United Against Hate Week: Navigating Bias & Hate to Create a Community of Belonging
On Thursday November 17, from 4:00-5:15pm virtually join the U.S. Attorney's Office ~ District of MA and Not In Our Town for a program centered on hate crimes and how communities can respond to hate.
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Upcoming in the Community
Cheers to 50 Years Clean Water Action's 50th Anniversary and Annual Fall Celebration in MA
Clean Water Action received the Clean Water Champion award at CleanWaterMA 's 50th Anniversary and Annual Fall Celebration on October 6th. In case you missed the event, check out the program here and the video recording below!
National Park Service: African American Civil Rights Grant
The National Park Service announces availability of grant funding through the African American Civil Rights Grant Program (AACR). The program will document, interpret, and preserve sites and stories telling the full story of the long struggle for African American civil rights from the transatlantic slave trade onwards across two separate grant funding opportunities.
The grants will fund a broad range of preservation projects including survey and inventory, National Register nominations, oral histories and more. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require a non-Federal funding match. The NPS 2008 report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites, will serve as the reference document in determining the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties.
Applications are due November 8, 2022.
The newly established Environmental Justice Committee partnered with the Clean Water Fund, to host #Get The Lead Out, a hybrid program to educate community members that there is no safe level of lead- not in drinking water, nor in the human body. If you weren't able to attend, check out the recording!
In Spring 2021, the Reparations Committee called more than 400 members of Congress, including every member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, during the lead up to their historic markup of H.R. 401. The committee continues to engage legislators through Chapter Conversations. In June 2021, the committee had a Chapter Conversation with Assistant Speaker, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who serves the Fifth District of Massachusetts, on A Political History of America's Black Reparations Movement.
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