Join ACE to take a toxic tour of our Dudley Square neighborhood on Saturday, April 19, beginning at 10 AM. The tour will visit sites of environmental justice victories and ongoing battles in the community, a number of which ACE has been involved in.
Boston Steps is part of national Effort to reduce the burden of: Diabetes, Overweight and obesity, Asthma, and Tobacco Through
increasing Physical Activity Nutrition/healthy eating and Reducing Tobacco use/exposure. The Boston Steps target area is where the burden of the above conditions is the highest Roxbury, Dorchester, and JP among others.
The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and the Racial and Ethnic Approach to Community Health (REACH) Coalition are putting on a screening of the film Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? on April 7, 2008 at the Lila G. Frederick Pilot Middle School on 270 Columbia Road, Dorchester MA 02121.
April 4, 2008
The struggle for public transportation has lost one of its greatest advocates. John Deacon passed away on Sunday, March 30 at his home in Medford, Massachusetts. As a member of the Washington Street Corridor Coalition and the Sierra Club, John fought for projects that would bring great benefit to communities of color and working class neighborhoods throughout the Boston region. Whether it was light rail along Washington Street, the Arborway Restoration or the North-South Rail Link, John always stood for transportation justice.
John always made his vast historical knowledge and experience available to any group in need. His contributions to our struggle over the past 20 years are so numerous there is not adequate space to do them justice. John will be sorely missed and the best way to honor his legacy is to continue the work to which he devoted his life. Read more...
April 3, 2008
Community Works (CW) recently featured ACE in its seasonal newsletter as a great example of “social justice at work.” The newsletter praised our Massachusetts Environmental Justice Assistance Network (MEJAN) for recently fighting for a brownfield clean-up and development in nearby Highland Park, where residents of Hawthorne have been exposed to contaminants from illegal dumping.
Thanks to MEJAN’s talented attorneys, members of the Hawthorne Area Association are now equipped with a solid plan to stop this injustice and start the process of parcel remediation. We look forward to its safe and timely clean-up and development. Read more...
Stop the Violence!
Women and Youth Supporting Each Other presents the Fifth Annual Roxbury Youth Violence Prevention Summit.
Thursday, April 24
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
John D. O’Bryant African American Institute
40 Leon Steet, Boston
Free food, free T-shirts, free give-a-ways!