Jobs Not Jails

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April Events to End Mass Incarceration!

Mar 26, 2014 | by admin

Check out this busy calendar for an event near you!

March 26 (Wednesday), Bridgewater UU church: The one-hour version of “The House I Live In” — an excellent film on the failure of the war on drugs that everyone should see — and Jack Cole of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

March 27 (Thursday), Cambridge, 7-9 p.m.: “The Last Graduation: The Rise and Fall of College Programs in Prison.” Sponsored by Partakers, which runs a College Behind Bars program that welcomes volunteers, and the Harvard Divinity School’s Prison Education Project. Sperry Room in Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School,45 Francis Ave. Cambridge, MA. Email Arthur Bembury, Partaker’s Executive Director, for more information:

March 30 (Sunday), UU Church of Medford, 12:30 p.m.: The one-hour version of “The House I Live In.”

April 3 (Thursday), Jamaica Plain Forum, 7-8:30 p.m.: Community Conversation on Jobs Not Jails with speakers from EPOCA (Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement), Families for Justice as Healing, and Youth Against Mass Incarceration. At the First Church of Jamaica Plain

April 6 (Sunday), UU Church of Medford, 11 a.m.: Worship service on the movement to end mass incarceration, with speakers from EPOCA.

April 6 (Sunday), First Parish UU of Lexington, 4-5:30 p.m.: Jack Cole of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition speaking on the failure of drug prohibition: “This is not a war on drugs — this is a war on people.”

* April 8 (Tuesday), State House, noon: Legislative Briefing with MassInc. This is a monthly event that attracted 80+ legislators and staffers in March. If you could help provide free food (a major attraction for staffers!) and other support, in April or future months, please contact Susan Tordella at

April 8 (Tuesday), Wayland Public Library, 7-9 p.m.: Jobs Not Jails event with speakers from EPOCA.

* April 9 (Wednesday), State House, 1 p.m.: Judiciary Commitee hearing on bills submitted by Families Against Mandary Minimums. to get on the FAMM email list if you aren’t already:

April 11 (Friday), First Parish in Brookline, 7-9 p.m.: The one-hour version of “The House I Live In” followed by a discussion led by EPOCA.

* April 26 (Saturday), Boston Common, 1-4 p.m.: Rally for Jobs Not Jails. This is the best opportunity to make our numbers known and show the strength of this movement. Take your friends! Take a banner for your organization!