[act-ma] Newtown Fund; 1/7 Art of the Schmooze; 1/31 Connecting for Justice

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 07:29:42 PST 2012

Hi fellow activists and organizers,

Words cannot describe the sadness and shock I feel over the tragic
shootings in Newtown, CT. For days I've been searching for a meaningful
response, a way to move past the rhetoric and posturing that has dominated
all of my news sources, and most importantly, a way to support the families
and community in Newtown. One of my former students shared a link to a fund
that will be given to members of the Newtown community. Donate to:
http://www.giveforward.com/newtownstrongnewtownproud. Proceeds will go to
families of the victims for burial/funeral services, towards a town
memorial fund, and/or to the Sandy Hook Memorial Scholarship established by
Newtown Scholarship Association.

Take time during this busy, stressful and hectic holiday season to hug your
loved ones and call long lost friends. We need each other.


*Upcoming SoJust Events - www.sojust.org for details*
Jan 7 Skillshare: Art of the Schmooze
Jan 31 Connecting for Justice - @SoJust Open House
Feb 4 Skillshare: Value-Based Time Management
Feb 14 Dating While Progressive

*Skillshare: Art of the Schmooze <http://www.sojust.org/events/91542832/> by
Robbie Samuels (@RobbieSamuels)*

> *Monday, January 7 at 6PM - NonProfit Center by South Station*

Forming and cultivating relationships is at the heart of any successful
fundraising campaign, volunteer drive, committee effort or community
building activity. This training 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. *REGISTER: *http://www.sojust.org/events/91542832/

*Connecting for Justice - SoJust
*Wednesday, October 17 at 6PM - 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 2200 members,
hosted 140+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our founding
6+ years ago.

SoJust is all about building a cross-issue progressive community and
network 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. Join us if you are ready to go

*From our Progressive Events Calendar:*
Dec. 18 [PUBLIC HEARING] Support Clean

Dec. 19 [FILM] The Business of Being

Dec. 21 [DISCUSSION] Equal Protection Under the Law: Gay Rights and

*View dozens of cross-promoted events at www.sojust.org/calendar.*
*Post your own event - follow these instructions: www.bit.ly/post2SoJust.*
*From our Message Board:*

>  <http://www.sojust.org/events/60932272/>
*Job Openings*

> [JOB] Compliance Associate - Greater Boston Food Bank<http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/29659032>

*Volunteers Needed*

> [INTERNSHIP] Massachusetts Nonprofit Network<http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/29658982>

[VOLUNTEER] Help High School Youth Excel Academically - Recruiting Tutors
in Jamaica Plain <http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/29509372>

*View volunteer opportunities, job openings, calls for action, etc. at
www.sojust.org/boards. Post your own - follow these instructions:

Join the SoJust Facebook group <http://on.fb.me/SoJust>.

>  <http://bit.ly/SoJustSix>

On Twitter? Follow @SoJust <http://www.twitter.com/sojust> and SoJust's
Co-Founder @RobbieSamuels <http://www.twitter.com/robbiesamuels>. Don’t
forget to tweet about SoJust using #sojust!


> Socializing for Justice -  <http://www.sojust.org/>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 cross-issue progressive
community that's been growing steadily since August 2006. We have 2200
members, we have hosted 140+ events and we manage an online hub of
progressive events and resources at www.sojust.org. 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.

Want to know more about SoJust? Check out our Frequently Asked
 and past event photos <http://sojust.org/photos/>!
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