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June 2018

The Soil Sponge: Our Hope for Community and Climate Resilience

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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The living "soil sponge" is the fundamental infrastructure that makes life on land possible. Understanding its function allows us to address many of our major challenges with elegant efficiency. Come find out how we can help regenerate the soil sponge to grow landscapes that cool the climate, provide ample food and clean water for all, while creating resilience to climate events such as flooding, drought, and wildfires. You will come away with practical, affordable strategies to improve resiliency on a large scale…

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Lead the Way for Transgender Rights

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This November, Massachusetts will become the first state in the country forced to defend transgender neighbors at the ballot box! Join Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, Rep. Liz Malia, Councilor O'Malley, Freedom For All Massachusetts, Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and Keshet for our Jamaica Plain Community Meeting! We’ll discuss the ballot issue, and you’ll learn how you can play an integral role in upholding Massachusetts’ non-discrimination law. This November vote YES to uphold the current law passed by the legislature (Chapter…

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July 2018

Climate legislation with Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stand up for community! Stand up for climate! Join us on July 12th, as State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez attends a special town hall meeting focused on the climate legislation currently under consideration in Massachusetts. Rep. Sánchez’s active support is crucial for passing climate policy including expanding the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS), establishing a price on carbon pollution, getting rid of the pipeline tax, and boosting solar equity in our state. Come to the town hall to speak up and support…

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September 2018

We Will Not Forget Puerto Rico!

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Co-Sponsered by Alliance for Puerto Rico-MA, Vamos4PR, Jobs for Justice, Grassroots International, 32BJ SEIU Hurricane Maria has left many of our fellow American’s in Puerto Rico 3.4 million residents without shelter, power,  cell service, drinking water, and adequate food.  The hurricane wiped out the island’s power grid completely, and officials report that 11,000 Puerto Rican people are still without power, a year later. September 21st, marks the 1 year anniversary of Hurricane Maria. The latest death toll estimate is close to 5,000, many…

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Dave Jacke: Gardening Like The Forest

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Co-hosted by Boston Food Forest Join us for this in-depth lecture with Dave Jacke, a longtime permaculture teacher and designer.  He will share history of forest gardening, its many benefits, and how gardening like a forest can enrich your life. Lessons from Nature for Edible Ecosystems and Human Societies Healthy forests maintain, fertilize, and renew themselves, naturally.  Imagine having an ecosystem like that in your own yard, but it grows your food!  Imagine meeting our own needs while regenerating healthy…

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