[act-ma] 10/18 - Malden Grassroots Community Cookout and Justice Fair

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Sat Oct 17 11:51:10 PDT 2009


Come to the Grassroots Community Cookout and Justice Fair
at the First Parish this Sunday, October 18, 2 - 6 p.m.

More than 20 Malden-area community organizations gather for the third annual
Grassroots Community Cookout and Justice Fair this Sunday, October 18, from
2 - 6 p.m. at the First Parish in Malden. Children and families are welcome.
The
free event takes place rain or shine, there is plenty of space indoors.
Visitors and
participants are welcome to bring food and beverages to share. The Boston
Drum
Circle and the Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy perform.
  The annual event, sponsored by Malden Grassroots, brings together human
service, advocacy, and direct-action community organizing groups for
information sharing, networking, and planning on pressing social and
economic issues. Participating groups include Bread of Life, Tri-City
Community Action Program, Housing Families, Cyber Cafe @ Malden Square, the
Great Wall Center, Muslim American Civic and Cultural Association, Chinese
Culture Connection, the First Parish in Malden and Saugus, Cambridge Health
Alliance, Citizens for Voter Choice, Greater Boston Stop-the-War Committee,
Healthy Malden, Hallmark Health, Jobs with Justice, Temple Tifereth Israel,
Kenyan Aid and Relief Effort, Malden Local Action Committee, Lucy Parsons
Center, Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending, Neighborhood Health Plan,
Mass. Senior Action, Oak Grove Improvement Association, Philadelphie Church
Community Service, Youth ACT, and many others. Representatives of each group
will be available to provide information on their programs and services.
   For the first time, Malden Grassroots honors three Malden-based
organizations for their service to the community. This year's honorees are
Cyber Cafe @ Malden Square, Muslim American Civic and Cultural Association,
and Youth ACT.
   Malden Grassroots promotes community change from the bottom up. The
group hosts monthly activities such as film showings and discussions and
provides support for local grassroots campaigns. Every October it sponsors
the Grassroots Community Cookout and Justice Fair. A racially and culturally
diverse organization, Malden Grassroots believes it will take all of us to
address such issues as equal rights, affordable housing and healthcare,
immigrant rights, racism, poverty, and war at a root level.
   First Parish serves the liberal religious community in Malden, Everett,
Saugus, and neighboring cities. The church is located at Elm and Pleasant
Streets (Route 60), three blocks west of the Malden Center T station.
Convenient, free parking is available between the church and the Beebe
Elementary School.
   Visit www.MaldenGrassroots.org <http://www.maldengrassroots.org/> for
more information.
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