Jun
24
9:00am 9:00am

BLM Cambridge Symposium

BLM Cambridge Symposium
with Special Guests Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Elle Hearns 

(www.blmsymposium.com)

BLM Cambridge is hosting a day-long symposium focused on achieving racial justice and social equity in the Metro-North, and beyond. Keynote speakers include BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, and Executive director of the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, Elle Hearns. Also featuring Future (Janaya Khan) and DiDi Delgado. Join us as we envision and work towards creating a lasting and equitable future!

Tentative Schedule: 

  • MORNING BLOCK
  • 9am Breakfast | Meet & Greet | Art Gallery
  • 930pm Welcome | Community Agreements 
  • 10am Grounding Exercise | BLM Cambridge Overview | Speaker: DiDi Delgado
  • 11am Affinity Panels: Black, Latinx, API/non-Black POC, white
  • 12pm Keynote Speaker: Patrisse Khan-Cullors
  • 1pm Lunch
  • EVENING BLOCK
  • 2pm Discussion - Organizing in the Metro-North: Strengths and Opportunities For Growth
  • 3pm Keynote Speaker: Future (Janaya Khan) of BLM Canada/Toronto
  • 3:45pm Breakout Sessions: Artist Workshop | White People Challenging Racism (WPCR) | Direct Action Workshop | Resources & Creative Financing Workshop | Self Care 202
  • 4:30pm Intersectional Panels: Youth & Activism | Food Justice | Queer and Trans Liberation
  • 5pm Keynote Speaker: Elle Hearns - Executive director, Marsha P. Johnson Institute
  • 6pm Dinner
  • 7:15pm Representative Panel (Report Backs)
  • 7:45 Closing Out
  • 11pm AFTER PARTY (Off-Site) TBD  

$75 - All Day Admission/Sponsorship
$50 - Half Day (Morning OR Evening) Admission ONLY

Note: We encourage QT/POC and those with financial constraints to contact the organizers at blmcambridge@gmail.com for sliding scale accommodations.

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Jun
11
to Jun 12

Sisterhood is Powerful!

*Black cis and trans Women only*

Hey ladies,
Over wine, chocolate and tapas, we will be revisiting Black feminist history and discuss where we go from here. There will be childcare provided.

LOCATION: TBA

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Jun
4
5:00pm 5:00pm

BLM Cambridge Haiti Initiative

BLM Cambridge remains steadfast in supporting Black lives everywhere, especially in Haiti. Cambridge has long been the home of many displaced Haitians. Haitians back home suffer political instability, violent economic conditions, and devastating environmental disasters. Following the crippling Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, BLM Cambridge partnered with a number of organizations (Kouraj, Vertiver, and Kolectif Kay Kok- Sakage) in Haiti to send aid to grassroots organizations. The efforts of BLM Cambridge reached folks in Les Cayes, Arniquet, Ile la Vache, Chantal, Torbeck and Port Salut. Recently, the region was hit with a series of flash floods that have left six people dead and many homes damaged. BLM Cambridge is committing to support those communities long term by supplying resources to repair damaged homes, install solar posts, and provide water purifiers for as many communities as possible.

In order to raise more specific funds for our Haiti Initiative, we are encouraging guests to donate more to specific items -- LED lamps, solar panels, water filters, etc.

Please make checks payable to: Black Lives Matter Cambridge | Attn: E. Rucker | 45 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge, MA 02138 http://bit.ly/BLMSummer

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May
27
10:00am10:00am

Books and Breakfast

 

An inter-generational, multi-racial and black affirming space for love, political education and breaking bread together. Bring the whole family, develop community with one another. Take a book home and come back with your story. Want to order a book online for Books and Breakfast? See our listing of direly needed books: Amazon Book Wish List.

We’re also taking black and/or political books, food and clothing donations: Please drop off at The Democracy Center 45 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge, MA 02138.


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May
21
to May 23

Tef Poe Live @ Harvard

https://www.facebook.com/events/127601877789093/

Tef Poe will be performing the "Black Julian" album LIVE via the Harvard Ed Portal. Local poets and emcees will be joining the bill along with a few special guests!! RSVP online via http://edportal.harvard.edu/event/tef-poe-presents-black-julian-live

This is a free show but you MUST RSVP. 

See you soon! #BlackJulian


Tef built his reputation as a battle rapper in St. Louis and has continued to grow and expand his vision to a broader spectrum. Always having penchant for politics and social justice – the subject matter easily found itself laced throughout his music. However, Tef Poe does not consider himself a “conscious rapper”. Humans are complex and multidimensional. His music is a reflection of that same human experience. This holistic approach has resulted in a healthy catalog of well received projects.

Tef has had the pleasure of working with the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Common, I-20, Killer Mike, Royce Da 5'9, and Big Boi. As an independent artist, Tef Poe has successfully broken through internet, radio, and television. Poe has been mentioned in major media outlets such as MSNBC, BET, Noisey, The Source, XXL, Washington Post, New York Times, The Smoking Section, and HipHopDX.com. Tef Poe is also The Source's Unsigned Hype (2012), retired Champion from BET's 106th & Park Freestyle Friday competition (2013)... and even has his own day (August 6th) in the City of Pinelawn, Missouri.

Tef Poe continues to forge his own path as an independent artist... traveling, performing, writing for the Riverfront Times, and actively organizing/fighting for human rights with groups such as Amnesty International, Hands Up United, Organization for Black Struggle, and Justice For Reggie. Tef recorded and released a track titled “Change The World”... and that's exactly what he has set out to do.

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May
12
to May 13

National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Testimonial Dinner

The National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter is a radical legal nonprofit organization dedicated to overcoming political, social, and economic injustice.

Make reservations at the link below

http://www.nlgmass.org/2016-annual-dinner/reserve-tickets/

Tickets are $125 per person and $60 for low income. After Friday, May 5, 2017 all tickets will be $135

This year you can purchase a ticket and sponsor the event at different levels. Your name will be listed in the program.

  • $200- Rebel With-The-Cause
  • $300- Co-Conspirator
  • $400- Co-Defendant
  • $600- Conscientious Objector
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Apr
30
10:00am10:00am

Books and Breakfast

An inter-generational, multi-racial and black affirming space for love, political education and breaking bread together. Bring the whole family, develop community with one another. Take a book home and come back with your story. Want to order a book online for Books and Breakfast? See our listing of direly needed books: Amazon Book Wish List.

We’re also taking black and/or political books, food and clothing donations: Please drop off at The Democracy Center 45 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge, MA 02138.


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Nov
19
to Dec 15

Help Black Lives Matter Organizers Stand Up with Standing Rock

We are guided by the fact all Black Lives Matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or dis-beliefs, immigration status or location.

BLM Organizers and their allies/accomplices hear the call to action loud and clear from the Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota tribes to come hold the lines with them as a show of solidarity and person power.  Standing Rock needs trained organizers in civil disobedience and non-violent direct action (NVDA).

It is our primary goal to answer the call of action from the indigenous elders and women on the ground who have asked us to come and show solidarity at Standing Rock.

With this goal, we have launched a Faithify project in order to raise funds to send rotations of 10 trained organizers to Standing Rock each week for 8 weeks, starting November 22nd.

We realize that there are all sorts of fundraisers specifically for the tribes to feed and tent folks already on the ground, but we will need this funding to send groups of 15-25 individuals who are organizers and activists for “shifts”.

Please contribute to our Faithify project to help us answer the call. Additional information on how these funds will be used can be found on the project page itself.

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Sep
10
11:00am11:00am

Sankofa Black Business Pop-up Shop & Mixer

The Sankofa Black Business Pop-up Shop & Mixer will afford Boston's Young Black Professionals, and Black Students from Harvard College and Graduate Schools (Business, Dental, Divinty, Education, Graduate School of Arts and Sicences, Law, Kennedy School, School of Publich Health, School of Medicine) and beyond with the opportunity to meet one another and to learn about Black Businesses, Arts Organizations, Churches, Community Service Organizations, Job Opportunities and more across Boston. Please join us on Saturday, Septemer 10th from 11am-4pm.

This event is co-sponsored by:

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Sep
6
8:30am 8:30am

Court Support for the Cambridge 4

Come support the two remaining members of the Cambridge 4. The Cambridge 4, along with many others, stood up against the housing crisis in Cambridge. They are being charged with disorderly conduct. Please come support!

***Please donate to the BLM Cambridge bail fund via PayPal to blmcpaypal@gmail.com***

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Aug
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

Anti-racism Workshop

Pop-up Anti-Racism 102 Workshop at YWCA Cambridge from 5 - 9:30 pm. Topics to be covered include an intersectional examination of structural racism and white supremacy culture. Come prepared to participate actively and challenge your own privilege. The space will be mixed-race and we encourage people of color as well as white folks to attend. 

Registration form required for attendance. Sliding scale, $20. If you can donate more to cover someones scholarship, a donation will be much appreciated so that our programming can be made affordable.  

Community Pot Luck with be offered, please bring dinner-style dishes. 

Sign up at the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSek9bb2kTyQwa5WFX6b8mcQNoLMCxSDM2rocBLp21rfIUNBeA/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Aug
23
to Sep 23

Baton Rouge Flood Support

Since August 11th, southeastern Louisiana has experienced historic flooding that has led to profound damage to property and life. Per usual, the poor and people of color bear the brunt of this burden with minimal capital to help them get back on their feet.

Black Lives Matter Cambridge again affirms that all Black lives do matter, and we seek out justice and the welfare of Black people affected by environmental injustice and by the systemic factors that create extreme and unequal vulnerability in times of natural disaster. Although community organizers spearheading local chapters do not often have the resources to solve this kind of crisis on our own, we have nevertheless heard the call for us to act and are committed to alleviating the suffering of our family in Louisiana with what we do have.

As such, the local chapters of BLM in the Northeast Region are organizing a massive emergency drive for the victims of the flooding. From August 23rd to September 23rd, we ask folks in Cambridge and the metro Boston area to contribute their time, money, energy, and other resources in solidarity with the people of Louisiana. Urgent needs include: school supplies; baby supplies; clothing; household items; toiletries; art supplies; gas cards; (gently used) cell phones and cell phone re-load cards, along with money and Visa, Whole Food, Wal-Mart, Winn-Dixie, Race-Trac, Circle K and Exxon gift cards.  

Please bring any supplies, funds, and energy to the Democracy Center (45 Mt. Auburn Cambridge). Help us lend a helping hand to southeastern Louisiana and live into our mission of uplift and justice for all Black people.

SUPPORT: We accept PayPal and Cash for monetary donations.  Please write a note that your contribution is for Baton Rouge: BLMCPayPal@gmail.com.

Please contact Mari at BLMCCambridge@gmail.com with any questions.

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