Social Justice

Susan Rosenberg Presents Her Prison Memoir, An American Radical: Political Prisoner in My Own Country

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St, Brookline

Susan Rosenberg recounts her journey from the impassioned idealism of the 1960s to life as a political prisoner in her own country. Chronicling the complexity of racial politics, religious expression, and sexual identity, Rosenberg navigates the challenges of being a lesbian and a Jew in prison while reflecting on America’s turbulent coming-of-age over the past half century.

Stories from the Egyptian Revolution

Our Jewish Muslim Relations Committee invites you to join us for a program about last year's Egyptian Revolution. Yusufi Vali and Alaa Eldamaty, community organizers with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, spent two weeks in Egypt within a month of the January Revolution. They met with over fifty Egyptian activists and leaders and heard first-hand stories of what unfolded day by day on Tahrir Square, what motivated the activists and what sustained them.

Occupy Ḥanukkah

TBD - Stay Tuned!

Camp or no camp, we will continue to fight for the 99% and commemorate a holiday which celebrates survival under siege, living on limited resources, and bringing light into a dark world

Rosie's Place Volunteer Day with Muslims Against Hunger

The Workmen's Circle's Jewish Muslim Relations Committee is partnering with Muslim's Against Hunger to help staff their volunteer initiative at Rosie's Place Soup Kitchen on the third Sunday of each month.  This interfaith effort pairs Jews and Muslims to help prep, serve and clean up a meal.  The next volunteer day is Sunday, December 18, 10am-1:30 pm.  Volunteers must be 13 years+.  Only a limited number of volunteer spaces are available each month.

Acting for Economic Justice (AFEJ) Meeting

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). . At the December meeting, the committee will also discuss its recent efforts to support the Occupy Movement.  
 
RSVP to committee co-chair, Tolle Graham

Parent Circle: Occupy the Holidays

55 Naples Rd, Brookline

Please join the Parent Circle conversation about progressive Jewish values, multi-cultural holiday celebrations, materialism, and the 99%. This is a challenging time of year to confront the dominant consumer-defined culture, especially for non-traditional families. We're planning a lively discussion and look forward to as much participation as possible as we support each other in this engaging forum / general assembly. 

Shule Protest Against Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's, 748 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

1:15pm: Meet at the Morse School playground on the corner of Granite and Magazine Streets.

A bus for Shule families will leave the Workmen's Circle at 12:45pm.  Each family is asked to contribute $5-10 to help cover the cost of the bus. Please pack a bagged lunch too.

Bringing It Home Public Health Conference

Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, 100 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury

Across from the Roxbury Crossing T Station (Orange Line)

Legislative Action

The State House

Join the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization for an afternoon of lobbying in support of health care cost control.  The Governor has introduced "payment reform" legislation meant to improve quality of care and reign in high prices. The Massachusetts House and Senate are expected to follow soon -- perhaps as soon as this fall to early winter -- with their own bills.  GBIO, working in partnership with Healthcare for All, wants to ensure our voice -- that of consumers and patients is heard in the crafting, negotiating and passing of this legislation.

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