Category Archive: Health & Wellness

May 16

An Important Message from CWU about the SWM FY15 budget

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) released its $36.2 billion FY15 proposed budget yesterday. While they increased funding for critical programs like housing and child care, programs that provide education and training and cash grants to welfare recipients were drastically cut. You can help low-income families working to become economically stable by calling your …

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Mar 26

Feed The Hood / Feed The People, Fill Your Fridge Going Strong

Via Blackstonian On 11/11/11 Feed The Hood / Feed The People and Fill Your Fridge were born. Since that time truthfully we have lost track of exactly how much food we have distributed and how many people we have served but I can tell you in all truth we have distributed over 3 tons of …

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Oct 26

Organize the Hood Boston 2013 (Recap)

Organize the Hood Boston – 10/21/13 2 Year Anniversary of Occupy the Hood Boston: Organize the Hood, held in Grove Hall, Roxbury at the Campaign HQ of Current Candidate for District 7 City Council, Jamarhl Crawford. Speakers: Patti Lee Jamarhl Crawford Priscilla Flint Min. Franklin Hobbs Continued in Part 2: Speakers: Pam Goffigan Carla Sheffield …

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Oct 20

Organize the Hood Boston / 2 Year Anniversary of Occupy the Hood

Organize the Hood Boston Monday October 21st 2013 5PM – 7:30PM in Grove Hall @ Warren st. & Crawford St. (Lot Next to the Post Office) 2 Year Anniversary of Occupy the Hood Boston In Honor of: Trayvon Martin For: Mark McMullen, Burrell Ramsey, Ahmir Lee and all victims of violence and survivors of lost …

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Oct 11

Job Posting Community Organizer, Chelsea City-wide Tenants Association

Job Posting Community Organizer, Chelsea City-wide Tenants Association Empowering People, Building our Community Organizational Background The Chelsea Collaborative is a community-based agency in the City of Chelsea, Massachusetts. Our mission is to empower Chelsea residents and Chelsea organizations to enhance the social, environmental and economic health of the community and its people. We carry out …

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Sep 26

Motivate Monday: Scope 3 Year / Feed the Hood

Scope Urban Apparel, Voices of Liberation, Grassroots Grind and Authentic Lifestyle Present: Motivate Monday: Scope Urban Apparel 3 Year / Feed the Hood Fundraiser Celebrating 3 Years of Scope Urban Apparel and Raising Funds for our Feed the Hood / Fill Your Fridge program. Proceeds go directly to feeding hungry families and homeless people in …

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Aug 22

Free mobility classes for women

The Woman to Woman program at Crittenton Women’s Union is enrolling participants for their Fall term.  The term starts on Sept 9, 2013 More Info This is an 8 week, full time program for low income women that includes half-day computer lessons.  Participants with work with mentors and specialist to learn how to update their resumes, …

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Aug 14

United Sisters “Fill Your Fridge: Back to School Edition!”

FILL YOUR FRIDGE: Back to School Edition! On August 31, 2013 the United Sisters of Color will “fill the fridge” of 20 Boston families that have children in the household enrolled in school. All children in grades 6-12 will also receive a backpack filled with school supplies for the upcoming school year! Fill Your Fridge …

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Jan 22

Feed the Hood / Fill Your Fridge Update

We’ve been working with the Blackstonian and Occupy the Hood Boston coalition on the ongoing Feed the Hood / Fill Your Fridge Programs where we distribute food and home cooked meals to those in need. Recently Trader Joes has been showing us a lot of support with donations of high quality food which, along with …

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Oct 10

Feed the Hood Fundraiser Show at Kulturez

Posted on October 5, 2012 RSVP on Facebook Next Friday October 12, we will be with Scope Urban Apparel as celebrating 2 years of Scope, the launch of the new Grassroots Grind blog and raising funds and donations of food to go to Occupy the Hood Boston‘s Feed the Hood program. We will be gathering at Kulturez in Harvard Square …

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Sep 04


Are you interested in a social justice approach to poverty and homelessness?  Want to advocate for justice in Boston? Since the 1980s, The Poor People’s United Fund (PPUF) has fought to change the structures that systematically reward the rich and deprive the poor and has offered help to those in desperate need. This internship provides an opportunity …

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Mar 22

BOSTON Schedule – 4th Annual National Feed The People (FTP) Weekend March 24 & 25

Here is the plan…. On Sat. March 24th and Sun. March 25th Voices of Liberation, The Blackstonian and Occupy The Hood Boston is joining the efforts of the FTP Movement in its 4th Annual National Feed The People (FTP) Weekend The mission is simple: We will spend these 2 days feeding those in need. How …

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Feb 09

Friday – MAR 2 – Conscious Styles

Voices of Liberation, El Movimiento, Scope Urban Apparel, Occupy the Hood Boston and the Grassroots Grind Group Present: Conscious Styles Featuring: Sweatshop, live with: Retrospek, Rey Leon, OverTime Often, Pause, Metal, TV Remi Sounds by: EvillDewer Hosted by: UNO the Prophet / El Movimiento Friday March 2, 2012 6-10 PM Spontaneous Celebrations 45 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Suggested Donation – $5 All Proceeds go to support Occupy The Hood …

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Feb 08

Friday – FEB 24 – Conscious Kulturez

Scope Urban Apparel, Voices of Liberation, Grassroots Grind Group and Kulturez Present: Conscious Kulturez Featuring: Catch Wreck, OverTime Often, Rey Leon, Cassius the 5th, Metal, TV Remi Sounds by: EvillDewer Hosted By: Miss JayDee of Beats, Rhymes and Life Friday February 24, 2012 5-8 PM Kulturez Flagship Store 36 JFK Street, 2nd Floor THE GARAGE …

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Oct 25

The Story of Bottled Water (2010) The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores …

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Oct 18

Occupy the Hood Boston – Friday October 21 6PM Dudley Sq.

Join the Blackstonian, 10,000 Strong Boston, Voices of Liberation, Brothers for Boston, the Union of Minority Neigborhoods, the National Action Network, and solidarity from Occupy Boston. We are trying to utilize the energy and passion generated by the organizers of the Occupy movement around the issues of forclosures, unemployment, education, police brutality, economic injustice, human services, …

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Aug 23

5K Run in Solidarity with Political Prisoners: Support Leonard Peltier and Tarek Mehanna

WHEN: Saturday, September 18, 10:00 am RAIN OR SHINE!WHERE: Jamaica Pond Boathouse (Jamaica Plain, MA) Running Down the Walls came early this year (Saturday, 8/7)–thanks to all who attended in spite of late notice. Since many couldn’t attend, we have decided to keep up our tradition in Boston and hold another 5K run at Jamaica …

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Apr 28

Place Matters – Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health?

Place MattersMay 12, 2010 – 12:00 to 1:30 PM14 Beacon Street, Suite 604, Boston, Ma Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health? Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood leads to a 50-80% increase in risk for heart disease – the number 1 killer in the U.S. One reason is chronic stress. …

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