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"2020: Make or Break for Global Environment and Peace” with Mazin Qumsiyeh

When: Monday, January 13, 2020, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

We welcome back with open arms this engaging and celebrated Palestinian scientist, lecturer and activist. We thank our co-sponsors for hosting this event with us, as part of our 100th Anniversary Celebration.

Qumsiyeh will discuss the historical and geopolitical context on how we arrived at the junction where even climate change conferences end in admitted failure, conflicts rage in the Arab World, elite populists (Trump, Modi, Netanyahu) run powerful countries, and people follow like lemmings to the cliff. He articulates actions of mitigation and adaptation.

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Climate Change Impact on Vulnerable Communities

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Courtyard Boston Downtown Marriott • 275 Tremont Street • Boston

You are invited to join A Faith That Does Justice for a conversation with about how we can help those disproportionately impacted by climate change:  The impacts of climate change not only damage our planet, but stress on social and economic systems, from extreme weather events that decimate the world’s poorest nations to polluted air and water in our country’s poorest neighborhoods. The impacts of climate change are disproportionately impacting the poorest and most vulnerable among us.

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"How to Get to Zero Carbon Fast & Easy" with Clayton Handleman

When: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Clayton Handleman will present a platform with three pillars that if adopted would lead the US to rapidly and economically transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

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Combating the Climate Crisis: Discussions on Divestment and Other Tactics

When: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences • 725 Commonwealth Avenue • Room B36 • Boston

DSA members Gracie and Perri will be speaking on the3 panel "Ecosocialism in Boston and Beyond."

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Capitalism and the Global Climate crisis

When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Lesley University Hall Ampitheater • 1815 Mass Ave. • 2nd floor • Cambridge

Democratic Socialist of America member will be speaking about Ecosocialism and DSA's work locally and nationally.

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National Climate Strike in Boston

When: Friday, December 6, 2019, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where: USA • Copley Square • Boston

Fridays For the Future and Sunrise Movement are taking to the streets to demand action from the world leaders meeting for the UN's annual climate conference.  Support the youth-led movement striking for a livable future!

On December 6th, thousands of people will gather in Boston to strike from school and work to kick off a revolution of change that will be strong enough to fight for climate justice. Join us to stand for a Massachusetts Green New Deal and an end to this climate emergency!

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The Pentagon, Greenhouse Gas and Climate Change

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future • 67 Bay State Road • Boston

The U.S. Department of Defense is a large fuel user -- in any one year, larger than many of the world's countries combined. This raises several questions. What are the trends in DOD greenhouse gas emissions? What explains those trends? And how does the Pentagon think about its fuel use and climate change? The Pentagon (and some academics) believe that climate change will lead to greater conflict and perhaps even war. Are they right? Is climate change-caused war likely?

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“Democracy Denied (On the Workings of U.S. Politics)” with Victor Wallis

When: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Victor Wallis will speak about a short popular book on the social and historical basis of current US politics that includes remarks about “exceptionalism,” US imperialism, mass incarceration, US Left history, and present-day clashes.

Victor Wallis teaches in the Liberal Arts department at the Berklee College of Music and was for twenty years the managing editor of Socialism and Democracy. He is the author of Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism (2018) and of many articles. His activism dates from the 1960s.

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Protest Liberty Mutual's insuring dirty energy

When: Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Where: Liberty Mutual HQ • 157 Berkeley Street • Boston

Over the last few weeks, millions of people marched and rallied for bold
and equitable climate action. Here in Massachusetts, we flooded the
statehouse and the seaport. Now it’s time to take on another climate
villain in our backyard: Liberty Mutual.

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“We See the River But Not the Tributaries: Looking Beneath the Labels” with Alfred Lahai Brownell

When: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Oil Palm, Land Grabbing, Climate Induced Migration and Xenophobia. The ubiquitous Oil Palm: The the oil palm industry devastated forest and endangered species, and has greatly impacted the well-being of indigenous people across the globe. Its production accounts for about 9 percent of all tropical forest emission. This presentation will be an informative discussion about the underlying devastation of climate change in the Oil Palm industry and the impact on the environment.

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Extinction Rebellion: disrupt business as usual at the Seaport district

When: Friday, September 27, 2019, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Dewey Square • near South Station • Boston

Our planet is facing climate, ecological, and societal collapse because of human behavior. We continue to burn oil, coal, & natural gas, and destroy and pollute natural habitats. Together, we must rise up to create a just and livable future for all life on earth. We cannot sit back any longer and hope that someone will save us. We must stand together and demand that our governments tell the truth about the climate emergency and act now.

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Declare a Climate Emergency: Rise Up for a Livable Future

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library - Central Square • 45 Pearl Street • Cambridge

Declare a Climate Emergency

Rise-up for a Livable Future:  Peace - Climate - Justice: Featuring organizers from the Sunrise Movement, Extinction Rebellion, Biodiversity for a Livable Planet and Massachusetts Peace Action 

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Protest to Protect the Amazon!

When: Thursday, August 29, 2019, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: Brazilian Consulte • 175 Purchase St. • Boston

The Amazon has raging wildfires at a scale that they can be seen from space! Since the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, took office this year there has been a 39% increase in deforesting the Amazon over 2018. More than 1,300 square miles were cut in the first 7 months of his term. That's the size of Rhode Island! And it puts him on pace to deforest an area larger than the whole of Massachusetts.

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Join the Boston Climate Strike! Help Declare a Climate Emergency!

When: Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Boston City Hall Plaza • march to state house • Boston

On September 20th, 2019, millions of people will strike around the world to demand action on the climate crisis. Join thousands in Boston at City Hall Plaza as we kick off a week of climate actions! This event is youth led and community supported.

#StrikeWithUs #StrikeWithUsBoston #ClimateStrike #ClimateStrikeMA

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Webinar: Climate Solutions from the Bottom Up

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: online • Boston

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