FORJ City-Wide Meeting with Newton Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Mutual Aid in the Time of COVID
May 27th from 7:30pm- 8:30pm
Zoom password required, please RSVP HERE.
Come learn about Newton Neighbors Helping Neighbors, the mutual aid initiative that was started in March to help build solidarity and provide aid to those most vulnerable in our community during the time of COVID. How we position ourselves when we are providing or receiving aid requires insight about our own biases and getting clear about values regarding mutual respect and interconnectivity. We will be learning about NNHN from the founders, as well as providing education and breakout discussions to explore how social justice, bias, systemic racism and equity play significant roles in the ways we approach receiving and giving aid. We are in a technological era in which we can quickly move resources to those who need it most, this evening will be an opportunity for us to explore how to be intentional, while thinking about issues of race, solidarity and interconnectedness.
Want to learn more about the topic that will be covered. Check out these resources:
What is Mutual Aid and How Can it Help With Corona Virus
Resource Generation: Protecting our Communities
Amid Corona Outbreak, Newton Neighbors Reach out with Aid
Understanding Unconscious Bias and Unintentional Racism
Newton Asian Community Town Hall with Mayor Fuller
The Chinese American Association of Newton
Thursday May 21st, 7:30-8:30pm
This May is National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The Chinese American Association of Newton is honored to host Mayor Fuller for a virtual Town Hall with the Newton Asian Community at 7:30-8:30pm on the evening of May 21st. The Mayor would like to take this opportunity to thank the Newton Asian community for our contribution during this unprecedented COVID time, share updates about the COVID situation and the city’s latest planning, and have a conversation about anti-Asian zoom bombing incidents and how the city of Newton can best support the Asian community. This is the first time the Mayor has had a face-to-face Town Hall with the Newton Asian community. We cordially invite all Newton Asian community members to participate, join the dialogue and share your voice! RSVP HERE
White Women and the Power Paradox
Facilitated by Madeline McNeely and Brianna Boggs
Thursday, May 21st, 12:00-1:30 pm
and Wednesday June 3rd, 5:00-6:30pm
Do you want to speak up about racism, but you’re scared you’ll get it wrong? In what ways does our silence maintain the status quo? In this webinar for white women leaders, we will talk about racism in the workplace, unpack how internalized sexism undermines our impact, and develop an accountability plan to dismantle the power paradox. For a deep dive with other white women about our relationship to power, join Brianna and Madeline for this free webinar. Register here for May date and here for the June date.