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.
Your Vote is Your Voice:
Shedding Light on the Tactics of Voter Suppression
Tues, September 22nd, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Zoom
Voter suppression has been a tactic to silence Black and Brown people in this nation since its inception. Bring your voice to this conversation, as a thriving democracy depends on the participation of all its citizened.
Save the Date for October 1st, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM, for another Parkway Standout and support for Get the Vote Out! Call three neighbors to make sure neighbors are registered and get to the polls
On July 27th, Courageous Conversations Towards Racial Justice held a Community Forum on Police and Race Relations with Milton Chief of Police John King, MA State Rep. Russell Holmes, and Moderator Mark Conrad. If you would like to access the video recording of this event, you may watch the video here.
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Milton Stand Out Against Racism
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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.