[act-ma] 12/7 REMINDER: e5 Turns 5! Commemorative Dinner 7pm @ e5 (PLEASE RSVP)

alisa alisa at encuentro5.org
Mon Dec 5 16:11:18 PST 2011

 encuentro5 Turns 5! Commemorative Dinner

*Celebrating 5 solid years and 5 inspiring honorees!*
 *When:* Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 7:00 pm
*Where: *encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • Chinatown T • Boston

As a  dynamic movement-building space, encuentro 5 has balanced the
day-to-day needs of grassroots organizations and community groups with the
wide-ranging social change goals that their organizers embrace for 5 solid
years of solidarity and inspiration.

For e5, challenging the militarism and corporate globalization that
institutionalize the current moment of capitalism and white supremacy has
meant offering a space for the spontaneous needs of local groups, housing
over a dozen resident organizations, offering offices for new projects and
small NGOs, archiving the efforts of social movements, providing
cross-movement institutional memory, resourcing emerging projects with much
needed research, materials and equipment, and ongoing daily efforts of
networking and support.

Although it has meant a lot of intense work, it has also been greatly
inspiring to connect with creative activists, engaging writers, soulful
musicians and dedicated community members. Together, we have made e5 a
platform for major demonstrations, thoughtful debates, heartwarming
performances, and strategic conversations as a review of the e5 website

Always thriving on the insights and energy of countless groups and
individuals, we chose five exemplary honorees who have contributed directly
to e5's programming and/or inspired the work we do. To honor them and to
launch the e5 *movement-builders sustainer program*, e5 is hosting its
first annual, Commemorative Dinner, at 7pm Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Click
here to RSVP <http://encuentro5.org/home/node/234>

The five honorees are:

 *Sergio Reyes*, a Chilean-born revolutionary. musician, and founder of the
Boston May Day Committee and a founder of Latin at s for Social Change      *Avi
Chomsky*, a scholar and activist whose work connects people across borders

 *Paul Shannon*, a peace movement veteran active in United for Justice with
Peace and a founder of the Majority Agenda Project who has been on staff at
the American Friends Service Committee for over 30 years.
      *Robin Jacks*, a long-time activist challenging low-wage work in the
South and a founder of the #OccupyBoston effort

 *Dorotea Manuela*, a founder of the Boston Rosa Parks Human Rights Day
Committee, a member of the Downtown Workers Center collective, and an
active defender of Puerto Rican sovereignty.

On December 7th, join us to honor these 5 outstanding movement builders, to
celebrate the extraordinary efforts of the e5 Residents and the expansive
social justice community, and to make e5 a sustainable effort for 2012! Click
here to RSVP <http://encuentro5.org/home/node/234>

*Celebrate e5 Turns 5!* Commemorative
Dinner<http://encuentro5.org/home/node/232> (Dec.
7th, Wed)
e5 Collective Member
c.617-401-6240 (txt is best)
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