A calendar of protests, discussions and other events that aim to improve the world.
Updated Dec. 7. To submit events to the list, email details and links to Weloveyoursubmissions At Gmail. Note: Event times and places sometimes change. Please follow the links to confirm details. Also we are unable to vet all of these events. And some trolls have been announcing fake events. Be careful.
Monday, Nov. 28
5:30 p.m. “Creatives Coming Together: a post-election conversation.” Aims to “bring together the creative community of Boston to provide a space for reflection, discussion, and action steps.” At First Church of Roxbury.
5:45 p.m. Showing Up For Racial Justice Boston Monthly Chapter Meeting. At Arlington Street Church in Boston.
6:30 p.m. Solidarity Network General Meeting. “Second gathering of the InterTribal Solidarity Network (formerly Native American Solidarity Network).” At North American Indian Center of Boston in Jamaica Plain.
7 p.m. “Beyond Pocahontas: Rewriting Narratives of Indigenous Womanhood.” Indigenous Smith Students and Allies (ISSA) hosts a panel on Indigenous womanhood, “focusing specifically on Indigenous feminisms and deconstructing the hyper-sexualized lens through which Indigenous women have been viewed for centuries.” At Neilson Library in Northampton, Mass.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
6 a.m. Fight for $15 Boston National Day of Action. Fight for $15 plans a 6 a.m. fast-food action in Cambridge’s Central Square, an 11:30 a.m. rally at Logan Airport, and “a major legislative announcement” at the State House in Boston at 1:30 p.m.
Noon. “International Day of Solidarity with Palestine.” The Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine and United for Justice with Peace invite them to this “stand out” at the Downtown Crossing MBTA station in Boston.
2 p.m. “2016 Gold Star Families Tree Dedication & Holiday Reception.” The tree at the Massachusetts State House “pays tribute to all Massachusetts Service Members who gave their lives in service to our Nation and the families who carry their legacy forward. Photos and messages from loved ones will be displayed on the tree.” Santa Claus will visit. A holiday reception follows the dedication.
5 p.m. “Ally Skills Workshop: Combating Sexism and Transphobia.” Free training to “helping people recognize sexist or transphobic patterns, develop language to call out casual sexism and transphobia, and respond to uncomfortable situations.” At Jackson Mann Community Center, 500 Cambridge St., Allston, Boston.
6:30 p.m. “Trump vs. Justice for Palestine.” Jewish Voice for Peace Boston meets to “discuss the post-election future of Jewish community organizing for Palestinian rights.” At the Democracy Center in Cambridge.
Wednesday, Nov. 30
2 p.m. Originally scheduled date for the reception for “State of the Union,” the politically-themed art exhibit at Salem State University that the school shut down over concerns that some works in the exhibit were offensive to some people. Unclear if this reception is still happening.
4 p.m. “Protest Stephen Bannon & Trump Advisors at Harvard.” A protest against the Trump advisors’ talk at Harvard’s Kennedy School in Cambridge.
6 p.m. “APIs for Black Lives Direct Action/Support Meeting.” A meeting to discuss “direct action and support for black-led racial justice organizations in the Boston area.” At Asian American Resource Workshop, 42 Charles St., Dorchester.
6 p.m. “Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet.” Megan Epler Wood, director of Harvard’s International Sustainable Tourism Initiative and author of “Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet,” will discuss “reforms required to lower tourism’s impacts and protect the health of local populations, ecosystems, cultures, and monuments worldwide.” At Harvard’s Museum of Natural History in Cambridge. Free.
6 p.m. “Stand with Standing Rock – Providence Musicians and Yogis Unite.” An evening of “sound, yoga, dance and community” to support the pipeline protest. At Alchemy in Providence.
6 p.m. “Activists nurture night: a salon for organizers.” MassMovement (formerly the Boston For Bernie community) hosts a weekly gathering “where we build friendship while seeding and nurturing and developing the Boston area activist ecosystem.” At 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange Center in Boston.
6:30 p.m. “What’s next for reproductive freedom in RI?” Planned Parenthood Votes Rhode Island hosts this meeting to prepare to “fight here in Rhode Island for laws to protect reproductive rights, no matter what happens in DC.” At Providence Career Center in Rhode Island.
6:30 p.m. “Roslindale Is for Everyone! Neighbor Meeting.” A community meeting to “protect ourselves and our neighbors from harmful federal policies and combat racism, sexism, homo/transphobia, Islamophobia.” At Roslindale Congregational Church.
7 p.m. “BAGLY World AIDS Day Events.” The Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth meets to hear “stories of People living with HIV and all come together and clear up the misconceptions of the reality of HIV.” At BAGLY, 14 Beacon St., Boston.
7:30 p.m. “Somerville Sanctuary City.” Somerville Democratic City Committee meets with Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone “to discuss Somerville’s status as a Sanctuary City in light of the recent presidential elections.” At Somerville High School Auditorium.
7:30 p.m. “Burren Annual Benefit For Somerville Homeless Coalition.” A night of music to support the coalition. At the Burren in Somerville.
11 p.m. “25th Medicine Wheel Vigil,” a day-long event to honor those affected by HIV/AIDS. Begins with procession from Boston City Hall to the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama, for a 24-hour vigil where more than “250 visual artists and 100 perfoming artists making artistic offerings.”
Thursday, Dec. 1
8:30 a.m. “South Shore Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Symposium.” The North and South Rivers Watershed Association and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s South Shore Coalition offer a day-long “an overview of potential climate change and sea level rise impacts on the South Shore, tools and funding options available to communities, and case studies of successful strategies used at the local level to address these issues.” At Cushing Memorial Hall in Norwell.
Noon. “Rhode Island World AIDS Day State House Event.” Organized by the Rhode Island HIV and STI Prevention Coalition. At the Rhode Island State House in Providence.
5:30 p.m. “Vigil in Support of Black Lives Matter.” “Come stand with others to Denounce the Ongoing Murders of Black Men, Women and Children.” At First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, Boston.
6 p.m. “Cambridge Brainstorming: Trump, 2018, 2020 and Beyond.” Meeting to “plan to move forward as a progressive community.” At Cambridge Community Center.
6 p.m. “World AIDS Day 2016.” Getting To Zero Coalition of Massachusetts launches its “Getting to Zero Blueprint,” a “comprehensive plan to eliminate new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths, and stigma.” At Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston.
7 p.m. “Vision for Black Lives: Political Power.” One of a series of workshops discussing the policy platform released by The Movement For Black Lives in August. Hosted by The Democracy Center, Black Lives Matter Cambridge, Anti-Racism Collaborative, Knapsack Anti-Racists, Make GE Pay and SEIU 32BJ. At Democracy Center in Cambridge.
7 p.m. “Wellesley’s Changing Wildlife Lecture.” The Wellesley Conservation Council hosts a talk by Peter Alden, lead author of “The National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England,” about how global warming and other forces are affecting local wildlife. At the Wellesley Free Library.
Friday, Dec. 2
Noon. “Supply Drive for Standing Rock.” The Tufts University LGBT Center in Medford collects supplies.
5 p.m. “Artists, Environmentalists, Activists: 10 Years of UPP Arts.” Opening reception for an exhibit at Providence City Hall looking at the history and future of Urban Pond Procession, which “has worked to engage artists and communities in public art-making that celebrates and builds stewardship of our shared environment.” The exhibit continues through Feb. 12, 2017.
5 p.m. “Gender-Sensitive Leadership.” The second annual Conference on Gender & International Affairs on Gender-Sensitive Leadership: Putting Theory into Practice. Continues on Dec. 3. At Tufts University’s Fletcher School in Medford. Free.
7 p.m. “Unite Against Trump Agenda: Building United Front in Boston Area.” The Answer Coalition meets to plan ways to build “a movement and building power in our communities to defend those who have been targeted and shifting resources to serve the needs of poor and working people.” At Encuentro5 in Boston.
8 p.m. “The Vermin Supreme Winter Showcase.” Perennial parody presidential candidate Vermin Supreme “invites you to a night of comedy, spoken word, art, and music.” At Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery in Cambridge.
Saturday, Dec. 3
9 a.m. “The Next Four Years: Building Our Movements in Dangerous Times.” All-day conference hosted by Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund, American Friends Service Committee, and Progressive Democrats of America. At Simmons College’s Paresky Center in Boston.
10 a.m. “Solidarity Pins Event.” Witch City Ink Tattoos in Salem, Mass., tattoos safety pin symbols onto people for charity.
10 a.m. “Salsa Shutdown.” To support immigrant rights, Movimiento Cosecha Boston hosts “the largest salsa party action that Boston has seen” near the Park Street MBTA station entrance at Boston Common and then heads “to Primemark. We are shutting down Downtown Crossing.”
10 a.m. Boston Feminists for Liberation hold a public business meeting at the Somerville Public Library. Note: This is “a women-only group.”
10:30 a.m. “Haley House 50th Anniversary Forum.” The longtime community center, bakery and job-services nonprofit hosts a day-long event with panels addressing food access, health, community, activism, housing, homelessness and mass incarceration. At the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Roxbury, Boston.
11 a.m. “Wheatpaste Workshop w/ Pigeon.” Work with the artist who’s “Mainer” street art murals address the diversity of the state’s residents. At Dreamship Community in Portland, Maine.
11 a.m. “America’s Hometown for Everyone.” A peaceful assembly to say: “We stand with all of our neighbors of all races, creeds and orientations.” At Brewster Gardens, Plymouth.
Noon. “Supply Drive for Standing Rock from Boston.” The North American Indian Center of Boston collects supplies.
1 p.m. “Invitación Urgente Asista a la Asamblea de Miembros de Centro P.” Centro Presente discusses the outcome of the election and how it affects the immigrant community. At East Boston branch of the Boston Public Library.
2 p.m. “They can’t interrupt us this time” rally. Women and girls are invited to “Scream your hearts out. Scream out your frustrations with the election. Scream to feel an ounce of freedom.” At Boston Common at Park Street.
3 p.m. “Resistioke! Singalong for English for New Bostonians.” Live-band, group karaoke “with a twist: We’ll be singing pop tunes that respond to our politically divisive times.” Also to raise money for English For New Bostonians. At Loring-Greenough House, Boston.
3 p.m. “Seeds of Solidarity for Venezuela Project.” The US-Venezuela Solidarity Committee presents talks on a project to “provide seeds to co-operatives and small organic farms.” At Encuentro5 in Boston.
4 p.m. “Vision for Black Lives: Invest-Divest.” One of a series of workshops discussing the policy platform released by The Movement For Black Lives in August. Hosted by The Democracy Center, Black Lives Matter Cambridge, Anti-Racism Collaborative, Knapsack Anti-Racists, Make GE Pay and SEIU 32BJ. At The Humanist Hub in Cambridge.
5 p.m. “Our Revolution Cambridge: Action Planning and Get-Together.” Our Revolution meets to plan “positive change.” At Democracy Center, Cambridge.
5 p.m. “Unity Vigil” at Melrose Common in Massachusetts. Eyes on Refugees hosts this event to symbolize “hope, love for each other and continuing to embrace our individual beauty, and cultural diversity.”
6 p.m. “Art Auction Benefit For Standing Rock.” Boston’s Distillery Gallery hosts an art auction “benefitting the frontline, indigenous led resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.” An after party event will be hosted at Firebrand Saints.
7 p.m. “Playing For The Planet: World Music Against Climate Change.” Benefit for 350MA.org featuring klezmer, Greek, Hindustani (North Indian) and gospel music. At Community Church of Boston.
7 p.m. “Killer Drones: Our government’s assassination program.” Newton Dialogues on Peace and War and United for Justice with Peace host a video screening and discussion of an anti-drone campaign. At Elliott Church of Newton.
Sunday, Dec. 4
10 a.m. “Haley House 50th Anniversary Gathering and Reflection.” The longtime community center, bakery and job-services nonprofit hosts a light breakfast at Dudley Dough in Boston, followed by a program and reflection led by former members of the Haley House Live-In Community, Rev. Christine Hribar and Lama Rod Owens.
Noon. “Emergency Meeting: HIV/Homeless Crisis.” A “Boston Homeless Solidarity Meeting” for homeless people living with HIV/AIDS and supporters “to organize for housing opportunities.” At Encuentro5, Boston.
2:30 p.m. “IfNotNow Boston Hive Meeting: Join the #JewishResistance.” Orientation and strategy planning meeting. At Arlington Street Church-Unitarian Universalist, Boston.
3 p.m. “In Our Care: Creating Community Protection.” Matahari Women Workers’ Center in Boston hosts a forum and workshop to “build relationships across the lines of immigration status, religions, race, and class … and create models of safety as a means to resist division.”
3 p.m. “Sacred Conversations on Race.” Discussion on how “people of faith are called to do the important work of racial reconciliation and deep listening.” At Church of Our Savior in Milton.
4 p.m. “SingJustice- Singing for Diversity, Equality, Social Justice.” Families from Jamaica Plain and local Latin band Afrika Gente perform music from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Spain, and America. “To detox from the political climate and reground ourselves in our community’s core values of celebrating Diversity, striving for Compassion, Equality, and Social Justice.” At St. John’s Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston.
4 p.m. “Love Trumps Hate Protest: Donations go to Refugee Organization.” At City Hall in Manchester, New Hampshire.
6 p.m. “Coming Out Stories: Where We Were Then/Where We.” Writing workshop on “our initial ‘coming out’ and … our lives today.” At Spontaneous Celebrations, Boston.
8 p.m. “More Than This.” “A community of survivors dedicated to taking healing into their own hands” host an “open conversation addressing the problem of domestic and sexual violence in our community.” At the Democracy Center in Cambridge.
Monday, Dec. 5
Noon. “Petition Delivery: Reed and Whitehouse, Stand Strong!” To deliver, in person, petitions calling Rhode Island Senator Reed and Senator Whitehouse to oppose “Trump’s bigotry and corruption” and “stand strong for our values and communities.” Meets at Providence’s Burnside Park then walks to the U.S. senators’ offices.
Noon. “Midwives for Peace & Justice organizing meeting.” The group meets to “promote social equity, improve health outcomes, and to ensure a peaceful world for all.” At Panera Bread in Cambridge.
12:30 p.m. “UMASS Boston Day of Action Against Trump.” Midday rally in solidarity with city-wide day of action, including city-wide student walkouts. At UMass Boston’s Campus Center.
1 p.m. “Boston Student Walk-Out Against Trump.” City-wide student walk-out begins with students leaving schools around 1 p.m. Followed by 2 p.m. rally on Boston Common at the “white gazebo,” 3 p.m. rally at the Massachusetts State House, and 4 p.m. rally at Boston City Hall.
5:30 p.m. “Body Positive (FREE) Photoshoot.” UMass Boston Women’s Center hosts the photoshoot to create an exhibit. “Take this time to express yourself however you feel. This will be an environment free of shame in any form.”
6:30 p.m. “What Do Human Rights Mean to You? A Community Conversation.” The Human Rights Committee of Beverly, Massachusetts, hosts this discussion at Beverly Public Library.
Tuesday, Dec. 6
5:30 p.m. Salem’s No Place for Hate Committee meets at the municipal offices at 120 Washington St., Salem, Mass.
6 p.m. “Save the Bay Circuit Trail!” Supporters of the open-space trail and greenway are attending a Lowell City Council meeting to oppose a “property re-zoning that,” they say, “could essentially kill the completion of the trail.”
7 p.m. “Somerville Climate Activist Meet-up & Holiday Party.” Fossil Free Somerville and Somerville Climate Action “welcome the holiday season, celebrate the victories of the climate movement, and reflect on the work that needs to be done in an uncertain future.” At the Somerville Armory cafe.
Wednesday, Dec. 7
8 a.m. “SanctuaryCampusNU Walkout.” Calling on Northeastern administration to declare itself a “sanctuary center of higher education” that protects “members of the Northeastern community from deportation, investigation, and other forms of immigration enforcement.” At Northeastern University, Boston.
5:30 p.m. “Build Up Sanctuary in Boston.” The Boston New Sanctuary Movement meets to “devise an action plan for our faith response … to resist deportations and offer sanctuary to those who request it.” At Boston Friends House.
5:30 p.m. “StreetTalk 10-in-1.” Ten short presentations on how to improve transportation and “our streets.” At Old South Meeting House in Boston.
6 p.m. “Real Talk: Environmental Racism & Gentrification.” Latinx Action Group and College Democrats of MA in collaboration with the Latin American Student Organization host workshop on how gentrification and environmental racism overlap. At Latino/a Student Cultural Center at Northeastern University, Boston.
6 p.m. Bikes Not Bombs hosts its “End of Year Celebration.” At Doyle’s Café, Jamaica Plain, Boston.
6 p.m. “Al Raboteau: Forgiveness and the African American Church.” The Princeton professor “examines this tradition’s legacy of forgiving grievous wrong and events such as Martin Luther King Jr.’s response to the Birmingham church bombing, to cast light on this tumultuous moment in our nation’s history and on the political meaning of love.” At Boston University’s Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, Boston.
6 p.m. “Green Line Extension (and Community Path) Public Meeting.” At Somerville High School.
6:30 p.m. “Showing Up For Racial Justice Boston Connect.” To “share our stories, understand opportunities for acting for racial justice locally, and help each other identify our individual next steps.” At Arlington Street Church, Boston.
6:30 p.m. U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera speaks about “Sharing Stories in Diverse Communities.” At Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
6:30 p.m. “OurRevolution: Let’s Get Organized.” Planning Meeting. At Morency Manor Community Room, Salem, Mass.
6:45 p.m. “Next Steps: In Solidarity with Standing Rock.” People from churches across the area meet to “prayerfully discern how to continue deepening our support.” At Grace Episcopal Church, Medford.
7 p.m. “United Against Trump: Follow Up Meeting.” A meeting to plan next steps after Monday’s Boston march against Trump. At Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.
7 p.m. “Young Friends of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts Bash.” At Once in Somerville.
Thursday, Dec. 8
7:30 a.m. “Massachusetts Conference for Women 2016.” At Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
12:30 p.m. “Global Justice Goes Local: The Emergence of Human Rights Citites.” Conference through Dec. 9 at Northeastern University’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy in Boston.
4 p.m. “Reconvening BostonWarm.” Update from faith leaders who came together to support homeless people after the City of Boston closed shelters on Long Island in 2014. At Old South Church, Boston.
4:30 p.m. “Human Rights Day: Ramona Africa (MOVE)/Standing Rock Report Back.” Documentary screening followed by talks by Ramona Africa of Philadelphia’s MOVE from Philadelphia and “members of our community who recently journeyed to Standing Rock who will share back on their experience and how we can support the NoDAPL fight.” At the City School, Dorchester, Boston.
5 p.m. “Askwith Forums: What is a Good Citizen & How Do You Create One?” Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge hosts this discussion about how civic education can address “diversity, marginalized groups, divided parties, digital democracy, and the pressures for more global perspectives.”
6 p.m. “Be Hope: Healing as a Community.” Workshop for survivors and others “affected by the amount of sexual violence in the media coverage during the election.” At Family Justice Center, Boston.
6 p.m. “Beyond the Vote, Where do we stand now? What are the next steps?” MOVE (Making Opportunities Visualizing Empowerment) hosts this community forum at Boston Public Library’s Hyde Park Branch.
6:30 p.m. “Stand Up: Women You Should Know.” A Gertrude’s Artists Salon conversation with local artists Silvi Naçi and Dell M. Hamilton about “photography, performance and persona in relationship to identity, class and gender roles in contemporary art.” At the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery.
7 p.m. “Vision for Black Lives: Community Control.” One of a series of workshops discussing the policy platform released by The Movement For Black Lives in August. Hosted by The Democracy Center, Black Lives Matter Cambridge, Anti-Racism Collaborative, Knapsack Anti-Racists, Make GE Pay and SEIU 32BJ. At Democracy Center, Cambridge.
7:15 p.m. “Renewables for All in Boston campaign launch.” Presentations about “expanding access to renewable power for every household in Boston.” At First Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston.
8 p.m. Downtown Boys, the political punk band from Providence, perform at the Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge.
Friday, Dec. 9
Noon. “7th Annual Women’s Center Symposium on Gender and Culture.” At Tufts University’s Sophia Gordon Hall, Somerville.
4 p.m. “Protect our White House – from racism, sexism, bigotry, and hate.” Candelight rally to present President-Elect Donald Trump’s appointments. At Massachusetts State House, Boston.
5:30 p.m. “Artists for Democracy meeting.” To plan “progressive public participatory political art of all kinds in the Boston area.” At Encuentro5, Boston.
7 p.m. “’Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future’ Book Signing.” David Grinspoon talks about his new book at Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge.
7:15 p.m. “We Dance for Haiti!” Dance Fitness with Nicole D hosts this event “to raise funds towards their efforts to rebuild, help slow the outbreak of cholera and prepare for colder months” for those affected by Hurricane Matthew. At Thomas Menino YMCA in Boston.
Saturday, Dec. 10
9:30 a.m. “American Perspectives: 2016 Election Community Conversation.” “A non-partisan, civil and constructive community conversation on the 2016 Election.”At Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell.
10 a.m. “Conciousness Raising: Women’s Labor in the Home.” Boston Feminists for Liberation host this discussion of “unpaid domestic and emotional labour that women are required to perform.” At Cambridge Women’s Center in Cambridge.
10 a.m. “Entrenamiento masivo regional del noreste / Northeast regional mass training.” Movimiento Cosecha hosts mass regional trainings to support its boycott in support of rights for undocumented workers. In Boston.
10 a.m. “Reviving Federal Investment in Public Transit.” A forum featuring
former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis; Fred Salvucci, former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation; and others. At MIT Stata Center, Cambridge.
11 a.m. “Resisting Surveillance: Community Preparedness in Post-Obama USA.” A community forum to “share and process concerns and develop strategies for resisting oppression and state violence under a Trump administration.” At First Church in Roxbury, Boston.
Noon. “Resist Trump! – Inauguration Day Protest Organizing Meeting.” Planning meeting for “a mass demonstration in Boston on the day of Trump’s inauguration as part of a national day of action in major cities across the country.” At 26 West St., Boston.
Noon. “OurRevolution Continues: Meet up, growth and actions.” Planning meeting. At Democracy Center, Cambridge.
2 p.m. “Socialism 101.” Boston Democratic Socialists of America hosts this meeting to introduce people to socialism and offer training “on how to verbally de-escalate street harassment.” At Encuentro 5, Boston.
3 p.m. “Resist Hate RI’s Second Community Meeting.” Planning and organizing meeting. At Hope High School in Providence.
5 p.m. “Standing Rock Water Protectors Benefit.” In observance of Human Rights Day, Nuestras Raices and the United Congregational Church of Holyoke hosts a lecture by Jennifer Weston, a researcher, writer, and producer from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in the Dakotas, and benefit dinner.
6 p.m. “Revolutionary women of Syria and Rojava: Film and Dinner Night.” The new organization Boston Friends of Rojava and Syria host a night of food and films highlighting Syrian and Kurdish revolutionary women’s movements. At Egleston Square, Roxbury, Boston.
6:30 p.m. East Boston Community Soup Kitchen hosts a fundrasing night at Our Savior Lutheran Chuch in East Boston.
7 p.m. “Militant Antifascism: a discussion with Daryle Lamont Jenkins.” Providence IWW General Defense Committee Local 16 hosts “Jenkins, a founder of One Peoples Project, as he lays the groundwork for building up anti-fascist structures in New England for the defense of the working class.” At Local 16 in Providence.
Sunday, Dec. 11
1 p.m. “Massachusetts Sixth District organizing meeting.” Congressman Seth Moulton hosts “a meeting to bring everyone together, brainstorm, and organize a plan of action.” At Peabody Veterans Memorial High School in Peabody.
2 p.m. “Linking Hands Peace Sign Cambridge.” Organizers write, “Come together to create a human peace sign.” At Danehy Park, Cambridge.
3 p.m. “Black&Pink Downtown Volunteer Drop-In.” Black & Pink—“an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and ‘free world’ allies who support each other” and “work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex”—writes correspondence to “our incarcerated family.” At Encuentro 5, Boston.
4 p.m. “Whistle-Blower: a public gathering and discussion.” In conjunction with the Dirt Palace’s storefront window exhibition by Glenna Van Nostrand, a discussion of “what to do in the aftermath of situations of rape and sexual assault, reflections on misogyny and the silencing of victims, particularly in the context of calling out those in positions of power.” At Dirt Palace, Providence.
4 p.m. “What’s Ahead for The War on Syria.” The Syrian American Forum and Hands Off Syria Coalition present a talk by Eva Bartlett, a Canadian journalist and activist. At St. Matthew’s Syrian Orthodox Church, West Roxbury, Boston.
4:30 p.m. “Muslim Ally Workshop.” At AS220 in Providence.
6 p.m. “Out of Many, One: An Interfaith Call for Dignity & Diligence.” A special evening service will “feature testimonies from local residents, prayers from Boston’s interfaith leaders, and a non-partisan call to Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Walsh for dignity and diligence in this time of heightened social tension and political transition.” At Islamic Society of Boston.
Monday, Dec. 12
11 a.m. “Hearing on Coops.” Boston City Council holds a hearing on cooperative workplaces and residences. At Boston City Hall.
6 p.m. “Oppose Mass Deportations / Muslim Registry.” Massachusetts Human Rights Commission holds a discussion on ways to oppose mass deportation and Muslim registry. At YMCA in Worcester.
7 p.m. “Let’s Progress!” Community leaders and advisors discuss “effective and peaceful ways to raise your voice, reach out to your representatives, and elevate your community and your country” in response to “discriminatory, disrespectful, and dangerous rhetoric we’ve heard from President-Elect Donald Trump, his chosen advisors, and some of his supporters.” At Somerville Theater, Somerville, but note the event is “currently sold out” but a live-stream is planned.
Tuesday, Dec. 13
5 p.m. “Hearing on Harvard Square Development.” Held by the city of Cambridge’s Economic Development and University Relations Committee. At Cambridge City Hall.
6 p.m. “Providence Citywide Conversation.” Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza hosts a “conversation about how we can work together to benefit our city.” At Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Providence.
7 p.m. “Just Checking In.” As part of Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month, men “experiencing the loss of a loved one, and are taking time to care for the needs of others and have neglected your own needs, please come and join us as we seek difference resources that will help us on our journey to wellness.” At Dudley Café, Boston.
7 p.m. “Tzedek Salon: Post Election Analysis.” The Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action presents a talk by Alan Solomont, dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts, on “Youth Voting and its Impact on the Election.” At Lir, Boston.
Pictured at top: “Love Trumps Hate” rally at Boston Common, Nov. 20, 2016. Photo copyright 2016 by Greg Cook.