporic people (this includes and is not limited to people who can trace their identity and connect it to South Asia, East Asia, South East Asia, Pacific Islands, Caribbeans) and mixed race people. Anyone who identifies as such can attend – all ages and neighborhoods welcome! Please invite your family members, friends and elders!

—HOW TO SIGN UP—
Please fill out this Sign Up Form so that we can make the space language and learning accessible to all. Only one form per family is needed. The form will close on Friday, October 12th.

http://bit.ly/EconJusticeSRP

—WORKSHOP DETAILS—
DATE: Sunday, October 14, 2018
TIME: 3:30 PM-6:00 PM
LOCATION: Viet Aid, 42 Charles St, Boston, MA 02122
COST: Free! Snacks will also be provided.
LOCATION NOTES/ACCESSIBILITY INFO:
QUESTIONS? Contact Janhavi Madabushi at janhavi@aarw.org

—ABOUT STICKY RICE PROJECT—
Sticky Rice Project is a program of Asian American Resource Workshop. SRP creates and facilitates anti-racist and anti-oppression training across a breadth of issues that affect Asian & Asian American populations as well as marginalized communities we are in solidarity with.

Oct
17
Wed
Ujima Open Meetings @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Open Meetings @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

Join us for #UjimaWednesdays at City Life/Vida Urbana.

Come get to know our community, learn more about the Boston Ujima Project, and find your place in our collective work to build a community-controlled economy and return wealth & power to Boston’s working class communities of color! All are welcome to join.

Every week, open member meetings will consist of:

* 6-7:15 pm: community building + political and financial education

*7:15-8:30pm: member team break-out meetings (schedule above)

We provide rice & beans for our meetings, and ask that you bring a dish or something to share if you are able!

Please register for meetings here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings

Register for zoom here: zoom.us/meeting/register/0e39e7db191c01307510d14dfea9e911

And don’t hesitate to email info@ujimaboston.com with any questions about our open member meetings!

#RewriteTheRules #NowWeOwn #BostonUjimaProject

Oct
18
Thu
Bowdoin Geneva Farm Stand @ Bowdoin Street Health Center
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bowdoin Geneva Farm Stand @ Bowdoin Street Health Center | Boston | MA | United States

The Urban Farming Institute will be at the Bowdoin Geneva Farm bringing the community nothing but the freshest produce in town every Thursday 1:00 – 5:00 PM from June 28 through October 25. For more information or contact Grantley at 617-905-4415 or gpayne@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Oct
19
Fri
UFI Farm Stand
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UFI Farm Stand

Come buy fresh produce grown in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan. Friday’s 3:00 – 7:00 PM from June 28 through October 19. Visit the Farm and meet the farmers!

Oct
20
Sat
Little Voices, Big Change: Black Lives Matter! @ Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Little Voices, Big Change: Black Lives Matter! @ Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library | Dorchester Center | MA | United States

Join Wee The People for a workshop of kid-powered resistance with our social justice storytime event “Black Lives Matter.” Through stories and activities, kids will explore themes of protest and racial justice, taking lessons from the past to understand today’s Movement for Black Lives. Best for kids 5 and up.

Little Voices, Big Change is presented by Wee The People, a Boston-based social justice project for kids.

Oct
24
Wed
Ujima Open Meetings @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Open Meetings @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

Join us for #UjimaWednesdays at City Life/Vida Urbana.

Come get to know our community, learn more about the Boston Ujima Project, and find your place in our collective work to build a community-controlled economy and return wealth & power to Boston’s working class communities of color! All are welcome to join.

Every week, open member meetings will consist of:

* 6-7:15 pm: community building + political and financial education

*7:15-8:30pm: member team break-out meetings (schedule above)

We provide rice & beans for our meetings, and ask that you bring a dish or something to share if you are able!

Please register for meetings here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings

Register for zoom here: zoom.us/meeting/register/0e39e7db191c01307510d14dfea9e911

And don’t hesitate to email info@ujimaboston.com with any questions about our open member meetings!

#RewriteTheRules #NowWeOwn #BostonUjimaProject

Oct
25
Thu
Bowdoin Geneva Farm Stand @ Bowdoin Street Health Center
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bowdoin Geneva Farm Stand @ Bowdoin Street Health Center | Boston | MA | United States

The Urban Farming Institute will be at the Bowdoin Geneva Farm bringing the community nothing but the freshest produce in town every Thursday 1:00 – 5:00 PM from June 28 through October 25. For more information or contact Grantley at 617-905-4415 or gpayne@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Oct
31
Wed
Ujima Open Meetings @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Open Meetings @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

Join us for #UjimaWednesdays at City Life/Vida Urbana.

Come get to know our community, learn more about the Boston Ujima Project, and find your place in our collective work to build a community-controlled economy and return wealth & power to Boston’s working class communities of color! All are welcome to join.

Every week, open member meetings will consist of:

* 6-7:15 pm: community building + political and financial education

*7:15-8:30pm: member team break-out meetings (schedule above)

We provide rice & beans for our meetings, and ask that you bring a dish or something to share if you are able!

Please register for meetings here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings

Register for zoom here: zoom.us/meeting/register/0e39e7db191c01307510d14dfea9e911

And don’t hesitate to email info@ujimaboston.com with any questions about our open member meetings!

#RewriteTheRules #NowWeOwn #BostonUjimaProject

Nov
14
Wed
Plant Ancestor: Damiana @ Old Oak Dojo
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Plant Ancestor: Damiana @ Old Oak Dojo | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

July 2018 Plant Ancestor: Damiana

In July we journey with our fiery ancestor, D A M I A N A. Damiana invites us to come into balance with our solar plexus, empowerment, and digestive health. Come meet a plant that has healed my people and many native to turtle island. We will meditate, laugh, make medicine, and remember together!
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More on the series:
Join SEMILLA of Ixchel for their monthly herbalism series: Plant Ancestor: Connecting to ancestor medicine, one plant at a time.

Plant Ancestor is a knowledge share for anyone interested in learning with plants. Each month we will meet a new plant ancestor, deepen our relationship with their medicinal uses, stories and magick.

The knowledge share will include:
-overview of the plants’ origins, uses, astrological alignment + more
-plant identification
-medicine making [to welcome home!]
-plant profile, includes history, uses + recipes [to welcome home!]
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Contribution: Offer what you believe the healer deserves + what you can offer.
We are working to remember the cultures of generosity our ancestors lived. Our ancestors protected and cared for their healers by offering them what they needed to survive and continue. I ask that you offer what you believe my medicine deserves and what your generous heart can offer.
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JOIN US ONLINE, register to receive next steps!
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If you would like to FUND a spot for a youth of color please share your contribution to paypal.me/semillaofixchel
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Register today: https://goo.gl/forms/n3zEGad7SJObKLC92
[Registering ahead of time allows bellx to prepare materials for each participant]
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Space is limited to 16 participants [in-person]
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If you should have any questions or concerns please email us at semillaofixchel@gmail.com
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Sending you abundance from the heart of Boston, Roxbury, MA