The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers attracts geographers and related professionals from around the world. The meeting forum stimulates discussion about research, education, accomplishments, and developments in geography.
April 11, 2007
Today, students from campuses across Boston will be rallying for Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) at Park Street station. According to the open letter from Students for CORI Reform, current Massachusetts laws make it difficult for people with criminal records to get jobs, housing, credit and student loans. Enacting a fair CORI law "means stronger, safer communities for everyone."
Participants can sign a letter to their representatives and the Joint Committee for the Judiciary, asking them to report favorably and quickly on a comprehensive CORI reform bill. Read more...
Join students from colleges and campuses across Boston to demand CORI Reform Now!
Friday, April 11
Park Street Station
Brewer Fountain, down from the State House
All are welcomed, please help spread the word!
April 10, 2008
Are you a music-lover who supports environmental justice? Know someone who is? Here’s your chance to get a great discount on a sound system with 100 percent of the proceeds going to ACE. We have received a donation of a new Sonos sound system, valued at $1550 and on sale for $1200 until April 18.
The Sonos system will connect your iPod/MP3 player into a wireless stereo system that can play different music in multiple rooms simultaneously. It can also stream music or radio from the internet.
According to their website, "Sonos liberates the digital music on your home network and the Internet, wirelessly streaming any song, to any ZonePlayer, in any room. You can access music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or Network Attached Storage devices, plus Internet radio, subscriptions to select music services, and even music from your favorite CD or MP3 player." Read more...
April 9, 2008
If you missed the Radical Organizing Conference (ROC), here’s your chance to catch a few videos from the conference. The first is a clip of the keynote speech by Boston city councilor Chuck Turner on the meaning of “radical organizing” and how it differs from other forms of organizing. Also check out a longer video by Jason Pramas that interviews eight local progressive activists and artists attending the conference.
April 8, 2008
Have you received your copy of Building power for environmental justice, ACE’s 2007 Annual Report? This easy-to-read booklet features campaigns and victories that our members have helped us accomplish, alongside photos of this work in action. Learn how many riders would participate in a MBTA boycott or how many Boston high school students personally witness violence. Read about how our youth are working to combat air pollution in our neighborhoods and how our legal efforts are helping to establish new urban farms.
April 7, 2008
In the greening of the new economy, society is becoming more aware of sustainability and global warming issues. But how will this affect lower-income communities of color? As Jeanne Guana, co-director of the Southwest Organizing Project puts it, "The environment, for us, is defined as where we live, work and play." Will our neighborhoods receive the benefits of this new economy or be excluded from it?
Environmental justice places the green movement into a social justice framework. We are advocating for green jobs that will employ people in our communities, and for new industries that do not dump on working class neighborhoods. Read more...
Join ACE to take a toxic tour of our Dudley Square neighborhood on Saturday, April 19, beginning at 10 AM. The tour will visit sites of environmental justice victories and ongoing battles in the community, a number of which ACE has been involved in.