Join us for our semi-annual day long planning retreat – this year we’re opening it up to current new and potential Boston Firefly Project members. New and potential members are encouraged to attend an Amnesty International and Boston Firefly Project orientation in the morning; and join the rest of the registrants in the afternoon all registrants for skill and content-based workshops such as Essentials Skills for Organizers Legislative Organizing and networking and collaboration opportunities.
On Friday, November 7th, Professor Arthur MacEwan aka "Ask Dr. Dollar" spoke at the Jamaica Plain Forum. He addressed the roots of the financial meltdown, including the mortgage crisis, and described some of the policies President-elect Barack Obama should change in order to help individuals as well as corporations.
This is a radio story which aired on WMBR's "RADIO with a VIEW" on Sunday, November 16, 2008 and produced by Dave Goodman.
The Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays last night in St. Petersburg, Florida but it's not the end of the world.
Especially with that monumental eight run comeback in game five of the American League Championship Series Thursday night still fresh in fan's memories.
Plus, considering what the Red Sox accomplished despite the various physically (and emotionally) injured players the team had to contend with this year...
David Ortiz and his balky wrist;
Baseball, like sex, feels best when there's a happy ending.
So when J.D. Drew's single flew over the head of Tampa Bay right fielder Gabe Gross last night, allowing Kevin Youkilis to score the winning run in a thrilling come from behind win over the Rays, players and fans experienced a release of pent up frustration and outpouring of joy not felt in these parts in well, almost a week.
Boys and girls, let's hope this wasn't a one night stand.
Each year, for sixteen years, Notre Dame Education Center has been a leader in providing community-based adult and youth literacy programs in South Boston, offering students an opportunity to adapt in the American culture and train for upward mobility in the job market — in a word—NDEC students achieve self-sufficiency.
On Friday, September 26th, Notre Dame Education Center celebrated its sixteenth graduation ceremony with twenty-two students from its High School Diploma Program and thirteen students from the Literacy Program who had earned their GED’s.
Join the Boston Firefly Project for an evening of food, raffles and networking with members of Boston’s nonprofit and social justice community. The event will surely induce collaboration and grow personal relationships based on social justice and human rights organizing.
Wednesday, September 24
The Point bar, Faneuil Hall (147 Hanover St., Boston)
March 2008 ushered in the sixth year of war and occupation "without end" on Iraq. In an act of arrogance and impunity, Congress in a bipartisan vote approved another $162 billion in funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Stepped up threats against Iran and the increased likelihood of a U.S. troop "surge" into Afghanistan point to an imperative for action and an independent voice from the anti-war movement.
A glance at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which turns 60 this year, suggests that life could be better for Americans. Its thirty articles ensure rights denied to many Americans: the right to work, freedom from arbitrary interference with privacy, protection of child welfare, access to higher education on the basis of merit, and equality. Might all Americans be more free if the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were also United States law?
On Wednesday July 2, 2008, Community Change in Boston welcomes the public to partcipate in a round-robin reading of the 1852 speech by Frederick Douglass entitled "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro."
On Sunday, June 29th, Dave Goodman of "RADIO with a VIEW" spoke with Janet Gillespie, Community Change Director of Programming about the local event, institutional racism, and prospects for alliances among various progressive social movements.