[act-ma] SoJust Helps You Get Connected to Progressive Boston

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 15:39:38 PST 2013

Hey fellow activists and organizers,

Happy New Year! We're here to help you make your resolutions come true.
Join us at our open house, Connecting for Justice, on Thursday, January 31
and our singles party, Dating While Progressive, on Valentine's Day. Did I
mention our Time Management skillshare on Monday, February 4? Details and
register at www.sojust.org.

We're just shy of our 2200 member at www.sojust.org. #2200 will be invited
to attend Connecting as our guest. Tell your friends!

*Connecting for Justice (@SoJust Open House) - Thursday, January 31 at Lir,
903 Boylston Street, Boston*

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 almost 2200
members, hosted 140+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our
founding 6+ years ago.

SoJust is all about building a cross-cultural, 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

*Register* at www.sojust.org - newcomers always welcomed!

*Cost:* $5-$20 collected at the door (every $10 includes raffle ticket for
a $20 Trader Joe'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 robbiesamuels.com for more information about the Action

ACCESSIBILITY: 18+, must be 21+ to enter after 7PM. The venue is physically
accessible - please note that the elevator is at the rear of the venue and
we've been told that bathrooms are big enough for manual, but not large
motor-powered, wheelchairs.

PARKING: 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

Invite your friends to this facebook event: http://bit.ly/sojustjan31
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 is not 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 over 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

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