[act-ma] FW: 9/27: Join Us in Honoring Marie Kennedy and Chris Tilly

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Tue Sep 18 17:49:55 PDT 2007

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Miren Uriarte

September 3, 2007
Dear Friend,

We invite you to join us in honoring Marie Kennedy and Chris Tilly, two
outstanding champions of economic justice and grassroots democracy with the
Debs- Thomas-Bernstein Award.  The awards reception, organized by the Boston
chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, will take place on Thursday,
September 27, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the home of Marcia Peters and David Karaus,
56 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain. 
Marie Kennedy is Professor Emerita of Community Planning at UMass Boston.
Since the 1950s, she has integrated her studies and professional work as an
architect, planner and educator with struggles for justice at home and
abroad. She has particularly worked with excluded communities in the Boston
area and Latin America, and written extensively on themes of participatory
community planning. Marie has served on the boards of La Alianza Hispana,
the Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development and Boston Jobs
with Peace, and—with Chris—Grassroots International along with the advisory
boards of the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and
the Public Policy and Planners Network. 

Chris Tilly is Professor of Regional Economic and Social Development at
UMass Lowell. Starting with a 1970s stint of union organizing in hospitals
with a large immigrant workforce, he has focused his research, writing and
activism on how to improve bad jobs in the U.S. and around the world. Chris
has served on the boards of Dollars and Sense and – with Marie – Grassroots
International. In the 26 years they have been together as a couple, Chris
and Marie have worked together on countless good causes, from Central
America and Haiti solidarity to campaigning for local progressive candidates
at election time. 
The Debs-Thomas-Bernstein Awards are held each year to honor deserving
activists and to raise funds to support the work of Boston DSA. Eugene Debs,
Norman Thomas and Julius Bernstein were democratic socialist leaders of the
last century who embody the struggles and values of the political tradition
DSA seeks to carry on. Previous awardees include North Shore Labor Council
President Jeff Crosby, international human rights advocate Dessima Williams,
and Boston Globe columnist Bob Kuttner. 

This will be a wonderful celebration of local struggles from Jamaica Plain
to Port au Prince – and two people who've been in the thick of them. We hope
to see you on September 27!

In solidarity 
Dr. Elaine Bernard
Director, Harvard Law School
Labor and Worklife Program* 
Felix Arroyo
Boston City Councillor*
*Affiliation given for identification purposes only. 
Dear Elaine and Felix
  Yes!  I want to join you in honoring Marie Kennedy &
Chris Tilly!
Please list me as a:
[   ]  Supporter at $75  (includes admission and name listing)  
[   ]  Patron at $150  (includes two tickets and name listing)  
[   ]  Benefactor at $300  (includes four tickets and name listing)
[   ]  Grand Benefactor at $600  (includes admission for 
       eight and name listing)
[   ]  Friend at $50  (includes admission and name listing)
[   ]  Admission Only at $35

I’d like a greeting in the journal (copy for ad enclosed):
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[   ] 1/4 page (4-1/4x5-1/2)    $200
[   ] 1/2 page  (8-1/2x5-1/2)   $350    
[   ] full page (8-1/2x11)  $500
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