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Divest/Reinvest Boston Community Strategy Session
July 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
After a promising city council hearing in February, we are gathering across organizations and movements in Boston to deepen our coalition building and develop a more concrete shared strategy around Divesting and Reinvesting our city towards justice.
10:00AM – 11:00AM: Workshop (Optional)
11:00AM – 1:00PM: Community Strategy Session
From 10am to 11am, we’ll have an optional workshop starting for folks who want to learn more about the strategy, political analysis, and history of Divestment + Reinvestment.
From 11am to 1pm, we’ll have a strategy session exploring the ways in which reinvestment can be emphasized throughout our narrative as building a just future for all people, while simultaneously developing our demands about divestment into more specific asks. During this time, we’ll share knowledge about past divest/reinvest fights and develop a shared understanding of the city’s financial system as it relates to our strategy. We will also dedicate our attention to developing organizing structures for continuing and sustaining the work. Being in a group this complex and powerful should be built on a strong foundation and so we’ll also spend time building relationships across movements and communities in Boston.
We’re almost there, we can feel it, but it’ll take the collaboration of all our minds to pave the way forward and finally hold Boston accountable for our vision of human justice, equity, and well-being for our city.
We’re building across movements that are working to divest from violent industries and reinvest in justice, on many interlocking issues:
prison abolition • Climate + environmental justice • housing justice • immigration justice • anti-surveillance and criminalization • Palestinian liberation • indigenous rights
***Please fill out this survey/ rsvp form regarding attendance for the July 24th strategy session and the direction of this Divest/Reinvest coalition more broadly. ***