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Jun
26
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Jun
28
Fri
Social Movement Ecology Training @ Ayni Institute
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm
Social Movement Ecology Training @ Ayni Institute | Boston | MA | United States

This training will introduce participants to the concepts of movement ecology and seasonality. The training will cover the basics of theories of social change and strategy, with the goal of helping participants find their role and timing within social movements. We will also explore the common barriers and opportunities for major collaborations. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/MEJune2019.

With this training we hope to accomplish the following outcomes:

–To understand the basic theories of social change
–To provide basic strategic framework for creating social change in many different ways
–To offer a process for individuals, organizations, and movements to make good strategic decisions
–To identify seasons of leadership for individuals, organizations, and movements
–To introduce simple model for more collaborative culture

TRAINING FORMAT & LOGISTICS:
The training will incorporate a wide variety of formats including presentations, exercises, and discussions in large and small groups. Sessions will run 5-8pm on Friday and 9am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Ayni Office in East Boston. Light breakfast will be served on Saturday and Sunday mornings starting at 8:30am.

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION:
This training is designed for organizers and activists who want to gain a deeper perspective on multiple theories of change and strategic frameworks that they will find throughout their leadership career. It is also for anyone who wants to better understand timing and seasonality for themselves, for their organizations, and for their movements. This training is open to everyone, whether you have participated in a movement ecology training before or whether this is your first time.

COST:
We offer a pay scale to support all kinds of people to attend this training regardless of financial need.

Jul
3
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Jul
10
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Jul
17
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Jul
20
Sat
In-Between Spaces @ Make Shift Boston
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In-Between Spaces @ Make Shift Boston | Boston | MA | United States

Creatives of Color BOSTON presents
IN-BETWEEN SPACES

Who you are can change based on who you’re with, where you are, and what you are doing. People of color play this game of code switching every single day and yet our identity and sense of belonging can still get called into question, by others or even by ourselves.

IN-BETWEEN SPACES is a one-day, popup group exhibition in which artists of color will use visual and performative art to dissect the feelings of displacement and doubt that can result from code switching. Join the discussion on Saturday, July 20th from 5-8pm at Make Shift Boston (549 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118). Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Are you an artist of color interested in participating in this exhibition? Click this link to submit an application: https://forms.gle/HhDD1F6Zm7zTbj9t5

Jul
24
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Jul
31
Wed
Intro to Political Negotiation @ Ayni Institute
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Intro to Political Negotiation @ Ayni Institute | Boston | MA | United States

As a sequel to our session “Intro to Political Power & Organizing” we introduce Intro to Political Negotiation. People that have the role of speaking to those in power will find in their duties a huge contradiction between the current political climate they are facing on their issue and the interests of the people they seek to move. This workshop is for people that agree that we need to have an outside game that is organizing to build power but want to remain in relationship with legislators without losing their leverage. Join us at the Ayni Institute to discuss how we can use this strategy to win on our issues. This workshop will be facilitated by Carlos Saavedra.

Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Aug
7
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Aug
14
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Aug
21
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Aug
28
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Sep
2
Mon
Advanced Movement Ecology @ Ayni Institute
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Advanced Movement Ecology @ Ayni Institute | Boston | MA | United States

To create real social change, individual people and organizations are not enough. We need movements of organizations and people, and even movements of movements, what we call social movement ecology. We believe that by creating awareness of social movement ecology and potential collaborations, it is possible to increase strategic capacity and organize the social movement ecology to create real social change. That is the purpose of this course. Register here: http://bit.ly/AdvancedME

QUESTIONS THIS COURSE SEEKS TO ANSWER:

Many people in our community have a basic understanding of social movement ecology. But many questions remain.

–How does this apply to my movement?
–How does this apply to strategic thinking within my organization?
–How does this relate to the major social change questions in our chaotic political environment?
–This course dives deeply into how to think about social movement ecology in a strategic way that influences social movements, political parties, alternatives, and personal transformation.

OBJECTIVES
This course explores advanced issues like stages and seasons of movements, overall political realignments and populism, personal transformation, organizing traditions, and new visions of how alternatives can play a bigger role in the progressive movements of the future.

The specific objectives of this course are:

–To develop a holistic vision of complex strategic issues that create different types of social change
–To provide foundation for understanding the complex terrain of different pieces of social movement ecology
–To understand major barriers for simple and complex collaborations within and across different theories of social change
–To explore complex models of how movements in the past have thought in complex ways abou integrating different theories of change, like the Indian Independence Movement, Movement of Landless Peasants in Brazil, and the Swedish Labor Movement
–To discuss cultural barriers that prevent complex collaboration within the U.S. and internationally

TRAINING FORMAT:
Participants will engage in online meetings twice weekly that allow for lecture format and smaller group discussions.

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION:
This is an advanced course for organizers, activists, and funders trying to create social change. Previous training in social movement ecology is required, although we will also consider applicants who have engaged with our material in other ways.

COST:
We offer a pay scale to support all kinds of people to attend this training regardless of financial need.

Sep
4
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Sep
11
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Sep
18
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Sep
19
Thu
Plant Medicine for Activists + Earthkeepers w/ xochitlcoatl @ Soul Fire Farm
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Plant Medicine for Activists + Earthkeepers w/ xochitlcoatl @ Soul Fire Farm | Grafton | NY | United States

A part of Soul Fire Farm’s BIPOC FIRE 2.0 Workshop Series

Thank you for committing yourself to a path of liberation. How you organize our communities, work the land, and remember that we are not free unless all beings are free is integral to our collective healing. As a liberation bringer you dedicate your life to healing the earth through native, black, food + land sovereignty, justice + autonomy. The plants and the spirit medicine of our ancestors remembered in every breathe of earth are here to service you as you serve them. During our workshop, we will partner with plants to deepen our gratitude, nourishment, and resistance as we realize our freedom. We will make herbal medicine, offer each other healing rituals, and seed the truth that we are the medicine we need to thrive. By the end of Plant Medicine for Activists + Earthkeepers you will have concrete herbal skills and tools to nourish yourself as you continue to heal the land and our people.

Themes include:
Introduction to our first Earthkeepers: the brujx feministas
Connecting with the physical, spiritual + story medicine of 3+ Turtle Island plants
Herbs for Nourishment + immune health
Herbs for Protection + nervous system health
Medicine making, including herbal infusions, tinctures, smudge bundles
Ethical harvesting + processing of herbs
Rituals for healing

Sep
25
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Oct
2
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Oct
9
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Oct
16
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Oct
23
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Oct
30
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Nov
6
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Nov
13
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Nov
20
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Nov
27
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Dec
4
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.

Dec
11
Wed
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ujima Wednesday Workshops 2019 @ City Life/Vida Urbana | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

All are welcome to attend our #UjimaWednesday workshops every Wednesday from 6-8:30 PM.

Light dinner is provided, and we encourage you to bring a dish or snack to share!

Please register here: tinyurl.com/registerujimameetings.