RISE Birthday Party & Community Meeting / Junta Comunitaria y Fiesta de Cumpleaños

RISE Community Meeting and Birthday Party Tuesday, November 28, 6:30pm Location TBD RSVP on Facebook Free childcare and interpretation (Spanish-English and Haitian Creole-English) Featuring music from Cornell W. Coley, Drum Circle Facilitator Celebrate one year with RISE! We formed after the 2016 election and have been going strong ever since. At this meeting we will: Hear…

Criminal Justice Reform Bill being debated now, your help is needed

Many of you are aware that Massachusetts Senate Judiciary Committee recently issued its omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Bill S.2170. Now is the time for us to help to get this Bill passed!  Our Working Group has been learning about this issue from JP Progressives, Jobs Not Jails, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO),…

A Special Invitation from Senator Rush

State Senator Rush wants to call you personally! Last spring, the RISE Immigrant Rights Working Group scheduled a meeting with the Senator on June 6, which he unfortunately had to cancel about a week before it happened. We went ahead anyway and had a great conversation about the Safe Communities Act and the complexity of immigration with the…

RISE Leadership Team

RISE has a Leadership Team! On September 25,  2017, 19 people met and confirmed a slate of nine people to serve on the team. Congrats to Aileen Montour, Alejandro Rodriguez, Andy Lesser-Gonzalez, Ingrid Lechuga de Hernandez, Jaime Pullen, Larry Bayer, Maria Hernandez, Mary Harman and Sarah Byrnes. This team will serve for six months, and…

Children’s Immigration Story Project

RISE (Roslindale IS for Everyone) and the Roslindale Community Fund are sponsoring lending libraries of the following six books for use with children and families at the Roslindale Library, ABCD HeadStart, Casserly House, Sumner School, and other family-oriented centers in the neighborhood. Click here to sponsor a book or a set of books, or buy one for…

RISE Fall Events / Eventos de RISE del otoño

Civic Saturdays Resume! Saturday, September 9, 10 – 11:30am, Roslindale Community Center Boston-based historian and educator Kevin M. Levin discusses: “Understanding Confederate Monuments in the Wake of Charlottesville.” Read more. Children’s Immigration Story Hour Saturday, September 16, 11am, Roslindale Public Library Branch Join us for a fun morning with story hour and art projects centered on…

Wow What a Party!

RISE Summer Party, August 26, 2017 Wow what a party! 200 people representing so much of Roslindale’s wonderful diversity, plus games, music, and awesome food! Thanks again Richard Chalfin, Mary Harman, Andrea Lesser-Gonzalez, Aileen Montour, Laura Catanzaro, Becky Mokos, Ingrid Lechuga de Hernandez, Maria Hernandez, Jaime Pullen, Alta Tarala, DJ Willy, and so many others. Read more about the party in the West Roxbury-Roslindale Bulletin!

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…