This is a calendar of Boston and Providence area rallies, protests, talks and other events fostering resistance, social justice, and a better world. If you know of events I should add, please send an email with info and (if you can) a link to the event. Note: I’m not able to vet all these events, so please use the links to learn more. Last updated: Oct. 10, 2020.


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Saturday, Oct. 10
10 a.m. Medford: “Indigenous People’s Day March with Indigenous Students Organization at Tufts and Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine” begins at Mayer Campus Center

Noon: Boston: “Sinking Columbus: Boston Marches for Indigenous Peoples Day” begins at Tremont Street by Park Street station

Noon: Boston: “Safety First! Kids First! Rally and Car Caravan” begins at Gallivan Boulevard and Dorchester Ave.

Noon: Marblehead: Marblehead Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day with Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers at Jeremiah Lee Mansion

Sunday, Oct. 11
2 p.m. Boston: “Manifestación: ALTO Desalojos + Embargos de Casa / Rally: STOP Evictions + Home Foreclosures” at Park Street

Monday, Oct. 12
1 p.m. Online: “Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020,” hosted by Natives at Harvard College

7 p.m. Online: “What is Abolition?: Principles of Police and Prison Abolition Teach In & Cross-Community Brainstorm,” hosted by Uplift Watertown and Defund SPD

Tuesday, Oct. 13
Noon: Online: “Panel: Indigenous-Led Cultural Regeneration + Commemoration,” hosted by Tufts University Art Galleries

5 p.m. Online: “Black Boston: Transforming the Arts,” panel discussion hosted by Boston University Initiative on Cities, Boston University Diversity & Inclusion

6 p.m. Online: “Rent Control Campaign: Cancel the Rent!,” hosted by Boston Democratic Socialists of America

7:30 p.m. Online: “A teach-in, tasting, and concert with Cosecha,” hosted by Cosecha Massachusetts and Lamplighter Brewing Co.

Wednesday, Oct. 14
9:30 a.m. Online: “The People’s Law Firm with AG Healey’s Office,” hosted by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

3 p.m. Online: “Social Emergency Response Center,” hosted by Design Studio for Social Intervention, Boston. Continues every Wednesday through Nov. 18.

4 p.m. Online: “Invest in Our Recovery: Fifth Middlesex Community Briefing,” hosted by 350 Mass for a Better Future, Massachusetts Teachers Association and Raise Up Massachusetts

5 p.m. Swampscott: “March to Governor Baker’s house: stop mass evictions and foreclosures”

Thursday, Oct. 15
3 p.m. Online: “Climate Change & Communities of Color:How Artists are Responding,” hosted by UMass Fine Arts Center and Arts Extension Service

4 p.m. Online: “Witch Trials and Salem: Then & Now,” hosted by Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

7 p.m. Online: Kellie Carter-Jackson discusses her book “Force and Freedom, Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence” as part of the New Democracy Coalition’s Civic Literacy Project Black Author’s Series

7 p.m. Online: “Bearing Witness: Alba Jaramillo and Patricia Davis discuss Davis’s one-woman play “Digna,” hosted by Ford Hall Forum, WGBH Forum Network and Lowell Institute.

Saturday, Oct. 17
1 p.m. Providence: “How will the police be abolished? A Marxist perspective” at Burnside Park

2 p.m. Boston: March for Our Democracy begins at Boston Common

4 p.m. Cambridge: “Community/Youth Black Out” at Danehy Park

7 p.m. Boston: “BLM Community Kickback” at Titus Sparrow Park

Sunday, Oct. 18
11:30 a.m. Boston: “Kick Fascists out of Boston!” at Copley Square

1 p.m. Boston: “Boston Globe: The world burns as the Globe turns!” at 53 State St.

Monday, Oct. 19
11:30 a.m. Providence: “Protest Loss of Downtown Providence to Rising Seas/Chase Bank” at 146 Westminster St.

Tuesday, Oct. 20
6 p.m. Providence: “Justice for Jhamal Gonsalves! Stop Racist Police Terror!” at Elmwood Avenue

Wednesday, Oct. 21
2 p.m. Online: “Craft Chat with Mindy Tsonas ‘Be Seen Project,'” a “platform and community for BIPOC artists and makers who are using their work to center marginalized voices and create social justice dialogue and change,” hosted by Fuller Craft Museum.

3 p.m. Online: “Social Emergency Response Center,” hosted by Design Studio for Social Intervention, Boston. Continues every Wednesday through Nov. 18.

8 p.m. Online: “Freedom Ride Broadcast” hosted by MassOpera

Thursday, Oct. 22
6 p.m. Portland, Maine: “National Day of Action Against Police Brutality — Vigil for Black Life” at Portland Maine Police Department, 109 Middle St.

6 p.m. Online: “Black Material Culture in the Round,” hosted by MIT Architecture

7 p.m. Online: Peniel Joseph discusses his book “The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.” as part of the New Democracy Coalition’s Civic Literacy Project Black Author’s Series

7 p.m. Online: “2020 Fall Puppet Forum: “The Renaissance of African American Object Performance,” hosted by Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

8 p.m. Online: “Just Us: A Conversation with Claudia Rankine and Orlando Patterson,” hosted by Cambridge’s American Repertory Theater.

Saturday, Oct. 24
2 p.m. Boston: “Trump/Pence OUT NOW! Mass Public Assembly” at Parkman Bandstand

3 p.m. Wellesley: “Wellesley Climate Emergency Or Death” at Wellesley Town Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 28
3 p.m. Online: “Social Emergency Response Center,” hosted by Design Studio for Social Intervention, Boston. Continues every Wednesday through Nov. 18.

6:30 p.m. Online: “Arts Community Town Hall Meeting- Part Two,” hosted by Somerville Arts Council

Friday, Oct. 30
5 p.m. Somerville: “Climate Change is Scary Parade” begins at Somerville City Hall

5 p.m. Boston: “Justice 4 Terrence Coleman 4 Yr Angelversary Reopen the Case” at Peter’s Park

Wednesday, Nov. 4
5 p.m. Boston: “Rally: Protect the Results & Count Every Vote – Boston” at Massachusetts State House

ARCHIVE
• Oct. 10, 2020: Resistance Calendar
• Oct. 2, 2020: Resistance Calendar
• Sept. 25, 2020: Resistance Calendar
• June 5 to July 29, 2020: Calendar: Justice for Black Lives Rallies, Protests Against Police Brutality


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