A calendar of protests, discussions and other events that aim to improve the world.

Updated Dec. 11. 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.

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.

10 a.m. “Sing Carols for Racial Justice with Members of SURJ Boston!” Showing Up for Racial Justice publicly sings familiar carols rewritten to address “resistance to the Trumpocalypse, mass incarceration, the need for collective liberation, and more.” Begins at Encuentro 5, Boston.

10 a.m. “A teach in.” Two-day event. Historical presentations provide context for “ongoing struggle, resistance, and resilience.” Also organizing direct actions. At Tufts, Medford.

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.

11:30 a.m. “Janitor Contract Celebration: Community and Movement Building.” “Celebrate the Tufts Janitors’ contract win.” At Tufts, Medford.

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.

Noon. “Immigration Know Your Rights Training.” Information “on free or low cost legal services, learn how to make a family safety plan, and find out what Matahari is doing to protect our communities.” At Matahari Women Workers’ Center, Boston.

1 p.m. “Protest Donald Trump in Boston/Restore, Renew American Democracy.” March from Old North Church in Boston’s North End to Langone Park at Boston Harbor “to protest the apparent election of Donald Trump, to reconsecrate Boston Harbor, to urge the Electors to choose Hillary Clinton … or a ‘national unity’ candidate as our next president, and to urge that the U.S. Constitution be amended to abolish or revise the Electoral College.”

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.

3 p.m. “Cambridge 2 Charlotte: Justice 4 All Victims of Police Brutality.” Mass Action Against Police Brutality hosts a “panel of survivors and family of victims of police brutality,” discusses national cases, and plans “to build a mass movement to win justice for victims and their families.” At Cambridge Community Center.

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
11 a.m. “Khury Petersen- Smith – Resisting Four More Years of US empire.” Talk by the Boston International Socialist Organization activist, geographer and Tufts postdoctoral scholar of empire. Plus music by Foundation Movement. At the Community Church of Boston.

11:30 a.m. “Solidarity with our Muslim Neighbors.” Showing Up for Racial Justice Metrowest hosts this rally “to stand with our muslim neighbors aganist hate.” At 126 Boston Post Road, Wayland.

Noon. “Unidos Con República Dominicana / United With The Dominican Republic.” Collecting donations to help those who have lost homes, who are going without food or otherwise been hurt by rains in the Dominican Republic. At 381 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, Boston.

Noon. “Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee Weekly Organizing Meeting.” At Encuentro 5, Boston.

1 p.m. “Amor Revolucionario /// Revolutionary Love.” Black Rose / Rosa Negra Boston hosts this event to send cards and letters “of love and solidarity to our loved ones and other folks who are locked behind the walls of prisons, jails and immigrant detention centers.” At Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, East Boston.

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
10:30 a.m. “MA Reading of the DefendDemocracyDeclaration at State Capital.” Stop Trump + Defend Democracy host a public reading of their “DefendDemocracy Declaration” to Electors of the electoral college to keep “those who are disqualified from office from gaining the power to destroy our country.” At 24 Beacon St., Boston.

11 a.m. “Women & Allies, Strike Out and Protest.” “Women/self-identified women and their allies will gather together in solidarity, in cities across the United States, to protest the normalization of sexual assault, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, unconstitutional behavior, cronyism, and hate promoted by Trump and his cohorts.” At Massachusetts State House.

2 p.m. “Providence Women & Allies Strikeout and Protest.” “Women/self-identified women and their allies will gather together in solidarity, in cities across the United States, to protest the normalization of sexual assault, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, unconstitutional behavior, cronyism, and hate promoted by Trump and his cohorts.” At Rhode Island State House, Providence.

4 p.m. “Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance Testimony Working Session.” Learn about proposed regulatory changes “and how to prepare testimony.” At Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance, Boston.

6 p.m. “Conversation with Human Rights Campaign Boston – Volunteer Night.” Discussion of issues on which you’re most focused … in the wake of the election.” At Market Lounge, Boston.

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
8 a.m. “Progressive Power Hour: Congressman Jim McGovern.” The Alliance for Business Leadership hosts the Massachusetts congressman as part of a series connecting “in-demand business leaders with top public figures and thought leaders for networking and Q&A.” $75 for non-members. At 699 Boylston St., Boston.

8:30 a.m. “3rd Annual Leadership Summit.” Vital Village Network hosts two days of “presentations and workshops as we continue to foster hope and generate solutions to the issues affecting our community.” At Boston’s NonProfit Center.

10 a.m. “JobsNotJails – Event and Rally.” Neighbor To Neighbor Massachusetts Education Fund hosts this “call for reform to end racial disparity to our criminal justice system.” At Boston Society of the New Jerusalem, Boston.

10 a.m. “Oppositon to LNG in PVD Press Conference.” Mashapaug Nahaganset Tribe deliverss communications to the RI Department of Environmental Management opposing the proposed Fields Point Liquefied Natural Gas Liquefaction Project in Providence and the proposed Clear River Power Plant in the Burrillville. At State of Rhode Island Environmental Management Department, Providence.

3 p.m. “Programming Toward Inclusivity.” Panel of theater and museum leaders discuss “programming an inclusive season.” At Emerson/Paramount Center.

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.

7 p.m. “Rhode Island Council for Muslim Advancement.” “Dr .Wendy Manchester Ibrahim, vice president of Rhode Island Council for Muslim Advancement, addresses “the issues being presented by” President Trump. At Hera Gallery, Wakefield, Rhode Island.

7 p.m. “How we can Defend Ourselves Against Nuclear War.” Metrowest Peace Action hosts a talk by Elaine Scarry, author of “Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom.” At Gallery 55, Natick.

Wednesday, Dec. 14
4:30 p.m. “Stand Out: Dismiss the Convictions.” Families for Justice as Healing is planning this protest “to demand that District Attorney Dan Conley dismiss the 24,000+ tainted convictions from the Drug Lab crisis.” Outside Massachusetts District Attorney Dan Conley’s Office, 1 Bulfinch Place, Boston.

5:30 p.m. “Remembrance Community Vigil In Loving Memory of all Victims.” New Bedford Survivors of Homicide Victims hosts this vigil. At Monty Playground, New Bedford.

6:15 p.m. “National Vigil to End Gun Violence.” Moms Demand Action host a candlelight vigil “to remember the more than 120,000 Americans killed by gun violence since the Sandy Hook massacre.” At First Church in Boston Unitarian Universalist.

6:45 p.m. “MassMovement Salon #3.” MassMovement hosts this “weekly gathering for intersectional organizers and activists in the crossroads of many issues.” At 80 Border Road Cultural Exchange Center, Boston.

7 p.m. “Follow Up Meeting #2.” Ongoing “student-led efforts to organize and mobilize against the Trump administration.” At Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston.

Thursday, Dec. 15
3 p.m. “Native American Slavery in New England and the Caribbean.” A talk about colonial history by Brown University Professor Linford Fisher. At Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston.

4:20 p.m. “Smoke Up.” At the high-end sneaker boutique Laced, 426 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. “We are going to have a smoke up to celebrate the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts. This is the date the law will be in order officially.”

5:30 p.m. “Dudley Grows Quarterly Meeting.” Boston Public Schools’ new Director of Food & Nutrition Services Laura Benavidez talks about school food. And “updates on Dudley Grows’ ongoing campaigns to bring more great local food to neighborhood stores and restaurants and to transform vacant land into productive growing spaces.” At Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Roxbury, Boston.

6 p.m. “The History Project’s 2016 Holiday Party.” The group, which documents LGBTQ Boston, holds a party including discussion of “2016 accomplishments, our plans for 2017, and discover your connection to Boston’s LGBTQ history.” At Club Café, Boston.

6 p.m. “Jobs with Justice Holiday party.” Massachusetts Jobs with Justice will “celebrate our victories and prepare to fight in the new year.” At their Jamaica Plain headquarters.

6:30 p.m. “Stories of Welcoming.” “Let’s explore together what we know about building a welcoming and inclusive community. At True Story Theater events, audience members spontaneously share moments from their lives based on the evening’s theme. Actors then instantly portray the heart of each story.” At Medford Library.

7 p.m. “Pink Hats for Progress with the Knitting Club (Drop In).” Medford Knitting Club and Mystic Makerspace meet up to knit “Pink Hats for the Women’s March for Equality.” At Medford Public Library.

7 p.m. “Thinking Black Men of Boston.” Group of African American men that promotes “critical thinking within the African diaspora” and then aims “to initiate actionable projects within the community.” At Vine Streeet community Center Council, Boston.

7 p.m. “Not My President! Standing Against Trump.” Panel of activists “discuss the threat Trump poses and how we can build a united fight back.” At International Socialist Oganization Boston, Dorchester.

7 p.m. “Benefit for families affected by the devastating fire in Cambridge.” Concert featuring The James Montgomery Blues Band, Tigerman Woah, Lady Pills, STL GLD, Killer Cortez and more. Downstairs at the Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub, Cambridge.

7 p.m. “National Bird.” Screening and Q&A with director Sonia Kennebeck of her documentary about “three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around … the secret U.S. drone war.” At UMass Boston Campus Center.

7 p.m. “How to Survive a Plague—Discussion and Q&A.” Talk by David France, author of “How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS.” At Harvard Coop, Cambridge.

7 p.m. “State Rep Mike Connolly.” The incoming incoming Massachusetts legislator speaks “about his experiences fighting money in politics.” At Democracy Center, Cambridge.

Friday, Dec. 16
3 p.m. “9c Cuts Protest & Die-In.” Protest of Governor Baker’s cuts to budgets for alleviating homelessness and housing, substance abuse prevention programming, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and services for terminally ill children. At Massachusetts State House, Boston.

6:30 p.m. “The 243rd Anniversary Boston Tea Party Reenactment.” Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum host this reenactment of the famous precursor to the American Revolution. Begins at Old South Meeting House, Boston.

8 p.m. “Cambridge Fire Benefit Show: The Values/Jamichael Frazier/Tenfold Path/Hype.” Benefit for those affected by the 10-alarm fire in East Cambridge on Dec. 3. At Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More, Cambridge.

Saturday, Dec. 17
8 a.m. “Bike Advocacy Boot Camp.” MassBike hosts leaders in statewide transportation policy for a daylong forum on bicycle advocacy. At Fresh Tilled Soil, Watertown.

11 a.m. “Fidel Castro speaks to Harlem, 1995.” Mass Action Against Police Brutality screens a 1995 speech by Castro, then hosts a discussion on “his contributions to the struggle against racism, economic exploitation, and colonial oppression in Cuba and worldwide.” Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library, Boston.

11:30 p.m. “Documental de Berta Caceres.” Screening of the documentary “Guardiana de los Ríos,” about Honduran environmental activst Berta Cáceres, who was murdered earlier this year. At Vine Street Community Center Council, Boston.

1 p.m. “Rally for Chelsea Manning.” Stand-out to ask for a presidential pardon for “whistle blower Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence for having leaked many documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2010.” At MBTA Park Street Station, Boston.

2 p.m. “NH Marches for Humanity #TurnOut.” New Hampshire Unites for Humanity protests “the president elect’s discriminating words, actions, decisions, and policies.” At Manchester City Hall, New Hampshire.

4 p.m. “WWP Tribute to Fidel/J20 DC CounterInaugural Mobilizers Mtg.” Workers World Party-Boston meets to remember, reflect, recall experiences, learn from Fidel Castro. Then discussion of mobilizing “to stop the Trump agenda of racism, discrimination, union-busting and war.” At Workers World Party-Boston, Jamaica Plain.

6 p.m. Closing reception for the exhibition “Against the Wall: Artists Respond to Police and Policing.” At Make Shift Boston.

7 p.m. “Art/Politic Open Mic.” Event for musicians, dancers, poets and visual artists “to present works related to politics.” At CityPop Egleston, Boston.

7:30 p.m. “From The Blue Hills to Standing Rock Benefit Concert.” Song Keepers, the Mashpee-based nonprofit for the “preservation and continuation of traditional and contemporary music of Native American people,” hosts this fund-raiser. At Hibernian Hall, Roxbury, Boston.

Sunday, Dec. 18
11:30 a.m. “Sandy Hook Remembrance Service.” Service honoring the 26 victims of the 2012 school shooting. At Calvary United Methodist Church, Arlington.

1:30 p.m. “Anne Bernays: Feminism & Publishing.” The Cambridge novelist speaks about “maneuvering through the thickets of a patriarchal culture. Some of the topics will include publishing in the fifties, Betty Friedan and the tempest caused by the second wave of feminism.” At Humanist Hub, 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.

9 p.m. “Planned Parenthood Benefit” concert at Great Scott, Allston, Boston.

Monday, Dec. 18
8 a.m. “Massachusetts: Stop Trump. Defend Democracy.” “We the People will come together at every state capitol across the United States to call on the Electors of the Electoral College to refuse to cast their ballots for Donald Trump.” At Massachusetts State House, Boston.

8 a.m. “Rhode Island: Stop Trump. Defend Democracy.” “We the People will come together at every state capitol across the United States to call on the Electors of the Electoral College to refuse to cast their ballots for Donald Trump.” At Rhode Island State House, Providence.

6:30 p.m. “Making Art for Social Change: A Community Discussion.” Discussion “about the role of art and performance in creating social change.” At Esh Circus Arts, Somerville.

Wednesday, Dec. 21
10 a.m. “Sit-in to Oppose the DAPL.” Organizers plan to deliver a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker “politely requesting that he call” North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple” requesting support for “the protectors at Standing Rock. … We will bring our letter, signed with as many signatures as possible and keep him company until he calls Dalrymple.” At Massachusetts State House, Boston.

Noon. “27th Annual Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service.” Music, prayer, candle lighting, and stories to remember “those unfortunate enough to be un-housed whom we have lost in the past year.”
At Church on the Hill, Boston.

5 p.m. “Chanukah Solidarity March Against Islamophobia.” Jewish Voice for Peace Boston organizes this “march from the State House to say no to Muslim registries, no to state surveillance of the Muslim community, no to more immigration restrictions, no to racist hate speech and hate crimes, no to Neo-Nazi anti-Semitism, and no to racial and religious profiling.” At Massachusetts State House, Boston.

Photo at top: “Protect Our White House” rally at Massachusetts State House in Boston, Dec. 9, 2016, photograph copyright Greg Cook.

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