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Is Haiti building back better?

When: Monday, November 29, 2010, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: UMass Boston • Campus Center 2-2550B • Dorchester

The Former Prime Minister of Haiti, Mrs. Michele Pierre-Louis, will be on campus to talk and discuss the challenges that Haiti is facing and also discussing the hopes for Haiti.  

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The Persecution of Chuck Turner

by John Berg - October 30, 2010 - Reposted from Politics at Suffolk University

Let me be clear from the start: if Chuck Turner took that money (and the jury says he did), it was wrong, and his conviction was proper-a tragic end to a great career.

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Black People and the Labor Movement in Massachusetts

When: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 4:00 pm
Where: Charles Street African American Episcopal Church • 555 Warren St • Dorchester

Black People and the Labor Movement in Massachusetts:

Do we have a common future together?

Join us as we:

Celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the Founding of the Nation's only Black labor Union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and its founder, A Philip Randolph

Celebrate and honor VERONICA TURNER as the new President of 1199/SEIU, the first Black Woman President of a major union in Massachusetts

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RootsCamp Massachusetts

When: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 4:00 am to Sunday, November 14, 2010, 12:00 pm
Where: 1199 SEIU Office • 150 Mt. Vernon St, 3rd Floor • JFK T Stop • Dorchester

RootsCamp Massachusetts will bring together progressive organizers from across the state to share lessons learned, identify best practices, and move our movement forward. We hear you have a unique perspective to bring to this effort and would love to have you there.

Join us at RootsCamp to discuss the successes and challenges facing progressive organizers, and help us create a diverse, powerful, inclusive gathering of passionate activists. Come with your organizing challenges, and leave with solutions that make your efforts stronger and better.

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Militarism, Colonialism and the Reconstruction of Vieques

When: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: UMass Boston • McCormack Bldg - The Harbor Gallery • Dorchester

New England Socialist Conference: We Won't Pay for Their Crisis

When: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 10:00 am to Sunday, October 17, 2010, 3:00 pm
Where: UMass Boston • Wheatley Bldg - First Floor • Dorchester

 

The 4th Annual New England Socialist Conference is entitled “We Won’t Pay for Their Crisis!”

 

*Featuring* Cindy Sheehan and Steve Early

Also: Socialists Debate the Tea Party

 

Saturday and Sunday, October 16th and 17th

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Mattapan Anti-Violence Vigil and Rally

When: Monday, October 4, 2010, 2:30 pm
Where: Morton St. and Blue Hill Ave. • Mattapan

Janet Collazo of La Alianza Hispana writes:  As you know, lately we have experienced an increase in youth violence, taking the life of significant you and for me this is not OK!  I think it’s time for us to take action and to STOP the Violence in our Neighborhood.  Our kids deserve and have the right to live and it’s on us to protect their lives. 

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Boston Workers Alliance: Annual Celebration and Fundraiser

When: Friday, October 22, 2010, 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: SEIU 1199 • 150 Mt. Vernon St • 2 Blocks from JFK / U Mass Red Line T-Stop • Dorchester

Join the Boston Workers Alliance in celebrating our 5th year of successful grassroots organizing.  We will be highlighting major victories, including the passage of CORI reform and the launching of the new CORI friendly temp agency, the Boston Staffing Alliance.  Please join us for this exciting night of community, food, music and celebration!    

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Massachusetts One Nation Steering Committee

When: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Where: SEIU 1199 office • 150 Mt. Vernon St • 3rd Floor • Dorchester

Join a meeting of organizational representatives who are working to build turnout in Greater Boston, and Massachusetts, for the One Nation Working Together march in Washington, DC, October 2.     Contact Jose Perez for info.

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Massachusetts One Nation Steering Committee

When: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Where: SEIU 1199 office • 150 Mt. Vernon St • 3rd Floor • Dorchester

Join a meeting of organizational representatives who are working to build turnout in Greater Boston, and Massachusetts, for the One Nation Working Together march in Washington, DC, October 2.     Contact Jose Perez for info.

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Massachusetts One Nation Steering Committee

When: Thursday, September 9, 2010, 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Where: SEIU 1199 office • 150 Mt. Vernon St • 3rd Floor • Dorchester

Join a meeting of organizational representatives who are working to build turnout in Greater Boston, and Massachusetts, for the One Nation Working Together march in Washington, DC, October 2.     Contact Jose Perez for info.

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Massachusetts One Nation Steering Committee

When: Thursday, September 2, 2010, 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Where: SEIU 1199 office • 150 Mt. Vernon St • 3rd Floor • Dorchester

Join a meeting of organizational representatives who are working to build turnout in Greater Boston, and Massachusetts, for the One Nation Working Together march in Washington, DC, October 2.     Contact Jose Perez for info.

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Departing for Beirut today

 

Dear Friends, 

I’m leaving for Beirut today to join the latest ships attempting to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.   

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US Social Forum “Report Back to Connect Forward”

When: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: SEIU 1199 office • 150 Mt. Vernon St. - Suite 300 • JFK-UMass T Stop • Dorchester

Another Boston is Possible, A Powerful Social Justice Movement is Necessary. 

Hear activists from tenant, youth, transportation, workplace, immigrant, and environmental justice struggles as they report back from the U.S. Social Forum and connect forward with the struggles going on in the streets of Boston. Refreshments will be served; Child care available; Wheelchair accessible; Spanish interpretation.

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Tomorrow Haiti! / Ayiti Demen! Cultural Koumbit On Haiti Reconstruction

When: Saturday, May 29, 2010, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: 330 Fuller St • Dorchester

Prof. Franck Laraque (Women in Haiti’s Reconstruction)

Carline Désiré (Will report back from her last trip in Haiti, especially from meetings with several groups including women's organization)

Dr. Arielle Adrien (Remarks on practical action to help the reconstruction)

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