A calendar of protests, discussions and other events that aim to improve the world. Highlights this week include Thursday’s “Rally: Stand with Trans Students”; Saturday’s “RI Save Obamacare Rally” and “MA Health Professionals Protest”; Sunday’s “Stand with Immigrants at Suffolk Detention Center” and rally at Boston Common on Trump’s ties to Russia; Monday’s talk by Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale; and Wednesday’s walkout of Boston students in opposition to Trump.

Updated: Feb. 23, 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. Be careful.

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Thursday, Feb. 23
5 p.m. Cambridge: “The Future of Native News.” Panel about “how Indigenous professionals have been countering the mainstream news narrative.” At Harvard.

5:30 p.m. Chelsea: “The Vision Project” exhibition reception. “Photographer Marilyn Humphries portrays Chelesa activists, in her exhibit celebrating 20 years of Environmental Justice in Chelsea.” At GreenRoots.

6 p.m. Cambridge: “Arts and Sciences Workshop: After Human Rights. Latin American Art and Literature in the Last Turn of the Century.” Presentation about “artistic and literary production concerned with the possibility of justice after the establishment, rise, and ebb of the narrative of human rights during the last Latin American turn of the century.” At Harvard.

6 p.m. Boston: “21st Century Black Arts Movement: Awake or Asleep.” Panel discussion of “What is the state of the Black Arts Movement now? Is it still a powerful and utilized form of expression? Has it become commercialized, choosing cash over content and comment?” At Northeastern University.

6 p.m. Boston: “Imagine Peace Now Opening.” An exhibition of more than “90 decommissioned guns transformed into art objects.” A Society of Arts and Crafts.

6 p.m. Boston: “Rally: Stand with Trans Students.” In protest of: “The Trump administration announced a new attack on transgender students by stating that it will stop enforcing Title IX education protections, and it will rescind the guidance released by the Obama administration last May.” At Post Office Square.

6:30 p.m. Boston: “Decolonizing Environmentalism.” 350 Mass hosts a panel discussion about “What is settler colonialism and how has it influenced environmentalism in the U.S.? This panel event will explore the history and present day reality of this intersection with cautionary tales for environmentalists.” At North American Indian Center.

6:30 p.m. Boston: “Code Red Launch Party: Minorities & Diversity Advocates in Tech.” A “community of minorities and diversity advocates in tech committed to disrupting diversity, innovating inclusion, and catalyzing a movement of belonging in the tech industry.” At District Hall.

6:30 p.m. Boston: “Showing Up For Racial Justice Connect.” “We’ll get to know one another over a meal, share our stories, and learn more about plugging into the movement for racial justice with SURJ.”

7 p.m. Boston: “Interfaith Service & Solidarity Event.” Multifaith service “as we stand in solidarity against the senseless targeting of our fellow community members.” At Congregation Lion of Judah.

Friday, Feb. 24
11:30 a.m. Gloucester: “Kids Write the President!” Children write “letters of encouragement and cause and creating arts and crafts to send our senators, congressmen, mayor, and the President.” At Sawyer Free Library.

6:30 p.m. Boston: “Radical Cataloging + Zine Workshop.” Hosted by Progressive Librarians Guild at Simmons College.

6:30 p.m. Lowell: “Direct Action Civil Disobedience Training: Sanctuary Presence.” National Lawyers Guilde offers training in “preparation for group actions to defend community members from ICE, either at a faith-based site (‘sanctuary’) or at other locations (homes, workplaces).” Hosted by Solidarity Lowell.

7 p.m. Boston: “Immigrant and Refugee Community Forum.” “Learn how City Departments are supporting immigrant communities and share your ideas with Boston city officials.” At Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.

Saturday, Feb. 25
6 a.m. Cambridge: “LGBTQ Conference at Harvard 2017.”

9 a.m. Boston: “Making Room: Practicing Feminisms Today.” “Intergenerational group of women across disciplines in discussion around how feminisms are constructed and employed today.” At Boston University.

9:30 a.m. Boston: “Connecting with Unhoused People in Boston.” A workshop “discussing generosity and connection with unhoused people in Boston.” At King’s Chapel.

10 a.m. Cambridge: “North Cambridge Black History Walking Tour.”

10 a.m. Cambridge: “Conference on Poverty & Inequality.” At Harvard.

10 a.m. Somerville: “Union United CBA Summit.” Union United is pushing for a “Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with developer US2 to help stop displacement.”

11 a.m. Cambridge: “HSQ BankExit Solidarity Action! NoDAPL.” “In Support of Standing Rock, a coalition of grassroots Indigenous activist groups (including the Indigenous Environmental Network, Honor the Earth & Sacred Stone Camp) are calling allies around the world to confront and apply pressure on the banks that are supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline.”

11:30 a.m. Providence: “RI Save Obamacare Rally.” At Rhode Island College.

Noon. Boston: “MA Health Professionals Protest.” “To protect our patients in Massachusetts and demand that any changes to the Affordable Care Act: 1) Preserve or increase patients covered under insurance; 2) Preserve or decrease out of pocket expenses; 3) Preserve or increase benefits to patients.” At Massachusetts State House.

Noon. Cambridge: “Speaker Event with Cambridge City Councillor Nadeem Mazen.” Our Revolution Cambridge hosts this talk. At the Democracy Center.

1 p.m. Pittsfield: “Pittsfield rally in support of the ACA, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.”

1 p.m. Boston: “Pertinent Political Puppet Parade.” From Free Puppet Library to Copley Square.

1 p.m. Boston: “Op-Ed and Letter to the Editor Writing Workshop.” The Council on American Islamic Relations – Massachusetts trains “community members to write Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor to pitch to their local papers.” At Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.

2 p.m. Providence: “Resist Hate RI Community Meeting.” At Hope High School.

3 p.m. Boston: “Immigrant Youth Speak Out.” “Against the Trump policies regarding immigrants.” At First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain.

3 p.m. Cambridge: “Brand New Congress Local Kickoff Meeting.” “We are recruiting and running more than 400 outstanding candidates in a single, unified, national campaign for Congress in 2018. Together, they will pass an aggressive and practical plan to significantly increase wages, remove the influence of big money from our government, and protect the rights of all Americans. At the Democracy Center.

4 p.m. Boston: “Du Bois’ “Black Reconstruction” featuring LeiLani Dowell.” LeiLani Dowell a managing editor of Workers World newspaper, facilitates “a political discussion on W.E.B. Du Bois’ masterpiece, Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 … a sweeping analysis of the Civil War and Reconstruction period.”

4 p.m. Cambridge: “Meet-Up to Organize.” In response to the election, this “action group” is meeting “to commit to action items on a range of progressive issues.” At First Parish Church in Cambridge.

5 p.m. Cambridge: “Free Political Songwriting Seminar/Concert.” Music duo Lords of Liechtenstein offers “Music of the Marginalized: A Workshop and Concert Focused On Songs of Social Change.” At Lesley University.

5 p.m. Boston: “Funk the Police – Mass Action 2nd Anniversary Fundraiser.” To benefit Mass Action Against Police Brutality, “a night of reflection, truth telling, music, poetry, comedy and art all about the fight against police brutality.”

Sunday, Feb. 26
10 a.m. Cambridge: “Cambridge, MA KnockEveryDoor.” Our Revolution Cambridge is “talking to our neighbors in Cambridge about the results of the election.”

1 p.m. Boston: “Stand with Immigrants at Suffolk Detention Center.” Resist the Raids and musicians rally in “solidarity with our friends, family and neighbors who are detained by ICE at the Suffolk Immigrant Detention Center.”

1 p.m. Boston: “Emergency Rally to Stand for Democracy.” To protest Russian interference in the presidential election and call for investigations into the Trump administration’s ties with Russia. At the 54th Regiment Memorial on Boston Common.

1 p.m. Boston: “Indivisible Mass – Rally for Information.” To “pressure Washington D.C. to release information regarding Trump and Putin and Russia.” At Boston Common.

1:30 p.m. Providence: “Advocacy through a Feminist/Gender Lens training.” RI Chapter of the Women’s March on Washington hosts a presentation by Senator Gayle Golden and Arianne Corrente, former lobbyist and developer of the Women’s Policy Institute. At Providence Public Library.

1:30 p.m. Cambridge: Black Lives Matter Cambridge General Membership Meeting. At YMCA Cambridge.

1:30 p.m. Beverly: “Social Media Activism Workshop.” Hoste by Together North Shore. At Beverly Public Library.

2 p.m. Boston: “Political Discourse | Public Reception.” Opening reception for “a group exhibition of political art and art made political by its context.” At UMass Boston.

3 p.m. Cambridge: “Race Talks.” Black Lives Matter Cambridge marks “Five years to the date after Trayvon Martin’s death.” At YMCA Cambridge.

3 p.m. Watertown: “Watertown Welcomes Immigrants.” To “demonstrate support for immigrants and refugees living in Watertown.” Vigil in Watertown Square. Followed by community forum at Grace Vision United Methodist Church.

3 p.m. Portsmouth, N.H.: “Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights Sundays.” Stand out “for all our Civil Rights.” At Market Square.

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

6 p.m. Cambridge: “Affordable Housing Activism with State Rep. Mike Connolly.” Discussion of “the overall need for affordable housing and immediate actions we can take to help protect residents from displacement.” At Leverett House.

6 p.m. Boston: “Black Love is…” Black Lives Matter Boston’s “Real Talk” series addresses “Black people and love, through guided circle dialogue.”

Monday, Feb. 27
8:30 a.m. Boston: “Stand out for Justice.” Families For Justice With Healing invites people to “stand with us to demand that district attorneys dismiss every tainted conviction from the drug lab scandals. Show solidarity with our community members in court on drug charges.” At Boston Municipal Court.

9 a.m. Boston: “Legislative Action Day 2017.” Organized by Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. At Massachusetts State House.

12:45 p.m. Boston: “The Truth about Solitary Confinement in Massachusetts.” Discussion and video presentation. At Boston University.

3 p.m. Cambridge: “Women Taking Action: Strategies for Effective Change.” “Hear women’s organizations at Harvard discuss the issues most important to them, and learn how you can help.” At Harvard.

3:30 p.m. Leominster: “Love & Kindness Student Standout.” At Monument Square.

4:30 p.m. Cambridge: “Kelman Seminar: The Media in the Age of Trump and Brexit.” Panel talk. At Harvard.

5 p.m. Boston: “CORI Sealing Day.” Assistance for “getting Criminal Offender Record Information sealed.” At First Church of Roxbury.

5 p.m. Cambridge: “An Evening with Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale.” At Lesley University.

6 p.m. Providence: “Showing Up for Racial Justice RI Monthly Open Meeting.” At Providence Public Library.

6 p.m. Providence: “Community Forum on Race and The Environment.” Hosted by RI Jobs With Justice and the City of Providence Race and Environmental Justice Committee.

6:30 p.m. Boston: “Showing Up for Racial Justice Boston Open Meeting.”

Tuesday, Feb. 28
1:30 p.m. Boston: “Symposium: Leading For Social Impact.” Symposium featuring “leaders who integrate ethical values into their businesses and organizations, specifically with the goal of fostering equality and empowering communities.” At Boston College.

3 p.m. Providence: “Don’t Legislate Trump’s Hate.” To deliver a petition to the offices of Democratic politicians “to express our opposition to the so-called ‘Public Safety and Protection Act’ (Bill H 5093). This bill would make it a crime for local public officials not to aggressively target immigrants in our community and allow any citizen to sue them if they didn’t.” At Rhode Island State House.

4:30 p.m. Cambridge: “What is Feminism? Women & Representation in Communities of Color.” Student panel and break-out sessions “aimed at productively discussing and sharing experiences of feminism in our different communities of color.” At Harvard.

5 p.m. Cambridge: “Starr Forum: The Fight over Foreigners.” Panel discussion of “migration issues in America under President Trump. At MIT.

5:30 p.m. Providence: “In the Wake: On Blackness and Being.” Tufts University Professor Christina Sharpe speaks. At Brown University.

5:30 p.m. Boston: “Racism Talks, Together We’ll Walk.” The Center for Teen Empowerment hosts a community dialogue. At Hibernian Hall.

6 p.m. Gloucester: “Women’s Equality Cape Ann Meeting.” At Sawyer Free Library.

6 p.m. Boston: “Caring Communities Sessions.” The Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights at Boston Medical Center hosts this “one-hour informational sessions about the organization, the population we serve and opportunities to help.”

6 p.m. Boston: “Boston Rad Ref February Meeting.” Hosted by the Boston Radical Reference [Librarians] Collective.

6:30 p.m. Cambridge: “Cambridge Area Stronger Together (CAST) Organizational Meeting.” At Cambridge’s Central Square branch library.

7 p.m. Boston: “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.” $15. At First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain.

7 p.m. Wakefield, R.I.: “The Fight For Our Public Schools.” Discussion of “a number of harmful education policies will be coming our way” under Trump. At Hera Gallery.

7 p.m. Cambridge: “Jewish Voice For Peace-Boston February Meeting.” John Robbins of Council on American Islamic Relations – Massachusetts will “talk about the role of non-Muslim allies in the fight against Islamophobia.” At Reservoir Church.

7 p.m. Cambridge: “Inheriting JewishResistance: a text study and community building event.” IfNotNow hosts this discussion of “What can Judaism teach us about resisting injustices and oppression?” At the Center for the Study of World Religions.

Wednesday, March 1
9:30 a.m. Boston: “Public Higher Ed Advocacy Day 2017.” Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM) advocates “for a high-quality, debt-free public higher education system for students and working families in our state.” At Massachusetts State House.

11:30 a.m. Boston: “BU Resists Trump: Student & Worker Rally.” At Boston University.

Noon. Boston: “Student Resistance- Boston.” Greater Boston area high schools and colleges “will be joining together in solidarity with the national student day of resistance on March 1 in protesting the rhetoric and policies of the new Trump administration. High school students will be walking out of school at 12 and coming together on the Common. From there we will listen to some speeches and march.” At Boston Common.

1 p.m. Boston: “White Ribbon Day 2017.” Governor Charlie Baker, co-chairs Sheriff Peter Koutoujian and Chancellor J. Keith Motley and hundreds of men and boys “pledge to embrace visions of manhood that foster respect, safety and equity.” At Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

5 p.m. Boston: “Tyrone Maurice Adderley Lecture: Dr. Carole Boyce Davies.” A talk by Dr. Carole Boyce Davies, a professor of Africana studies and English at Cornell University, devoted to “social justice and anti-racist and anti-sexist politics.” At MassArt.

5 p.m. Boston: “Exhibition: Women’s Rights are Human Rights.” Reception for exhibition of “International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence and Discrimination.” At Northeastern University.

5 p.m. Cambridge: “Catching the Wave Reception and Tour.” For the exhibition of “photographs of the Women’s Movement. View the work of influential feminist photographers who documented the women’s liberation movement of the twentieth century.” At Harvard.

5:30 p.m. Cambridge: “Cambridge City-Wide Town Hall Meeting on Threats to Health Care.” At Cambridge Senior Center.

6 p.m. Cambridge: “Coded Artist Panel Discussion.” Discussion of exhibition exploring the “role language has played in queer culture as it has developed and flourished since the 19th century.” At Lesley University.

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

7 p.m. Framingham: “It’s Our Future: Environmental Legislation Forum.” 350MA Metrowest hosts a “discussion of Massachusetts legislation that has been proposed for the current session to address climate and renewable energy.” At First Parish in Framingham Unitarian Universalist.

Pictured at top: The “Boston Women’s March,” Jan. 21, 2017. (Copyright Greg Cook)

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