Courageous Conversations Towards Racial Justice - Milton, Mattapan, Quincy, and more.
A monthly series of dialogue-centered events on racism and privilege in society designed to address racial healing, equity, and justice.
Join us on ZOOM as Brother Dennis Slaughter of Milton music fame brings together talented musicians -Voices of Persistence, to present an evening of musical exploration with the historical framing of activist-artist, Lorraine Hansberry’s profound question, “Will I remain a Revolutionary?”
The songs and the words are from different genre and times, but they are all to embolden us to stay in the struggles until there is change.
Register for the October CCTRJ event here!
These hearts signs were embellished at the Milton Mattapan Youth Gathering - a socially distanced gathering on 9/9 at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan. Signs can still be obtained with donations to the Neponset Neighbors Together Fund for $25 or $100 . Please contact Debbie Alsebai at firstname.lastname@example.org
Milton Stand Out Against Racism
For more CCTRJ educational resources:
The Neponset Neighbors Together Fund (“NNTF”) is a collaboration among United Way, the Town of Milton, and the Boston neighborhoods of Mattapan, Dorchester and Hyde Park through Boston City Councilors Andrea Campbell and Ricardo Arroyo, the Milton Interfaith Clergy Association, and Courageous Conversations Toward Racial Justice Milton-Mattapan, to establish a COVID-19 Fund to support neighbors of Milton, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Dorchester, who are adversely impacted by the current health crisis.
Since the Fund launched in late May over $75k has been distributed to our neighbor agencies to support families deeply impacted as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. United Way seeded over half of that fund support and the rest is community funds raised. Here is the list of agencies supported thus far. Please note the Milton Food Pantry and Milton Residents Fund have deferred support thus far feeling they are adequately funded at this time.
- Harbor Health Food Pantry
- Hyde Park Emergency Food Pantry
- Catholic Charities Dorchester
- Codman Sq. CDC
- ABCD Mattapan
- Quincy Community Action Program -Milton fund
Funds have gone to support food insecurity, supplies and other household needs, rental/mortgage and utility support as well. Thank you to all who have stepped up to support neighbors at this most critical time. We are grateful. Here is an inspiring story of community fundraising support. Tremendous thanks to Fran Karoff and her yoga community!
Thank you to Tom Pilla from Milton Access TV and Milton for Social Justice Storytellers for the Milton Stand Out video!
We believe that racism impacts all of us and operates in our community, country, and world on a personal and systemic level.
We believe this movement will be fostered through the hard work of personal transformation.
Our goal is to participate in understanding, interrupting, and ending systems of white supremacy culture and racism.