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Announcement :: Organizing
Becoming Conscious of Our Privilege(s)
by Socializing for Justice
Email: info (nospam) sojust.org
21 Apr 2010
To connect to "the work" and each other in more intentional ways, SoJust is hosting a 3-month discussion series. This is a place for us to explore what we have in common and where we differ on topics that are important to us. This is not a seminar - there will be no presentation - come with questions you'd like to explore. We'll creatively use the space: smaller groups to focus on specific topics, pairing up, etc. Join us to learn more about yourself and other SoJusters!
The final topic in this series is: Becoming Conscious of Our Privilege(s) on Monday, April 26th at Elephant & Castle* by the State Street T stop.
The questions we'll be exploring:
Intro question: How do you identify?
1st small group question: Name the ways in which you have privilege. How does that impacts your life?
2nd small group question: How can we use our privilege to create a more just society?
(Possible privileges that will be discussed: straight, white, able-bodied, tall, male, Catholic/Christian, citizen, native English speaker, gender-conforming, cisgendered & upper-class)
RSVP at www.sojust.org - $5 per person to cover group expenses. Newcomers always welcomed!
So you know what to expect, here's what we have planned:
6pm Socializing - order dinner/drinks (30 min)
6:30 Gather in large circle for introductions (20 min)
6:50 Break into 1st small groups (30 min)
7:20 Report back (10 min)
7:30 Break into 2nd small groups (30 min)
8pm Report Back (10 min)
8:10 Closing (20 min)
8:30 Socializing some more
YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.
At Socializing for Justice (SoJust) 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.
*Elephant & Castle is located at 161 Devonshire Street in downtown Boston. T Directions: Take the Orange or Blue Line to the State Street stop. Bear left on State St, Right on Devonshire & head 2 blocks to the pub. Nearest Green Line is the Government Center Stop, and nearest Red Line is Downtown Crossing. This venue IS wheelchair accessible.
Want to connect outside of SoJust events? Members can view and post events, job & volunteer announcements, roommate searches, etc. on the 'Message Board' and view our 'Calendar' of Boston-area social justice-related events at www.sojust.org.
Socializing for Justice - www.sojust.org
Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this "Movement Moment." Spaces like this are crucial as we start to reframe and build new visions for our movement(s).
With over 1300 members and 3 1/2+ years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in Boston, Socializing for Justice is the best place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.
Wanna know more about SoJust? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and past event photos!
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