Jun 09

Sit-In for Opportuni(T)

Dear friends and family, This morning myself and 30 other youth and supporters of the Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition have begun a Sit-in for Opportuni(T) in the office of the Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation. I am taking this action because i believe that youth all around Boston deserve a Youthpass, a monthly pass for people ages …

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Jun 06

FREE HER Rally 6/21

Free Her Rally 6/21/14 10am-2pm, National Mall, D.C. Calling all women and supporters to (1) raise awareness of the increase in the rate of incarceration of women in the United States and the impact on our children and communities, (2) Demand an end to voter disenfranchisement for people with felony convictions and (3)  Insure President Obama commutes the sentences …

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May 16

Revolutionary Love Open Mic

Throwback! – For more powerful events like this, stay tuned. We have Feed the Hood fundraiser shows with Scope on June 7 and June 27. Revolutionary Love Open Mic Voices of Liberation presents… Revolutionary Love Open Mic @7 p.m. Spontaneous Celebrations Jamaica Plain

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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Apr 20

Jobs Not Jails

In Solidarity with Jobs not Jails $2 billion for JOBS, not JAILS! The Patrick Administration has estimated that, if current criminal justice policies are not changed dramatically, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will have to spend $2 billion in the next seven years, to build 10,000 new prison units, as well as $150 million more each …

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Apr 18

237 Shot in Boston in One Year Since 2013 Boston Marathon – Final Report

Via Blackstonian Over the last year we have kept track of each and every shooting that has been reported in the city of Boston since the Boston Marathon. As of April 15, 2014 there were at least 237 shootings in the city in the one year since the 2013 Boston Marathon (4/15/13) and out of …

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Apr 09

Major Step Towards Boston Youth’s Demands: Boston Youth Fund Will Include 18 Year Olds in Summer 2014

Major Step Towards Boston Youth’s Demands: Boston Youth Fund Will Include 18 Year Olds in Summer 2014 Young people in Boston have won a major victory in their organizing for youth jobs in the city. The Youth Justice and Power Union (YJPU) is excited to announce that Boston Youth Fund (BYF) is including 18 year …

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Apr 03

Jobs Not Jails – Community Town Hall Forum Sat. April 5

JOBS NOT JAILS Community Town Hall Forum Sat. April 5th 2pm-4pm at Freedom House in Grove Hall, 14 Crawford St. www.JobsNotJails.org (STAY TUNED PANEL TO BE ANNOUNCED) Download flyer here (PDF) jnj flyer via http://blackstonian.com/info/2014/03/jobs-not-jails-community-town-hall-forum-sat-april-5/

Apr 03

Youth Lead the Change

In January 2014, the City of Boston launched a groundbreaking participatory budgeting (PB) process to engage Boston youth in directly deciding how to spend $1 million of the city’s capital budget. Through participatory budgeting, young Bostonians will identify projects to improve their communities, vet those projects, consider trade-offs, and vote on how to spend the …

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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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Jan 30

Israel / Palestine Peace Justice Mosiac Mural – Almost Done Show – Feb. 23

Artistic Response to the Israel / Palestine Conflict Mural & Mosaic (Almost Complete!) Sunday, February 23, 2014 12 Noon – 4pm Spontaneous Celebrations 45 Danforth St. Jamaica Plain MA, 02130 http://www.seeingthroughwalls.org/ via Pen & Sword

Nov 18

AISR announces job opening for Senior Program Associate with the national Center for Education Organizing

Job Opportunity http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b774cb45566d5955f4b4ce332&id=bda65f2edc&e=91ec77a383

Nov 18

University of Connecticut Health Center – ODE EEO SPECIALIST – Special Payroll – Temporary Postion

Job Opporutnity https://jobs.uchc.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_JobDetail.ASP?T=20131118115919&

Nov 02

The Grinder Episode 2: Jamarhl Crawford

[Via Grassroots Grind] For the second episode of the Grinder, we site down with Jamarhl Crawford, community activist, publisher / editor of Blackstonian.com, poet / Hip-Hop artist and current write-in / sticker candidate for District 7 City Council. Jero, CEO of Scope Urban Apparel, talks with Jamarhl about his campaign, his work in the community around the issues …

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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 25

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative seeks full-time organizer for sustainable economic development initiatives

JOB DESCRIPTION Sustainable and Economic Development Team Community Organizer September 9, 2013 ABOUT DSNI: Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a twenty-nine year-old resident-led, non-profit planning and organizing entity in the Roxbury/North Dorchester area of Boston. DSNI’s mission is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create, and control a vibrant, diverse and high quality neighborhood in …

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Oct 20

Ahmir Prince Ariel Lee : 2 Month Memorial & March

https://www.facebook.com/events/517245821694520/ Black Justice! Is there such a thing for Ahmir Lee in this city of Boston! Patricia Lee Tueday October 22nd, 2013 3PM 530 Boylston Street Boston MA RSVP Via FB

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 17

Public Education Campaign Organizer

Massachusetts Jobs With Justice Public Education Campaign Organizer Massachusetts Jobs With Justice (www.massjwj.net) is seeking a dedicated, hard-working individual to be part of our campaign to protect public education, to carry out the overall work of the organization and to help with campaigns, communications and coordination of our growing community-labor coalition in Massachusetts. The Public Education …

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Oct 11

Recruitment for Paid Research

Paid research opportunity with Doorway to Dreams Fund (D2D) Doorway to Dreams Fund is looking to recruit low to moderate-income adults for a 2 hour interview. Research participants will be compensated with a $50 gift card for sharing their time and opinions. D2D is looking to hear from interested people by Friday October 25th. Please …

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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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Oct 11

WED. 10/18 & MON. 10/28 – *Multi-Issue Youth Mayoral Forums*

PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY. And to help plan the forums, come to our planning meeting *today* (Thursday, October 10) from 4:00-5:30 at Dorchester Bay, 594 Columbia Rd, 4th floor (buzz #8/#9). PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY TO YOUR NETWORKS: These are the TWO YOUTH ORGANIZING EVENTS this fall that YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS! Wednesday, October 16 – …

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Oct 06

State Rep Convenes Community Meeting on Public Safety, Gun Violence and Trafficking

State Representative Carlos Henriquez has convened a Community Meeting on Public Safety in response to the violence. PLEASE ATTEND A COMMUNITY PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING THIS MONDAY OCTOBER 7TH WITH THE BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT AND LOCAL OFFICIALS FROM THE FEDERAL, STATE & CITY REGARDING PUBLIC SAFETY AND GUN VIOLENCE & TRAFFICKING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AT 6:30P …

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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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Sep 26

CALLING YOUTH TO LEAD A MULTI-ISSUE MAYORAL FORUM ON YOUTH ISSUES!

CALLING YOUTH TO LEAD A MULTI-ISSUE MAYORAL FORUM ON YOUTH ISSUES! First Planning Meeting: Thursday, September 26 from 4:00-5:30 (Food at 3:30) Dorchester Bay in Uphams Corner (594 Columbia Road) RSVP to yjpuboston@gmail.com if you can come! Hello everybody! After the preliminary elections, a number of groups including Youth Justice and Power Union & Youth …

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