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The youth climate strike in September was reinvigorating. It brought new momentum and life into our climate movement.
Now it's our chance to escalate the fights against the fossil fuel industry and corrupt politicians that allow pollution in our neighborhoods and climate catastrophe on our planet.
We are building a unity movement here in MA to build the transformational change that we need to see. A future with environmental justice, 100% renewable energy for all, and good, clean jobs. Join us for our summit in November to plan our strategy moving forward. RSVP for more details ([link removed]) and see below for other ways to get involved.
Everyone is welcome to join 350 Mass members at the 2019 Honk Parade in Somerville. We will meet at 11:00 in Davis Square in the parking lot at the corner of Herbert and Day Street, behind the post office. The march to Harvard Square begins at 12:00 and 350 Mass will be near the beginning of the parade. This year the Honk Parade will end with a "Die In," demanding action on housing, immigration and the climate emergency. The Die In will occur in front of the stage in Harvard Square once all participants have arrived.
Bring banners, signs, costumes, 350 t-shirts, kazoos, your dancing shoes, and plan to party and "die" with fellow 350 activists! There will also be skill share workshops for community groups and musicians at First Church and Main Stage band performances. If you have any questions, contact Maria at Sun, Oct 13, Davis Sq, Somerville.
** Other 350 Mass News
Franklin 2050—The Climate Crisis: Join the 350 Mass Greater Franklin node for a free educational forum on the climate crisis, its challenges, causes, effects and policy implications. More details and RSVP here ([link removed]) . Thu, Oct 17, 7-9 pm, Elks Lodge #2136, 1077 Pond St, Franklin.
Green New Deal Town Hall - Natick: Join local Sunrise and 350 Mass activists to learn about what a Green New Deal would mean for the MetroWest region and state! More details here. ([link removed]) Thu, Oct 17, 7-9pm, Common Street Spiritual Center, 13 Common St, Natick.
Here Comes The Sun—A Climate Cabaret: Enjoy a fabulous night of theater, music, story, dance and a poem or two to explore the climate crisis and celebrate the work of 350 Mass and other groups. Learn more and buy tickets ([link removed]) . Fri, Nov 15, 7:30-9:30 pm, Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St, Gloucester.
Survey from Municipal Working Group: Fill out this survey ([link removed]) to support the development of the Municipal Working Group.
Transportation Working Group: The next meeting of the TWG will be Thursday Oct. 17, from 5:45-8pm. Our guest will be Veena Dharmaraj of the Mass. Sierra Club. For more details and to RSVP, please contact
Solidarity Working Group: The next solidarity working group call will be next Thursday, October 10th at 8pm via Zoom. Agenda to come, and the Zoom info is below. Zoom Details: [link removed]; Or by phone: 1 646 876 9923; Meeting ID: 704 844 957
Write a Letter to the Editor: 350 Mass members write lots of letters to the editor, many of which get published! Here are some recent letters:
* WBUR: The Moral Case for Fighting Climate Change ([link removed])
* Wicked Local Brookline: Supports proposed bylaw restricting fossil fuels ([link removed])
* Worcester Telegram: We must plan to lower carbon emissions ([link removed])
Want to join the team? Email Vignesh Ramachandran (mailto:[email protected]) to find out more!
** Other Climate Movement News
Sign a Petition in Support of Massachusetts House Bill 897, An Act Relative to Forest Protection: Sponsored by Representative Susannah Whipps, H. 897 would protect all state conservation land as parks or reserves where forest ecosystems are guided primarily by natural processes. It would fight climate change and enhance public benefits. Learn more and sign the petition here. ([link removed])
Julian Agyeman at Wright-Locke Farm: In his talk, Dr. Agyeman will outline his concept of ‘just sustainabilities’ – the full integration of social justice and sustainability, defined as ‘the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.’ Details and RSVP here. ([link removed]) Wed, Oct 16, 7:30pm, 82 Ridge St., Winchester.
Indigenous People's Day: Monday is Indigenous People's Day, when we can honor and celebrate the resistance of Indigenous communities across North America.
Write a letter to support an official statewide Indigenous Peoples Day: Find the details to write an original letter to the join committee to support An Act Establishing An Indigenous Peoples Day. Find details here. ([link removed])
Here are some events and activities to honor and commemorate their Indigenous people in MA:
* Brookline: Join the Brookline Community to honor and commemorate the history and culture of Indigenous people. Enjoy Indigenous food by Harm Free Eats, support local Indigenous artists, and learn more about Indigenous history in the area. For more info contact [email protected] Mon, Oct 14, 1-3pm, Coolidge Corner School Cafeteria.
* Somerville: Join Tufts and Somerville residents for their 4th annual Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration. Featured will be Indigenous speakers, singers, dancers, and food! More info here. ([link removed]) Mon, Oct 14, 2019, 4-7pm, Academic Quad, Tufts University.
* Gardener: Join us on Indigenous Peoples' Day to experience and enjoy these native lands of the Wabanaki Confederacy and the Pennacook tribes. We will begin our hike with an acknowledgement of these peoples and indigenous peoples across the country. More info here. ([link removed]) Mon, Oct 14, 2019, 9-10:30am, Rome Conservation Area, Brookside Drive, Gardner.
* Harvard: Join Elizabeth James-Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag) on Indigenous Peoples' Day at Fruitlands Museum as she presents "Wampanoag Perspectives on the Land: Acknowledging Indigenous Space". More details here. ([link removed]) Mon, Oct 14, 2019, 2-3pm, Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard.
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40 Academy Hill Rd
Wed, Oct 16, 6-8 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield
Tue, Oct 8, 7-8:30 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain
6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain
Tue, Oct 15, 6:30-8:30 pm (orientation for new members at 6 pm)
First Church Cambridge
11 Garden St, Cambridge
Thu, Oct 31, 7-8:30 pm
3090 Main St, Barnstable
Thu, Oct 17, 7-9 pm
First Universalist Society in Franklin
262 Chestnut St, Franklin
Wed, Oct 16, 7-8:30 pm
Mill No. 5
250 Jackson St, Lowell
Wed, Oct 9, noon-1:30 pm
478 Main St, Winchester
Tue, Nov 7, 7-9 pm
Peace Lutheran Church
107 Concord Rd, Wayland
Tue, Oct 8, 7-8:30 pm
Medford High School, Rm V220
489 Winthrop St, Medford
Tue, Oct 15, 7-9 pm
First Unitarian Society in Newton
1326 Washington St, Newton
Tue, Nov 5, 6:30-8:30 pm
Beverly Farms Library
24 Vine St, Beverly
Tue, Oct 8, 7-8:30 pm
First Parish Church in Taunton
76 Church Green, Taunton
Tue, Oct 15, 7:30-9:30 pm
Old Ship Church Parish House
107 Main St, Hingham
Mon, Oct 28, 7-9 pm
11 Washington St, Sherborn
Sun, Oct 13, 4:15-6 pm
The Residence at Watertown Square
20 Summer St, Watertown
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