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Iconic Art for Justice!
by Robbie Sameuls
16 Feb 2009
Want to cross-promote your events and campaigns while checking out iconic Obama imagery? Are you looking for like-minded progressives to gallery walk with in Boston? Are you new to the area and looking for groups to get involved in? Are you psyched about building strong cross-issue coalitions AND seeing the new Shepard Fairey exhibit?
Join SoJust at the ICA for Iconic Art for Justice on February 19 at 6pm!
Check out this video - Shepard Fairey, Creator of Iconic Obama Image, Speaks About His Art: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awKJQ-HfEHc
At Socializing for Justice events you can hang out with friends, make new ones, find a date, get the scoop on a job, and find out what's going on this weekend - political or social. And the best part is that SoJust members share your vision of building a more just world.
No program. No speaker. Just show up and take in the art.
RSVP yes, maybe or no at www.sojust.org - newcomers always welcome!
Fee: $2 donation to SoJust to cover group expenses.
*Meet us at 6pm in the lobby and take advantage of FREE Target Thursdays at the ICA. After the tour we'll regroup at Wolfgang Puck's Water Cafe in the ICA lobby.
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Directions and parking: http://www.icaboston.org/visit/directions-and-parking/
From our FAQs:
"It's not very easy for me to meet new people and I'm not really one for small talk."
We hear you. That's why at SoJust events, in addition to traditional name tags, we have "Ask Me About" and "Looking For" tags. That way you can slap whatever you're into lately up on your shirt and wait for fellow SoJusters to approach you. These seem to do the trick of moving past the basic "what do you do for work? where do you live?" questions to conversations that lead to more substantial connections.
"What actually happens at events?"
You'll always be greeted by friendly folks who can help get you socializing, introduce you to people, and chat with you about questions or wishes. It's likely a few people will be there promoting their campaigns and issues (yes, SoJust welcomes that sort of behavior). At our bigger events, there's always a literature table to toss down flyers, postcards, and other paraphenalia about events around town. Most importantly, we can pretty much guarantee there will be someone there you've never met before. As one of our members said, "You are bringing together people who might never get together otherwise - if that ain't a step towards justice I don't know what is."
Wanna know more about SoJust? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and Event Photos at www.sojust.org.
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