[act-ma] Favor? 1/23 Connecting for Justice outreach
send2robbie at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 19:22:19 PST 2014
Hey fellow activists & organizers,
Would you help spread the word about next Thursday's Connecting for
Justice<http://www.sojust.org>networking social? Socializing for
Justice is celebrating growing to 2400
members in just over 7 years!
Are you looking for... a job? volunteers? community? *RSVP at
www.sojust.org <http://www.sojust.org>.* We're super friendly to newcomers
and welcome progressives of all stripes.
*On Twitter?* ClicktoTweet <http://ctt.ec/0QCu0>: W/o funding @SoJust grows
to 2400. Celebrate 7+ years at Connecting for Justice 1/23 @lironboylston
www.sojust.org #p2 #Boston
*On Facebook? *Invite your friends to our FB event: http://on.fb.me/JYl063
*Willing to print and post a flyer?* Download this link:
Please share the following *press release* below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Without Funding Grassroots Group Grows to 2400 Members
Building a cross-issue progressive community and network since 2006
BOSTON *On January 23rd from 6-9PM*, Socializing for Justice will be
hosting it's largest event of the year, Connecting for Justice (@SoJust
Open House), at Lir on Boylston. This event draws 120+ progressives of all
stripes and is a great way to get connected to Boston’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 2400 members and hosted over 165 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” networking tags, a Jobs Board filled with openings from other social
change groups and an overflowing 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 <http://www.sojust.org/>www.sojust.org.
Socializing for Justice (SoJust)
Contact: Robbie Samuels, co-founder
Email: robbie at robbiesamuels.com
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