[act-ma] 10/27 Join me in supporting Encuentro5
cwelch at tecschange.org
Sat Oct 20 09:57:05 PDT 2018
Join me in this event as part of the process of building Encuentro5 into
an organization that will be around and in the struggle for our
future. I have put time and energy into a number of organizations that
have used E5 extensively. It has been invaluable to the movement in
Boston and we need to take steps to insure that it survives and thrives.
Encuentro5 will be organizing an evening of music and politics
celebrating Charlie Welch's birthday!
With a history of activism grounded in early opposition to the U.S. war
against the Vietnamese people, Charlie Welch is a powerful role model
for young activists. His contributions to the causes of social movements
and revolutions have been as plentiful as they have been strategic –
providing the equipment and tools that movements need as they confront
capital and empire. He pioneered Activist Massachusetts (act-ma) email
list and continues to moderate/curate it twenty-two years later – a
while involving a network of activists in its operation and reaching
1,000 of the state’s leading activists every day! Similarly, he has been
the force behind TecsChange – Technology for Social Change ever since
its founding as a movement organization getting computers and related
tech into the hands of worker and peasant revolutionaries in Africa,
Latin America, and even East Timor – all while keeping a steady eye to
the needs of local activist organizations in our region’s working-class
His involvement with encuentro5 predates its formal launch in 2006. Ever
since, he has remained a steady, guiding presence – one of the secrets
to its success as a movement-building space serving multitudes of
activists and progressive causes.
Join us for the reception that starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:00
p.m. This event is open to the progressive community, no financial
contribution is necessary however attendees are encouraged to make a
tax-deductible contribution and/or monthly pledge to encuentro5… where
Revolution Has an Address! because people like Charlie have stepped up
and stepped forward!
Past e5 honorees include Avi Chomsky, Robin Jacks, Dorotea Manuela,
Sergio Reyes, Paul Shannon, Aaron Tanaka, Angela Kelly, Banjineh Browne,
Karen Schneiderman, and Lily Huang.
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