Saturday, Sept 24th: Boston Student Health Activist Summit

14333777_863641610432695_6382319670311940394_nThe annual Student Activism Summit returns September 24th to the BU School of Medicine. Hosted by Boston Student Health Activist Community (BSHAC), students and young professionals from across Boston will gather to discuss important social justice issues that impact the health of our communities and learn ways they can integrate that work into professional and civic life.

 

 

Saturday at 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM                                                                                                                                             Boston University School of Medicine                                                                                                                             72 E Concord St, Boston, Massachusetts 02118

It is FREE and OPEN to the public. Please RSVP at:

https://docs.google.com/a/bu.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfACd-nZAzsbXV0NLtbaD8be1B-WEDCdZ67I8pIvTEts0FHUA/viewform

or

https://www.facebook.com/events/1731801350414328/

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This Friday It’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! So Get Tested or Volunteer.

ImageFrom our friends at Hispanic Black Gay Coalition Boston: 

This Friday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is an HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative for Black people in the United States and across the Diaspora. There are four specific focal points: Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Involved, and Get Treated!

Support these focal points this Friday at the Union Methodist Church in the South End by getting free sexual health counseling, a confidential rapid HIV test, or get involved by volunteering/spreading the word about NBHAAD. A $10 gift cards available to those who get tested.

PLEDGE to support NBHAAD by doing one of the following:

1. Schedule a sexual health counseling session and/or get a confidential rapid HIV-test. Drop-In anytime on Friday or call 617-487-4242 to set an appointment.

2. Volunteer at Friday’s testing event (anytime between 10-5 pm) or  volunteer next Saturday, Feb. 15th, as we host another testing event at the Mattapan Library. We need support setting up and passing out information in the community in Mattapan.

3. Help raise awareness by inviting your friends to take the pledge or share information on Friday’s event through social media.

Friday: Demonstrate Against the TPP & Corporate Globalization – BOSTON and ELSEWHERE

International Day of Action to Stop the TPP!

Boston: Friday, January 31st, 1 PM at the State House. Details of demo and march here

Elsewhere: Find out about stop TPP actions and events in your city.

Check out these links to find out why stopping the TPP is important for Global Health and for people with HIV.

Can’t make the Demo? Call Congress to Stop the TPP!

The TPP and YOU!

Banks, corporations, and governments have been colluding unjust, unfair and unchecked “trade” agreements that have been leading up to global dominance of power in society. Together, we must raise awareness to the masses to rise against this oppressive force. Since NAFTA was passed twenty years ago, approximately one million US jobs have been lost and workers rights and regulations have decreased.

Now we face the largest “trade” agreement in human history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that is referred to as “NAFTA on steroids”, involving the US, Canada, Mexico, Brunei, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Australia, Chile, Malaysia, & Vietnam giving them control of 40% of the World’s GDP. In the 29 chapters of the TPP, it includes internet rights/freedoms, environmental policies, fossil fuel imports & exports, food regulations and labeling transparency, restriction on imports and exports, workers rights and wages, fast track agreement approval, and pharmaceutical patenting. It is the ultimate corporate power grab!

The only way to overcome these forces is so educate yourself, inform others, unite, and resist!!! We will gather outside of the State House at 1pm and soon after march around common areas in BostonJoin us!!!

Giant Sucking Sound Redux: Ross Perot (sort of) on the Evils of the TPP.

The TPP will not just prevent access of life saving medications to so many throughout the world, the TPP will negatively effect jobs here in the U.S. Remember Ross Perot and that “giant sucking sound” of U.S. jobs going overseas because of NAFTA? Well, with the TPP it could happen again. Ross Perot (sort of) explains in this video