[act-ma] 11/7 Skillshare: Dealing with Conflict; 11/16 Resist Foundation Party and more...

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 14:54:47 PDT 2011


Hey fellow activists and organizers,

We're excited to be throwing a party for RESIST Foundation on November 16 -
a great opportunity to meet like-minded progressives while learning about a
great movement resource (and how you can support them). Details below...

Thinking about applying for the New Leaders Council Institute? The deadline
for the Boston chapter is this Friday. Join me at an Info Session on
Thursday at Bell in Hand 6:30-8:30PM: http://www.sojust.org/events/39415682/
.

*NOVEMBER EVENTS:*

*Skillshare: CONSTRUCTIVE COMMUNICATION - DEALING WITH CONFLICT* by Sandy
Anderson and Libby Mahaffy
*Monday, November 7 from 6-8:30PM at The NonProfit Center (by South Station
T)*
Enhance your negotiation skills using approaches that support collaborative
problem solving and facilitate “win-win” results. This session will
introduce some constructive communication techniques that can move
negotiations forward positively, including Non-Violent Communication
andmediation. Negotiations are a part of life - why not make them more
successful for everyone involved?
*RSVP:* http://www.sojust.org/events/34899092/ $10-$20 sliding scale

*SOCIALIZING FOR JUSTICE: RESIST FOUNDATION*
*Wednesday, November 16 from 6:00-8:30PM at Lir on Boylston (by Hynes
Convention Center T)**
SoJust is throwing a party for RESIST Foundation!** *RESIST has been
funding social change since 1967. Each year RESIST funds over 100 amazing
grassroots organizations around the country. 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. *
RSVP: *http://www.sojust.org/events/34904272 $5 SoJust donation + ask for
RESIST

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INTERESTED IN PROGRESSIVE POLITICS? 3 GREAT OPPORTUNITIES:
*
**New Leader's Council Institute *-  The premier political entrepreneurship
training program for young professional progressive leaders is accepting
applications for their 2012 Institute. The institute combines training,
mentorship, community building and professional advancement to catapult the
careers and social impact of NLC Fellows. *Applications due November 11*.
www.newleaderscouncil.org/institute/apply *(Robbie is an alumni and highly
recommends getting involved with the Boston chapter.)

**SoJust's Progressive Voter Index *- www.progressivevoterindex.com - we're
amplifying political endorsements made by 10 progressive entities. Election
Day is on November 8 - check back in early November to see how candidates
in your area rank.

*New Organizing Initiative's Candidate Project* - Are you thinking about
running for local office? Want to help progressives get elected? Take the
pledge and get connected:
www.candidateproject.org/recruitment/campaigns/noi/

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*DECEMBER EVENT:*

*Skillshare: Public Speaking *by Dave Rini
*Monday, December 5 from 6-8:30PM at The NonProfit Center (by South Station
T)*
Introductory public speaking training focuses on building the basic
technical skills necessary to clearly transmit information from the speaker
to an audience. Specific skills include word choice, eye contact, volume,
vocalized pauses, and body language.  Using a small-group format for
practical training followed by a discussion debrief from each exercise, the
training is designed to allow all participants the opportunity to practice
their speaking in an environment that is supportive, attentive, and can
provide useful feedback.
*RSVP:* http://www.sojust.org/events/37997042/ $10-$20 sliding scale


 *MESSAGE BOARD HIGHLIGHTS:*

*EVENTS*
11/1: CW Social Justice Summit Brainstorming
Session<http://www.sojust.org/events/38221842/>
11/5-6: Fight Back! Organizer Boot Camp<http://www.sojust.org/events/38393702/>
11/8: *Reminder to VOTE on 11/8 <http://www.sojust.org/events/35538502/>*
11/10: MA NOW Annual State Mtg. - Making Economic Equality A
Reality<http://www.sojust.org/events/33408782/>

*PAID VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY*
The Fair Housing Center of Greater
Boston<http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/17052452>is
partnering with a national organization to train and deploy paid
volunteers to help uncover discriminatory housing practices.

*GRANTS & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES*
Women in Development's Institute for Nonprofits Accepting Applications for
the 2012 program <http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/16756402>.

*ORGANIZATION WISH LISTS*
Occupy Boston Wish
List<http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/16830512>- find out
even more at
www.OccupyBoston.org <http://www.occupyboston.org/>.
  Find lots more and post yourself: www.sojust.org/boards (posting tips:
www.bit.ly/post2SoJust)

For Justice,
Robbie

Robbie Samuels
Socializing for Justice (SoJust)
Co-Founder & Co-Organizer
robbie at sojust.org

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*SOCIALIZING FOR JUSTICE - www.sojust.org*
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and movement in Boston. We're doing it by putting the SOCIAL back in SOCIAL
JUSTICE. We focus on creating welcoming spaces that foster
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*SoJust isn't a non-profit 501(c)(3).* We're a grassroots volunteer-run
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