[act-ma] 11/16: SoJust party for RESIST Foundation

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 13:16:09 PST 2011

Sorry for any confusion - this event is next WEDNESDAY. RSVP:

On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Robbie Samuels <send2robbie at gmail.com>wrote:

> *Socializing for Justice is throwing a party for RESIST Foundation!* Want
> to cross-promote your events and campaigns? Looking for like-minded
> progressives to hang out with in Boston? Are you new to the area and
> looking for groups to get involved in? Psyched about building strong
> cross-issue coalitions? Join us!
> *Wednesday, November 16 6-8PM*
> Lir, 903 Boylston Street, Boston*
> *Cost:* $5 collected at the door supports SoJust.
> *Complimentary appetizers will be available.*
> RSVP: http://www.sojust.org/events/34904272/
> *RESIST Foundation has been funding social change since 1967.* Each year
> RESIST funds over 100 amazing grassroots organizations around the country.
> These groups use grants from RESIST to develop leadership, work on
> innovative grassroots campaigns, hire organizers, distribute literature and
> videos related to those campaigns and demand justice on a variety of
> issues. Most of their grantees reach across issues to connect communities
> and struggles. Their work spans anti-militarism, prisoners' rights,
> community organizing, GLBTQ justice, environmental justice, antiracism,
> disability rights, youth organizing, Native Peoples' rights and more. Since
> 1967, RESIST has awarded grants to thousands of radical and progressive
> groups engaged in organizing for social change. Learn more at:
> www.resistinc.org.
> *What should you expect?* Our usual friendly and welcoming space where
> it's easy to meet people even if it's your first SoJust event. Plenty of
> socializing time to mix, mingle and network with fellow progressives. The
> opportunity to learn more about RESIST and how you can support their
> efforts with a donation. (*Consider becoming a monthly donor!* Your gift
> of $25 a month = $300 a year. Just think, you can "buy a round for justice"
> each month and help fund the movement!) Gifts of all sizes welcomed.
> *SoJust is all about building a cross-issue progressive community and
> network in Boston.* We're doing it by putting the SOCIAL back in SOCIAL
> JUSTICE. We focus on creating welcoming spaces that foster
> relationship-building across issue silos. Join us if you are ready to go
> ACCESSIBILITY: Must be 21+ to enter after 7PM. The venue is physically
> accessible - elevator is at the back of the venue and bathrooms are big
> enough for manual, but not motor-powered, wheelchairs.
> *PARKING: Lir is across from the Hynes Convention Center. Parking near Lir
> is really hard - you could get lucky or you could drive around for 30 or
> more minutes. There are parking garages by Back Bay station. Best bet is to
> take the T to Back Bay or Hynes Convention Center (which is the closest T
> stop).
> Invite your friends to this Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/SoJustRESIST11
> Join the SoJust Facebook group: http://on.fb.me/SoJust
> On Twitter? Follow @SoJust <http://www.twitter.com/sojust> and SoJust's
> Co-Founder @RobbieSamuels <http://www.twitter.com/robbiesamuels> and
> tweet about this event using #sojust
> _________________________________________________________
> *SOCIALIZING FOR JUSTICE - www.sojust.org*
> SoJust is all about building a cross-issue progressive community, network
> and movement in Boston. We're doing it by putting the SOCIAL back in SOCIAL
> JUSTICE. We focus on creating welcoming spaces that foster
> relationship-building across issue silos.
> *SoJust isn't a non-profit 501(c)(3).* We're a grassroots volunteer-run
> member-supported cross-issue progressive community that's been growing
> steadily since August 2006. We have 1800+ members, hosted 100+ events and
> manage an online hub of progressive events and resources at www.sojust.org.
> If you've benefited from this cross-issue progressive network, please
> contribute the suggested annual membership fee of $25. You may do this
> online <http://www.sojust.org/dues/> or at any of our events. Thank you
> for helping us continue to provide a space for like-minded progressives of
> all stripes.
> *Want to know more about SoJust?* Check out our Frequently Asked Questions<http://sojust.meetup.com/1/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=3187615>and past
> event photos <http://sojust.meetup.com/1/photos/>!
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