[act-ma] RootsCamp MA this weekend - will you be joining us?

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Fri Apr 5 08:33:48 PDT 2013


<div dir="ltr"><p style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial">Hi  
fellow activists and organizers,</p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><b><br></b></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><b>RootsCamp MA is this  
weekend!</b> This is all the information you need to get to the event and  
make the most of it. First, I want to thank everyone for their support. We  
really couldn't have pulled this grassroots "unconference"  
together in just 10 weeks without the support of <a  
href="https://sites.google.com/a/neworganizing.com/rootscamp-ma/updates-2013/over2dozensponsorsandpartnersandcounting"  
target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(18,85,204)">over 24 sponsors and  
partners</span></a>, the generosity of our host venue 1199 SEIU, and many  
amazing volunteer organizers!</p>
<p style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><br></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><b  
style="color:rgb(35,35,35)">Social media and following along at  
home:</b><span style="color:rgb(35,35,35)"> We are creating a </span><a  
href="http://storify.com/robbiesamuels/rootscamp-ma-for-organizers-by-organizers"  
target="_blank">RootsCamp MA Storify</a><span  
style="color:rgb(35,35,35)"> to document this amazing weekend in real time.  
Tag your photos and tweets with <a  
href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23rootsma"  
target="_blank">#rootsma</a>!</span><br>
</p><p style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><br></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><b><font  
color="#ff0000">When is RootsCamp MA? </font></b></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial">
Saturday, 4/6 9:30am-5:30PM</p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial">Saturday, 4/6 After  
Party 8-10PM at Lir (free for RootsCampers)</p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial">Sunday, 4/7  
10am-5:30PM </p>
<p style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial">There are <a  
href="https://sites.google.com/a/neworganizing.com/rootscamp-ma/schedule"  
target="_blank">3 session blocks</a> per day. <span  
style="color:rgb(35,35,35)">Please join us for the entire weekend if  
possible - and in particular don't miss the group "<a  
href="https://sites.google.com/a/neworganizing.com/rootscamp-ma/rules-of-rootscamp"  
target="_blank">building the Wall</a>" of topics on Saturday morning  
from 10am-11:15am.</span><br>
</p><p style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><span  
style="color:rgb(35,35,35)"><br></span></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><b>Registration:</b> Online  
ticket sales have ended. Tickets may be purchased at the door - $10-$20  
(sliding scale) cash only. <span style="color:rgb(35,35,35)"><br>
</span></p><p style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><span  
style="color:rgb(35,35,35)"><br></span></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><b  
style="color:rgb(35,35,35)">Directions to 1199 SEIU: </b><i><font  
color="#ff0000">Please</font></i><font color="#232323"> take a moment to  
look at the </font><a  
href="https://sites.google.com/a/neworganizing.com/rootscamp-ma/logistics-accessibility"  
style="color:rgb(35,35,35)" target="_blank">directions page on our  
website</a><font color="#232323">. It's a little tricky to find it your  
first time. This page has maps, photos and detailed walking directions.  
There is a huge parking lot and it's a short walk from JFK T stop on  
the Red Line.</font></p>
<p style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><span  
style="color:rgb(35,35,35)"><br></span></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><span  
style="color:rgb(35,35,35)"><b>Meals:</b> We are providing breakfast, lunch  
and snacks both days. There will be vegetarian and vegan options.  
Unfortunately, there will be limited gluten-free options (I'm still  
working on that!). We do have space in the fridge if you decide to bring  
your own food.</span></p>
<p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;min-height:15px"><br><b></b></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><b>Hiring? </b>There  
will be a Jobs Board at RootsCamp MA filled with social justice jobs in the  
Greater Boston area (and a few beyond). Bring your job openings. Just one  
copy per opening needed.<font color="#1255cc"> </font></p>
<p style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><font  
color="#1255cc"><br></font></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><b>Lit Table: </b>Bring  
materials about your programs and projects to share with attendees! Sign-up  
sheets welcomed if you've got something on the horizon for RootsCampers  
to jump right into.<font color="#1255cc"><br>
</font></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;min-height:15px"><br></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><b>Volunteers  
Needed </b>If you'd like to get behind the scenes at this event, just  
mention it at the door and we'll connect you with our volunteer  
coordinator, Jen Rowe. Thanks!</p>
<p style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><br></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"></p><p  
style="margin:0px"><b>Wondering what registered attendees are <a  
href="https://sites.google.com/a/neworganizing.com/rootscamp-ma/updates-2013/possibletopicswhatsbeensuggested"  
target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(18,85,204);direction:ltr">planning  
to present?</span></a> </b></p>
<p style="margin:0px"><br></p><p style="margin:0px"><b>Need topic ideas?  
We <a  
href="https://sites.google.com/a/neworganizing.com/rootscamp-ma/updates-2013/needpresentersforthesewishlisttopics"  
target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(18,85,204);direction:ltr">need  
presenters for these "wish list" topics...</span></a> </b></p>
<p></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;min-height:15px"><br></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px 0px  
4px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(18,85,204)"><b><span  
style="text-decoration:underline;direction:ltr"><a  
href="https://sites.google.com/a/neworganizing.com/rootscamp-ma/updates-2013/interestedinfacilitatingasession"  
target="_blank">Interested in facilitating a session? Read these  
tips.</a></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"> </span></b></p>
<p style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial">RootsCamp MA is  
participant driven and we encourage everyone to come prepared to present on  
a topic, facilitate a dialogue, or brainstorm best practices. Sessions are  
determined the morning of the event.  If you have an expertise to share,  
are willing to facilitate a dialogue, or bring folks together to brainstorm  
best practices - then you should suggest a session. Some of you will come  
to the event with a session in mind and others will add to "The  
Wall" throughout the weekend. No credentials required. The focus is on  
communicating ideas, not fancy PowerPoints. We're encouraging you to  
change up your rote presentation and instead bring open ended questions and  
your curiosity. <i>NOTE: There will be one break-out room with a/v set-up  
for sessions on online organizing and visual communication. </i>Read  
"<a  
href="https://sites.google.com/a/neworganizing.com/rootscamp-ma/rules-of-rootscamp"  
target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(18,85,204)">How Sessions  
Work</span></a>" to become familiar with the process of setting the  
agenda. </p>
<p style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial"><br></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px 0px  
4px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(18,85,204)"><b><span  
style="text-decoration:underline;direction:ltr"><a  
href="https://sites.google.com/a/neworganizing.com/rootscamp-ma/updates-2013/networkingjobhuntinghiringmadeeasy"  
target="_blank">Networking & job hunting/hiring made  
easy...</a></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"> </span></b></p>
<p style="font-size:13px;margin:0px 0px 4px;font-family:Arial">RootsCamp MA  
Organizing Committee members will be sure to welcome you and your guests,  
plus we'll have "I'm Looking For" and "Ask Me  
About" tags so you can jump right into the kinds of conversations you  
want to be having. </p>
<p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;min-height:15px"><br></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px 0px  
4px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(18,85,204)"><span  
style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><b>Are you wondering <a  
href="https://sites.google.com/a/neworganizing.com/rootscamp-ma/updates-2013/whoshouldattendmarootscamp"  
target="_blank"><span style="direction:ltr">who should attend RootsCamp  
MA?</span></a></b> Or <a  
href="https://sites.google.com/a/neworganizing.com/rootscamp-ma/updates-2013/whatwouldcommunityorganizersgainfromrootscamp"  
target="_blank"><span style="direction:ltr">what would community organizers  
gain from RootsCamp?</span></a> You could also <a  
href="https://sites.google.com/a/neworganizing.com/rootscamp-ma/updates-2013/watchsomerootscampreflectionsform2010"  
target="_blank"><span style="direction:ltr">watch these RootsCamp  
Reflections from 2010...</span></a> </span></p>
<p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;min-height:15px"><br></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(35,35,35);min-height:15px"><b>Who  
is attending? </b>You can see who else registered at <a  
href="http://www.rootscampma13.eventbrite.com/"  
target="_blank">www.rootscampma13.<WBR>eventbrite.com</a>. </p>
<p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(35,35,35);min-height:15px"><br></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(35,35,35);min-height:15px">Thanks  
for reading! We look forward to seeing you this weekend. </p>
<p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(35,35,35);min-height:15px"><br></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(35,35,35);min-height:15px">For  
Justice,</p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(35,35,35);min-height:15px">
Robbie</p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(35,35,35);min-height:15px"><br></p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(35,35,35);min-height:15px">Robbie  
Samuels</p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(35,35,35);min-height:15px">
RootsCamp MA Lead Organizer</p><p  
style="font-size:13px;margin:0px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(35,35,35);min-height:15px"><a  
href="http://www.rootscampma.org/"  
target="_blank">www.rootscampma.org</a></p><div><br></div></div>
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