Dorchester Civic Forum | May 1

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As a capstone to April’s Earth Day Celebrations, this third gathering of the Dorchester Civic Forum will discuss Environmental Justice in the Neighborhood, focusing specifically on three resident driven initiatives with our neighbors to promote goals of Zero Waste, Zero Emissions, and Zero Poverty. 

The members of engaged community groups and civic associations that have been working in their neighborhoods on specific projects are sharing their stories, and we welcome others to join us to learn more. Elected officials and their staff are welcome to attend, listen, and answer specific questions. 

This month's presenters:

1) The Bowdoin Geneva Residents Association is distributing large brown paper litter bags to hand out at your own neighborhoods’ Boston Shines events on May 2. The bags will be stamped with the new BGRA logo and a message urging everyone to help make Boston Shine all year long. Anyone can pick up a pile of stamped litter bags clipped together with the BGRA refrigerator magnets at the Forum. Many thanks to Ashley's Breakfast Shop for donating the bags!

2) The founder of Clean Up BOSTON will be introducing the organization and their hopes for living in a cleaner city. "Collectively, as citizens, we need to share a voice of a place we want to value and the quality of life we want all our citizens to enjoy no matter socio-economics. We need to find a vision for better habits, LITTER is a huge problem, especially in our neighborhoods. Lack of receptacles, lack of leadership, lack of vision, lack of respect to our neighborhoods. Boston Shines in Spring is only a start ..."

3) Tim Hall (Boston Workers Alliance & CERO) & Tolle Graham (MassCOSH) will give a presentation on their campaign to increase the wage and benefit standards for the Boston's recycling industry.

There is no admission fee and coffee and tea will be provided. A plate of snacks to share is welcome from those who can. The forum will end promptly at 9pm. Parking should be relatively available around both First Parish Dorchester & the Mather Elementary School, but walking or carpooling still encouraged if possible.

Presented jointly by Bowdoin Geneva Residents Association & First Parish Dorchester.


When: Friday, May 1st


Where: First Parish Church

10 Parish Street, Dorchester

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