[act-ma] 5/23 Connecting for Justice (SoJust Open House); 5/6 Art of the Schmooze (networking training)

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Mon Apr 29 05:54:00 PDT 2013


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fellow activists and organizers,</p><p style="margin:0px 0px  
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Join me at Socializing for Justice's next open house, <b>Connecting for  
Justice, on Thursday May 23</b> - details below. Need to brush up on your  
networking skills beforehand? Do you often get stuck in conversations? Not  
know how to approach people at networking events? <span  
style="display:inline">Attend my <em>f</em><em  
style="font-weight:normal">ast-paced,</em><b> </b><em  
style="font-weight:normal">fun & interactive</em><b> <a  
href="http://www.sojust.org/events/111368262" target="_blank">SoJust  
Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze</a> on May 6th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.  
</b></span><span style="display:inline">This training is geared towards  
those with progressive values - at it's core, networking is about  
relationship-building. Register: <a  
href="http://www.sojust.org/events/111368262"  
target="_blank">http://www.sojust.<WBR>org/events/111368262</a> $10-$20.  
Limited seating, cash only at the door if space available.</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><span  
style="display:inline">Enjoy this beautiful weather and don't forget to  
stop by our table this Saturday at the <a  
href="http://www.sojust.org/events/114373032/" target="_blank">Wake Up the  
Earth Festival</a> in Jamaica Plain (across from Stony Brook T)!</span></p>
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style="display:inline">Best,<br>Robbie</span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px  
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<span style="display:inline">Robbie Samuels<br>SoJust  
Co-Founder</span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px  
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style="display:inline"><br>
</span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><span  
style=""><span style="display:inline;font-family:inherit"><b><a  
href="http://www.sojust.org/events/113895502/" target="_blank">Connecting  
for Justice (SoJust Open House)</a></b><br>
<b>Thursday, May 23 6:00-8:30PM</b><br>Lir on Boylston Street, near Hynes  
Convention T</span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px  
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<span style=""><strong style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">Meet  
like-minded progressives and get connected to great social justice  
organizations in Boston</strong>. <em>Haven't been to a Socializing for  
Justice event?</em> It’s time to meet the friendly faces of the group  
that’s grown to over 2250 members, hosted 150+ events and fostered hundreds  
of connections since our founding almost 7 years ago.</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><span  
style="">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  
BEYOND ALLIES and build a CROSS-ISSUE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT.</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><span  
style=""><strong style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">RSVP: <a  
href="http://www.sojust.org" target="_blank">www.sojust.org</a><br>
</strong></span><strong  
style="font-family:inherit;display:inline">Cost:</strong> $5-$20 collected  
at the door. <em>Newcomers always welcomed!</em> <br>(every $10 includes  
raffle ticket for a $25 Trader Joe's gift card) <br>
<em>Complimentary appetizers will be provided.</em></p><p style="margin:0px  
0px  
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style=""><em>THIS IS NOT A MEETING - IT'S A FUN NETWORKING  
SOCIAL!</em> <br>
No Program. No Speaker. Just Us. For Justice.</span></p><p  
style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><span  
style=""><strong style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">As always  
we'll help you meet people - so no worries if you're new to  
SoJust</strong>, 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.</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><span  
style=""><strong style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">WANT TO  
CROSS-PROMOTE YOUR EVENTS AND CAMPAIGNS?</strong>Looking for like-minded  
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!</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><span  
style=""><strong style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">YES, WE MEAN  
YOU.</strong> 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.</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><span  
style=""><strong style="display:inline;font-family:inherit"><span  
style="font-family:inherit;color:rgb(255,0,0)">HEY  
ORGANIZERS!</span></strong> 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 <a href="mailto:robbie at robbiesamuels.com"  
target="_blank">robbie at robbiesamuels.com</a> for more information about the  
Action Stations.</span></p>
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<span style="">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 first floor and we've been told that bathrooms are big  
enough for manual, but not large motor-powered, wheelchairs.</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><span  
style="">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 stop).</span></p>
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style=""> </span></p><hr  
style="color:rgb(85,85,85);font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19px">
<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><span  
style=""><strong style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">HELP SPREAD THE  
WORD!</strong> <br>
Invite your friends to this facebook event: <a  
href="http://bit.ly/SoJust-5-23"  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33,117,177);text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">http://bit.ly/SoJust-5-<WBR>23</a> <br>Join the SoJust  
Facebook group: <a href="http://on.fb.me/SoJust"  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33,117,177);text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">http://on.fb.me/SoJust</a> <br>
On Twitter? Follow <a href="http://www.twitter.com/sojust"  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33,117,177);text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">@SoJust</a> and SoJust's Co-Founder<a  
href="http://www.twitter.com/robbiesamuels"  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33,117,177);text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">@RobbieSamuels</a> #<WBR>sojust</span></p>
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style="color:rgb(85,85,85);font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19px"><p  
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<span style=""><strong  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">Socializing for Justice is not a  
non-profit 501(c)(3) and receives no outside funding.</strong> We're a  
grassroots volunteer-run member-supported cross-issue progressive community  
that's been growing steadily since August 2006. We have over 2250  
members, we have hosted 150+ events and we manage an online hub of  
progressive events and resources at <a href="http://www.sojust.org/"  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33,117,177);text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">www.sojust.org</a>. If you've benefited from this  
cross-issue progressive network please contribute the suggested annual  
membership fee of $25. You may do this <a  
href="http://www.sojust.org/dues/"  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33,117,177);text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">online</a> or at any of our events. Thank you for helping  
us continue to provide a space for like-minded progressives of all  
stripes.</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><span  
style=""><strong style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">Want to know  
more about SoJust?</strong> Check out our <a  
href="http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/3187615"  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33,117,177);text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">Frequently Asked Questions</a> and <a  
href="http://www.sojust.org/photos/"  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33,117,177);text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">past event photos</a>!</span></p>
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