Monday, January 7, 2019 @ 10:49am

Pedro Morales Featured in a Facebook Video

Pedro Morales, community member and leader involved with Stand for Democracy, was recently featured in a Facebook video published by El Universal Opinion, a large Spanish-language news media outlet. It highlights a little about his story--he grew up on the streets in Juarez, Mexico, was taken in by nuns, and eventually went on to get a doctorate in Harvard. We are so happy to have him as part of our community!

Watch video here.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 2:39pm

East Bostonians Use Storytelling Project To Show How Gentrification Is Changing Their Neighborhood

Our organizing group, Stand for Democracy, worked with a local nonprofit to cohost a series of storytelling events to publicize the impacts of gentrification on our community of East Boston and to amplify the narratives of those most negatively impacted. Read more here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 3:17pm

Nuevo Amanecer Hosts Day Long Workshop/ Retreat for Community Leaders

On September 15th, 2018, around 35 community members gathered to talk about the impacts of colonization in East Boston in a day long workshop titled "Spirit, Liberation, and Reconciliation." Community leaders came to a consensus on how Nuevo Amanecer can provide a spiritual support to those doing justice work in and around the church building.

In the morning, Episcopal Deacon Ema Rosales lead a discussion on the history of colonization in Central and South America. Pastor Britta Carlson lead small group discussions on how colonialism and racism show up in East Boston, and what dreams the attendants have for the city. After a delicious lunch, Pedro Morales gave a talk on the tenets and history of Liberation Theology, after which dance instructor / percussionist Victor Fuentes lead an indigenous dance exercise. Next, José Alemán lead a talk on base communities.

Finally, Pastor Carlson facilitated a discussion which resulted in the formation of a leadership team which will plan and promote monthly events at the church, with the goals of building community and providing spiritual support for the leaders who use the space. Stay tuned for more information!

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 7:19pm

An Interview with Soup Kitchen Founder

Sandra was interviewed by the Boston Voyager. The article captures Sandras heart for our residentially challenged neighbors and her drive do what it takes to feed them each week. We are so thankful to Sandra, her team, and everyone who makes the soup kitchen possible. God is doing amazing work at the East Boston Community Soup Kitchen.


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