[act-ma] Get Connected in 2012 with Socializing for Justice

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 15:54:46 PST 2012


 Help us plan for 2012 - answer our annual
survey<http://www.bit.ly/sojustsurvey12>.

 Reply by January 12 and be entered to
win 2 tickets to Connecting for Justice (Open
House)<http://www.sojust.org/events/42540512/>
.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Get Connected in 2012 with Socializing for Justice
Grassroots group building a cross-issue progressive network since 2006

On January 19th from 6-9PM, Socializing for Justice will be hosting it's
largest event of the year, Connecting for Justice, at Lir on Boylston.
 This open house event draws 120+ progressives of all stripes and is a
great way to get connected to SoJust's cross-issue progressive community.
 This is a welcoming space where all attendees, diverse by age, race,
gender, sexual orientation, newness to Boston, and experience with
activism, come together to “put the SOCIAL back in social justice!”
 Newcomers and long-time members will celebrate the remarkable success of
this member-driven, volunteer-run grassroots group.  Since 2006, SoJust has
grown to over 1800 members and hosted nearly 110 events.

Socializing for Justice is the brainchild of local activist, community
organizer, and event planner, Robbie Samuels. For the past decade, Robbie
has been a leader within Boston’s progressive community. He has been
recognized for his efforts - in 2011, his birthday, September 16, was
declared "Robbie Samuels Day" by the Boston City Council. In creating
SoJust, Robbie has combined fun, socializing and cross-issue mobilization
as never before.

The vision for SoJust comes from Robbie’s firsthand experience. He wanted
to address what he was repeatedly finding in his work – that individuals,
organizations, and campaigns stunted their effectiveness by focusing solely
on single-issue work.  He shares, “I believed we could get people
representing multiple progressive issues into a room, connect based on our
overlapping values and more effectively fight for social justice. We need
to be building a cross-issue progressive movement."

At Connecting for Justice, participants can experience the connecting power
of Socializing for Justice for themselves. There will be Action Stations to
link attendees with local organizations, “I’m Looking For” and “Ask Me
About” tags, a Jobs Board filled with openings from other social change
groups and a free Literature Table. These features mirror options on
SoJust’s website, www.sojust.org, an online hub where social justice
events, job and volunteer opportunities from other social change
organizations are cross-posted on the Calendar and Message Board.

Get involved with Boston’s fastest-growing cross-issue progressive
community. Network with like-minded progressives and find the opportunities
you’ve been searching for. In the words of Robbie, ““If you think this
group MIGHT be for you – it is.”  Learn more and RSVP for Connecting for
Justice at www.sojust.org.

 Help SoJust plan for 2012 - answer their annual
survey<http://www.bit.ly/sojustsurvey12>.

 Reply by January 12 and be entered to
win 2 tickets to Connecting for Justice (Open
House)<http://www.sojust.org/events/42540512/>
.


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