In the Community: Immigration, MLK Vigil, Hip Hop

Support Article 34 at Lexington Town Meeting

Monday March 26
Lexington People Power (part of a larger ACLU effort), is sponsoring Article 34, which concerns the rights and relationships between the Lexington Police Department and undocumented immigrants living, working, and traveling in Lexington. Essentially it asks Lexington to affirm the principles of the Safe Communities Act (now before our legislature) which prohibits the use of local police from arresting or detaining a person solely for purposes of federal immigration enforcement.
Please contact your precinct representatives to support Article 34.
More information about how to contact your Town Meeting member. We especially need folks from precincts 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8 to speak up.

Vigil Commemorating the Assassination of MLK – 50 years later

Wednesday April 4, 6:00-6:30pm, First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, ending a life of astounding accomplishment after only 39 years.

On the 50th anniversary of that tragic event, all are invited to gather with us to mourn, to remind ourselves of the legacy he left us, and to recommit ourselves to the unfinished work of racial justice and beloved community.  Upheld by the love and hope he conveyed, we are challenged to carry on the pursuit of justice for which he tirelessly worked and sacrificed his life.

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Read/Download the flyer for the MLK vigil

Alphabet Rockers Kids Hip-Hop Show on Social Change

Sunday April 8, 12:30, First Church in Belmont
First Church in Belmont is honored to be partnering with the UU Urban Ministry and Stand-Up Belmont to welcome the Grammy nominated ALPHABET ROCKERS – the preeminent children’s music artists who use hip hop to focus on social change and racial justice – for a Free, fun and powerful concert and workshop for all ages on Sunday, April 8th at 12:30pm in our Parish Hall, 404 Concord Avenue, Belmont, Ma.  For more information about Alphabet Rockers  Refreshments will be served.
Read/Download Alphabet Rockers flyer