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Transition site

When: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 3:00 pm
Where: Roslindale

 The site will be down for  a few hours as it transitions to a new hosting service

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Beautiful Trouble - Book Launch Boston

When: Friday, April 12, 2013, 3:00 pm
Where: Make Shift Boston • 549 Columbus Ave • Boston

 Beautiful Trouble in Boston — Book Launch Party and Roundtable Discussion.

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Practical Visionaries Workshop: Transformative Economic Development

When: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Tufts University • Page Hall • Terrace Room • Medford


Phil Thompson Assoc. Professor, MIT Dept. of Urban Studies & Planning
Ben Forman Research Director, MassINC

Respondents: Juan Leyton (formerly MA Neighbor to Neighbor)

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Occupy New England 4th Regional Convergence

When: Friday, April 26, 2013, 6:00 am to Sunday, April 28, 2013, 6:00 pm
Where: Nashua • New Hampshire

Occupy New England will be hosting it's 4th Regional Convergence in New Hampshire. We would like to invite all interested organizations and individuals to attend. This event will have a time and place to sign up volunteers, teach about your organization or cause, and get to know your other local organizations.

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RootsCamp MA

When: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 6:00 am to Sunday, April 7, 2013, 6:00 pm
Where: SEIU 1199 • Dorchester

RootsCamp MA on April 6-7, 2013 is a two day "unconference" that builds on the success of the 2012 RootsCamp National and the 2010 RootsCamp MA.

This is a unique space and opportunity for the progressive community to come together, employing a simple and participatory model that allows organizers focused on different issues to meet and debrief in a way that promotes shared learning and engagement.

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Black & Pink: Mapping out the Prison Industrial Complex

When: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 6:00 am to 9:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

"Mapping out the Prison Industrial Complex"

Following Saturday's Love Not Jails event (2/16/13 from 12-5:30pm at SEIU 615, 26 West Street, at Downtown Crossing) prison abolitionists Reed and Justice will engage attendees in an activity to map out the prison industrial complex (PIC), and talk about abolition!

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Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict

When: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 2:00 pm
Where: Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church • 10 Church Street • Gloucester

Donna Hicks
Author and Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
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Richard Levins on Dialectics - Insights for Movement Building

When: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 10:30 am
Where: Massachusetts Institute of Technology • Bulding 56 Room114 • (Red Line Kendall/MIT – Vassar & Main St.) • Cambridge

 A rare public event featuring eminent epidemiologist Richard Levins!

Everyday organizers face challenges that seem contradictory: how do we speak to the needs of the majority of working people when some of us face much more acute challenges than others?  How do we build alliances and yet deal with our differences?  How do we think about the movement as a whole?

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Tim Gee: "Counterpower: Making Change Happen"

When: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Lucy Parsons Center • 358A Centre Street • (near Jackson Square T Orange line) • Jamaica Plain

Change can and does happen. But why is it that some campaigns succeed while others fail? Come hear writer and activist Tim Gee discuss this and other topics from his new book, "Counterpower: Making Change Happen."

Together we will look at how lessons from the past can inform our current struggles. Don't miss this chance to catch Gee before he returns to England!

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The International Human Rights Framework: Opportunities for Attorneys and Advocates

When: Friday, May 18, 2012, 6:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Non Profit Center • 89 South Street, 2nd Floor • (near South Station) • Boston

Currencies, a dis/Conference

When: Friday, March 23, 2012, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Harvard University • Cambridge

Currencies are telling of our current time. Debt, labor, commodification, ownership, and consumerism structure and characterize contemporary life and knowledge production. From the monetization and protection of intellectual property to the debts that students accrue, from the exploitation of adjunct labor to the re-productions of class lines, this dis/Conference seeks critical engagement with what has currency and what serves as currency in education and life today. 

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7th Annual Radical Organizing Conference!

When: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 6:30 am to 3:00 pm
Where: SEIU 1199 • 150 Mt. Vernon St • JFK-UMass T Stop • Dorchester

Meet with organizers across Boston for a day of movement building, skill sharing and strategy development! Organized every year by progressive organizations and community members, the Radical Organizing Conference is a chance to talk strategy and deepen an analysis of radical organzing. What is a radical outlook? What are the shared assumptions? How does it differ from a progressive or liberal outlook? Learn how, through organized resistance, we can uproot the systems that create the problems we face in our communities and work together to build a better world.

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Organizing in Hard Economic Times

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 4:30 am to 7:30 am
Where: Mass. Senior Action • 150 Mt. Vernon St, 2nd floor • JFK/ UMass T • Dorchester

The Peace Abbey Seeks New Owner

October 24, 2011
Dear Friends,

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Be the Media Mini-Conference 2011

When: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 4:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Third Sector New England's NonProfit Center • 89 South St • South Station T • Boston

Communicating Hope, Visioning Justice

In the era of increasing disparities and the specter of another economic recession, how can social justice advocates and communicators effectively communicate hope and optimism in the face of these challenges?   

Sponsored by Progressive Communicators Network-Boston/New England and Third Sector New England.  Co-sponsored by Amplify Me and Press Pass TV.

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