[act-ma] Get Connected in 2012 with Socializing for Justice
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Mon Jan 16 18:43:46 PST 2012
What are you looking for? A job? Volunteers? A date? Community? Find it at:
*Connecting for Justice (Open House) - Thursday, January 19, 6PM at Lir*
RSVP requested: www.sojust.org *(newcomers welcome!)*
Read on for more about Socializing for Justice, we're building
cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community, network and movement in
*Please share this press release with your network!*
On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 6:53 PM, Robbie Samuels <send2robbie at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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.
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