ATTEND / COVID-19

Connect with Ujima members, partners, and community. Check out the abundance of events happening locally in the spirit of creation, action and solidarity.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Mayor's Office of Housing Stability
Mayor's Office of Housing Stability

The Boston Public Health Commission issued a new public health order on August 31, 2021 establishing a moratorium on evictions in the city of Boston. This order went into effect immediately and may protect you if you are a city of Boston resident that has been ordered to leave your home for reasons other than criminal activity.

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Rental Relief Fund
Rental Relief Fund

Federal funds to help Boston residents at risk of losing their housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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*NEW* RESTAURANT REVITALIZATION FUND
*NEW* RESTAURANT REVITALIZATION FUND

Grants to support restaurants and workers

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*NEW* SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF FUND 2.0
*NEW* SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF FUND 2.0
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Mayor's Office of Economic Development Boston FB Image
Mayor's Office of Economic Development Boston FB Image

Compiled updates and guidance for businesses and job seekers in response to COVID-19

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U.S. Small Business Administration
U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA offers help for small businesses affected by COVID-19.

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Disaster Loan Assistance
Disaster Loan Assistance
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates
Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates

Updates on case counts, testing, vaccination, guidance, and resources regarding our public health response to COVID-19 in the Commonwealth

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COVID-19 IN BOSTON
COVID-19 IN BOSTON
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For help updating this page in a way that best meets your needs, we designed a survey for feedback from the Ujima community. We are interested in which resources you are looking for (NEEDS) as well as resources you think are relevant for the Ujima community (OFFERS). 

PERSPECTIVE

DEMOCRACY AUTUMN 2021

In Boston, it is a fertile time for political change as we approach the historic mayoral and other municipal elections. We, along with other communities, navigate a new phase of the pandemic, climate change, and attempt to shape a new normal.

 

At Ujima, we continue to embody the necessary systems change we all dream about: an economic, cultural, social, and physical shift in the way we live. We've organized an exciting array of virtual programming for the last quarter of the year.

 

September is Public Banking Month.

On Sept 8, 15, and 22 at our #UjimaWednesdays Political and Financial Education workshops, we'll hear from advocates, legislators, academics, and bankers, on the vibrant movement to create a public bank in Massachusetts.

 

October is Artist Political Power Month.

On Oct 6, we'll be learning from Dzidzor's Creativity Demonstrates Infinity Arts & Cultural Organizing micro-learning pod workshop. 

The Future is Present's Vocal Assembly will gather members of the MIT and Ujima communities, inviting us to read and interrogate texts central to Ujima as material for discourse and artistic experimentation, leading up to a 12-hour performance artwork.

 

November is Land and Real Estate Month.

Our very own assemblies, UjimaAshe Ashe 2021 Cultural Assembly and A Loving Embrace 2021 Real Estate Assembly will each offer the opportunity to learn and build new plans for our next investment plans focusing on artists and land.

 

And more!

 

View our full calendar of events below, mark the dates of the events that excite you, then visit our Democracy Autumn landing page to find links to RSVP. 

September 1
September 1
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September 8
September 8
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September 14
September 14
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September 15
September 15
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September 20
September 20
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September 22
September 22
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October 6
October 6
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October 13
October 13
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October 13
October 13
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October 15
October 15

Vocal Assembly is an experiment in what theater, performance, and music can do right now to address our deep need to cultivate intimacy, communicate across differences, and sing. This is an invitation to members of the MIT community, Ujima Project Boston and the public to join together through art and performance to celebrate and uplift the histories we’ve survived, the stories we’ve forgotten, the words and ideas that hold us together as a collective.

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October 20
October 20
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October 22
October 22
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October 27
October 27
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November 1 - November 30
November 1 - November 30
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November 2
November 2
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November 3
November 3
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November 10
November 10
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November 17
November 17
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November 19 - November 21
November 19 - November 21
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TBA
TBA
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FEATURED EVENTS: SEPTEMBER 2021

As we move into a different stage of the ongoing pandemic, some events organizers are choosing to create hybrid or in-person events. We encourage our members and the public to exercise caution and best judgment that takes into account their personal status as well as community care. 

#UjimaWednesdays Political and Financial Education Workshops
#UjimaWednesdays Political and Financial Education Workshops

September 2021

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Creativity Demonstrates Infinity Arts & Cultural Organizing Micro Learning Pod
Creativity Demonstrates Infinity Arts & Cultural Organizing Micro Learning Pod

September 1 | October 6 | November 3

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#necessarySystemsDaily
#necessarySystemsDaily

ANOTHER SYSTEM IS NECESSARY. THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN AGAIN.

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#UjimaWednesdays Political and Financial Education Workshops
#UjimaWednesdays Political and Financial Education Workshops

September 2021

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Our events page is updated once a month, along with the #EventEdition of the Ujima Newsletter on the first Tuesday of the month. As we learn about new events during the month we will do our best to update the list.

Register for all Ujima-specific meetings and events here.

COVID-19 Pivot: #UjimaWednesdays Zoom Only Until Further Notice

What to know:

The Zoom link for Ujima Wednesday meetings is: https://tinyurl.com/bostonujimaprojectzoom

This is the link where you register for Zoom every time; just make sure you choose the right date!

You can always call into the meeting on your phone:

Phone #: +1-646-876-9923 Participant #: 756970536

Or use the application on your phone if you have a smartphone.

SEPTEMBER 2021