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What You Can Do To Save The World: 11/28 – 12/5 2016: A calendar of protests, discussions and other events that aim to improve the world.


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Monday, Nov. 28

5:30 p.m. “Creatives Coming Together: a post-election conversation.” Aims to “bring together the creative community of Boston to provide a space for reflection, discussion, and action steps.” At First Church of Roxbury.



5:45 p.m. Showing Up For Racial Justice Boston Monthly Chapter Meeting. At Arlington Street Church in Boston. https://www.facebook.com/events/1309932735713312/


6:30 p.m. Solidarity Network General Meeting. “Second gathering of the InterTribal Solidarity Network (formerly Native American Solidarity Network).” At North American Indian Center of Boston in Jamaica Plain. https://www.facebook.com/events/1675271309430170/


7 p.m. “Beyond Pocahontas: Rewriting Narratives of Indigenous Womanhood.” Indigenous Smith Students and Allies (ISSA) hosts a panel on Indigenous womanhood, “focusing specifically on Indigenous feminisms and deconstructing the hyper-sexualized lens through which Indigenous women have been viewed for centuries.” At Neilson Library in Northampton, Mass. https://www.facebook.com/events/778572162281110/



Tuesday, Nov. 29

6 a.m. Fight for $15 Boston National Day of Action. Fight for $15 plans a 6 a.m. fast-food action in Cambridge’s Central Square, an 11:30 a.m. rally at Logan Airport, and a major legislative announcement at the State House in Boston at 1:30 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/203631390086270/


Noon. “International Day of Solidarity with Palestine.” The Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine and United for Justice with Peace invite them to this “stand out” at the Downtown Crossing MBTA station in Boston. https://www.facebook.com/events/330254007334930/


2 p.m. “2016 Gold Star Families Tree Dedication & Holiday Reception.” The tree at the Massachusetts State House “pays tribute to all Massachusetts Service Members who gave their lives in service to our Nation and the families who carry their legacy forward. Photos and messages from loved ones will be displayed on the tree.” Santa Claus will visit. A holiday reception follows the dedication. https://www.facebook.com/events/1293591754025489/


5 p.m. “Ally Skills Workshop: Combating Sexism and Transphobia.” Free training to  “helping people recognize sexist or transphobic patterns, develop language to call out casual sexism and transphobia, and respond to uncomfortable situations.” At Jackson Mann Community Center, 500 Cambridge St., Allston, Boston. https://www.facebook.com/events/346661079019970/


6:30 p.m. “Trump vs. Justice for Palestine.” Jewish Voice for Peace Boston meets to “discuss the post-election future of Jewish community organizing for Palestinian rights.” At the Democracy Center in Cambridge.


Wednesday, Nov. 30

2 p.m. Originally scheduled date for the reception for “State of the Union,” the politically-themed art exhibit at Salem State University that the school shut down over concerns that some works in the exhibit were offensive to some people. Unclear if this reception is still happening. https://www.facebook.com/events/699704676861359/


4 p.m. “Protest Stephen Bannon & Trump Advisors at Harvard.” A protest against the Trump advisors’ talk at Harvard’s Kennedy School in Cambridge. https://www.facebook.com/events/1809436349295440/



6 p.m. “APIs for Black Lives Direct Action/Support Meeting.” A meeting to discuss “direct action and support for black-led racial justice organizations in the Boston area.” At Asian American Resource Workshop, 42 Charles St., Dorchester. https://www.facebook.com/events/1803183769963773/


6 p.m. “Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet.” Megan Epler Wood, director of Harvard’s International Sustainable Tourism Initiative and author of “Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet,” will discuss “reforms required to lower tourism’s impacts and protect the health of local populations, ecosystems, cultures, and monuments worldwide.” At Harvard’s Museum of Natural History in Cambridge. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1593741564251876/


6 p.m. “Stand with Standing Rock – Providence Musicians and Yogis Unite.” An evening of “sound, yoga, dance and community” to support the pipeline protest. At Alchemy in Providence. https://www.facebook.com/events/1818980298385352/


6 p.m. “Activists nurture night: a salon for organizers.” MassMovement (formerly the Boston For Bernie community) hosts a weekly gathering “where we build friendship while seeding and nurturing and developing the Boston area activist ecosystem.” At 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange Center in Boston. https://www.facebook.com/events/1308130215903653/


6:30 p.m. “What’s next for reproductive freedom in RI?” Planned Parenthood Votes Rhode Island hosts this meeting to prepare to “fight here in Rhode Island for laws to protect reproductive rights, no matter what happens in DC.” At Providence Career Center in Rhode Island. https://www.facebook.com/events/1755781311309335/


7 p.m. “BAGLY World AIDS Day Events.” The Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth meets to hear “stories of People living with HIV and all come together and clear up the misconceptions of the reality of HIV.” At BAGLY, 14 Beacon St., Boston. https://www.facebook.com/events/220568438378759/


7:30 p.m. “Burren Annual Benefit For Somerville Homeless Coalition.” A night of music to support the coalition. At the Burren in Somerville. https://www.facebook.com/events/1291244237573283/


11 p.m. “25th Medicine Wheel Vigil,” a day-long event to honor those affected by HIV/AIDS. Begins with procession from Boston City Hall to the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama, for a 24-hour vigil where more than “250 visual artists and 100 perfoming artists making artistic offerings.” https://www.facebook.com/events/1755490424713699/


Thursday, Dec. 1

8:30 a.m. “South Shore Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Symposium.” The North and South Rivers Watershed Association and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s South Shore Coalition offer a day-long “an overview of potential climate change and sea level rise impacts on the South Shore, tools and funding options available to communities, and case studies of successful strategies used at the local level to address these issues.” At Cushing Memorial Hall in Norwell.



Noon. “Rhode Island World AIDS Day State House Event.” Organized by the Rhode Island HIV and STI Prevention Coalition. At the Rhode Island State House in Providence. https://www.facebook.com/events/321778618199586/

5:30 p.m. “Vigil in Support of Black Lives Matter.” “Come stand with others to Denounce the Ongoing Murders of Black Men, Women and Children.” At First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, Boston. https://www.facebook.com/events/1732758343717698/?active_tab=discussion


6 p.m. “Cambridge Brainstorming: Trump, 2018, 2020 and Beyond.” Meeting to “plan to move forward as a progressive community.” At Cambridge Community Center. https://www.facebook.com/events/379058139099561/


6 p.m. “World AIDS Day 2016.” Getting To Zero Coalition of Massachusetts launches its “Getting to Zero Blueprint,” a “comprehensive plan to eliminate new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths, and stigma.” At Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston.



7 p.m. “Vision for Black Lives: Political Power.” One of a series of workshops discussing the policy platform released by The Movement For Black Lives in August. Hosted by The Democracy Center, Black Lives Matter Cambridge, Anti-Racism Collaborative, Knapsack Anti-Racists, Make GE Pay and SEIU 32BJ. At Democracy Center in Cambridge. https://www.facebook.com/events/913536228778696/


7 p.m. “Wellesley’s Changing Wildlife Lecture.” The Wellesley Conservation Council hosts a talk by Peter Alden, lead author of “The National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England,” about how global warming and other forces are affecting local wildlife. At the Wellesley Free Library. https://www.facebook.com/events/555848104624192/


Friday, Dec. 2

8 p.m. “The Vermin Supreme Winter Showcase.” Perennial parody presidential candidate Vermin Supreme “invites you to a night of comedy, spoken word, art, and music.” At Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery in Cambridge. https://www.facebook.com/events/1328180097201056/


Saturday, Dec. 3

9 a.m. “The Next Four Years: Building Our Movements in Dangerous Times.” All-day conference hosted by Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund, American Friends Service Committee, and Progressive Democrats of America. At Simmons College’s Paresky Center in Boston. https://www.facebook.com/events/320257791686657/


10 a.m. “Solidarity Pins Event.” Witch City Ink Tattoos in Salem, Mass., tattoos safety pin symbols onto people for charity. https://www.facebook.com/events/1275089039179571/


10 a.m. “Salsa Shutdown.” To support immigrant rights, Movimiento Cosecha Boston hosts “the largest salsa party action that Boston has seen” near the Park Street MBTA station entrance at Boston Common and then heads “to Primemark. We are shutting down Downtown Crossing.” https://www.facebook.com/events/1350159498349751/


10:30 a.m. “Haley House 50th Anniversary Forum.” The longtime community center, bakery and job-services nonprofit hosts a day-long event with panels addressing food access, health, community, activism, housing, homelessness and mass incarceration. At the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Roxbury, Boston. https://www.facebook.com/events/1529390360459382/


11 a.m. “Wheatpaste Workshop w/ Pigeon.” Work with the artist who’s “Mainer” street art murals address the diversity of the state’s residents. At Dreamship Community in Portland, Maine. https://www.facebook.com/events/1796574990615071/


2 p.m. “They can’t interrupt us this time” rally. Women and girls are invited to “Scream your hearts out. Scream out your frustrations with the election. Scream to feel an ounce of freedom.” At Boston Common at Park Street. https://www.facebook.com/events/1734355616884684/


4 p.m. “Vision for Black Lives: Invest-Divest.” One of a series of workshops discussing the policy platform released by The Movement For Black Lives in August. Hosted by The Democracy Center, Black Lives Matter Cambridge, Anti-Racism Collaborative, Knapsack Anti-Racists, Make GE Pay and SEIU 32BJ. At The Humanist Hub in Cambridge. https://www.facebook.com/events/1702406403419698/


5 p.m. “Unity Vigil” at Melrose Common in Massachusetts. Eyes on Refugees hosts this event to symbolize “hope, love for each other and continuing to embrace our individual beauty, and cultural diversity.” https://www.facebook.com/events/1128970010492199/


6 p.m. “Art Auction Benefit For Standing Rock.” Boston’s Distillery Gallery hosts an art auction “benefitting the frontline, indigenous led resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.” An after party event will be hosted at Firebrand Saints. https://www.facebook.com/events/1874964112736950/



Sunday, Dec. 4

10 a.m. “Haley House 50th Anniversary Gathering and Reflection.” The longtime community center, bakery and job-services nonprofit hosts a light breakfast at Dudley Dough in Boston, followed by a program and reflection led by former members of the Haley House Live-In Community, Rev. Christine Hribar and Lama Rod Owens. https://www.facebook.com/events/1759059074362024/


4 p.m. “Love Trumps Hate Protest: Donations go to Refugee Organization.” At City Hall in Manchester, New Hampshire. https://www.facebook.com/events/1686028548393672/


8 p.m. “More Than This.” “A community of survivors dedicated to taking healing into their own hands” host an “open conversation addressing the problem of domestic and sexual violence in our community.” At the Democracy Center in Cambridge. https://www.facebook.com/events/1683862695263726/


Monday, Dec. 5

“United Against Trump: Boston Student Walk Out.” Details to come.



Pictured at top:
“Love Trumps Hate” rally at Boston Common, Nov. 20, 2016.
Photo copyright 2016 by Greg Cook.

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