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Feb
17
Sun
Boston New Economy Cooperative Board Game Mixer @ Democracy Brewing
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Boston New Economy Cooperative Board Game Mixer @ Democracy Brewing | Boston | MA | United States

While our country’s public officials struggle to collectively govern the country, we invite you to test your own capabilities to collaborate and solve seemingly intractable problems!

We’ve been hearing that the Greater Boston new/solidarity/cooperative economy community could use more space to build relationships and trust. But instead of simply talking shop, we’ll be flexing our cooperation muscles by playing board games together (featuring a few made by NEC member organization, The TESA Collective)!

New Economy Coalition and Boston worker-owned cooperative brewery Democracy Brewing invite you to have fun and enjoy some delicious zero-waste food and drink. Please bring cooperative games to share!

We believe in the power of bringing people together and wanted to create a low stakes (we know, we alllllllllll want to beat the fascists, too) environment for fun, fellowship and food.

There is no cost of entry. Beer and food is available for purchase at the bar. Come join us and invite your coop and/or renegade builders to play wit us!

Feb
18
Mon
Intro to Social Movement Strategy @ Ayni Institute
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Intro to Social Movement Strategy @ Ayni Institute | Boston | MA | United States

As part of Week of Reciprocity, we will be providing a FREE introductory workshop about Social Movement Strategy.

Social Movements are constellations of organizations that seek to move an issue forward in order to change the lives of large numbers of people. This workshop seeks to accomplish two objectives: to understand the strategic need for social movements and to cultivate strategic capacity.

1. To understand the strategic need for social movements

The path of an activist starts with engagement around social issues: by being vocal, going to an event, voting ,or doing many individual actions that seek to move an issue forward. After a while of doing that, some of those activists realize that they need more people–a strong group or organization–to actually have more leverage on the issues.

After some time on this, these activist leaders realize that a single organization is not enough–in order for political issues to actually be solved, we need many organizations working together. In other words, these leaders come to understand that they need a social movement.

While this may seem like “common sense”, it rarely occurs in practice. Organizations might be aware that they are part of a movement, or that there are other organizations working on the same issue as them. But they don’t realize the extent of awareness that is required to move forward in alignment with the large movement.

We can think of a movement as a vehicle that moves differently from any individual organization. That’s why it is important to focus on breaking down the components and having a concrete understanding of what and how social movements move.

2. To cultivate strategic capacity

For people that are already aware of social movement strategy, we will expand that awareness in two ways. First, by understanding the cycles of social movements. Each cycle of social movement lasts 5-15 years. This is one reason why social movements can be so difficult to understand. They move in decades.

Second, we will understand the different types of organizations that exist within social movements, and how they can collaborate to create a movement ecology that is healthy and strategic.

Feb
19
Tue
From #BlackLivesMatter To Black Liberation Study Group @ William James Hall
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
From #BlackLivesMatter To Black Liberation Study Group @ William James Hall | Cambridge | MA | United States

Prepare for preeminent scholar and activist Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor’s visit to Harvard on March 14 by studying her insights into the historical trajectories of racism and Black struggle in the U.S., from the Civil Rights Movement to Obama and #BlackLivesMatter, and from the present moment to Black Liberation.

Our hope with this study group and Keeanga’s talk is that — together with students, community members, and organizations — we can build a basis on which to combat racism on Harvard’s campus and beyond.

Food (vegan options included) will be provided.

Location:
Du Bois Seminar Room (601) William James Hall
Harvard University

Cosponsored by:
Committee for Engaged Sociology at Harvard
Harvard International Socialists
Harvard SLAM – Student Labor Action Movement
International Socialist Organization – Boston

Feb
20
Wed
Whose Trash is This? @ Peabody Essex Museum
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Whose Trash is This? @ Peabody Essex Museum | Salem | MA | United States

Join us as we celebrate Black heroes saving the planet with our environment-themed vacation week workshop Whose Trash Is This?

This fun, family-friendly event will feature an interactive story time, slide show, and Radical Flowers craft activity made with 100% recycled materials. The workshop coincides with family-friendly exhibitions at PEM focused on sustainability and climate justice. Come through!

About Wee Wear the Crowns:

For 2019, Wee The People has launched new workshop series to engage kids in a different kind of radical action: Celebrating Blackness. Wee Wear the Crowns! will take kids of all backgrounds on a journey of Black identity, Black excellence, Black history and Black futures, with interactive storytimes & art-making events grounded in unapologetic black JOY. The series includes:

Haitian Colors, Haitian Heroes: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution
My Hair Is a Galaxy: artist Lorna Simpson
My Name Is Nina: jazz icon Nina Simone
Look at Me, VanderZee!: photgrapher James Vander Zee
No one Owns the Sky: pilot Bessie Coleman
Wee Wear the Crowns: artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Wee Wear the Crowns: Black Faces, Green Spaces

Dance in the Galleries: Jenny Oliver/Connections Dance Theater @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dance in the Galleries: Jenny Oliver/Connections Dance Theater @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Boston | MA | United States

Join us for the launch of the Dance in the Galleries series at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with choreographer-in-residence Jenny Oliver and the Connections Dance Theater. A series of performances on Wednesday evenings will explore the exhibition “Ansel Adams in Our Time” through dance. These performances are free with Museum admission.

Connections Dance Theater choreographs visceral dance that interprets American sociopolitical landscapes. Performances will address environmental and social themes addressed in the exhibition using Oliver’s and the Connections Dance Theater’s choreographic language.

As a woman of Indigenous heritage, with membership to the Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag, Jenny Oliver is thrilled to activate “Ansel Adams in Our Time.”

“This residency [at the MFA] allows me to view my choreography from the vantage point of mapping and landscaping. Fusing the environmental motifs of Adams’ work with our choreographic language, we hope to create space for viewers to generate their own narrative from these themes.” — Jenny Oliver

Intro to Sacred Geometry @ Ayni Institute
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Intro to Sacred Geometry @ Ayni Institute | Boston | MA | United States

As part of Ayni’s Week of Reciprocity, we are offering an introductory course to the Sacred Geometry of the Andes. Join us as we explore sacred geometry in Andean design through painting toqapus. As we color our toqapus, we will also learn about Ayni (reciprocity), Minka (shared work), and Ayllu (community). These are three guiding values that have been present in many aspects of Andean culture for centuries. At the end of the night, we will work together to create a communal toqapu.

This event is free and open to all.

*Español*

Como parte de la Semana de Reciprocidad de Ayni, tenemos el agrado de presentar esta clase introductoria sobre la geometría sagrada de los Andes. Acompáñennos a explorar la geometría sagrada del diseño andino mientras pintamos toqapus. También aprenderemos sobre Ayni (reciprocidad), Minka (trabajo compartido), y Ayllu (comunidad). Estos son tres valores que han estado presentes en la cultura andina durante muchos siglos. Al final del evento, trabajaremos juntos para crear un toqapu comunitario.

Este evento es gratis y está abierto a toda la comunidad.

Mental Health in the Black Community: A Community Conversation @ Roxbury Innovation Center
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mental Health in the Black Community: A Community Conversation @ Roxbury Innovation Center | Roxbury | MA | United States

Major depression, ADHD, suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common mental health disorders among Black Americans. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Black Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. Although the prevalence of these disorders is higher in the black population, only about 25% of Black Americans seek treatment. Some of these reasons include: lack of information on mental health, faith, inaccessible mental health services and care inequality.

Join us for a community conversation to discuss stigma of mental health in the black community, how to break down these barriers and encourage the community to make their mental health a priority. We will be partnering with many organizations that include: MA Department of Mental Health, Bringing Back Boston, What’s on Your Mind, iGotchaPsyched and the Black Men’s Collective!

Free admission and refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact the event organizer Olivia Umoren at olivia.umoren@mgh.harvard.edu.

This event is sponsored by the MGH Department of Medicine and the MGH Cancer Center.

Mental Health in the Black Community: A Community Conversation @ Roxbury Innovation Center
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mental Health in the Black Community: A Community Conversation @ Roxbury Innovation Center | Roxbury | MA | United States

Major depression, ADHD, suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common mental health disorders among Black Americans. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Black Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. Although the prevalence of these disorders is higher in the black population, only about 25% of Black Americans seek treatment. Some of these reasons include: lack of information on mental health, faith, inaccessible mental health services and care inequality.

Join us for a community conversation to discuss stigma of mental health in the black community, how to break down these barriers and encourage the community to make their mental health a priority. We will be partnering with many organizations that include: MA Department of Mental Health, Bringing Back Boston, What’s on Your Mind, iGotchaPsyched and the Black Men’s Collective!

Free admission and refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact the event organizer Olivia Umoren at olivia.umoren@mgh.harvard.edu.

This event is sponsored by the MGH Department of Medicine and the MGH Cancer Center.

Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy Workshop Series @ The Democracy Center
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Men's Work: Dismantling Patriarchy Workshop Series @ The Democracy Center | Cambridge | MA | United States

Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy is a monthly 5-session workshop/discussion experience created to help men engage each other in learning, growth, detoxifying our masculinity and dismantling patriarchy. Each session is about 2.5 hours long and will feature numerous elements including current events/historical discussion regarding misogynoir/misogyny, sexism, heterosexism, intersectionality (how does race, class or ability figure in?), men’s violence and patriarchy, personal and emotional exploration, mind –bodywork and engagement of systemic and structural elements of patriarchy. The elements of these workshops are intended to create space within men for new political, cultural, social and personal awarenesses, vulnerability, expanded conceptions of strength and deepened relational capabilities.

(This is a new duplicate event post. The previous one was cancelled/deleted for this new, public event. Sorry for any inconvenience)

The 5 sessions will be held at the Democracy Center, Rosa Parks Room, 45 Mt. Auburn St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA USAmerica for the participation of 15-20 men on the following dates: 2/20, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19. The sessions are offered at a sliding scale of $10-20. If there are men who feel strongly about participating for whom this range is difficult, please contact the facilitator ahead of time. It is expected that participants will make a commitment to attend all 5 sessions, though benefit can be gained if a session has to be missed. Full, consensual participation is also expected during the workshop experience and participants should be willing to address their own self-care, which can include facilitator and/or group engagement.

The Democracy Center is a partially accessible venue space. The Center has an access ramp, but it’s bathrooms are not yet fully accessible, though construction is still in the works. An accessible bathroom is located next door at the Daedalus Restaurant. The facilitator, along with the Democracy Center apologizes for this difficult inconvenience. Details are available at the following URL: http://www.democracycenter.org/accessibility

Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy will be facilitated by Ukumbwa Sauti, M.Ed. (he/him). Ukumbwa has engaged social justice issues throughout over 25 years of teaching, organizational programs, workshops, consultation and conference presentation. He is committed to assisting men and others see and engage pathways to life in service of human liberation, anti-oppression and empowerment. Contact Ukumbwa at ukumbwa@gmail.com. Men’s Work is an initiative of the World Ancestor Concert Team.

Visit and share this event from our website: http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/workshop-mens-work-democracy-center-winter-spring-2019
For more information about Men’s Work and our Workshops-Events, visit our website at the following links:
http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/menswork
http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/workshops

Feb
21
Thu
Haitian Colors, Haitian Heroes/ Koulè Ayiti, Ewo Ayiti @ Fuller Craft Museum
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Haitian Colors, Haitian Heroes/ Koulè Ayiti, Ewo Ayiti @ Fuller Craft Museum | Brockton | MA | United States

Join us as we cap off our Wee Wear the Crowns vacation week workshop series with the Haiti-themed celebration Haitian Colors, Haitian Heroes/ Koulè Ayiti, Ewo Ayiti!

This fun, family-friendly event will feature an interactive story time, slide show, music, and Haitian Heroes craft activity — plus a special giveaway of the prize-winning 2018 book Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings. Rich with Haitian culture and history, Auntie Luce tells the story of Ti Chou, a Haitian-American girl who cherishes the unusual bond she has with her aunt, a painter who lives in Haiti.

ABOUT WEE WEAR THE CROWNS:

For 2019, Wee The People has launched new workshop series to engage kids in a different kind of radical action: Celebrating Blackness. Wee Wear the Crowns! will take kids of all backgrounds on a journey of Black identity, Black excellence, Black history and Black futures, with interactive storytimes and art-making events grounded in unapologetic black JOY.
The series includes:

Haitian Colors, Haitian Heroes: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution
My Hair Is a Galaxy: artist Lorna Simpson
My Name Is Nina: jazz icon Nina Simone
Look at Me, VanderZee!: photgrapher James Vander Zee
No one Owns the Sky: pilot Bessie Coleman
Wee Wear the Crowns: artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Wee Wear the Crowns: Black Faces, Green Spaces

Mass Incarceration : A Youth Film Screening and Community Conver @ Transformative Culture Project
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mass Incarceration : A Youth Film Screening and Community Conver @ Transformative Culture Project | Boston | MA | United States

Join us for a youth film screening and community conversation about mass incarceration in the state of Massachusetts. Joining us is the Emancipation Initiative – Against Life Without Parole , who will be conducting their “Struggle Sessions”.

Programming includes:

Two youth produced short films/ documentaries

A panel conversation on mass incarceration and its impacts.

Resources on incarceration in MA, citizen rights and anti-incarceration organizations

*Light Refreshments provided!*

This is a youth centered event but open to all ages! We want to foster inter-generational community conversation.

Feb
23
Sat
Activist Training Institute (ATI) Open House @ Vietnamese American Initiative for Development
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Activist Training Institute (ATI) Open House @ Vietnamese American Initiative for Development | Dorchester | MA | United States

Activist Training Institute (ATI) is recruiting participants for its 2019 cohort! We are hosting an open house for folks who may be interested in applying. This is an opportunity to learn more about the program and ask members of the planning team questions!

Can’t make the open house? We’ll also be hosting a Zoom (virtual) call on Wednesday, 2/27 from 8-9 pm which will be Q&A style.

Please RSVP on this Google form so we can get a better count on how many folks to expect! https://goo.gl/forms/68Q4kQV3YIcuasHy1

Application can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DBL3bmd_H88qAgSH1b_926fn86nvKeuvibYiaPemsEE/edit?usp=sharing

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The Activist Training Institute (ATI) is a training and development program founded in 2005 as a collaborative effort between API Movement and the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW). ATI provides opportunities for activists who identify as Asian Pacific American (APA) to develop collective political identity, analysis, skills, and community. ATI’s goal is to deepen commitment to social justice movement building in the Greater Boston area by supporting the development of Asian Americans aspiring to become organizers.

We do this by:
Examining and understanding social movements and their components
Honing organizing skills
Supporting existing, local organizing efforts, including campaigns
Developing a shared political analysis
Building a multigenerational community of activists

Topics covered include building social movements during this period, Boston’s Asian American communities, organizing skills, and movement leadership.

In addition to the training content, ATI incorporates a hands-on, practicum component in which teams of participants partner with a community organization to support a current campaign or project. We use experiential learning methods – such as neighborhood tours, case studies and guest panels – to complement concepts and frameworks with applied learning.

Who should apply?
APA-identified activists who:
– Live or work in the Boston area
– Have experience in APA communities and/or other social justice work
– Are committed to working within the Greater Boston APA community
– Want to be connected to others who share a desire for social change and social justice
– Are looking for community and new learning opportunities

Feb
26
Tue
From #BlackLivesMatter To Black Liberation Study Group @ William James Hall
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
From #BlackLivesMatter To Black Liberation Study Group @ William James Hall | Cambridge | MA | United States

Prepare for preeminent scholar and activist Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor’s visit to Harvard on March 14 by studying her insights into the historical trajectories of racism and Black struggle in the U.S., from the Civil Rights Movement to Obama and #BlackLivesMatter, and from the present moment to Black Liberation.

Our hope with this study group and Keeanga’s talk is that — together with students, community members, and organizations — we can build a basis on which to combat racism on Harvard’s campus and beyond.

Food (vegan options included) will be provided.

Location:
Du Bois Seminar Room (601) William James Hall
Harvard University

Cosponsored by:
Committee for Engaged Sociology at Harvard
Harvard International Socialists
Harvard SLAM – Student Labor Action Movement
International Socialist Organization – Boston

Feb
28
Thu
Divest/ Reinvest Boston: Boston City Council Hearing Feb 28th
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Divest/ Reinvest Boston: Boston City Council Hearing Feb 28th

JOIN Boston residents and community organizers as we lead the way for our city officials to DIVEST from Systems of Harm and Injustice and REINVEST into Our Communities and Our Futures.

On February 28th at 2pm, Boston City Council is holding a Hearing on ‘Pension fund disclosure, socially responsible investment, and reinvestment,’ called by City Councilors Lydia Edwards, Michelle Wu, and Matt O’Malley.

After a huge community meeting on January 15th, we’re joining across movements and organizations to demand our city officials DIVEST from industries and systems that harm Black, Indigenous, and communities of color at home and abroad. We cannot stand by while city funds profit from prisons & detention, surveillance, militarization, occupation and fossil fuel corporations.

We will share with our city officials a collective vision to REINVEST in a community-led vision for human justice, equity, and wellbeing for our city.

PLEASE RSVP/ Sign up for roles including public testimony: tinyurl.com/divestreinvestfeb28

DETAILS: February 28, 2019, 2pm. Ianella Chamber, 5th floor, Boston City Hall.

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More information from Councilor Edwards’ event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/243642093229007/

“NOTICE: The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members. However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

PUBLIC TESTIMONY
Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify. If you have not testified at a Council hearing before, please arrive five (5) minutes before the call of the hearing to sign up and become familiar with the hearing format, testimony locations, and sound system. Please bring fifteen (15) copies of any written documentation you wish to present at the hearing.

Written comments may be made part of the record and available to all Councilors by sending them by email, fax or mail to arrive before the hearing. Please use the information below.”

Mail Address: Docket #0136, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02201

Fax Number: 617-635-4562 Attn: Cora Montrond, Docket #0136

Gentrification & Displacement @ Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Gentrification & Displacement @ Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library | Dorchester | MA | United States

Join us for a conversation about gentrification and displacement, hosted by City Life Vida Urbana. Food will be provided by Haley House Bakery Cafe.

For teens, ages 12-18

Allston-Brighton PILOT Forum! @ Brighton Allston Congregational UCC
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Allston-Brighton PILOT Forum! @ Brighton Allston Congregational UCC | Boston | MA | United States

Join us for a presentation on Boston’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program. (Snow date 3/16)

What is the role of our wealthiest nonprofit neighbors in helping tackle pressing inequality issues in our city from housing, education, to healthcare and economic mobility?

What are some recommendations to make a more successful, inclusionary PILOT program?

Learn more about the PILOT Action Group and read our full report at pilotaction.weebly.com .

Mar
2
Sat
Dignity Marches through all MA / Marchas por la Dignidad @ Boston, MA
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Dignity Marches through all MA / Marchas por la Dignidad @ Boston, MA | Boston | MA | United States

Join us as we cover the entire state of MA in Cosecha’s hotline for immigrant workers who haven’t gotten their pay! Bit.ly/march2dignidad

MA is facing a crisis where hundreds of thousands of immigrant workers everyday are working without pay. The workers who are building homes and luxury condos, serving our food and washing our dishes in restaurants, and cleaning our homes and offices are being denied basic dignity and respect. Many of us who depend on their hard work don’t even know this is happening.

Cosecha’s Trabajando con Dignidad (Working with Dignity) Program is covering all cities of MA with posters of our hotline that workers can call if they haven’t been paid at work. We are seeking to make this crisis go public so that everyone knows what’s really going on in homes, offices, restaurants and construction sites.

On March 2nd, small teams will spread out across the state hanging up our posters on every street corner and store window so that workers know they can come together and fight for their wages, their dignity and their respect. Exact locations TBD, depending on the availability of people who sign up. For those that can, we will be meeting in Boston for breakfast, splitting up and coming back together for dinner. For those that cannot come to Boston, we can find a time to meet up with you beforehand and give you a packet of posters!

Sign up here! Can’t make it on the 2nd? Have more time to give? We will also be doing Dignity Marches every Wednesday and Saturday during the month of February. Use this form to help us out during February as well!

Bit.ly/march2dignidad

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Únete con nosotros para cubrir todo el estado de MA con información para que los trabajadores inmigrantes puedan luchar por sus salarios robados! Bit.ly/march2dignidad

El estado de MA está enfrentando una crisis donde cientos de miles de trabajadores están trabajando sin recibir su pago. Sin embargo, muchos trabajadores no saben a dónde acudir y mucha gente en el estado ni siquiera sabe que es un problema que nuestra comunidad inmigrante está enfrentando todos los días. No es justo que se les niegue su dignidad y respeto!

El programa de Cosecha de Trabajando con Dignidad tiene como meta cubrir todas las ciudades de MA con nuestro rótulo con una línea de llamada que los trabajadores puedan llamar si no han recibido su pago. Queremos sacar a la luz esta crisis para que se vuelva pública y todos sepan lo que está pasando en los lugares de trabajo.

El 2o de marzo, vamos a dividir en grupos pequeños que se reparten por el estado, colgando nuestro rótulo en cada esquina y cada tienda para que los trabajadores sepan que pueden luchar juntos por sus salarios, su dignidad, y su respeto. Las ciudades exactas que vamos a cubrir se determinarán dependiendo de las personas que se registren. Para los que puedan, vamos a empezar el día con un desayuno en Boston y juntarnos en la tarde para cenar. Para los que no puedan ir a Boston, podemos coordinar un dia para entregarles un paquete de rótulos.

Regístrate aquí. No estás disponible el 2 de marzo? Puedes ayudar más que un día? Estamos haciendo las Marchas por la Dignidad todos los miércoles y sábados durante el mes de febrero. Llena este formulario para participar durante febrero también!

Bit.ly/march2dignidad

Mar
3
Sun
Reclaiming Wealth: Investor Organizing Training @ City Life Vida Urbana
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Reclaiming Wealth: Investor Organizing Training @ City Life Vida Urbana | Boston | MA | United States

Step 1: Invest in Ujima
Step 2: Activate your networks!

At Reclaiming Wealth: Investor Organizing Training, we will be doing a deep dive into mapping our networks (family, social, religious, political etc.) and designing organizing strategies that make sense for our unique circles. We’ll be learning from each other, practicing how to talk about the Ujima strategy, the investment opportunity, the giving opportunity and all the other ways to become embedded in this work.

This training is designed for a broad diversity of class, race and cultural backgrounds. If you are connected to many people with significant financial wealth – wonderful. If you are connected to zero people with significant financial wealth – wonderful. This training is for you and you.

At Ujima we think about “wealth” holistically. We all have wealth whether we have money or not and it’s important to own the forms of power and wealth we do have. It’s true that we need large amounts of capital mobilized and moved in order to build an economy of solidarity and abundance in Boston (and beyond), but of course at Ujima, dollar figures are the not the only thing we care about. For us, it matters just as much the number of people we bring in and their commitment to the ecosystem as it does the dollar value of our fund.

While it is not required that you have already invested in the fund yourself before attending this workshop, we highly encourage anyone who would like to do investor organizing to go through the process themselves, even if it’s just at the $50 level.

This will be a highly participatory training so please come ready to get to know the investor organizer in yourself and in others! Bring something to write with or your computer and we’ll see you on the 3rd.

Snacks and light refreshments provided.

Mar
5
Tue
From #BlackLivesMatter To Black Liberation Study Group @ William James Hall
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
From #BlackLivesMatter To Black Liberation Study Group @ William James Hall | Cambridge | MA | United States

Prepare for preeminent scholar and activist Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor’s visit to Harvard on March 14 by studying her insights into the historical trajectories of racism and Black struggle in the U.S., from the Civil Rights Movement to Obama and #BlackLivesMatter, and from the present moment to Black Liberation.

Our hope with this study group and Keeanga’s talk is that — together with students, community members, and organizations — we can build a basis on which to combat racism on Harvard’s campus and beyond.

Food (vegan options included) will be provided.

Location:
Du Bois Seminar Room (601) William James Hall
Harvard University

Cosponsored by:
Committee for Engaged Sociology at Harvard
Harvard International Socialists
Harvard SLAM – Student Labor Action Movement
International Socialist Organization – Boston

Mar
12
Tue
From #BlackLivesMatter To Black Liberation Study Group @ William James Hall
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
From #BlackLivesMatter To Black Liberation Study Group @ William James Hall | Cambridge | MA | United States

Prepare for preeminent scholar and activist Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor’s visit to Harvard on March 14 by studying her insights into the historical trajectories of racism and Black struggle in the U.S., from the Civil Rights Movement to Obama and #BlackLivesMatter, and from the present moment to Black Liberation.

Our hope with this study group and Keeanga’s talk is that — together with students, community members, and organizations — we can build a basis on which to combat racism on Harvard’s campus and beyond.

Food (vegan options included) will be provided.

Location:
Du Bois Seminar Room (601) William James Hall
Harvard University

Cosponsored by:
Committee for Engaged Sociology at Harvard
Harvard International Socialists
Harvard SLAM – Student Labor Action Movement
International Socialist Organization – Boston

Mar
20
Wed
Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy Workshop Series @ The Democracy Center
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Men's Work: Dismantling Patriarchy Workshop Series @ The Democracy Center | Cambridge | MA | United States

Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy is a monthly 5-session workshop/discussion experience created to help men engage each other in learning, growth, detoxifying our masculinity and dismantling patriarchy. Each session is about 2.5 hours long and will feature numerous elements including current events/historical discussion regarding misogynoir/misogyny, sexism, heterosexism, intersectionality (how does race, class or ability figure in?), men’s violence and patriarchy, personal and emotional exploration, mind –bodywork and engagement of systemic and structural elements of patriarchy. The elements of these workshops are intended to create space within men for new political, cultural, social and personal awarenesses, vulnerability, expanded conceptions of strength and deepened relational capabilities.

(This is a new duplicate event post. The previous one was cancelled/deleted for this new, public event. Sorry for any inconvenience)

The 5 sessions will be held at the Democracy Center, Rosa Parks Room, 45 Mt. Auburn St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA USAmerica for the participation of 15-20 men on the following dates: 2/20, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19. The sessions are offered at a sliding scale of $10-20. If there are men who feel strongly about participating for whom this range is difficult, please contact the facilitator ahead of time. It is expected that participants will make a commitment to attend all 5 sessions, though benefit can be gained if a session has to be missed. Full, consensual participation is also expected during the workshop experience and participants should be willing to address their own self-care, which can include facilitator and/or group engagement.

The Democracy Center is a partially accessible venue space. The Center has an access ramp, but it’s bathrooms are not yet fully accessible, though construction is still in the works. An accessible bathroom is located next door at the Daedalus Restaurant. The facilitator, along with the Democracy Center apologizes for this difficult inconvenience. Details are available at the following URL: http://www.democracycenter.org/accessibility

Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy will be facilitated by Ukumbwa Sauti, M.Ed. (he/him). Ukumbwa has engaged social justice issues throughout over 25 years of teaching, organizational programs, workshops, consultation and conference presentation. He is committed to assisting men and others see and engage pathways to life in service of human liberation, anti-oppression and empowerment. Contact Ukumbwa at ukumbwa@gmail.com. Men’s Work is an initiative of the World Ancestor Concert Team.

Visit and share this event from our website: http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/workshop-mens-work-democracy-center-winter-spring-2019
For more information about Men’s Work and our Workshops-Events, visit our website at the following links:
http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/menswork
http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/workshops

Apr
17
Wed
Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy Workshop Series @ The Democracy Center
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Men's Work: Dismantling Patriarchy Workshop Series @ The Democracy Center | Cambridge | MA | United States

Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy is a monthly 5-session workshop/discussion experience created to help men engage each other in learning, growth, detoxifying our masculinity and dismantling patriarchy. Each session is about 2.5 hours long and will feature numerous elements including current events/historical discussion regarding misogynoir/misogyny, sexism, heterosexism, intersectionality (how does race, class or ability figure in?), men’s violence and patriarchy, personal and emotional exploration, mind –bodywork and engagement of systemic and structural elements of patriarchy. The elements of these workshops are intended to create space within men for new political, cultural, social and personal awarenesses, vulnerability, expanded conceptions of strength and deepened relational capabilities.

(This is a new duplicate event post. The previous one was cancelled/deleted for this new, public event. Sorry for any inconvenience)

The 5 sessions will be held at the Democracy Center, Rosa Parks Room, 45 Mt. Auburn St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA USAmerica for the participation of 15-20 men on the following dates: 2/20, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19. The sessions are offered at a sliding scale of $10-20. If there are men who feel strongly about participating for whom this range is difficult, please contact the facilitator ahead of time. It is expected that participants will make a commitment to attend all 5 sessions, though benefit can be gained if a session has to be missed. Full, consensual participation is also expected during the workshop experience and participants should be willing to address their own self-care, which can include facilitator and/or group engagement.

The Democracy Center is a partially accessible venue space. The Center has an access ramp, but it’s bathrooms are not yet fully accessible, though construction is still in the works. An accessible bathroom is located next door at the Daedalus Restaurant. The facilitator, along with the Democracy Center apologizes for this difficult inconvenience. Details are available at the following URL: http://www.democracycenter.org/accessibility

Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy will be facilitated by Ukumbwa Sauti, M.Ed. (he/him). Ukumbwa has engaged social justice issues throughout over 25 years of teaching, organizational programs, workshops, consultation and conference presentation. He is committed to assisting men and others see and engage pathways to life in service of human liberation, anti-oppression and empowerment. Contact Ukumbwa at ukumbwa@gmail.com. Men’s Work is an initiative of the World Ancestor Concert Team.

Visit and share this event from our website: http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/workshop-mens-work-democracy-center-winter-spring-2019
For more information about Men’s Work and our Workshops-Events, visit our website at the following links:
http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/menswork
http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/workshops

May
15
Wed
Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy Workshop Series @ The Democracy Center
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Men's Work: Dismantling Patriarchy Workshop Series @ The Democracy Center | Cambridge | MA | United States

Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy is a monthly 5-session workshop/discussion experience created to help men engage each other in learning, growth, detoxifying our masculinity and dismantling patriarchy. Each session is about 2.5 hours long and will feature numerous elements including current events/historical discussion regarding misogynoir/misogyny, sexism, heterosexism, intersectionality (how does race, class or ability figure in?), men’s violence and patriarchy, personal and emotional exploration, mind –bodywork and engagement of systemic and structural elements of patriarchy. The elements of these workshops are intended to create space within men for new political, cultural, social and personal awarenesses, vulnerability, expanded conceptions of strength and deepened relational capabilities.

(This is a new duplicate event post. The previous one was cancelled/deleted for this new, public event. Sorry for any inconvenience)

The 5 sessions will be held at the Democracy Center, Rosa Parks Room, 45 Mt. Auburn St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA USAmerica for the participation of 15-20 men on the following dates: 2/20, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19. The sessions are offered at a sliding scale of $10-20. If there are men who feel strongly about participating for whom this range is difficult, please contact the facilitator ahead of time. It is expected that participants will make a commitment to attend all 5 sessions, though benefit can be gained if a session has to be missed. Full, consensual participation is also expected during the workshop experience and participants should be willing to address their own self-care, which can include facilitator and/or group engagement.

The Democracy Center is a partially accessible venue space. The Center has an access ramp, but it’s bathrooms are not yet fully accessible, though construction is still in the works. An accessible bathroom is located next door at the Daedalus Restaurant. The facilitator, along with the Democracy Center apologizes for this difficult inconvenience. Details are available at the following URL: http://www.democracycenter.org/accessibility

Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy will be facilitated by Ukumbwa Sauti, M.Ed. (he/him). Ukumbwa has engaged social justice issues throughout over 25 years of teaching, organizational programs, workshops, consultation and conference presentation. He is committed to assisting men and others see and engage pathways to life in service of human liberation, anti-oppression and empowerment. Contact Ukumbwa at ukumbwa@gmail.com. Men’s Work is an initiative of the World Ancestor Concert Team.

Visit and share this event from our website: http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/workshop-mens-work-democracy-center-winter-spring-2019
For more information about Men’s Work and our Workshops-Events, visit our website at the following links:
http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/menswork
http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/workshops

Jun
19
Wed
Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy Workshop Series @ The Democracy Center
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Men's Work: Dismantling Patriarchy Workshop Series @ The Democracy Center | Cambridge | MA | United States

Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy is a monthly 5-session workshop/discussion experience created to help men engage each other in learning, growth, detoxifying our masculinity and dismantling patriarchy. Each session is about 2.5 hours long and will feature numerous elements including current events/historical discussion regarding misogynoir/misogyny, sexism, heterosexism, intersectionality (how does race, class or ability figure in?), men’s violence and patriarchy, personal and emotional exploration, mind –bodywork and engagement of systemic and structural elements of patriarchy. The elements of these workshops are intended to create space within men for new political, cultural, social and personal awarenesses, vulnerability, expanded conceptions of strength and deepened relational capabilities.

(This is a new duplicate event post. The previous one was cancelled/deleted for this new, public event. Sorry for any inconvenience)

The 5 sessions will be held at the Democracy Center, Rosa Parks Room, 45 Mt. Auburn St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA USAmerica for the participation of 15-20 men on the following dates: 2/20, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19. The sessions are offered at a sliding scale of $10-20. If there are men who feel strongly about participating for whom this range is difficult, please contact the facilitator ahead of time. It is expected that participants will make a commitment to attend all 5 sessions, though benefit can be gained if a session has to be missed. Full, consensual participation is also expected during the workshop experience and participants should be willing to address their own self-care, which can include facilitator and/or group engagement.

The Democracy Center is a partially accessible venue space. The Center has an access ramp, but it’s bathrooms are not yet fully accessible, though construction is still in the works. An accessible bathroom is located next door at the Daedalus Restaurant. The facilitator, along with the Democracy Center apologizes for this difficult inconvenience. Details are available at the following URL: http://www.democracycenter.org/accessibility

Men’s Work: Dismantling Patriarchy will be facilitated by Ukumbwa Sauti, M.Ed. (he/him). Ukumbwa has engaged social justice issues throughout over 25 years of teaching, organizational programs, workshops, consultation and conference presentation. He is committed to assisting men and others see and engage pathways to life in service of human liberation, anti-oppression and empowerment. Contact Ukumbwa at ukumbwa@gmail.com. Men’s Work is an initiative of the World Ancestor Concert Team.

Visit and share this event from our website: http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/workshop-mens-work-democracy-center-winter-spring-2019
For more information about Men’s Work and our Workshops-Events, visit our website at the following links:
http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/menswork
http://www.worldancestorconcert.com/workshops