Grassroots Community Cookout and Justice Fair

More than 20 community groups to participate
in Community Cookout and Justice Fair, Oct. 18,
sponsored by Malden Grassroots

More than 20 Malden-area community organizations gather for the third annual Grassroots Community Cookout and Justice Fair on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 2 – 6 p.m. at the First Parish in Malden. Children and families are welcome, and the free event takes place rain or shine. Visitors and participants are welcome to bring food and beverages to share.
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 included Bread of Life, Tri-City Community Action Program, Housing Families, Cyber Café @ Malden Square, Muslim American Civic and Cultural Association, Chinese Culture Connection, the First Parish in Malden and Saugus (Unitarian Universalist), Cambridge Health Alliance, 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, 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. Musical entertainment and speakers will be part of the program as well.
For the first time, Malden Grassroots will honor three Malden-based organizations for their service to the community. This year’s honorees are Cyber Café @ 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. Visit for more information.
First Parish, a Unitarian Universalist church, is located at the intersection of Elm and Pleasant Streets (Route 60), three blocks west of the Malden Center T station. Free parking is available in the lot between the church and the Beebe Elementary School. Enter from Elm Street westbound.
To request to be a participating organization, call the First Parish at 781-322-0474 or e-mail

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