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SoJust's Beach for Justice

Looking to meet like-minded progressives while working on your tan? Well, bring your sunscreen - we'll be soaking up the sun for justice at Carson Beach, 600 William Day Blvd in South Boston on Saturday, July 12th!

We'll be there from 11am-1pm so stop by anytime. We'll be the gaggle of folks having fun in front of the first parking lot! Plan ahead and bring snacks to share or get something at the snack bar. This is definitely a family-friendly event - dogs are welcome too! (They have to stay on the boardwalk.)

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ProfDev: Productivity Tech Tips

Ever wonder how busy people get soo much done? Secrets revealed!

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training

Productivity Tech Tips on Monday, July 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.

Limited space - register ahead of time: at www.sojust.org

Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available.)

Newcomers always welcomed!

Productivity Tech Tips

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ProfDev: Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires

Storytelling is not just for bedtime. Want to learn how to strategically weave your story into your next fundraising, recruiting or education campaign?
Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires on Monday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

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Connecting for Justice (@SoJust Open House)

Join Socializing for Justice on Thursday, May 15 from 6-8:30PM to celebrate 7+ years, 2500+ members, 175+ events and countless connections made since 2006! Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet 120+ friendly SoJusters!

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ProfDev: Art of the Schmooze

Do you often get stuck in conversations? Not know how to approach people at networking events? Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze on Monday, May 5 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10 in advance/$20 at the door is split with the trainer.
Limited space - Register at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).

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ProfDev: Accelerate Your NonProfit Career - Strategic Resumes and Cover Letters

Did you know a professionally written resume and cover letter will increase your call backs by over 65%?

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training
Accelerate Your Nonprofit Career: Strategic Resume and Cover Letters on Monday, April 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

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SoJust: Games for Justice

Need a break from the stress of work, the economy, and everyday life? Looking for something to do that is fun, cheap, and progressive? Join us for Games for Justice on March 22 from 3-6pm at Panera Bread! Arrive by yourself or bring a friend.
RSVP at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!
Fee: $2 per person + food
Location: 115 Stuart St, Boston map.

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ProfDev: Fundraising - Getting Past the Fear of Asking

Do you want (or need) to raise money to support the causes and organizations you care about?

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking on Monday, March 3, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street in downtown Boston.

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Dating While Progressive (@SoJust Singles Party)

Happy Valentine's Day! Ready to meet some like-minded progressives? Then you'll want to join us for Dating While Progressive, a fun and welcoming singles party!

Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet the friendly faces of the group that’s grown to over 2200 members, hosted 145+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our founding 6+ years ago.

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LinkedIn & Self Marketing

Do you have a LinkedIn profile (or feel like you should) but aren't sure what it's for, or what to do with it? Join Socializing for Justice for a skillshare on Monday, November 4th and learn how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile.

Fee: $10 advance/ $20 door is split with the trainers.
Limited space - register ahead of time:www.sojust.org
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door.
Newcomers always welcomed!

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Skillshare: Introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

**Yes this is on a Tuesday, next month we'll be back to our 1st Monday of the month schedule**

Are you tired of conversations that involve aggravation, intimidation and manipulation? Want to communicate in a way that fosters respect, peace and connection? Join Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare introducing Nonviolent Communication on Tuesday, October 1st from 6:00-8:30 PM. Learn the basic principles of NVC and a specific communication method that you'll be able to apply right away!

Fee: $10 advance/ $20 door is split with the trainers.
Limited space - register ahead of time: www.sojust.org
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door.
Newcomers always welcomed!

SCHEDULE
6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

* DIRECTIONS - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is physically accessible through the main lobby.

Speaking Peace - An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

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@SoJust is 7! Connecting for Justice (Open House)

SoJust is 7! That's right, it's been SEVEN years since our first event! Join us to celebrate 2300 members, 160+ events and countless connections made since 2006! Our birthday parties are always our biggest events. Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet 120+ friendly SoJusters!

Meet like-minded progressives at Connecting for Justice on September 12th from 6-8:30PM at Lir Irish Pub and get connected to great social justice organizations in Boston. SoJust is all about building a cross-issue progressive community and network in Boston. We're doing it by putting the SOCIAL back in SOCIAL JUSTICE. We focus on creating welcoming spaces that foster relationship-building across issue silos. Join us if you are ready to go BEYOND ALLIES and build a CROSS-ISSUE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT.

RSVP at www.sojust.org (our main website) and view Member Profiles, Message Board and Calendar of Progressive Events.

Cost: $5-$20 collected at the door. Newcomers always welcomed!
(One raffle ticket per $10 to win a $25 Trader Joe's gift card.)
Complimentary appetizers will be provided and yummy cupcakes thanks to our STARZ!

This is not a meeting - it's a fun networking social!
No Program. No Speaker. Just Us. For Justice.

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Socially Responsible Investing Skillshare

Uncertain how to work towards a secure financial future while living out your values? Join Socializing for Justice for a Socially Responsible Investing Skillshare on August 5th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

How do we manage our savings to best sustain ourselves and support our vision of a more just economy? This is a chance to learn investment basics and discuss financial management with a local progressive activist and finance professional. No prior knowledge expected: we'll start with fundamentals and definitions. Participants should come away with a more intuitive sense of how to use investments, and ideas about how to research and choose between different financial tools without checking your politics at the door.

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q & A

DIRECTIONS - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is accessible through the main lobby to people who have restricted physical abilities.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
Invite your friends to this Facebook event.
Join the SoJust Facebook group

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Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze

**Please note: This was originally scheduled for Thursday, September 5th which coincided with Rosh Hashanah, the new date is Tuesday, September 3rd.**

Do you often get stuck in conversations? Not know how to approach people at networking events? Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze on Tuesday, September 3rd, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Register at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!

Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time.
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).

SoJust's Co-Founder, Robbie Samuels, who is well known for his schmoozing skills, is this month's trainer.

Art of the Schmooze

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Beach for Justice

Looking to meet like-minded progressives while working on your tan? Well, bring your sunscreen - we'll be soaking up the sun for justice at Carson Beach, 600 William Day Blvd, South Boston on Saturday, July 20th!

We'll be there from 11am-1pm so stop by anytime. We'll be the gaggle of folks having fun in front of the first parking lot! Plan ahead and bring snacks to share or get something at the snack bar. This is definitely a family-friendly event - dogs are welcome too! (They have to stay on the boardwalk.)

RSVP at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!
Donation: $2 cash.

Never been to Carson Beach? Check out all the amenities!
DIRECTIONS: Take the Red Line to JFK/UMass. Exit the station to your right. Take the second exit of the rotary (or go straight through) and walk towards the beach. * Public Parking: Free public parking is available. * Bus: Take MBTA Route 5, 8, 11, 16, or 41.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
Invite your friends to this facebook event: http://on.fb.me/18zJ7Q9
Join the SoJust Facebook group: http://on.fb.me/SoJust
On Twitter? Follow @SoJust and SoJust's Co-Founder @RobbieSamuels #sojust

Socializing for Justice - www.sojust.org

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Productivity Tech Tips Skillshare

Ever wonder how busy people get so much done? Secrets revealed! Join Socializing for Justice for a Productivity Tech Tips Skillshare on July 8, 6:00 - 8:30 PM. [Note: This is the 2nd Monday in July.]

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which builds our individual capacity to make a difference in the world.

Register at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!

Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time.
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).

SCHEDULE
6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q & A

Productivity Tech Tips

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Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare on Video

Interested in adding the power of video to your social justice or nonprofit work? Learn to use video to not only educate and inform, but to spur action and engagement. Join Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare on Video for Social Change on June 3rd, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which builds our individual capacity to make a difference in the world.

Register at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!

Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time.
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).

SCHEDULE
6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q & A

Video for Social Change: Using Video for Activism, Education, and Nonprofit Work

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Art of the Schmooze

Do you often get stuck in conversations? Not know how to approach people at networking events? Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze on May 6th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.
SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which builds our individual capacity to make a difference in the world.
Register at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!
Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time.
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).
SCHEDULE
6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q & A
SoJust's Co-Founder, Robbie Samuels, who is well known for his schmoozing skills, is this month's trainer.
Art of the Schmooze

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Games for Justice

Need a break from the stress of work, the economy, and everyday life? Looking for something to do that is fun, free, and progressive? Join us for Games for Justice at Andala Cafe! Arrive by yourself or bring a friend.

RSVP at http://www.sojust.org Newcomers always welcomed!
Fee $2 per person + $10 for food

Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Scattegories - what's your favorite board game? Bring it!

Look no further if you're seeking like-minded folks to game with, want to cross-promote your events and campaigns while you Boggle, or are new to the area and looking for groups to join. If you want to build a strong cross-issue social justice movement, SoJust is for you!

HEY ORGANIZERS! If you're involved with a group or project and want to spread the word bring flyers - there will be lots of opportunity to schmooze and network!

Haven't been to Andala Cafe? The food is delicious! Check out their menu filled with vegetarian and vegan options.

Each attendee is asked to purchase a minimum of $10 in yummy food - or SoJust will have to pay the difference to the venue.

Andala Cafe is located in Central Square - here's a map.

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@SoJust Skillshare: Fundraising - Getting Past the Fear of Asking

Do you want to raise money to support the causes and organizations you care about? Join Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare on Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking

Register at www.sojust.org -
Newcomers always welcomed!
Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time.
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual capacity for movement building.

We're very excited that Robbie Samuels, co-founder of Socializing for Justice and Art of the Schmooze trainer, is returning to facilitate this training.

Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking

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Dating While Progressive ( @SoJust Singles Party! )

Happy Valentine's Day! Ready to meet some like-minded progressives? Then you'll want to join us for Dating While Progressive, a fun and welcoming singles party!

This Socializing for Justice event is co-hosted by the Boston chapter of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS-Boston), the Boston chapter of the New Leaders Council (NLC Boston), the Bisexual Resource Center, the Boston Queer Polyamorous Women's Group, and New Wave - Young Boston Feminists.

Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet the friendly faces of the group that’s grown to over 2200 members, hosted 145+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our founding 6+ years ago.

Cost: $5-$20 collected at the door.

(every $10 includes a raffle ticket)

Complimentary appetizers will be provided.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. Anyone who's single and/or available is invited! Attendees are all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. Some just moved to Boston and others were born here. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

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@SoJust Skillshare: Value-Based Time Management

Happy Valentine's Day! Ready to meet some like-minded progressives? Then you'll want to join us for Dating While Progressive, a fun and welcoming singles party!

This Socializing for Justice event is co-hosted by the Boston chapter of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS-Boston), the Boston chapter of the New Leaders Council (NLC Boston), the Bisexual Resource Center, the Boston Queer Polyamorous Women's Group, and New Wave - Young Boston Feminists.

Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet the friendly faces of the group that’s grown to over 2200 members, hosted 145+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our founding 6+ years ago.

Cost: $5-$20 collected at the door.

(every $10 includes a raffle ticket)

Complimentary appetizers will be provided.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. Anyone who's single and/or available is invited! Attendees are all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. Some just moved to Boston and others were born here. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

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Skillshare: Art of the Schmooze

Did you make a New Year's Resolution to find a new job? Make new friends? Just get out more often? Are you afraid you'll get stuck in conversations? Not know how to approach people at networking events? Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze on September 6th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the NonProfit Center*, 89 South St, Boston.

Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time: www.sojust.org
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).
Newcomers always welcomed!

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center, which builds our individual capacity to make a difference in the world.

SCHEDULE
6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

SoJust's Co-Founder, Robbie Samuels, who is well known for his schmoozing skills, is this month's facilitator.

Art of the Schmooze

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Skillshare: Effective Volunteer Engagement

Need volunteers to help with your charitable endeavors? Join Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare on Effective Volunteer Engagement on October 1, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Register at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual capacity for movement building.

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner (microwave and water cooler available)
6:30-8:30 Training and Q & A

Event fee: $10-$20 cash at the door.

Effective Volunteer Engagement
How do we attract and engage motivated volunteers who will further our charitable work? We will consider motivation, from the benefits of volunteering to our needs and the effort required to manage/support volunteers. No prior knowledge expected—We'll start with fundamentals. Participants will come away with a position description template and strategic approaches for customized volunteer recruitment and engagement.

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER

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Skillshare: Art of the Schmooze

Do you often get stuck in conversations? Not know how to approach people at networking events? Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze on September 6th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the NonProfit Center*, 89 South St, Boston.

Register at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center, which builds our individual capacity to make a difference in the world.

SCHEDULE
6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training
8:00-8:30 Q & A and more socializing

Event fee: $10-$20 cash at the door.

SoJust's Co-Founder, Robbie Samuels, who is well known for his schmoozing skills, is this month's facilitator.

Art of the Schmooze

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