Saturday, April 7, 2012

Events! Week of 4.8 - 4.15

Here's the rundown on some events that are going down in Boston this week, you can meet, greet, and get involved! (check links for resources on more) 

Occupy Boston Action Assembly 4/8/2012 2:00PM

Ashburton Park
Massachusetts State House (Camp Charlie)
24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA

       "Sunday, April 8, at 2pm at Camp Charlie, in front of the Occupied State House, Occupy Boston will hold a mock hearing on the MBTA.  Bring/wear a suit or a reason why they should put the fares back … and a loud voice.  After, we’re planning a “Back to the Future” event where we’ll try to remember what life was when we had trains."

Occupy Boston "Community Cuppa" 4/9/2012 5:00PM

Uno Due Go
52 Summer Street
Boston, MA,

       "The Cuppa is a time for Occupy Boston participants to enrich our work together by connecting personally.  We leave Occupy Boston business and topics at the door!  Get to know your fellow activists.  These are not formal, guided or contrived group discussions.  Relax, sit next to someone you don't know, sip your favorite cuppa and share personal stories.  (Let us buy you a cuppa, if needed.)  You may be surprised at some of the fascinating things you learn and connections you make.  Will you please join us?"

Jane Doe Inc.'s Legislative Advocacy Day 4/10/2012 11:30AM

Ashburton Park
Massachusetts State House (Camp Charlie)
24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA

       "JDI and its members will be on Beacon Hill to advocate for funding to support the life-saving and life-changing services provided by community-based sexual and domestic violence programs. To help launch the day, JDI will be joined by Senate President Therese Murray at a press conference to release recent data on Massachusetts from three national studies.

Throughout the afternoon programs will visit with their legislators and share the stories of survivors from throughout the Commonwealth.

JDI is advocating restoration of several line items to their FY2009 funding levels, at which time they experienced significant, up to 23%, cuts. The line items provide funding for essential services for victims and survivors across the Commonwealth. Download JDI's Budget Fact Sheet:

The press conference will discuss the findings from 3 recent studies in which Massachusetts was a participant. The survey from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has provided us with updated information about the prevalence of sexual and domestic violence in the lives of Massachusetts residents--1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men in Massachusetts have experienced sexual victimization other than rape; 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in Massachusetts have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner. Read more about the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey."

99% Spring: Direct Action Training (Special Skillshare) 4/11/2012 6:00PM

The NonProfit Center
89 South Street,
Boston, MA

       "Ready to take on big banks and greedy corporations? You'll need the skills to articulate the story of our economy and learn how direct action supports the fight for justice.

Join Socializing for Justice for a special skillshare on Direct Action on April 11th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. There is no charge for this training."

PSA: Real Men Read Day 4/12/2012 11:00AM

John P. Holland School
85 Olney Street
Dorchester, Massachusetts

       "This April the John P. Holland School will be celebrating Real Men Read Day. They are in need of 20 men to participate in Real Men Read Day, scheduled for Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 8:00 – 11:00AM. If you would like to help shape the lives of our students in a positive way please respond to Miss Jean-Baptiste at"

Boston Rising Meet and Greet: 4/12/2012 5:00PM - 7:30PM

Grove Hall Library
41 Geneva Ave.,
Boston, MA, 02121

       "Local organization Boston Rising will have representatives in the library for a meet and greet on Thursdays April 5 and 12.

Come and talk with them about their ideas for ending the cycle of poverty in Boston's neighborhoods and connecting small business entrepreneurs with resources in their community."

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