[act-ma] 5/14 Art of the Schmooze & 5/24 Connecting for Justice (Open House)

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Tue May 8 05:41:35 PDT 2012

Hi fellow activists and organizers!

Our next big open house, *Connecting for
*, is on Thursday, May 24*. To help you prepare for this fun networking
event, I'm offering an *Art of the Schmooze
* on Monday, May 14*. This has become my signature training and helped
hundreds of people each year gain the confidence they need to pursue their
personal and professional 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. Regardless of whether you are an introvert or an
extrovert - you'll benefit from this training. *Register for Art of the
Schmooze*: www.sojust.org/events/55667782/ (limited seating available)

*Connecting for Justice*
*Thursday, May 24 - 6-8:30PM*
*Lir on Boylston (near 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 2000
members, hosted 120+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our
founding 5 1/2 years ago.

Join us if you are ready to go BEYOND ALLIES and build a CROSS-ISSUE

*Register *at www.sojust.org/events/55668702/ <http://www.sojust.org>
- *Newcomers
always welcomed!*

*Cost:* $5-$20 collected at the door.
(every $10 includes raffle ticket for a $25 iTune's gift card)
*Complimentary appetizers will be provided.*

No Program. No Speaker. Just Us. For Justice.

*As always we'll help you meet people - so no worries if you're new to
SoJust*, plus we'll have "I'M LOOKING FOR" and "ASK ME ABOUT" tags at our
CONNECTIONS CORNER, which is staffed by our amazing STARZ (regular
attendees).  We'll also have our wildly popular JOBS BOARD and ACTION
STATIONS to make it even more likely you'll make the right connections.

progressives to hang out with in Boston? Are you new to the area and
looking for groups to get involved in? Are you psyched about building
strong cross-issue coalitions? Join us!

*YES, WE MEAN YOU.* Members are all ages, races, genders, sexual
orientations, levels of activism and professions. Some just moved to Boston
and others were born here. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet
someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

*HEY ORGANIZERS!* If you're involved with a group or project and want to
spread the word bring flyers for the free lit table. ACTION STATIONS - if
you have an action that can be done in 2 minutes (sign a petition) or
within 2 weeks of the event (attend rally, stuff mass mailing) bring it so
SoJusters can get connected to you and your work. This is not a typical
tabling event, there'll be lots of opportunity to schmooze and network!
Email robbie at sojust.org for more information about the Action Stations.

*The venue is open to anyone over 18 (must be 21+ to enter after 7PM) and
is partially physically accessible - elevator is at the back of the venue
and bathrooms are big enough for manual, but not motor-powered,
wheelchairs. 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:
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> #sojust

*SOCIALIZING FOR JUSTICE - **www.sojust.org* <http://www.sojust.org/>
SoJust is all about building a cross-cultural, 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) and receives no outside
funding.*We're a grassroots volunteer-run member-supported group
that's been growing
steadily since August 2006. We have 2000 members, we have hosted 120+
events and we manage an online hub of progressive events and resources at
www.sojust.org. If you've benefited from SoJust 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
event photos <http://sojust.meetup.com/1/photos/>!
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