[act-ma] 8/11 ProfDev: Socially Responsible Investing

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 06:09:37 PDT 2014

Hello there!

We're squeezing one more ProfDev in before the summer ends and we focus on
throwing an amazing 8th birthday party for Socializing for Justice (want to
bake cupcakes?). Mark your calendars now and plan to celebrate with us
at Connecting
forJustice <http://www.sojust.org> on September 11.

*ProfDev: Socially Responsible Investing August 11, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.*

How do we manage our savings to best sustain ourselves and support our
vision of a more just economy? Whether you’re investing now, informing
yourself for the future, or organizing a divestment or financial campaign,
this is a chance to learn investment basics and discuss all those questions
with a local progressive activist and finance professional. No prior
knowledge expected: we'll start with basic terms and concepts, and also
cover political choices and investment strategies. Participants gain a more
intuitive sense of how to use investments, and ideas about how to research
and choose between different financial tools without checking your politics
at the door.

Fee: $10 advance/$20 door is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time: www.sojust.org
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).
Newcomers always welcomed!

*Joby Gelbspan* is a lifelong progressive activist who has dedicated her
career to "translating finance for activists." She holds a Master's in
Accounting and an MBA, with financial and management experience ranging
from non-profit organizations to the investment management industry. She
has served on several nonprofit Boards and as CFO and Financial Consultant
for grassroots, progressive organizations. She currently coordinates
strategic corporate and financial research to support Corporate
Accountability International's grassroots campaigns challenging the World
Bank and some of the world's largest corporations to halt their abusive

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

- The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South
Street. The Center is physically accessible through the main lobby.

Invite your friends to the Facebook event
Join the SoJust Facebook group: http://on.fb.me/SoJust
On Twitter? Follow @SoJust <http://www.twitter.com/sojust> and SoJust's
Co-Founder at RobbieSamuels <http://www.twitter.com/robbiesamuels> #sojust

Socializing for Justice - www.sojust.org

Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring
progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this
"Movement Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to reframe and
build new visions for our movement(s).

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common
values but may work on different issues. We host monthly socials that allow
for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly ProfDev
Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual
capacity for movement building.

With 2500 members and almost 8 years of creating a diverse cross-issue
community in Boston (180+ events!), Socializing for Justice is the best
place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking
for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual
orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone
like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

Want to know more about SoJust? Check out our  Frequently Asked Questions
and  past event photos <http://sojust.meetup.com/1/photos/>!

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