You are invited! On Tuesday, September 12, we will gather to celebrate two major events: the close of Socializing for Justice after 11 years and the launch of "Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences"
RSVP at http://www.croissantsvsbagels.eventbrite.com (there is no fee to attend, registering on Eventbrite ahead of time will speed up your check-in)
These are both major milestones for Robbie Samuels, the founder of Socializing for Justice and the visionary behind this grassroots, cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community and network in Boston. Over the last 11 years, SoJust has grown to over 3,100 members, hosted over 230 events, and facilitated countless connections.
SoJust also was the inspiration that led Robbie to create Art of the Schmooze, his signature session about inclusive networking - and a key component to the friendly and welcoming culture everyone experiences at SoJust events. If you've been meaning to attend this session you have one more opportunity to do so: Art of the Schmooze will be offered on Tuesday, September 19 as part of the SoJust ProfDev Series. (https://www.meetup.com/sojust-tm/events/240010727/)
This will be the final SoJust event.
[If you'd like to read more about the decision to close SoJust and a bit of the history of how we got started, please read the email I shared announcing that Socializing for Justice is coming to a close this September (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BUK0T8O5cvFN8OFENjng0lyEuF78Mcp4J0m2lR14eaA/edit?usp=sharing).]
For nearly a decade Robbie has been speaking about inclusive networking and he finally wrote a book about it! In late July, his book was released to great acclaim as a Kindle book, reaching #1 in 3 categories and remaining a bestseller ever since - receiving 10 endorsements from experts and business authors, plus over 160 reviews worldwide.
On Tuesday, September 12 "Croissants vs. Bagels" will be available for the first time as a paperback, which includes a free audiobook.
Please join us to celebrate Robbie Samuels reaching these milestones and meet all the people who have been supporting his work over the last 15 years he's been in Boston. That's right, you'll have a chance to practice your schmoozing skills while enjoying a tasty spread of food and cash bar.
Since this is a book launch party, Robbie will, of course, be doing a reading, where he'll share some of the best networking tips and techniques in the book. He will also be doing a book signing (books will be available for sale at the venue). We will also have an opportunity for a few people to share their 2-minute "Because of SoJust..." story.
Wondering what a book about "Croissants vs. Bagels" has to do with a group about Socializing for Justice? This Amazon review does a nice job explaining that.
Learn more about this book (and get the Kindle version) at http://www.robbiesamuels.com/bookstore.
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).
SOCIALIZING FOR JUSTICE - www.sojust.org (http://www.sojust.org/)
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 over 3100 members, hosted 235 events and manage an online hub of progressive events and resources at http://www.sojust.org .