[act-ma] Sat 6/11 - Reception Honoring Rocio Saenz & Matt Taibbi (JP)
David O. Knuttunen
webmaster at dsaboston.org
Mon Jun 6 06:02:41 PDT 2011
2011 Democratic Socialists of America Awards Reception
Come join us at Boston DSAs annual awards reception, this year honoring a
long-time advocate for low wage workers and community empowerment along with
a best-selling author
Honoring Rocio Sáenz and Matt Taibbi.
Date: Saturday, June 11
Time: Social 3 PM; Program 4 PM
Place: 56 Perkins Street, Jamaica
Lisa Clauson, Co-Director, Community Labor United
Chuck Collins, Institute for Policy Studies
Rocio Sáenz is President of SEIU Local 615, which represents 18,000 property
service workers in New England. Rocio became an organizer for SEIUs Justice
for Janitors Campaign in 1988, and was part of a team that led a successful
campaign to unionize L.A. janitors. In August 2001 she moved to Boston to
organize property service workers, and a year later led several thousand
janitors on a month-long strike that won improved wages, benefits, and
workplace rights. She was elected President of Local 615 in 2003.
Matt Taibbis first job in his almost 20-year career in journalism was as
sports editor for the Moscow Times in 1992. He has also played baseball for
the Red Army, pro basketball in the Mongolian Basketball Association, and
worked for a private detective agency in Boston where his father Mike had
previously been a TV journalist. Matt is currently a contributing editor at
Rolling Stone and has written two NY Times best sellers, The Great
Derangement and Griftopia. In these books and other journalism and TV
appearances, he has unraveled with savage wit and political insight the Wall
Street-Washington-Academic network that brought us the economic meltdown.
Our honorees will receive separate awards named after Eugene Debs, Norman
Thomas and Julius Bernstein, or A. Philip Randolph and Michael Harrington.
All were democratic socialist leaders of the last century active in the
labor, civil rights and peace movements of their time who embody the
political values DSA seeks to carry on today. These awards have been given
since 1977 to honor deserving activists and raise funds to support the work
of the Boston local. Past awardees include international womens rights
advocate Dessima Williams, AFL-CIO President Robert Haynes, educator Deborah
Meier and journalist Bob Kuttner.
Admission is $35. Sponsorship begins at $75, which includes one admission,
an open bar, hors doeurves, and a listing of your name or group in the
Awards journal supplement to be published in the September Yankee Radical,
the newsletter of Boston DSA read by over 1400 subscribers.
Download PDF Flyer HERE <http://dsaboston.org/Saenz_Taibbi_DTB_2011.pdf> .
Directions at http://dsaboston.org/PerkinsSt.htm.
I want to join Boston DSA in honoring Rocio Sáenz and Matt Taibbi!
[ ] Please reserve ____ tickets at $35 each for the June 11 reception
(You may also choose to pay at the door. No more than 100 people will be
admitted due to limited capacity.)
Sponsorships: Please list me as a:
[ ] Friend at $75 (includes admission and listing in journal)
[ ] Supporter at $150 (includes two admissions and journal listing)
[ ] Patron at $225 (includes three admissions and journal listing)
[ ] Benefactor at $350 (includes four admissions and journal listing)
[ ] Grand Benefactor at $500 (includes six admissions and journal
[ ] I really want to join you in honoring Rocio Sáenz and Matt Taibbi,
but I just cant afford $35!
Please reserve ____ tickets at the $15 low income/student rate. (No
one will be turned away.)
[ ] Id like an ad greeting in the event journal of the September Yankee
Radical to be seen by 1400 subscribers.
[ ] 1/8 page (4¼×2¾) $125
[ ] ¼ page (4¼×5½) $250
[ ] ½ page (8½×5½) $500
[ ] full page (8½×11) $750
Ad copy can also be emailed to <mailto:yankeeradical at dsaboston.org>
yankeeradical at dsaboston.org. Tentative deadline for ads is Aug. 19.
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