Community Responses to the e5 Transition & How You Can Help

How you can help: (1) read our transition statement; (2) volunteer with one of our teams - program, operations, re-location, fundraising; (3) become a sustainer or make a donation; and (4) provide a written or video testimony to your experience/relationship with e5 on our facebook page. See some of the testimonies that we've collected so far by clicking here.

Diverse community activists are meeting at e5 to figure out their responses to our transition. On July 23, at 6:00 p.m.,  e5 will host a community meeting (at e5 with the option of remote participation) to discuss the transition and our options. Ranging from a Unitarian Unversalist minister to public interest lawyers to Dewey Square veterans, this meeting came together with 24-hours notice. Later Doug Greene shot a short video with testimonies from several of the meeting's attendees. Click "read more" to view the video."

Peña Rebelde: Colombian Hip Hop Night

Saturday, July 14th, 8pm to late

Featuring: Oasis, Evaluzion, DJ Diego, Choco DRH y otras compas

Join the folklore, the storytelling, the arte y amor, the poetry of struggle bringing histories to life, and life to our circles of song. Local and intergalactic musicians. Live music and soul. Bring your stories and poems, we'll offer the mic. 
Suggested Donation: $5 at door

Ruth Henry, aka Oasis's "Making Peace with Hip Hop Statement": http://www.peaceissexy.net/ruth-henry-making-peace-with-hip-hop/

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Technology & Direct Democracy

Friday, June 22nd, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Occupy Boston Information & Technology (OBIT) is proud to present a consensus building tool focused on accessing direct democracy and using technology to influence political outcomes at the state and federal levels.

While many carry beliefs that electoral politics are tainted by corrupt practices and big money Super PACS, there are others who still believe that it is important that voters leverage their power through actively challenging their elected officials to speak for the people

On June 22 we will look at the various ways that technology is being used to impact true democratic practices and get more people involved in the drafting and revision of proposed legislation.

SIM Celebrates Advance, Prepares for Ongoing Struggle, Service


[photo from the Boston Globe, more photos here]

Student Immigrant Movement (SIM), an e5 Resident, makes headlines with a partial victory in their Dream Act campaign, while gearing up for fighting forward.
For more info, visit: http://www.facebook.com/Student.Immigrant.Movement

Social Movements & Electoral Politics

A ROUNDTABLE CONNECTING #OCCUPY, GLOBAL MOVEMENTS, THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM & ELECTIONS

Saturday, June 30, 2012, 6:00 p.m. A conversation made urgent by the defeated recall in Wisconsin: The Arab Spring signaled a global wave of social movements challenging inequality, repression, austerity, war, & corporate power. Whatever their strengths, these movements have all had to give serious consideration to how they relate to electoral politics. This timely conversation brings together a diverse group of thoughtful activists and engaged scholars who have connections to the #Occupy movement, the World Social Forum, solidarity movements and grassroots organizing. 

Featuring: Sarah Francis, Jeff Juris, Suren Moodliar, Thomas Ponniah, Monica Poole, and Heike Schotten (panel chair). (read more for bios and suggested readings)

Richard Seymour on American Insurgents: A History of American Anti-Imperialism


Thanks to Doug Greene for organizing this event under the auspices of the Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture and recording this video.

June 9th: Peña Rebelde

The 2nd Saturday of Each Month
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Saturday, June 9th, 8pm to late Join the folklore, the storytelling, the arte y amor, the poetry of struggle bringing histories to life, and life to our circles of song. Local and intergalactic musicians. Live music and soul. Bring your stories and poems, we'll offer the mic. Suggested Donation: $5 at door

Celebrating Shena Carvajal (1928-2012)
Feautured Guest at e5's first Peña in May 2010, dedicated to Violeta Parra

  On memorial day I want to remember the soldiers of peace,
  the ones that fought to make this world a better place,
  the ones that were strong in the face of adversity,
  the ones that gave their lives to the cause of justice,
  in the simplest of details, everyday, silent examples of human responsibility …

Truth and Revolution: Michael Staudenmaier on the Sojourner Truth Organization

On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012, Michael Staudemier added his analysis of the Sojourner Truth Organization to the Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series of #OccupyBoston's Free School University. This video was provided by the event organizer, Doug Greene. Click on "read more" below for more the 2nd part of this presentation.

Campaign Kickoff: Budget for All Referendum

Calling All Peace & Social Justice Activists!

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Now is the time to join together with 24 labor, peace, housing and community groups across the state to put our message before the public this election year. Place the “Budget for All” referendum question on the ballot in Massachusetts this November: “Troops home from Afghanistan now; Reduce the Military Budget; No cuts to Social Security, Housing assistance, Medicaid; Invest in Jobs and Renewable energy; tax large corporations”

We need you to help collect signatures to place the referendum on the ballot in your state representative district. Here’s something we can all do together.

For Information call Paul Shannon at AFSC: 617-661-6130 ext. 123

 

This Saturday May 5th ! Encuentros Musicale5 with Manuel Santos

Manuel Santos & Bambule play LIVE!

Saturday, May 5th, 2012
8pm to late

Suggested Donation: $10-$5

"Un amigo del vivir antes que nada, de la creacion y de la interpretacion, con un mensaje personal, rescatando el recuerdo de poemas y canciones
de conciencia y tradicion, despertando el sentimiento y la sencibilidad.

A friend of life above all, of creativity and performance with a personal message,
rescuing the memories of poems and song, conscience and tradition,
awakening feelings and sensibility...

Este es un desarrollo poetico que busca cantar el patrimonio de nuestros pueblos.
donde la tierra (la "PachaMama") y el pan amanecen cotidianos y generosos.

This is a poetic endeavor that attempts to express the patrimony of our people in song, where the earth ( "Pachamama" ) and the bread rise each dawn in abundance and generosity.

Getting Ready for May Day 2012

Dorotea Manuela from the Boston May Day Committee and a comrade kick off the poster-making session for this Tuesday's May Day actions.

The Global Teach In


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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012, 12 noon - 4:00 p.m. - The Global Teach-In will take place simultaneously in seven countries and multiple cities. This interactive and participatory event will include discussions by experts, grassroots activists and citizens at large concerned about developing solutions to policy problems and creating alternative institutions.  

Featuring - Gar Alperovitz, Ellen Brown, Pamela Brown, Nicholas Caleb, Colin Hines, Oscar Kjellberg, Bill McKibben

From Boston: Aaron Tanaka (Boston Workers Alliance) and Paul Shannon (Majority Agenda Project)

Austria: Vienna - Canada: Kelowna, British Columbia; Toronto, Ontario - South Africa: Durban - Sweden: Stockholm - United Kingdom: Birmingham, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England - United States Ann Arbor, Michigan; Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Burlington, Vermont; Chicago, Illinois; Madison, Wisconsin; New York, New York; Olympia, Washington; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, California; Washington, DC - Venezuela: Caracas

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Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine

Thursday, March 29th, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Lillian Holloway MD grew up in West Philadelphia. She worked as a certified nursing assistant before deciding to go to medical school. She graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine, Havana, Cuba in 2009. She is currently a resident in Family Practice and an MPH candidate at University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago.

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HZ - Presente

Howard Zinn, 1922 – 2010

A PEOPLE'S CELEBRATION OF HOWARD ZINN
MAY 15, 2010, 2:00 P.M.
OLD SOUTH CHURCH
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