[act-ma] SoJust Newsletter: Project Updates & Upcoming Events

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 11:19:10 PDT 2011


TONIGHT & TOMORROW - 2 great events:

*New Leaders Council: Invest in a Progressive Future - Wednesday, April 13 -
6-8:30PM
*Hennesey's by Faneuil Hall
I wanted to let you know about an excellent leadership training program for
young progressives, New Leaders Council Institute. As a 2011 Fellow, I receive
top-notch training in the Institute (at no cost!) and I'm connected with
NLC's amazing alumni network. The 2011 Fellows are deeply grateful for this
opportunity, and with your help, we can pay it forward. *Please join us at
our fundraiser featuring comedian and actor Jimmy Tingle! Tickets are $20
($25 at the door). Show your support with a sponsorship of $50 or more!
Purchase tickets and sponsorships at http://www.bit.ly/NLCBoston.*

*Potluck and T-shirt Swap for Justice - Thursday, April 14 - 6-8:30PM*
Democracy Center in Harvard Square
Looking for an excuse to clean out your t-shirt drawer(s)? Want to show off
your best potluck dish? This is the event for you! Bring 3 or more lightly
used t-shirts. Leave with the same number! All sizes welcomed - remember
this is a group of like-minded progressives, so bring interesting radical
t-shirts and not just your “Walk” shirts. Children welcomed!
*RSVP:* http://www.sojust.org/events/16962004/ (newcomers always welcome!)


On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 5:37 PM, Robbie Samuels <send2robbie at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hey fellow activists and organizers,
>
> Last week I mentioned we have over 1700 members, but did you know we've
> hosted 93 events?! We'll be well over 100 by our 5th birthday party in
> September. *Socializing for Justice 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.  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.
>
> *Pre-Order Your SoJust T-shirt by Sunday, April 10 *(pay $20 when you pick
> up your shirt)
> 2 styles to choose from! Learn more and place your pre-order<https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dGtiU0hfREROeTdqS3pDTFZieTItQlE6MQ#gid=0>by this Sunday.
>
> *SOJUST PROJECT UPDATES
> *
>
>    - *Campus2Community: Progressive Faculty & Staff Network*
>    - *Progressive Voter Index*
>    - *Skillshare Series*
>    - *Boston Venue Leads List*
>    - *SoJust STARZ*
>    - *Resources Available at www.sojust.org
>    *
>
> *Campus2Community: Progressive Faculty & Staff Network
> *Campus2Community is an inclusive, multi-issue network of progressive
> faculty and staff in the Greater Boston area. We facilitate
> inter-departmental and cross-campus collaboration among faculty and staff.
> We support progressive student groups by connecting them with like-minded
> community-based organizations and other student groups across campuses in
> the area. *Next week we're launching a Campus2Community website to help
> facilitate these connections and we're hosting a happy hour for C2C network
> in early May. Are you a progressive faculty or staff member?  Fill out the
> C2C network interest form to stay in touch: www.bit.ly/C2Cnet-form.*
>
> *Progressive Voter Index
> *We feel it's important to support more progressives running for office
> and to start we should support candidates who are progressive on a range of
> social justice issues. To accomplish this, we're building a cross-issue list
> of 10 progressive organizations (and community newspapers) that endorse
> candidates. Once we have a final list - if a candidate gets endorsed by 6 or
> more we'll meta-endorse them to highlight that they are supported by a range
> of progressive organizations. We plan to have this in place for the primary
> season this fall. Know an organization we should consider for the list?
> Email: robbie at sojust.org.
>
> *Skillshare Series
> *SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share
> common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that
> allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare
> Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center, which builds our individual capacity
> to make a difference in the world. We're booked through the summer, but
> always open to new topics or trainer suggestions. Email: robbie at sojust.org
> .
>
> *Boston Venue Leads List
> **"Where can I hold my event? Know any good venues?*" *(We've received 10
> leads so far - we'll make this list public when we have at least 25)*
> I often get asked for suggestions for where to hold different events. What
> would be really helpful is if we had an organized resource list of venues in
> the Boston area that would host progressive/activist meetings or events.
> With your help SoJust is going to build this list. Please share your venue
> leads via www.bit.ly/VenueLeads. Together we'll build a stronger
> progressive movement in Boston. (We'll be updating this form with additional
> a/v questions shortly - thanks to the help of folks who shared their
> expertise).
>
> *SoJust STARZ
> *Ever wonder why our events are soo friendly? It's thanks to the SoJust
> STARZ! Attend 3 events in a 3 month period and we'll recognize you as one of
> our regulars and deputize you a STAR. STARZ are asked to meet 3 people they
> don't know within the first hour of SoJust events and introduce them to
> someone else in the room. They also help out at events and generally welcome
> all the newcomers (generally 50% of the attendees are new to SoJust). STARZ
> are also invited to our annual Visioning, 2 planning meetings and 3 fun
> STARZ-only potlucks each year. They're ambassadors and spread the word via
> Facebook, business cards and by attending events as SoJust reps.They stay in
> touch with each other via the SoJust STARZ Facebook group. If you've been
> coming regularly and we haven't made you a STAR - tell us and we'll make
> that happen! Another great reason to stay involved with SoJust even after
> you've found the connections you were looking for.
>
> *Resources Available at www.sojust.org
> ** *At the root of SoJust's vision is the philosophy of abundance - we
> firmly believe that sharing knowledge leads to infinite possibilities. We
> manage an online hub at www.sojust.org that includes a calendar
> <http://www.sojust.org/calendar>of cross-promoted social justice events
> (8-10 a day!), a list <http://www.bit.ly/BostonCalendars>of 40+ web
> calendars, a message board <http://www.sojust.org/boards> (*you must be
> logged in to access*) for job openings and volunteer opportunities, and -
> with your help - soon we'll be sharing a list of event venues (see above).
>
> *UPCOMING EVENTS
> *April 14 - Potluck & T-shirt Swap for Justice<http://www.sojust.org/events/16962004/> @
> The Democracy Center in Harvard
> May 2 - Skillshare: Art of the Schmooze<http://www.sojust.org/events/16962412/> @
> The NonProfit Center
> May 19 - Connecting for Justice <http://www.sojust.org/events/16962589/> (
> SoJust's Open House) @ Lir on Boylston
> Help spread the word via SoJust Facebook events<http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8770189934&v=app_2344061033>
> .
>
> *New Leaders Council: Invest in a Progressive Future - Wednesday, April 13
> - 6-8:30PM
> *Hennesey's by Faneuil Hall
> I wanted to let you know about an excellent leadership training program for
> young progressives, New Leaders Council Institute. As a 2011 Fellow, I receive
> top-notch training in the Institute (at no cost!) and I'm connected with
> NLC's amazing alumni network. The 2011 Fellows are deeply grateful for
> this opportunity, and with your help, we can pay it forward. *Please join
> us at our fundraiser featuring comedian and actor Jimmy Tingle! Tickets are
> $20 ($25 at the door). Show your support with a sponsorship of $50 or
> more!
> Purchase tickets and sponsorships at http://www.bit.ly/NLCBoston.*
>
> *Potluck and T-shirt Swap for Justice - Thursday, April 14 - 6-8:30PM*
> Democracy Center in Harvard Square
> Looking for an excuse to clean out your t-shirt drawer(s)? Want to show off
> your best potluck dish? This is the event for you! Bring 3 or more lightly
> used t-shirts. Leave with the same number! All sizes welcomed - remember
> this is a group of like-minded progressives, so bring interesting radical
> t-shirts and not just your “Walk” shirts. Children welcomed!
> *RSVP:* http://www.sojust.org/events/16962004/ (newcomers always welcome!)
>
> *Skillshare: Art of the Schmooze**** - Monday, May 2 - 6-8:30PM*
> The NonProfit Center by South Station
> Do you often get stuck in conversations? Not know how to approach people at
> networking events?  *Attend this fast-paced, fun & interactive skillshare
> presented by SoJust Co-Founder Robbie Samuels! *Forming and cultivating
> relationships is at the heart of any successful fundraising campaign,
> volunteer drive, committee effort or community building activity. This
> workshop will give you the confidence to pursue your personal goals - from
> the importance of shaking hands and making eye contact, to tips on the best
> opening line and how to exit a conversation gracefully. An amazing side
> benefit is that you'll learn how to create a welcoming community space by
> keeping an eye out for outliers, considering yourself a host instead of a
> guest and knowing how to compliment someone without "othering" them.*
> Learn more and RSVP: *http://www.sojust.org/events/16962412/`<http://www.sojust.org/events/16962412/>
> * *(bring your own dinner)
>
> *Connecting for Justice (Open House) - Thursday, May 19 - 6-8:30PM*
> Lir on Boylston by Hynes Convention Center
> Meet like-minded progressives and get connected to great social justice
> organizations in Boston. *Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event?
> * It’s time to meet the friendly faces of the group that’s grown to over
> 1700 members, hosted 90+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since
> our founding 4 1/2 years ago. Join us at this fun social if you are ready to
> go BEYOND ALLIES and build a CROSS-ISSUE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT.* Cost:*$2-$10 collected at the door. ($10 includes raffle ticket for a $20 Trader
> Joe's gift card)
> *RSVP:* http://www.sojust.org/events/16962589/ *Newcomers always welcomed!
> *
> For Justice,
> Robbie
>
>  Robbie Samuels
> Co-Founder & Co-Organizer Socializing for Justice
> @sojust <http://www.twitter.com/sojust> | @robbiesamuels<http://www.twitter.com/robbiesamuels>|
> www.robbiesamuels.com
> www.linkedin.com/in/robbiesamuels
> www.linkedin.com/groups/Socializing-Justice-SoJust-3690546
>
> *Did you see this awesome SoJust video clip<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1Oeq1TjPc0>?
> *http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1Oeq1TjPc0
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