[act-ma] Register this week for RootsCamp MA April 25-26 (progressive unconference) via ACT-MA list

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 11:40:17 PDT 2015

Hi fellow activists and organizers,

The weekend of April 25-26, progressive organizers from across the region
will gather in Boston to share lessons learned, discuss best practices, and
move our movement forward. This “unconference” builds on the success of
RootsCamp MA in 2013 and 2010, and annual RootsCamps in DC since 2006.

*Register now for RootscampMA on April 25-26

RootsCamp MA shakes up the traditional conference model. Workshop proposals
are not submitted far in advance. Instead everyone present decides the
agenda each morning of the unconference. This allows participants to have
meaningful and in-the-moment conversations about their work.

Learn more and register at *www.RootsCampMA.org
<http://www.rootscampma.org>*. Tickets are $20 and include breakfast,
lunch, and snacks for two days. A limited number of $10 tickets are
available. Sponsorship opportunities available at $500, $250, and $100.

In Solidarity,

Robbie Samuels
RootsCamp MA 2015 Lead Organizer

PS - below are some more details, which can also be found at

*RootscampMA is a participant-driven event*. Everyone is strongly
encouraged to come prepared to present a session or facilitate a dialogue.
You know what you know, and you know what you are curious about. Bring that
and we'll all benefit from the shared learning and relationship building.
We don't mean traditional panels with PowerPoints, participants share
valuable organizing lessons, brainstorm, and teach skills. You don't have
to be an expert to suggest a session.

*Who should attend?* Unconferences take advantage of the fact that we all
have ideas and talents to contribute, as well as things to learn. Everyone
is welcome to attend. You do not have to be affiliated with an organization
or active with a campaign.

*Do we really** mean you?* Yes. We welcome all ages, races, genders, sexual
orientations, experiences with activism, and professions - people born in
Boston and those that just moved here. We hope you see someone like
yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

*Who are we? *The RootsCamp MA Organizing Committee is a group of committed
volunteers. This grassroots event has gained the support of many, including
Gold Sponsors: NGP VAN, Socializing for Justice, and Third Sector New

*Join us! *With the help of our amazing sponsors we are committed to making
this an accessible event for a diverse group of attendees. Tickets are $20
and include breakfast, lunch, and snacks for two days. A limited number of
$10 tickets are available. Children are welcome to attend. Limited
discounted housing available at Hostelling International Boston for
attendees from outside the metro Boston area. Learn more and register
at *www.RootsCampMA.org

*Volunteers needed! *We are organizing this 2-day event just weeks from now
with the help of many amazing volunteers. Throughout the weekend volunteers
will continue to play a significant role. Sign up to volunteer by filling
out our *Volunteer Form
we’ll match your interest and experience with the needs of the event.

*Help us spread the word! *Invite your friends to the *Facebook event
 and *click to tweet

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