“The Workmen's Circle is my Jewish community because it allows me to express all the different aspects of my Jewish identity in one place. It’s where I act for change while being part of a larger, inter-generational community.”
Racial and Economic Justice
Our Acting for Racial and Economic Justice Committee (AFREJ) is currently engaging with low-wage worker campaigns, including RaiseUpMA, and with the Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers.
Domestic Workers' Rights
AFEJ has supported the campaign to win important rights for Domestic Workers this past year with the passage of a State Bill this past summer. We are excited to continue that work with an upcoming event and action.
In October 2014, the Brazilian Immigrant Center and the Boston Workmen's Circle Acting for Economic Justice Commitee are pleased to host the photo exhibition:
"Domestic Workers: The Invisible Wheels That Empower Our Economy"
A Photo Exhibition by Mario Quiroz
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AFEJ has also submitted a Town of Brookline Resolution to encourage greater community awareness and education about Domestic Workers rights which will go before Town Meeting in mid-November. For more information contact Tolle Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite you to get involved! Email Tolle Graham at email@example.com.
The Acting for Economic Justice Committee (AFEJ) organizes our membership to support local labor and immigrant struggles and coordinates our participation in the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO). Our labor and immigrant solidarity work honors the history of the Workmen’s Circle, once known as the “Red Cross of Labor.” The committee gained momentum in response to the 2008 economic crisis, and continues to respond to today’s unstable and unjust economic challenges.