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.
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.
Federal funds to help Boston residents at risk of losing their housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grants to support restaurants and workers
Compiled updates and guidance for businesses and job seekers in response to COVID-19
SBA offers help for small businesses affected by COVID-19.
Updates on case counts, testing, vaccination, guidance, and resources regarding our public health response to COVID-19 in the Commonwealth
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 1 | October 6 | November 3
ANOTHER SYSTEM IS NECESSARY. THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN AGAIN.
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.
MORE SEPTEMBER EVENTS
9/5/2021 R&Brunch Sundays
9/9/2021 Old School R&B Night
9/10/2021 Wizkid in Boston
9/12/2021 Cambridge Carnival Festival
9/18/2021 AFROBEAT FIT - Fierce Urgency of Now!
9/18/2021 Leon Bridges in Boston
9/19/2021 RHYTHM In The City
9/24/2021 Great Boston Cleanup
9/26/2021 AIDS Walk Boston 2021