Nonprofit Connector Message Board › SoJust is 5! Connecting for Justice (Open House) Sept. 14th 6-9PM
Jamaica Plain, MA
Meet like-minded progressives and get connected to great social justice organizations in Boston this Wednesday, Sept. 14th, at Socializing for Justice's 5th Anniversary Party! Please see below for details.
WITHOUT FUNDING GRASSROOTS GROUP BUILDS A MOVEMENT
Marking Five Years of Building a Cross-Issue Progressive Network in Boston
1800 Members, 100+ Events, and Countless Connections Made Since 2006
Boston-based network Socializing for Justice will commemorate its fifth anniversary with an Open House event called “SoJust is 5! Connecting for Justice” on September 14th from 6-9PM at Lir Irish Pub at 903 Boylston Street in Boston. Newcomers and long-time members will come together to celebrate the remarkable success of this member-driven, volunteer-run grassroots group.
Socializing for Justice hosts events twice a month that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values and focus on different issues. They host monthly socials that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly skillshare series at The NonProfit Center, which increases individual capacity for movement building.
Socializing for Justice is the brainchild of local activist, community organizer and event planner, Robbie Samuels. 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.
SoJust has kept a grassroots focus, opting to not become a nonprofit 501(c)(3). Since 2006, they have grown into an expansive network and launched several projects. One of them, Campus2Community: a network of progressive faculty and staff, is hosting a Happy Hour Open House on October 25th. In August, SoJust launched www.ProgressiveVoterIndex.com, which highlights candidates endorsed by 6 or more progressive organizations.
At their “birthday,” attendees will experience the connecting power of Socializing for Justice for themselves. Action Stations will link attendees to local organizations, a Catalyst Corner makes connecting easier with “I’m Looking For” and “Ask Me About” tags, a Jobs Board and a 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 people and 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 “SoJust is 5! Connecting for Justice” at www.sojust.org.