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Jan
20
Sun
Water Is Life! Fundraiser for L’Eau Est La Vie water protectors @ North American Indian Center Of Boston
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Water Is Life! Fundraiser for L'Eau Est La Vie water protectors @ North American Indian Center Of Boston | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

Come enjoy a delicious meal, watch a video, and listen to presentations from water protectors Mark Tilsen (Oglala Lakota) and Karen Savage, both direct from the frontline in Louisiana where people continue to resist the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.
This is a fundraiser, so please donate via the eventbrite even if you cannot attend.
If you can’t afford to donate, please sign up on the eventbrite to come anyway so we know how many folks to expect for food!
Sponsored by NAICOB and UAINE.

Jan
22
Tue
Community Building and Interpreting Practice @ PrYSM
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Community Building and Interpreting Practice @ PrYSM | Providence | RI | United States

Join us in the first of a series of interpreting practice sessions! This time around, our focus will be the use of Spanglish in our communication and interpretation. Get ready to sharpen your skills and build community with us 🙂

-AMOR Language Justice Team

Jan
26
Sat
Liberation Games 2019 @ Spontaneous Celebrations
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Liberation Games 2019 @ Spontaneous Celebrations | Boston | MA | United States

It’s that time again. Join us for Liberation Games 2019.

choose a game
declare your cause
play to win

We’re putting the FUN in FUNding our movements.

We’ll fill Spontaneous Celebrations for a night of games, community, dancing and movement building. Open Game Room, Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, Spades Tournament, lessons for poker, spades & dominoes, kids games, food and drinks (for additional donation), plus a dance party after 10:30PM.

EVENT TICKETS

General Admission tickets are $20 (eventbrite) and $25 at the door, so buy in advance!
Youth / Limited Funds tickets are $10 (eventbrite) and $15 at the door.
Children are free (unless entering a competitive tournament)

THE TOURNAMENTS* – Tournament start times coming soon

Texas Hold’Em Poker & Spades – each player declares the radical cause (social justice org) they’re playing for and the pot goes to the winner’s group

THE GAME ROOM

Open for self-organized gaming; choose your own game or bring your own game; your event entry will go to the radical cause (social justice org) you choose

LESSONS

Always wanted to learn how to play poker? spades? dominoes? This is the night. Join us for lessons throughout the night.

CHOOSING YOUR CAUSE – Update coming soon

The purpose of this event is to have fun while putting resources into organizing and movement building for collective liberation. Choose*** the cause you are playing for based on the following criteria:
1. grassroots group or organization
2. engaged in some form of organizing or movement building
3. building toward justice and liberation
4. working locally in boston/new england

*If you’ve got a question about our criteria or a group choice, just email us at LiberationGameNight@gmail.com!
*If you’re wondering who to choose, we suggest playing for any local/regional group funded by Resist, Inc. or Haymarket People’s Fund.
*We reserve the right to deny any proceeds going to groups that don’t fit the criteria. (Get that capitalist white supremacist heteropatriarchy sh&t outta here.)

ACCESSIBILITY

WHEELCHAIR. Spontaneous Celebrations is wheelchair accessible on the first floor, where our Game Room, food and the bathrooms are located. The second floor, where tournaments and bar are located, is not wheelchair accessible. It’s easy to accommodate with tournament tables in the Game Room–just let us know in advance or at the door.
CHILDCARE. Childcare is free, but please tell us in advance with a free childcare ticket.
Any other accessibility requests including language and affordability, please message us to ask or email LiberationGameNight@gmail.com.

For all the details check out the eventbrite page!

Liberation Games 2019 @ Spontaneous Celebrations
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Liberation Games 2019 @ Spontaneous Celebrations | Boston | MA | United States

It’s that time again. Join us for Liberation Games 2019.

choose a game
declare your cause
play to win

We’re putting the FUN in FUNding our movements.

We’ll fill Spontaneous Celebrations for a night of games, community, dancing and movement building. Open Game Room, Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, Spades Tournament, lessons for poker, spades & dominoes, kids games, food and drinks (for additional donation), plus a dance party after 10:30PM.

EVENT TICKETS

General Admission tickets are $20 (eventbrite) and $25 at the door, so buy in advance!
Youth / Limited Funds tickets are $10 (eventbrite) and $15 at the door.
Children are free (unless entering a competitive tournament)

THE TOURNAMENTS* – Tournament start times coming soon

Texas Hold’Em Poker & Spades – each player declares the radical cause (social justice org) they’re playing for and the pot goes to the winner’s group

THE GAME ROOM

Open for self-organized gaming; choose your own game or bring your own game; your event entry will go to the radical cause (social justice org) you choose

LESSONS

Always wanted to learn how to play poker? spades? dominoes? This is the night. Join us for lessons throughout the night.

CHOOSING YOUR CAUSE – Update coming soon

The purpose of this event is to have fun while putting resources into organizing and movement building for collective liberation. Choose*** the cause you are playing for based on the following criteria:
1. grassroots group or organization
2. engaged in some form of organizing or movement building
3. building toward justice and liberation
4. working locally in boston/new england

*If you’ve got a question about our criteria or a group choice, just email us at LiberationGameNight@gmail.com!
*If you’re wondering who to choose, we suggest playing for any local/regional group funded by Resist, Inc. or Haymarket People’s Fund.
*We reserve the right to deny any proceeds going to groups that don’t fit the criteria. (Get that capitalist white supremacist heteropatriarchy sh&t outta here.)

ACCESSIBILITY

WHEELCHAIR. Spontaneous Celebrations is wheelchair accessible on the first floor, where our Game Room, food and the bathrooms are located. The second floor, where tournaments and bar are located, is not wheelchair accessible. It’s easy to accommodate with tournament tables in the Game Room–just let us know in advance or at the door.
CHILDCARE. Childcare is free, but please tell us in advance with a free childcare ticket.
Any other accessibility requests including language and affordability, please message us to ask or email LiberationGameNight@gmail.com.

For all the details check out the eventbrite page!

Jan
28
Mon
Nonviolent Direct Action Training @ The FANG Collective
Jan 28 @ 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://form.jotform.com/90086772964166

Please contact joe@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.

Nonviolent Direct Action Training @ The FANG Collective
Jan 28 @ 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://form.jotform.com/90086772964166

Please contact joe@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.

Jan
31
Thu
In the Harbor, Freedom Sings & [Re]Creation Info Session @ Bella Luna & the Milky Way
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In the Harbor, Freedom Sings & [Re]Creation Info Session @ Bella Luna & the Milky Way | Boston | MA | United States

All are welcome at this information session on 2019 Boston Harbor Artist Residency opportunities, featuring live performance of “In the Harbor, Freedom Sings” by 2018 resident artist Kera Washington.

ABOUT [RE]CREATION ARTIST RESIDENCIES

This year, Boston Harbor Now, in partnership with the National Park Service and the Department of conservation and recreation, will welcome three artists to carry out residencies on the harbor: one on the Boston Harborwalk, and two in the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.

Artists of all mediums – including writers, photographers, new media artists, choreographers, filmmakers, architects, musicians, as well as collaborative groups – are encouraged to attend the info session and apply for the residencies.

ABOUT KERA WASHINGTON

Join a special evening of music and reflection from musician Kera Washington, 2018 Artist in Residence on the Boston Harbor Islands. This past summer Washington created music metaphorically tracing the footprints of African and Native (Indigenous) Americans who walked on and in the Boston Harbor Islands. Washington composed songs and rhythms inspired by music that was written by early activists and abolitionists during and/or about pre-Emancipation Boston-based struggles for freedom. Washington and friends will perform a number of these songs.

Evening will begin with a 45-minute performance of “In the Harbor, Freedom Sings,” followed by information and Q&A about the Boston Harbor Artist in Residency Program.

Learn more about the [Re]creation artist residency program and download full RFPs at bostonharbornow.org/recreation

The 2018 program was produced in partnership by Boston Harbor Now, the National Park Service and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and through funding from the National Park Service, the Boston Cultural Council, Reynders McVeigh Capital Management and Fresh Pond Capital.

Feb
7
Thu
Wild Tongues: Language of Rebellion @ Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wild Tongues: Language of Rebellion @ Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry | Roxbury | MA | United States

The Network/La Red and Survivor Theater Project are proud to present, Wild Tongues: Language of Rebellion. Inspired by an excerpt in Gloria Anzaldua’s Boderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, this event uplifts the stories and experiences of survivors of partner abuse and/or oppression. We invite survivors to reclaim their power by submitting their expression of poetry, photography, music, or choreography, etc. today through December 23 at tnlr.org. For more information email mobilize@tnlr.org.

What: Wild Tongues: Language of Rebellion
Where: The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry at 10 Putnam St, Roxbury, MA 02119
When: February 7, 2019, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Additional details: Submissions will be accepted December 10 through December 23. Interviews will be held in January.

The Network/La Red y Survivor Theater Project se enorgullecen de presentar, Lenguas Indomables: lenguaje de rebelión. Inspirado por un extracto de Boderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza de Gloria Anzaldua, este evento eleva las historias y experiencias de sobrevivientes de abuso de pareja y/o opresión. Invitamos a lxs sobrevivientes a reclamar su poder mediante el envío de su expresión de poesía, fotografía, música o coreografía, etc. desde hoy hasta el 23 de diciembre en tnlr.org. Para más información envíe un correo electrónico a mobilize@tnlr.org.

Qué: Lenguas salvajes: Lenguaje de rebelión.
Dónde: The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry en 10 Putnam St, Roxbury, MA 02119
Cuando: 7 de febrero de 2019, 5:30 pm-7:30pm
Detalles adicionales: Las presentaciones se aceptarán del 10 de diciembre al 23 de diciembre. Las entrevistas se llevarán a cabo en enero.

Feb
12
Tue
Black Women’s Health Workshop: Taking Charge of Our Healthcare @ Roxbury Innovation Center
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Black Women's Health Workshop: Taking Charge of Our Healthcare @ Roxbury Innovation Center | Roxbury | MA | United States

With the stories of celebrities like Serena Williams and Beyonce and their near fatal childbirths, it is more important than ever to take charge of our healthcare as black women. According to the CDC’s Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System, black women are three to four times as likely to be at risk of pregnancy-related deaths as white women.

During this workshop we will not only discuss reproductive health in black women but also examine the intersection of racism and sexism and how they contribute to negative health outcomes for black women. We will have a panel of speakers from the Boston area who will provide us with their medical/clinical expertise. Our goal if for you to leave knowing how to advocate for yourself and your family in clinical settings! Boston health resources will be given out and food will be provided.

Come join us in February for an evening of both pivotal health information and networking. RSVP is encouraged, we hope to see you there! Special thanks for our partnering organizations: The Queens Company, The Boston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and the MGH Department of Medicine.

If you have any questions/concerns, please e-mail the event organizer, Olivia Umoren at olivia.umoren@mgh.harvard.edu.