Social Justice

12th Annual Labor Seder with the New England Jewish Labor Committee

IBEW 103, 256 Freeport Street, Boston, MA 02122

Co-Sponsors: Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, Boston Workmen's Circle, JCRC of Greater Boston, Moishe Kavod House, Unite Here, Local 26, IBEW 103

Youth Jobs Rally and March to the State House

Tremont Temple Baptist Church, 88 Tremont St, Boston (near Park St. T)

Join the Acting for Economic Justice Committee, teens, community members and elected officials at a rally for youth jobs funding!  More information here.

Strike! Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Bread & Roses

“Short pay, all out!” That was the rallying cry of Lawrence textile workers in 1912. We celebrate the history of the strike and honor today's ongoing labor struggles with a series of spring events.

Trader Joe's action CANCELLED - TJ's settles

 
Yesterday, Trader Joe's and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers announced that Trader Joe's had signed on to the CIW's Fair Food Agreement. This is a powerful statement for justice from the food industry!

As We Come Marching

Boston Teachers Union, 180 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester

 

Sold out! Overflow tickets available at the door only.

Boston Teachers Union is near the UMass Boston stop on the Red Line, the Coumbia Road/UMass Boston exit from I-93, and the Bayside Expo Center. There is plenty of off-street parking. Please click here for detailed directions.

GBIO's 2012 Delegate Assembly

Boston Missionary Baptist Church, 336 Dudley St, Boston, MA 02119

Join the Workmen's Circle's delegation to the 2012 assembly of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization. Discuss plans for GBIO's current campaigns, including Health Care Cost Containment, Youth Jobs, Small and Local Jobs, and the Dearborn Middle School.  We will also welcome GBIO's new President-elect, Rev. Burns Stanfield of 4th Presbyterian Church.

RSVP to Steve Vogel at strongvog@rcn.com

Parent Circle: Bread and Roses

55 Naples Rd, Brookline

Parent Circles are an important opportunity for parents to get to know each other and discuss topics relevant to the Shule curriculum. On January 22, we will be discussing the 100th Anniversary of the Bread and Roses Strike in Lawrence, MA and the upcoming Workmen's Circle commemoration on April 29. Drop your kids at shule and then join the parent community for coffee, bagels, schmoozing and some stimulating discussion.

Teens Celebrate Dr. King

On Martin Luther King Day, Teens Acting for Social Change (TASC) joined over 100 teens from a dozen different communities to celebrate King’s legacy, build relationships with each other, and prepare for taking action in the coming year – not next year or in ten years – but now. 

Jewish-Muslim Relations Committee Meeting

Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St, Brookline

 

Contact Myrna at myrnagreenfield@gmail.com.

A Yam on the Seder Plate: a Conversation about Vegetarianism, Animal Rights, and our Community

69 Naples Rd, Brookline, MA

Join us for a discussion about the relationship between the food on our plate and progressive Jewish values like social justice, ecological sustainability, and compassion.  Presentation by WC members and Shule parents, Clayton Cheever and John Sanbonmatsu.

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