[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
reveals.

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>


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