[act-ma] Call for organizers! Will you help plan RootsCamp MA 2015? An unconference for progressive organizers
send2robbie at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 08:29:22 PST 2015
Hi all -
Reminder that Socializing for Justice's Dating While Progressive (Singles
Party) is this Friday at 6pm and Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of
Asking is on Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm. Details and registration at
Also, we held our first RootsCamp MA 2015 planning meeting tonight and
began the 10 week countdown to the event. Our next meeting is on Tuesday,
2/24 from 6-8:30PM. If you would like to join the Organizing Committee,
please fill out this Google Form:
On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Robbie Samuels <send2robbie at gmail.com>
> Hello fellow activists and organizers!
> We are very excited to announce the date of the next RootsCamp MA
> unconference for progressive organizers on April 25-26, 2015 in Boston.
> This is the 3rd iteration of RootsCamp MA, inspired by New Organizing
> Institute (NOI), organized by Socializing for Justice with the help of a
> volunteer planning committee, and supported by over two dozen progressive
> organizations when it was last held in 2013.
> Two years ago, and in 2010, we gathered almost 100 local activists to
> discuss the successes and challenges facing social change organizations,
> and to help create a diverse, powerful and inclusive gathering of
> passionate activists. We heard each others organizing challenges and left
> with solutions to make our individual and collective efforts stronger and
> We're ready to do this again, but we need your help. We're looking for a
> few more people to join the RootsCamp MA Organizing Committee. Use this
> Google Form to RSVP for the first planning meeting on Tuesday, February
> 17th in Davis Square:
> We're doing this as volunteers and could very much use your help to make
> this happen and strengthen Massachusetts' cross-issue progressive
> community, network and movement. We also need organizations to sign up as a
> RootsCamp MA partners and commit to spreading the word to their community.
> What's RootsCamp MA? It's a friendly environment where you'll have time to
> make real connections with people working on and interested in lots of
> different issues. Over one weekend in Boston, RootsCamp MA will bring
> together a broad spectrum of organizers to discuss and collaborate, share
> lessons learned, and drive the conversation about best practices in social
> justice organizing. We'll discuss the successes and challenges facing
> activists and organizers. With your help we'll bring together diverse
> voices and perspectives from across the state and create a powerful,
> inclusive, and productive event. Join us, and help drive the progressive
> movement forward.
> How's it organized? It's an "unconference" - meaning YOU get to present a
> session without having to submit a proposal ahead of time. The whole point
> of RootsCamp MA unconference is for local organizers to own and drive the
> conversation. It's the only conference this year where you are guaranteed
> to have a chance to talk about what YOU want to talk about. It's part
> reflection: a candid environment to share what's working and what isn't.
> It's also a chance to get to know each other better and plan the year
> ahead. Here's a quick video from the 2010 RootsCamp DC explaining the
> unconference concept: http://youtu.be/wM6htb8Hifg.
> Who should attend RootsCamp MA? Change agents and progressives of all
> stripes, from across Massachusetts, who have lessons to share, more to
> learn, or campaigns and projects to move forward. Whether you consider
> yourself a "progressive" or simply work on an issue or matter that moves
> our country forward, add your voice and perspective -- help shape and take
> ownership over RootsCamp MA.
> Get involved now and help us create this welcoming space for passionate
> activists. Use this Google Form to RSVP for the first planning meeting on
> Tuesday, February 17th in Davis Square:
> For Justice,
> on behalf of Roots Camp MA Lead Organizers
> Robbie Samuels and David Sloane
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