[act-ma] UN International Volunteer Day December 5, 2010, at Encuentro 5, 1-7pm!

Global Potential sarah at global-potential.org
Tue Nov 30 23:08:54 PST 2010

*T**his Sunday December 5* is *UN International Volunteer Day*!

Come celebrate with the grassroots non-profit organization's youth
empowerment program, *Global Potential
<http://www.global-potential.org/>*(GP), that creates "opportunities
out of challenges" with and for urban
at-risk youth through tools of international development, leadership and
social entrepreneurship! Sustainable and solidarity based work is carried
out locally in New York and Boston and globally in the Dominican Republic,
Haiti and Nicaragua.

Please RSVP on facebook<http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105179102883693>and
spread the word for this Sunday (flyer attached)!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105179102883693. You can also send an
email to rsvp at global-potential.org

There will be *Capoeira lessons* and a show, *painting* of a mural, a *great
DJ* who will give a class how to DJ, *yoga classes* and much more. $7
suggested donation per volunteer activity. *100% proceeds go to transforming
the lives of thousands of youth and communities locally and internationally
through social change*. You will also get to see the newest GP youth-made
documentaries! Last year's were award-winning by the Human Rights Watch and
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (see them on our

*Hope to see many of you on Sunday to celebrate UN International Volunteer

*WHERE*: Encuentro 5 <http://www.encuentro5.org/home/>, 33 Harrison Avenue,
5th Floor (Closest T-stops: Chinatown, Downtown Crossing, Boylston). Come
support this great support space for the Boston activist community, our new
office space among many other amazing groups.

 *WHEN*: This Sunday December 5, 2010, 1pm-7pm
*“Volunteerism is a source of community strength, resilience, solidarity and
social cohesion. It can bring positive social change by fostering respect
for diversity, equality and the participation of all. It is among society’s
most vital assets.” * - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Message for the
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development, 5 December


****DJ*: Hear and learn from our very own Matt!*****

*Matthew McNeill *aka Mr. McNeill has been behind the decks for over 13
years.  Starting off as a hip-hop dj back when Fat-Beats was still just a
store in Greenwich Village, Mr. McNeill learned the art of cutting,
scratching and mixing with some beats from the golden era of Hip-Hop.  It
wasn't until a few years later after going to NYC clubs such as Vinyl and
the legendary Twilo that Mr. McNeill would try his hand at electronic dance
music.  Once he started mixing the 4/4 based dance beats it was hard to stop
him.  He would tirelessly practice and take any gig he could get-from
college frat parties to small NYC venues such as the now defunct Corova Milk
Bar.  In the early 2000's Mr. McNeill relocated to Washington DC where he
continued perfecting his craft.  In Washington DC Matt starting playing
events and various after-hours parties.  After a short stint in LA Mr.
McNeill moved to Boston.  Since moving to Boston he has been gaining a
reputation as one of the more skillfully refined house music jocks in the
city.  2010 has been a pretty good year for him, he has played at the
seminal Phoenix Landing, various loft parties and has held down a residency
for the CreateSpace parties.  He has big plans for 2011 including various
productions and more CreateSpace parties in the works.  If you would like
hear some of Mr. McNeill's various podcasts please visit


Special performance and class by Kilombo Novo group led by Zumbi and other
amazing dancers


*Kilombo Novo* is a community of people that study the Afro-Brazilian
martial art called Capoeira Angola. This family of community members and
professionals seeks to reduce urban violence, trauma, and loss caused by
poverty and living in disenfranchised neighborhoods who face racism,
classism, access to deadly weapons and drugs, negative images in the media,
and STD's. The Capoeira Angola programs provides not only discipline, but
tools for urban youth as well as community to function as a healthy society
physically, mentally, and spiritually through the philosophy, practice, and
history of Capoeira Angola's indigenous knowledge and wisdom.
About the name: Kilimbo - a African word that means a community, group or
tribe; Novo – a Brazilian Portuguese word that means new.; Kilimbo Novo =
New Community

******PAINT A MURAL******

Paint generouly donated by *Pill Hardware*,


Some from last year can be seen on our homepage:



*_________STAY TUNED FOR MORE____

**Email boston at global-potential.org if you have any volunteer activities you
wish to carry out Sunday with us!*

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