A calendar of protests, discussions and other events that aim to improve the world. Through Feb. 8, 2017.

Highlights this week include Saturday’s “We are One Somerville: Sanctuary City Rally”; Sunday’s “Trans and Queer Liberation + Immigrant Solidarity Protest” at Boston City Hall and “To Islam, With Love: a card-making marathon against Islamophobia” at MassArt in Boston; and Monday’s “Boston Legal Community in Solidarity Against Fascism” rally at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Updated Feb. 2, 2017. 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.

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Friday, Feb. 3
9 a.m. Cambridge: “Black Lives Matter: Music, Race, and Justice.” Two-day Harvard Graduate Music Forum Conference. At Harvard. Continues Feb. 4.

3 p.m. Boston: “Network Science Institute: Can We At Least Agree on Science?” Talk about a study that “found that science does not bridge the political divide, it deepens it.” At Northeastern University.

3 p.m. Boston: “Coffee & Conversation: Who is Sean Spicer?” Discussion of the president’s spokesman. At Boston University.

5 p.m. Somerville: “We are ONE Somerville- Sign-Making Party.” Organized by the Somerville Arts Council in preparation for Saturday’s “We are One Somerville: Sanctuary City Rally.” At at Mudflat Pottery School in East Somerville.

5 p.m. Boston: “Boston Social Emergency Response Center.” Design Studio for Social Intervention offers pop-up spaces co-led by activists and artists “for creative action, healing, collective making, performances and more.” At Dorchester Arts Collaborative. Continues of Feb. 4 and 5.

6:30 p.m. Boston: “Food for Activism or feeding the protesters.” Daniel Kontoff (Dan the Bagel Man) seeks help providing food for protesters. At Encuentro 5.

7 p.m. Boston: “MLK Celebration: Mobilize, Educate, Elevate w/ India.Arie.” Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, will perform a short set. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot—author, Berklee trustee, Harvard professor, and tireless activist—will deliver the keynote address. At Berklee Performance Center.

7 p.m. Cambridge: “Direct Action Skill Share: Security.” Organized by The Democracy Center. At Humanist Hub.

7 p.m. Boston: “From Rebellion to Revolution: Fighting the Trump Agenda & More.” The Party for Socialism and Liberation hosts a forum “to discuss how to fight back against Trump’s Agenda by building a people’s movement in the street.” At Encuentro 5.

7 p.m. Providence: “Postcards for politics.” BearHatStudio invites people to help make postcards to send to politicians. At Sharespace.

9:30 p.m. Cambridge: “ResisDance!” “Dance party for the Revolutionary Party of the African working class.” To raise funds for “the Uhuru Solidarity Movement Convention taking place in St. Petersburg the weekend of April 1-2.” At Lower Level.

Saturday, Feb. 4
8 a.m. Cambridge: “Diversity and inclusion: French and American perspectives.” Organized by Harvard’s Francophile Club and Consulate General of France in Boston. At Harvard’s Kennedy School.

9 a.m. Cambridge: “Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Training.” At Cambridge Friends School.

9 a.m. Boston: “New England Conference: Building Leadership in Health Equity.” At Massachusetts General Hospital.

9 a.m. Cambridge: “Harvard Business School Health Care Conference.”

10 a.m. Somerville: “We are One Somerville: Sanctuary City Rally.” Organized by the Somerville city government. At Somerville High School.

10 a.m. Boston: “Violence In Boston: Town Hall.” Forum organized by Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts. In Roxbury.

10 a.m. Boston: “Countering Islamophobia: Organizing as a Unified Force.” Talks and workshops at Arlington Street Church.

10 a.m. Cambridge: “Transforming Masculinity for the Benefit of All.” One-day workshop about “how men can play a crucial role in ending sexist behaviors and patriarchal institutions which are harmful to so many, including most men.” At Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

10:30 a.m. Cambridge: “Recent Changes to US Immigration Laws.” Talk by immigration lawyer. At Democracy Center.

11 a.m. Manchester, N.H.: “2017 Worldwide Rally For Cecil.” To “speak out against evil trophy hunting.” Near Veterans Park, Elm Street.

11 a.m. Boston: “Protest – He Will Not Divide Us.” Opposing “Trump’s Muslim Ban.” At Logan Airport.

11 a.m. Lowell: “Black American Flag Raising & Chill.” Afro American Council of Greater Lowell hosts, as kickoff to Black History Month. At Lowell City Hall.

11:30 a.m. Boston: “Boston Desegregation Busing – Film and Discussion.” Mass Action Against Police Brutality screens a documentary by from the Eyes on the Prize series. At Parker Hill Branch Library.

Noon Boston: “Fight Back and Win! Organizing Training with Local 26.” Hosted by UNITE union of food service and hospitality workers. On Harrison Avenue.

12:30 p.m. Gloucester: “Town Hall Q&A with Congressman Seth Moulton.” In particular focusing on the federal Affordable Care Act. At Rose Baker Senior Center.

2 p.m. Worcester: “Understanding the American Muslim.” Forum at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

2 p.m. Providence: “The Mark Baumer Celebration of Life.” A celebration of the life of the Rhode Island author, poet and activist, who was recently struck and killed by a SUV while attempting his second walk across the whole of the United States. At Brown University.

2 p.m. Somerville: “Boston Molasses Disaster Rock Benefit for Cosecha.” In support of the immigrant rights group. At Aeronaut Brewing.

3 p.m. Boston: “Boston Day of Reflection: Creating a More Caring and Just Community.” Marking the anniversary of Matthew Sheppard’s murder with speakers and music. At Boston Public Library, Copley Square.

3 p.m. Providence: “Fight Trump & the Billionaire Class: Join the Socialists.” Hosted by Socialist Alternative RI. At Rochambeau Library.

3:30 p.m. Cambridge: “Resisting Trump: Lessons from the HUDS Strike.” “Join workers, students and supporters to plan and continue the campus and beyond coalition-building that began with the Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) strike.” At Harvard.

5:30 p.m. Boston: “Anti-Muslim School Bullying Workshop.” The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and Council on American Islamic Relations – Massachusetts host a parent and student workshop on what to do if anti-Muslim bullying occurs in school. At the center in Roxbury.

6 p.m. Malden: “Free Know Your Rights Seminar.” Talk by an immigration attorney. At First Parish in Malden, Mass.

6:30 p.m. Pawtucket: “Ride For Resistance: From Standing Rock to RI.” Talk by people who’ve been fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. At Fang Collective.

Sunday, Feb. 5
10:30 a.m. Cambridge: “A Progressive Income Tax for Massachusetts.” Boston Ethical Community hosts a talk about a “millionaire’s tax” ballot initiative that would “levy a tax on annual incomes over $1 million, with the revenue earmarked for education and transportation.” At Garden Street.

11 a.m. Boston: “Courage and Compassion in the Holy Land.” Pat Westwater-Jong shares “photos and stories of some of the magnificent people and their difficult situations that she has witnessed and documented over the past eight years in Israel and Palestine.” At Community Church of Boston.

11 a.m. Cambridge: “Pop Up on Local Government.” Tufts Social Impact Network event addresses ways of “affecting change in your community.” At Andala Coffee House.

Noon. Boston: “Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee Weekly Organizing Meeting.” At Encuento 5.

Noon. Boston: “Trans and Queer Liberation + Immigrant Solidarity Protest.” At Boston City Hall.

1 p.m. Cambridge: “Cambridge, MA #KnockEveryDoor Sunday.” Organized by Cambridge Progressive Action Coalition. At Pearl Street.

2:30 p.m. Providence: “RI Conversion Therapy Ban Committee Meeting.” Organizing for “campaign to ban conversion therapy for minors in Rhode Island.” At Westminster Street.

3 p.m. Cambridge: “Resisting Apartheid Technology: HP’s Role in Oppression.” Mass Against HP campaign hosts a discussion of “Hewlett-Packard’s corporate support for Israeli apartheid, mass deportations, mass incarceration, and discrimination against formerly incarcerated people in the U.S.” At Andala Coffee House.

3 p.m. Boston: “Make a Banner to support ISBCC.” Boston Sass Attack, “sassy radical cheearleaders in Boston that oppose oppression,” seeks to support Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and our Islamic neighbors “by creating a banner of solidarity to hang on the wall of Roxbury Community College.” At the Meeting Point, Jamaica Plain.

3 p.m. Boston: “Considering Matthew Shepard.” Composer Craig Hella Johnson leads her “three-part fusion oratorio” on the piano with the Conspirare singers and a chamber ensemble. At Symphony Hall.

3:30 p.m. Boston: “To Islam, With Love: a card-making marathon against Islamophobia.” Wee the People, which teaches children about teach children about protest, bigotry and other social ills, offers this workshop for kids to valentines for the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. At MassArt.

4 p.m. Lowell: “Solidarity Lowell General Meeting.” At Mill No. 5.

4 p.m. Boston: “SING • PLAY • in Community • for Justice – join our merry tribe.” Rehearse and perform with SingPositive, a choir and band formed by 25 musical families, in advance of performances at the Wake Up the Earth Festival, rallies and community events. At Spontaneous Celebrations, Jamaica Plain.

6 p.m. Providence: “Black & Pink Mail Sorting & Super Bowl Snack-a-thon.” Weekly meeting of 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.” At Arch Street.

Monday, Feb. 6
Noon. Medford: “Pakistan: Knowns and Unknowns.” Talk by Rizwan Saeed Sheikh, “a career diplomat from Pakistan with over two decades of experience … currently the Deputy Cheif of Mission for the Embassy of the Republic of Pakistan.” At Tufts University.

12:45 p.m. Boston: “Massachusetts and Health Reform: What Comes Next.” Massachusetts State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez, chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, speaks about “the impact of new presidential administration and federal health reform efforts on the Commonwealth.” At Boston University.

1 p.m. Boston: “Boston Legal Community in Solidarity Against Fascism.” “Lawyers, law students, paralegals, court interpreters, social service advocates, investigators, and other legal professionals will take a stand against the unconstitutional and outrageous attacks on human rights perpetrated by the Trump regime.” At Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

2 p.m. Boston: “Part 2: Boston Heliport Public Meeting – #MakeGEpay not MBTA!” Opposition to government efforts to pay for a heliport for GE. At Massachusetts State House.

4:15 p.m. Cambridge: “The War in Donbas: Origins, Naming, Implications.” Dominique Arel, chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Ottawa, talks about the war in Eastern Ukraine. At Harvard.

4:30 p.m. Cambridge: “Unity Rally.” Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons, Vice-Mayor Marc McGovern and local clergy lead a rally “to show the world that we stand for social justice and that we, as a community, intend to continue to fight for equality for all.” At Cambridge City Hall.

5 p.m. Somerville: “International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.” Healthy Tomorrow/Sini Sanuman hosts a protest in Davis Square.

6 p.m. Cambridge: “Presidential Secrecy from Washington to Trump.” Panel discussion. At Harvard’s John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.

7 p.m. Somerville: “Women’s March Postcard Action Event.” To write postcards to politicians. At Once Somerville.

7 p.m. Boston: “Unfiltered Talk: Activism and Spirituality in the Age of Trump.” Hosted by the Islamic Society of Boston University.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Noon. Boston: “Black HIV / AIDS Awareness Day Luncheon.” “A celebration of the strength of the Black Community in the face of HIV.” At Codman Square Health Center.

Noon. Cambridge: “Midwives for Peace & Justice meet-up.” At Panera Bread.

3 p.m. Providence: “Earned Sick Days Campaign Kick Off.” Organized by Rhode Island Working Families Party. At the Rhode Island State House.

4 p.m. Boston: “Trump Policy Roundtable – Foreign Policy.” Panel discussion. At UMass Boston.

6 p.m. Lowell: “Attend the City Council meeting to protest Pender decision.” Seeking the termination of the Lowell Police officer David Pender, who roughed up a handcuffed, 16-year-old student at Lowell High School Career Academy last fall. At Lowell City Hall.

6 p.m. Providence: “Public forum on the 6-10 Connector.” City of Providence and RIDOT discuss plans to rebuild the interchange. At Silver Lake Annex Community Center.

6 p.m. Fall River: “SouthCoast Town Hall.” Forum with state senators. At Bristol Community College.

6:30 p.m. Boston: “Mass Pike Public Meeting.” Discussion of plans to “rebuild the Mass Pike Interchange in Allston, build a new neighborhood, and improve the Charles River.” At Jackson Mann Community School and Council, Allston.

6:30 p.m. Cambridge: “UU Mass Action: Mobilizing Congregations for Justice.” Training in “tools of community organizing, translated for the context of a congregational setting.” At First Parish Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist.

6:30 p.m. Boston: “HUD 101.” City Mission Boston hosts a forum on the federal Departmnet of Housing and Urban Development and “changes to the federal government’s work for affordable housing and to end homelessness.” At First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain.

6:30 p.m. Wakefield, R.I.: “Power Plant Impacts.” Paul Roselli of the Burrville Land Trust and the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions discusses the potential effects of a proposed Invenegy power plant. At Hera Gallery.

7 p.m. Boston: “Write Your Reps at Trident.” Sending postcards to politicians. At Trident Booksellers and Café.

7 p.m. Worcester: “Shaun King at College of the Holy Cross.” The social justice columnist for New York Daily News speaks.

7 p.m. Cambridge: “Ride for Resistance: Voices from the Frontlines.” Talk by people who’ve been fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. Hosted by the Fang Collective. At First Church in Cambridge, Congregational.

8 p.m. Boston: “Pretty N Punk: Benefit for Student Immigrant Movement.” Bands and drag queens perform. At O’Brien’s Pub.

Wednesday, Feb. 8
9 a.m. Concord, N.H.: “Public Hearing: So-called Right to Work (SB11 & HB520).” New Hampshire AFL-CIO encourages testimony in opposition to the “so-called Right to Work bills” at the the New Hampshire House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee meeting. New Hampshire State House.

9:45 a.m. Boston: “City Mission at ‘Cookie Day.’” Homes For Families holds its annual Cookie Day, “dedicated to bringing awareness of the importance of the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program to our legislators in the State House. MRVP is a crucial tool for preventing family homelessness.” At Massachusetts State House.

5:30 p.m. Lawrence: “Uniting Families for Sanctuary Protection.” Meeting to “build solidarity to protect our undocumented families.” At Communities Together.

6 p.m. Cambridge: “SGO Unconscious Bias Workshop Sponsored by Twitter.” She Geeks Out hosts a presentation on ways to limit the effects of unconscious biases. At Twitter Cambridge.

7 p.m. Newton: “Let’s Make Newton a Hate Free Zone (Sanctuary City).” Attending Newton City Councilors to urge the board to make “Newton a welcoming (or sanctuary) city.” At Newton City Hall.

7 p.m. Boston: “Shaun King Speaking at Suffolk University.” The social justice columnist for New York Daily News speaks.

7 p.m. Boston: “Boston Combat Organizing Meeting (Boston Students Meeting).” The student Coalition to Organize and Mobilize Boston Against Trump. At MassArt.

8 p.m. Boston: “Black Lives Matter: Sankofa.” Black Lives Matter Concert series at Berklee is a student-curated, produced, and performed effort “to educate through words and music on the historical, systemic, institutional, and socio-economic events of our time that have contributed to both the progress and disenfranchisement of people of the African Diaspora. … Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates as ‘Go back and get it.’” At Berklee Performance Center.

Pictured at top: The Boston Protest Against Muslim Ban in Copley Square, Jan. 29, 2017. Copyright Greg Cook.

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