A calendar of protests, discussions and other events that aim to improve the world. Highlights this week include Friday’s “General Strike” against Trump and Sunday’s “Rally to Stand Up for Science” in Boston’s Copley Square.

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Thursday, Feb. 16
10 a.m. Boston: “Rally To Raise The Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers.” At Massachusetts State House.

Noon. Boston: “Academics United- No Visa and Immigration Ban: Northeastern University.” Rally at Northeastern University’s Centennial Common.

2 p.m. Boston: “Shake Down Shkreli at UMass Boston.” Protest of a talk by former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals. “Bring your pill bottle noisemakers to help Shkreli hear what we think of his patent jacking, price gouging brand of killer capitalism that puts profit before the needs and lives of sick people.” At UMass Boston.

4:30 p.m. Boston: “Stand in Solidarity with Palestine.” Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine leaflets and talks “with students, medical folks and other commuters about the on-going struggle in Palestine for justice and human rights and access to their own water.” At Ruggles MBTA stop.

5 p.m. Providence: “Science Denial- A Lecture by Prof. Ken Miller.” Talk about “Science Denial: from Anti-Vaxers and Climate ‘Skeptics’ to the Ark Park- Why it Continues and Why it Matters.” At Brown University.

5:30 p.m. Cambridge: “Confronting Systemic Racism.” Anti-Racism Collaborative offers 5-week course “on how to bridge a deep understanding of personal and structural racism into commitments and a solid plan to move forward.” $70.

6 p.m. Boston: “Community Support: Recognizing the Impact of Hate Speech.” Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program hosts “a Community Support Space on recognizing the impact of hate speech on our communities.”

6 p.m. Boston: “Origins of the Police – Political Education.” Mass Action Against Police Brutality presents “a political education class on the origins of the police. We will be covering the role of the police during the Civil Rights era in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.” In Roxbury.

6 p.m. Boston: “Ending Gun Violence in America, Lucia McBath.” “Lucia ‘Lucy’ McBath’s 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed at a Florida gas station in 2012. Finding purpose in activism, McBath became a national spokesperson for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” At Northeastern University.

6:30 p.m. Boston: “Report from Standing Rock/ DAPL Pipeline.” Dorchester People for Peace hosts. At St. Marks Church School Hall, Dorchester.

6:30 p.m. Boston: “Now What?: Volunteer Open House.” Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition offers information on “how we can make Massachusetts a place where immigrants and refugees feel welcome.” At Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

6:30 p.m. Salem, Mass.: “Sanctuary City at the Salem City Council.” Seeking to get the Salem City Council to support “making Salem a Sanctuary City.” At Salem City Hall.

6:30 p.m. Roslindale: “RISE Forum: Immigration in the Age of Trump.” Talk by a “diverse panel of immigrant and refugee rights organizers, policy experts.” At Roslindale Congregational Church.

7 p.m. Boston: “The Revolution Where You Live: Local Power in the Age of Trump.” Jamaica Plain Forum hosts Sarah Van Gelder , Yes! Magazine co-founder and author of “The Revolution Where You Live,” which tells of her crosscountry travels and “people who are transforming their communities, even in the places that seemed to have run out of hope.”

Friday, Feb. 17
11 a.m. Concord, N.H.: “Feb 17th – Strike at the Statehouse.” Part of national protest in opposition to Trump.

11:30 a.m. Boston: “Jeff Chang in conversation with Sarah J. Jackson.” A talk “about the intersection of race, art, civil rights, and the socio-political forces that guide the hip-hop generation.” At Northeastern University.

Noon. Boston: “National General Strike – Boston.” In opposition to Trump. At John F. Kennedy Federal Building. See also.

1 p.m. Providence: “Rhode Island Legal Community Stands Against Fascism.” Part of National Lawyers Guild demonstrations across the country “in opposition to the rise of fascism and in support of human rights.” At U.S. Federal District Court.

3 p.m. Cambridge: “Harvard General Strike.” As part of national protest against “Trump administration’s discriminatory and violent policies. The group will “also demand that the Harvard administration take action to protect the most vulnerable members of our community.” At Harvard.

6:30 p.m. Boston: “Kabbalat Shabbat with Matt Allen, Field Director of ACLU MA.” At Havurah on the Hill.

Saturday, Feb. 18
8:30 a.m. Cambridge: “DataRescue Boston at MIT.” Hackathon focused on “identifying, downloading, processing, and mirroring federal research data at risk of being taken down or obscured by the current administration.” At MIT.

10 a.m. Boston: “Prison Book Program: Volunteer with PLG.” Progressive Librarians Guild at Simmons College meet to “provide books and educational materials to incarcerated people in need.” At Simmons College.

10 a.m. Boston: “Little Voices, Big Changes: Social Justice Stories for ages 4-7.” Wee the People hosts a story time to “explore activism and social justice movements using books, puppetry, games, music, and art.” At Connolly Branch Library.

11 a.m. Fitchburg: “Stand with Planned Parenthood.” At Planned Parenthood: Fitchburg Health Center.

11 a.m. Cambridge: “After The March: Disrupting White Feminism.” Anti-Racism Collaborative offers a workshop on “intersectionality and systemic racism in the fight for women’s rights.”

11 a.m. Providence: “Student Organizer Training.” Providence IWW offers free training in campus organizing.

2 p.m. Somerville: “Community as the Solution to Climate Disruption.” Workshop about “cooperative living to combat climate change.” At Tufts University.

3 p.m. Boston: “Boston Civic Saturday.” “We will eat together, share readings, and make new friends. We are bringing our community together to strengthen our bonds, and ourselves, in this post-election moment of fear and uncertainty. … This meeting is a civic analogue to church: a gathering of friends and strangers in a common place for a shared purpose. But it’s not about religion.” In Roslindale.

5:30 p.m. Boston: “Islam in the Media.” Panel addressing “issues that Muslims face in the media today, particularly in light of the recent election.” At Northeastern University.

7 p.m. Beverly: “The Revolution Where You Live.” 9 Wallis hosts “YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder as she shares stories and photos from her 12,000-mile journey ‘through a new America,’ chronicled in her new book ‘The Revolution Where You Live,’” which “tells the story of Sarah’s solo road trip around the United States, seeking out the people who are making change happen.”

Sunday, Feb. 19
11 a.m. Boston: “Journalist, Stephen Kinzer at Community Church of Boston.” The Boston Globe columnist discusses “”Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire.” At Community Church of Boston.

Noon. Boston: “Rally to Stand Up for Science.” At Copley Square.

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

12:30 p.m. Boston: “Racial Justice Brunch.” Hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice.

1 p.m. Cambridge: “Cambridge, MA KnockEveryDoor.” Our Revolution Cambridge is “talking to our neighbors in Cambridge about the results of the election.”

2 p.m. Worcester: “Anti-Presidents’ Day: Resist Fascism.” Rally at Federal Court House.

2:30 p.m. Providence: “RI Conversion Therapy Ban Committee Meeting.” At Youth Pride.

4 p.m. Providence: “Solidarity Sundays: Providence, RI.” First in a series of “once a month gatherings dedicated to empowering people to take anti-racist, feminist, progressive political action.” At Ada Books.

8:30 p.m. Boston: “Love Trumps Hate Dance: A Benefit for Girls Rock Campaign Boston.” At Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge, Jamaica Plain.

Monday, Feb. 20
8 a.m. Cambridge: “Letter Writing Day of Action.” “Write a postcard to our elected officials about what matters most to you – and how you’re going to continue to fight for it.” At Longfellows.

Noon. Boston: “Not My President’s Day – Rally.” At Boston Common.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
1 p.m. Boston: “Resist the President Day.” Boston Against the Trump Agenda hosts “a speak-out and demonstration against Trump and his political agenda.” At UMass Boston.

5:30 p.m. Cambridge: “Structures of Dissent: A Collaborative Gathering & Workshop.” Conversation and collective brainstorming session “to consider larger structures of dissent (specific kinds of collective and individual actions that have been or could be most effective) and to actively begin—as poets and writers—to generate new signage/banners/symbols/chants for the protests ahead.” At Woodbury Poetry Room.

6 p.m. “Freedom Forum -Malcolm X- You Are Living In A Time Of Revolution.” Mass Action Against Police Brutality marks the anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination by listening to Malcolm X’s speech and hosting a “discussion on how we can learn from our past warriors to continue to fight in the struggle against racism and for social justice today.” At Melnea Cass Recreation Center, Roxbury.

6:30 p.m. Cambridge: “SubDrift and Black Lives Matter Cambridge Present: ‘Generation Revolution.’” Screening and discussion of “Generation Revolution,” a feature-length documentary about “London’s new generation of black and brown activists.” At EMW Bookstore.

7 p.m. Providence: “Showing Up for Racial Justice RI Monthly Open Meeting.”

7 p.m. Watertown: “Stephen Kinzer speaks on US foreign policy.” The Boston Globe columnist discusses his new book “True Flags.” At Watertown Public Library.

7 p.m. Nahant: “Pursuing sustainability along crowded coastlines.” Steven Scyphers discusses “lessons from ecological experiments and homeowner experiences.” At Northeastern University Marine Science Center.

7:30 p.m. Somerville: “Discuss March, Book 1.” Book club discusses the graphic novel memoir of civil rights icon John Lewis. At Comicazi.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
4 p.m. Providence: “Panel: Immigration, Deportation & Refugees.” At Brown University.

4 p.m. Cambridge: “Tiq Milan – Reimagining Black Masculinity: A Trans Experience.” At Harvard.

6 p.m. Cambridge: “Socializing with Socialists.” Boston Democratic Socialists of America hosts. At Courtside Sports Pub.

6 p.m. Salem, Mass.: “What Does it Mean to Be a Sanctuary City?” Braden Paynter of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience moderate discussion on the “pros and cons of sanctuary cities” with Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, and Newton Councilor James Cote. At House of Seven Gables.

6 p.m. Boston: “State of the Soup 2017.” Gendersoup, a discussion group exploring what it means to be on the trans spectrum, meets in Jamaica Plain.

6 p.m. Cambridge: “The Future of the Conservative Agenda.” Panel discussion. At Harvard.

6 p.m. Boston: “Boston CosechAllies Second Meeting.” Supporters of the immigrant rights group Movimiento Cosecha.

6 p.m. Gloucester: “Bystander Awareness Training.” At Rocky Neck Cultural Center.

6:30 p.m. Framingham: “Women Organizing to Win Panel.” Panel discusses how to run for office. At Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

7 p.m. Cambridge: “2/22 Organizing on [Safety] Pins and Needles.” Black Lives Matter Cambridge offers training on “community organizing in the service of marginalized communities without recreating systems of oppression.” At the Democracy Center. $20.

7 p.m. Cambridge: “Is Trump threatening War with Iran?” Massachusetts Peace Action hosts a talk by independent investigative journalist and historian Gareth Porter. At First Church in Cambridge, Congregational.

8 p.m. Boston: “Meditations on Freedom-New Protest Music by Noah Preminger.” Jazz performance at the Beehive.

9 p.m. Cambridge: “Water Is Life: Country Club for Standing Rock Benefit.” Tigerman Woah, Creaturos and other rock bands perform. At State Park.

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

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