[act-ma] Top Stories from Open Media Boston (week of 7/18/08) / invitation to Boston human rights conference

Jason Pramas jpramas at igc.org
Fri Jul 18 13:29:08 PDT 2008

[please forward widely]

Hi folks,

Be sure to check out this week's top stories at www.openmediaboston.org 
(and plan to come to the Boston human rights conference OMB is 
co-sponsoring, see the invitation below for more info):

News: Suffolk Janitors Celebrate Contract Agreement with ABM/One Source

News: Activists Gather in Roxbury to Block Eviction

News: State Rep. Carl Sciortino (D-Medford/Somerville) Faces Primary 
Challenger and "Sticker" Campaign

Editorial: Mass. Legislature Needs to Override Gov. Patrick's Budget Vetoes

Opinion: Oceans Running Out of Time, Says Leading Reef Scientist

Tech: Monthly Mac Audit: Free up Your Disk Space, Remove Useless 
Applications and Automatically Update Useful Ones

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Jason Pramas
Open Media Boston

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Boston Human Rights Conference Announcement

Thursday, 7/31: "Ideas & Action: Human Rights in the United States
and Boston" Boston Public Library and Old South Church, 9:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m. [visit our website http://www.BostonHumanRights.org 
<http://www.bostonhumanrights.org/> for more
information]. This event brings scholars and activists together to
reflect on human rights organizing and thinking in the United States
and Boston. The event begins with author presentations from the
book: _The Leading Rogue State: The United States & Human Rights_ and
is followed by a series of round table conversations on issues ranging
from housing and employment through youth and gender struggles. It has
a strong Boston focus while taking advantage of the American
Sociological Association annual meeting. Co-sponsors include Mass
Care, Sociologists Without Borders, the Boston Public Library,
Sociology Departments from Boston College, Bridgewater State College
and Worcester State College. Among the out-of-town guest speakers are
Francis Fox Piven, Shula Koenig and many leading scholars. Local
leaders include Ty de Pass, Kim Foltz, Roxan Mackinnon, Aaron Tanaka,
Grace Ross, and many others.

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