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4 April 2017
Community Tables
April News Update

WOWPS 2017 Gold Medal: Congrats Oompa!

oompa with cake
On March 19th, Oompa from the House Slam team tied for first place at the Women of the World Poetry Slam Competition, held this year in Dallas, Texas. This is the second WOWPS gold brought back to Boston by a member of the House Slam; House Slam co-founder Janae Johnson won the same title in 2015; and co-founder Porsha O. won the Individual World Poetry Slam gold in 2014.

For more info about the big win, click here. Or click here to follow Oompa on FB.   

Economic Solidarity in Communities of Color

A new report released by the Solidarity Economy Initiative examines eight cases across lower-income communities of color in Massachusetts. Authors Penn Loh and Sarah Jimenez find that aspirations for transformation are spreading from Springfield and Worcester to Lynn and Boston. 

Solidarity Rising
Communities are organizing to resist and reform the current system, while building alternatives that go beyond capitalism. They are incubating worker-owned coops, community land trusts, and community-controlled capital. They are modeling an economy and democratic governance based on collective care and putting people and planet over profit. Communities are dreaming big, of building regional ecosystems that can scale up transformative impacts. Click here for the report.

Intercambio en la Cocina

Two members of the Haley House Live-In Community, Cavell Scott and Andrew Bishop have begun to convene a weekly "Spanish/English Exchange" with soup kitchen guests on Mondays. 

spanish english 2
The idea for this initiative first surfaced during "Town Hall Meetings" as a way of bringing together soup kitchen guests from different backgrounds apart from meal times. When sharing such a tight space, different cultural realities and perceptions become more apparent, and guests have recently expressed frustration with language barriers (a large portion of guests in the soup kitchen primarily speak Spanish). For more information about this series, contact Cavell or Andrew.

Community Tables Celebrates 5 Years!

CT entreeIn March, Community Tables celebrated its fifth anniversary with a delicious meal and a beautiful crowd (pictured in the header of this newsletter). Each Saturday evening, all are invited to join friends and neighbors for a delicious, made-from-scratch sit-down meal at HHBC at 5:30 pm, on a pay-what-you-can scale-- the food and company cannot be beat! And make sure to "Like" the Community Tables Page on Facebook to stay up-to-date (linked here

21st Annual Walk for Peace on Mother's Day

peace walkThe Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is a celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities and benefits the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. 

Every year families from across the state and region walk together toward peace because in unity, there is healing! This Mother’s Day, we invite you to join others in demanding dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder by becoming part of the Haley House Walks for Peace Team on Sunday, May 14. The walk begins at Town Field in Dorchester at 8 am. For more information click here and contact Sharon if you'd like to join the Haley House team.

And some other ways to support the important work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute: 
  • Paying for funerals and burials is an enormous burden on grieving families of murder victims. The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute helps families fundraise and apply for assistance from the Victim Compensation Fund. In 2016, they were able to give 15 families over $50,000 for cemetery costs from the Rest in Peace Fund (click here to learn more or contribute)
  • The Peace Institute also crafted legislation to amend victim compensation so that no families of murder victims can be denied reimbursement for modest funeral and burial costs (click here to learn more). Representative Evandro Carvalho filed the bill, and Mayor Marty Walsh adopted H.742 as one of his legislative priorities. Support these efforts to ensure every family of a murder victim is treated with dignity and compassion by calling your state legislators and asking them to support H.742. Find your legislators here

Removing the Covers & Sprouts Abounding

cara with seeds
Haley House farmers Cara and Laura presented their experiences with hugelkultur farming techniques at the 42nd Annual Gardener's Gathering and greatly enjoyed being around so many seasoned community gardeners! A highlight of the day was hearing food justice activist LaDonna Redmond speak about racial justice in the food system and the possibilities of cooperative business models. 

The team was grateful to share space with community members and local partners at the March meeting of Dudley Grows at DSNI, where the group envisioned ways to get Dudley-grown produce into local restaurants. Right across the street at the Dudley Greenhouse, our team has been planting away, seeding many core summer crops. The most recent succession included 11 varieties of tomatoes, 4 varieties of hot peppers, herbs, eggplant, and okra. And if you happen to be passing by Thornton Farm, you'll notice the raised beds are finally uncovered-- the team is excited to be outside again soon! 

Last Chance to Buy Wine to Support Haley House!

We're grateful to have been chosen by our South End neighbors at Urban Grape to be their community partner for the March and April. As part of this partnership, Haley House will be providing tasty treats at one more "pop-up" during a wine-tasting this Saturday (Dudley Dough Pizza), 5-8 pm.

Additionally, we encourage you to check out the two bottles (right); Haley House will receive 10% of the proceeds of their "Cheers to Community" wines during this partnership:  2015 Landhaus Mayer Gruner Veltliner (Vienna, Austria, $17) and 2014 Alma Negra “M” Blend (Mendoza, Argentina, $20). For more info, click here. 

Spicy Winners: DOT Chili Cook-Off

chili winnersOn March 26, Haley House Bakery Cafe chefs won the award for the best non-beef chili at the Dorchester "Bring the Heat" Annual Chili Cook-Off, hosted by the Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association. Made with several varieties of peppers, Haley House's spicy stew was a crowd pleaser! Pictured here, Steve and Jerome celebrate the big win. Later this month, HHBC will be featured at The Food Project's Big Shindig (Wed. April 26) and at USES' Neighborhood Gala (Wed. May 24).

Globe Subscribers: We Need You!

Globe Grant 2If you are a subscriber to the Boston Globe, with just a few clicks, you can help Haley House receive valuable advertising space through the Globe Readers And Non-profits Together (GRANT) Program. Click here to put your voucher to use towards Haley House or to learn more about the program (Deadline is 4/30).

Pizza With Purpose Delivered To Your Door!  

Did you know that you can now get your delicious Dudley Dough pizza (+ wings and anything else your heart desires) DELIVERED to your home? Click here to check it out or place an order RIGHT NOW!

pizza delivery


HHBC will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 16th (Easter)


4/4: In The Name Of Maya, 7-9 pm at HHBC (more info)

UPDATED In The Name of Maya - 1st Annual Flyer (2)

4/6: Jazz by Any Means Necessary, 7-10 pm at HHBC (more info)

4/7: Dinner & A Movie: "By Blood,"  6 pm at HHBC (more info+tickets

4/7: First Friday Game Night, 5-8 pm at Dudley Dough (more info)

4/8: Dudley Dough Sampling, 5-8 pm at Urban Grape (more info)

4/9: Thornton Farm Workday, 2-4:30 pm at 95R Thornton St., snack to follow (RSVP)

sprouting kale

4/13: Lifted Boston, 7 pm at HHBC (more info

4/14: House Slam Last Chance featuring Anita D., 6:30 pm at HHBC (more info

4/20: AiLi Live featuring Dr. Allana Da Graça + open mic, 7 pm at HHBC (more info

4/27: Lyricists' Lounge presented by Boston Day & Evening Academy, 7 pm at HHBC (more info)

4/28: House Slam, 6:30 pm at HHBC (more info)

5/6: Thornton Farm Workday, 9 am -12 pm at 95R Thornton St., potluck to follow (RSVP)


5/14: Mother's Day Walk for Peace at 8 am, meet at Town Field in Dorchester (more info)

6/3: 14th Annual Block Party & Silent Auction, 4-7 pm at 23 Dartmouth Street (more info to follow) 

Donation Wish List

Clothing For Soup Kitchen Guests: 
Each Monday morning, we open the "clothing room" for our soup kitchen guests. All men's clothing and personal hygiene projects are very much appreciated, especially:
  • Backpacks
  • NEW underwear & undershirts (men's)
  • NEW men's socks (wool or cotton)
  • Boots & shoes (men's) and Shoelaces
  • Belts
  • Pants (especially between size 30-40) & shirts (men's)
  • T-shirts
  • Vests, sweaters & sweatshirts
  • Athletic Wear
  • Toiletries (soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner in travel sizes, lipbalm)
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving cream & razors
Contact Cavell with ?'s.

Soup Kitchen & Live-In Community:
  • Forks
  • Mugs
  • Bowls
  • Chef/sharp knives
  • Books & magazines (Spanish & English)
  • Checkers, chess, & scrabble sets
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Rugs
  • Water Cooler

Haley House Bakery Café Hours 

7:30 am - 6 pm

7:30 am - 8 pm

7:30 am - 10 pm*
*food until 9 pm

 7:30 am - 8 pm
The House Slam 6:30 pm (2nd & 4th Fridays) 

9 am - 4 pm

10 am - 4 pm

Dudley Dough Hours 

7 am- 9 pm

11 am- 9 pm
Soup Kitchen, Live-In Community, Administrative Office
23 Dartmouth Street, Boston MA 02116
(617) 236-8132 /

Haley House Bakery Café (+ Catering) 
12 Dade Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Dudley Dough
2302 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
(857) 308-3058 /
Photo Credits: Andrew Bishop, Karsten Frey, Laura Kakalecz, Carol Kong

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