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Announcement :: Race
Thrifting for Justice!
by Robbie Samuels
Email: info (nospam) socializingforjustice.org
09 Mar 2009
Need a break from the stress of (looking for) work, the economy, and everyday life? Looking for something to do that is fun, cheap, and progressive?
We're heading to the Garment District for Thrifting for Justice on Thursday, March 12 at 6pm!
We'll be combing the basement floor for some "reduce-reuse-recycle" fashion. That's right, you sift through the clothing heaps and find your treasures - all at only $1.50 per pound.
At 8pm we'll head over to the Cambridge Brewery for a review of our thrifty finds and more socializing.
So look no further if you want to cross-promote your events and campaigns while finding great bargains, you're seeking like-minded progressives to hang out with in Boston, or are new to the area and looking for groups to get involved in. If you want to build a strong cross-issue social justice movement, SoJust is for you!
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.
No program. No speaker. Just show up and dig for bargains.
RSVP yes, maybe or no at www.sojust.org - newcomers always welcome!
Fee: $2 donation to SoJust to cover group expenses.
The Garment District
200 Broadway in Cambridge
T stop: Kendall Square.
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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