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Dorchester People for Peace

March for a New Spring

When: Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 1:30 pm
Where: First Parish Church • Meetinghouse Hill off Adams St • Dorchester

PEACE PAGODA walkers visit Dorchester on the walk to remember Fukushima.  Pot luck dinner provided by DPP and others, followed by discussion.  

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Greater Dorchester Area Fights Back!

When: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Jeremiah E. Burke High School • 60 Washington St • Grove Hall • Dorchester

Angry about the unfair economy? Want to do something about it? If so, this meeting is for you!

Sponsored by MassUniting and 1199SEIU.

617-284-1260 or for more info.


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Protest Against Cuts & Fare Hikes at Dorchester MBTA Hearing!

When: Thursday, February 2, 2012, 12:00 pm
Where: Dorchester House Multi-Service Center • 1353 Dorchester Ave • Fields Corner T • Dorchester

The MBTA wants to severely cut our transit service in ways that will harm all working class people in and around Boston, but will especially increase the difficult transit communities of color in this city already deal with. Let's use their community hearings as a way to organize ourselves against the cuts.

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Who broke the economy and how do we fix it?

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: 1199SEIU Union Hall • 150 Mt. Vernon St, 3rd Floor • JFK/ UMass T • Dorchester

A Presentation by 1199SEIU

Are you struggling to make ends meet?
Is maintaining yourself & your family becoming increasingly difficult?
Does there seem to be no end to this vicious cycle?

Come out to the presentation of: “‘Who broke the economy and how do we fix it?”

Learn how we together can make a difference in your community!

Dinner will be provided.

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Organizing in Hard Economic Times

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 4:30 am to 7:30 am
Where: Mass. Senior Action • 150 Mt. Vernon St, 2nd floor • JFK/ UMass T • Dorchester

"Called to Serve: Stories of Men and Women Confronted by the Vietnam War Draft"

When: Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 11:00 am
Where: Chancellor's Conference Room • Quinn Administration Building, 3rd Floor • UMASS Boston • Boston

Author Tom Weiner will speak about his new book.

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Are You Tired of Big Business Walking All Over You?

When: Thursday, September 1, 2011, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Kroc Center • 650 Dudley St • Uphams Corner T • Dorchester

Dorchester Community Meeting


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An Evening With Harvard Law Professor Charles J. Ogletree

When: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 3:00 pm
Where: Grove Hall Public Library • 41 Geneva Avenue • Dorchester

At this event, Professor Ogletree will discuss his latest book: A Presumption Of Guilt: The Arrest Of Henry Louis Gates Jr. And Race, Class And Crime In America. Professor Ogletree will be introduced by United States Magistrate Judge (ret.) Joyce London Alexander Ford. This is a free event, but books can be purchased and signed at this event for $30.

Any proceeds of purchased books will go to the Boston Public Library and to the Democracy Lab, a Boston-based leadership development summer program for inner-city youth which was created by the New Democracy Coalition.

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Hearing on Redistricting

When: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Joseph Lee Elementary School • 155 Talbot Ave • Dorchester

Redistricting is a “chance to change the map of the Commonwealth to benefit minorities who have often been relegated to the sidelines of political life,” whose numbers have grown in the past decade, and who could have “more state representatives, more state senators, more city councilors of color,” and maybe “a district truly capable of producing the first person of color to be elected to the U.S.

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Next Steps in the “Fund Our Future” Campaign

When: Thursday, April 7, 2011, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: 1199 SEIU Office • 150 Mt. Vernon St, 2nd floor • JFK-UMass T Stop • Dorchester

Boston residents will gather to:
-figure out how to get our state reps and senators to support "An Act to Invest in Our Communities."
-make plans for big, visible, public actions that tell our neighbors what we're doing.
-keep the energy going!

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Remembering Monseñor Romero

When: Saturday, April 2, 2011, 7:00 am to 9:30 am
Where: UMass Boston - Healy Library • JFK/ UMass T • Dorchester

Remembering Monseñor Romero, his legacy, his dedication to the struggle for a better El Salvador,

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Forum: The Salvadoran Reality in 2011

When: Saturday, April 2, 2011, 7:00 am to 9:30 am
Where: UMass Boston • Healy Library, LL • Dorchester

ISEDUC and Centro Presente Invites you to "Remembering Monseñor Romero, his legacy, his dedication to the struggle for a better El Salvador"

Panelists From El Salvador: Rev. Rodolfo Cardenal, ex vice rector of UCA, Dra. Victoria de Aviles, Minister of Labor, Sr. Benjamin Cuellar, Director of IDHUCA

Moderator: Patricia Montes, Executive Director of Centro Presente

Event is Free, there will be simultaneous translation from Spanish to English.

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Join the Fight for a Fair Economy

When: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 3:30 pm
Where: 1199SEIU Union Hall • 150 Mt. Vernon St • JFK T Stop • Dorchester

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Join 1199SEIU President George Gresham and One Nation Working Together local leaders for a meeting to discuss next steps as we build a progressive movement to confront major issues threatening working families, including:

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Games for Justice

When: Sunday, February 20, 2011, 9:55 am to 11:00 am
Where: Dot2Dot cafe • 1739 Dorchester Avenue • Dorchester

Need a break from the stress of work, the economy, and everyday life? Looking for something to do that is fun, free, and progressive?

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The railroad not taken, in the Middle East

by Jeff Klein on December 15, 2010 · Mondoweiss

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