Social Justice

Solidarity Series: History of Mutual Aid at the Workmen's Circle

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline

Have you wondered what the original founders of the Workmen's Circle meant by mutual aid? Do you want to learn more about the ways that mutual aid has been practiced in the WC throughout its history? We will gather for the first session in the new multigenerational, young adult-led "Solidarity Series" to hear from Boston Workmen's Circle members about some of the history we have to build on as we struggle to create new forms of mutual aid that are relevant to our lives and our community.

US Labor Post-WWII: From Reds Under the Bed to the War on Public Sector Workers

Taught by Bob Forrant, Prof. of History, UMass Lowell, and Chair of the Bread & Roses Heritage Festival Committee.

Three sessions on Sundays: October 14 and 21, and November 18, from 10:45am-12:15pm. Locations are:

An Evening with OneVoice

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St, Brookline

Join us for an interactive program featuring speakers from OneVoice.

Cookie Party for Temp Workers Rights!

Chelsea Collaborative, 318 Broadway, Chelsea

The Temp Workers Right to Know Bill is gaining some real momentum, and we have a really good chance of passing it THIS SESSION!

Let the Sunshine in: Lobby Day for Temp. Workers Right-to-Know Bill

At the State House

Join the Acting for Economic Justice Committee to celebrate the first day of summer, June 20, with

The People Demand Social Justice

384 Harvard St., Congregation Kehillath Israel, Brookline

Last summer’s demonstrations represented a great awakening among middle class Israelis, particularly young people, who poured into the streets by the hundreds of thousands to demand social justice.   The key issues addressed by the protesters include affordable housing; rising water, gas and food prices; difficulty in earning a living wage; access to education; and labor rights.  Stav and other protest leaders are gearing up for a revival of last summer’s demonstrations starting in early June.  Hear from Stav about the movement she helped create, about the pr

BOSTON Book Release! Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue: A History of New Jewish Agenda

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St, Brookline

Please join us for the book launch of this people's history of New Jewish Agenda which will include brief readings from the book, some words from former NJA-members, and refreshments! Books and Celebrate People's History posters will be available for purchase.

Zionism and American Jewish Identity: A Report on Last Week's "Hot Topics" Event

“Israel occupies a place deep in our kishkes”. This is how Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld introduced last week’s “Hot Topics” panel. No matter where we fall on the political spectrum, American Jews are pulled from somewhere deep inside of ourselves to talk about Israel/Palestine. We need to talk about it.  And we need safe spaces, where Jews from across the political spectrum can dialogue, question, grow and challenge each other and where a range of opinion as well as dissent from the mainstream are not only tolerated but welcomed.   Last week’s panel discussion “Zionism and Israel: How they Inform American Jewish Identity Today,” featuring a panel of three area rabbis – Brian Walt, Barbara Penzner, and David Starr – aimed to provide such a space.

Acting for Economic Justice (AFEJ) Meeting

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St, Brookline

The Acting for Economic Justice Committee organizes our membership to support local labor and immigrant struggles and coordinates our participation in the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO).   

RSVP to committee co-chair, Tolle Graham at tolle.graham@masscosh.org
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