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Boston Divest/ Reinvest Hearing
February 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JOIN Boston residents and community organizers as we lead the way for our city officials to DIVEST from Systems of Harm and Injustice and REINVEST into Our Communities and Our Futures.
On February 28th at 2pm, Boston City Council is holding a Hearing on ‘Pension fund disclosure, socially responsible investment, and reinvestment,’ called by City Councilors Lydia Edwards, Michelle Wu, and Matt O’Malley.
After a huge community meeting on January 15th, we’re joining across movements and organizations to demand our city officials DIVEST from industries and systems that harm Black, Indigenous, and communities of color at home and abroad. We cannot stand by while city funds profit from prisons & detention, surveillance, militarization, occupation and fossil fuel corporations.
We will share with our city officials a collective vision to REINVEST in a community-led vision for human justice, equity, and wellbeing for our city.
Ana Milosavljevic will testify for MAPA on the need to divest from nuclear weapons, companies that sell arms to Saudi Arabia, and companies that support Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories.
PLEASE RSVP/ Sign up for roles including public testimony: tinyurl.com/divestreinvestfeb28
DETAILS: February 28, 2019, 2pm. Ianella Chamber, 5th floor, Boston City Hall.
More information from Councilor Edwards’ event:
“NOTICE: The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members. However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.
Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify. If you have not testified at a Council hearing before, please arrive five (5) minutes before the call of the hearing to sign up and become familiar with the hearing format, testimony locations, and sound system. Please bring fifteen (15) copies of any written documentation you wish to present at the hearing.
Written comments may be made part of the record and available to all Councilors by sending them by email, fax or mail to arrive before the hearing. Please use the information below.”
Mail Address: Docket #0136, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02201
Fax Number: 617-635-4562 Attn: Cora Montrond, Docket #0136