Make a Call for a Safe Roslindale and Safe Massachusetts

RISE’s Immigrant Rights Working Group is a strong supporter of the Safe Communities Act, state legislation that would protect the health, civil rights and safety of all state residents in a time of unprecedented targeting of immigrants. We are working with the Safe Communities Coalition to get this bill passed! The bill had overwhelming support…

RISE Delegation Meets with Senator Mike Rush, June 8

On June 6, RISE brought together neighbors to share their thoughts about the Safe Communities Act with Senator Mike Rush. Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict the Senator could not attend. But RISE members shared testimony with the 180+ neighbors in attendance, as well as aides to Senator Rush and Rep. Liz Malia, and Representative…

Videos: RISE Asks Senator Mike Rush to Co-Sponsor the Safe Communities Act

On June 6, RISE brought together neighbors to share their thoughts about the Safe Communities Act with Senator Mike Rush. Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict the Senator could not attend. But RISE members shared testimony with the 180+ neighbors in attendance, as well as aides to Senator Rush and Rep. Liz Malia, and Representative…

April 27: Climate and Racial Justice in the Age of Trump

Climate and Racial Justice in the Age of Trump Thursday, April 27, 6:30pm Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway RSVP and Share on Facebook Free Childcare Provided What does the unwinding of climate and environmental policy in the Trump era mean for our communities? Climate change, pollution, and environmental degradation disproportionately hurt communities of color,…

March 19: A Conversation with Black Lives Matter

Featured speakers: Martin Henson and Karlene Griffiths Sekou, Black Lives Matter Boston Come hear Black Lives Matter Boston activists on the front lines talk about the context of black history and what the struggle looks like today. DATE AND TIME Sun, March 19, 2017 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT LOCATION Theodore Parker Unitarian Church…

Upcoming RISE Events

Working Groups Coordination Meeting Thursday March 9 6:30pm, Roslindale Community Center This meeting is open to all but will be structured for participation from Working Group leaders so we can coordinate our activities and support each other. Elected Officials Working Group Wednesday March 15 7:00 – 8:30, 20 Belgrade Avenue A Conversation with Black Lives…

Boston Civic Saturdays – Feb 18 2017

  Saturday, Feb 18 3-4:30pm Roslindale Community Center 6 Cummins Hwy Join us for our first Civic Saturday where we will eat together, share readings, and make new friends. We are bringing our community together to strengthen our bonds, and ourselves, in this post-election moment of fear and uncertainty. Modeled on the Civic Saturdays in…

RISE Forum: Immigration in the Age of Trump

Thursday, February 16, 6:30pm Roslindale Congregational Church 25 Cummins Highway How to Fight Back for our Families, Friends & Neighbors Free childcare and pizza for children provided Spanish interpretation provided RSVP on Facebook Donald Trump began his campaign by calling Mexican immigrants rapists. Since becoming President, his calls for mass deportations and keeping Muslim immigrants…

RISE General Meeting: January 18

RISE is on the rise. In just two short months since the election, over two hundred Roslindale neighbors have come together to stand on the side of love, justice, and dignity for all regardless of race, class, religion, gender identity or anything else. We’re just getting started, and we need your involvement. RSVP on Facebook:…