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Connecting for Justice (Open House)

Join us to celebrate 7+ years, 2500+ members, 175+ events and countless connections made since 2006! Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet 120+ friendly SoJusters!

Meet like-minded progressives and get connected to great social justice organizations in Boston. SoJust is all about building a cross-issue progressive community and network in Boston. We're doing it by putting the social back in social justice. We focus on creating welcoming spaces that foster relationship-building across issue silos. Join us if you are ready to go beyond allies and build a cross-issue progressive movement.

Cost: $5-$20 collected at the door. Donate $10 or more to enter a door raffle. Raffle entrants also choose which local organization receives 25% of proceeds.

A great spread of complimentary appetizers will be provided.

No Program. No Speaker. Just Us. For Justice.

As always, we'll help you meet people - so no worries if you're new to SoJust. Plus, we'll have "I'm Looking For" and "Ask Me About" tags, a Catalyst Corner staffed by our amazing STARZ (regular attendees), our wildly popular Jobs Board, and Action Stations to make it even more likely you'll find the right connections.

Want to cross-promote your events and campaigns? Looking for like-minded progressives to hang out with in Boston? Are you new to the area and looking for groups to get involved in? Psyched about building strong cross-issue coalitions? Join us!

Yes, we mean you. Members are all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. Some just moved to Boston and others were born here. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

Hey Organizers! If you're involved with a group or project and want to spread the word, bring flyers for the free lit table. Action Stations - if you have an action that can be done in 2 minutes (sign a petition) or within 2 weeks of the event (attend rally, stuff mass mailing) bring it so SoJusters can get connected to you and your work. This is not a typical tabling event - there will be lots of opportunity to schmooze and network! Email robbie AT robbiesamuels DOT com for more information about the Action Stations.

Job Seekers and Hiring Managers: Mark McCurdy, The NonProfit Career Coach will review your nonprofit resume for free at the event. Meet Mark at the Jobs Board. Looking? Bring your resume! Hiring? Bring your job posting!

ACCESSIBILITY: Must be 21+ to enter after 7PM. The venue is physically accessible - elevator is in the back of the room, accessible restroom is located on a different floor and we've been told are big enough for manual, but not motor-powered, wheelchairs.

PARKING: Lir is across from the Hynes Convention Center. Parking near Lir can be difficult - you could get lucky or you could drive around for 30 or more minutes. There are parking garages by Back Bay station and Sheraton hotel. Best bet is to take the T to Back Bay or Hynes Convention Center (which is the closest T stop).

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SoJust is not a non-profit 501(c)(3). We're a grassroots volunteer-run member-supported cross-issue progressive community that's been growing steadily since August 2006. We have 2500+ members, hosted 175+ events and manage an online hub of progressive events and resources at If you've benefited from this cross-issue progressive network, please contribute the suggested annual membership fee of $25. You may do this online or at any of our events. Thank you for helping us continue to provide a space for like-minded progressives of all stripes.

Want to know more about SoJust? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and past event photos!

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  • Rebecca B.

    I came to Connecting with 80 little flyers for my concert, and came home with 9. Is it possible that I handed out 71 flyers without even noticing it? I was having so much fun!

    May 22, 2014

  • Shirley Márquez D.

    These are always a good time...

    May 17, 2014

  • Rachel L.

    This was so much fun with such great people!

    May 16, 2014

  • Ben A.

    it was outstanding to see Robbie! I enjoyed seeing the couple of people that I knew there, and getting to meet many new people as well.

    May 15, 2014

  • Jess S.

    Always a good time with great people!

    May 15, 2014

  • David S.

    Tremendous, as always.

    May 15, 2014

  • Harry L.

    Always good to see the friendly starz and meet new interesting minds!

    May 15, 2014

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