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Sessions #178: The Drive Tour feat. College / Anoraak / Electric Youth

The Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents:

The Drive Tour @ Brighton Music Hall
Featuring College, Anoraak & Drive, from the soundtrack to the movie Drive.

July 22, 2012
18+
Tickets on sale Friday, June 8 @ 12 noon.
http://bit.ly/Mf50dN

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Rally to support the First Amendment

Just came across this:

FREEDOM RALLY THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 8!
To Be Held in at the corner of Park and Beacon Streets, across from the statehouse 11:30am - 1:30pm

In Parallel with an Anti-Abortion Rally Demanding That the Obama Administration Provide Full Contraceptive Coverage Exemption from the 2010 Affordable Care Act

This Friday, June 8, anti-abortion groups will be rallying in cities across the country to protest the contraceptive coverage mandate of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and demand that religious groups, under the guise of "Religious Freedom", be granted a full exemption from the mandate.

In Massachusetts, these rallies will be held in Boston, on Cape Cod, in Leominster, West Roxbury, and Worcester, All rallies are at 11:30 a.m.

Americans United is planning a counter-rally in parallel to let them know that we support the First Amendment and demand that religious organizations be held to the same standards of following the law as every other US institution.

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No bar is too low for Paul Craney

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Paul Craney is a movement conservative who created a "non-partisan" "non-profit" lobbying organization and appointed himself director. He drinks a lot of coffee with potential secret donors, and tells people on twitter about it when he's driving to and from meetings. He also tweets about the Governor's calendar.

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Ai-Jen Poo, National Domestic Worker Leader and Time 100 Honoree, Will Speak at the Boston Care Congress on June 16th

Ai-Jen Poo, a gifted community organizer recently honored by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, will speak at the Greater Boston Care Congress on June 16th. The Congress will launch the Massachusetts Caring Across Generations Campaign, part of a national movement to unite care workers, seniors, members of the disability community, and allies in order to create jobs, win affordable care services, and transform the care industry. The Massachusetts Domestic Worker’s Alliance will convene in the morning at the same location to draft legislation for a Massachusetts Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights.

Poo is a daughter of pro-democracy immigrants from Chiang Kai-shek’s Taiwan who has been active for decades in worker-led groups. She was influential in New York’s recent passage of a historic Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights and is providing leadership for the new national campaign, Caring Across Generations.

Caring Across Generations is the movement-building campaign of a national coalition of several hundred organizations representing care workers and care consumers. The Massachusetts Caring Across Generations Campaign is led by a steering committee of local organizations including 1199/SEIU, Mass Senior Action Council, Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers, and Massachusetts Jobs With Justice.

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Skillshare: Productivity Tech Tips

Ever wonder how busy people get sooo much done? Secrets revealed! Join Socializing for Justice for a Productivity Tech Tips Skillshare on June 4, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

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

RSVP at http://www.sojust.org - newcomers always welcomed!

Cost: $10-$20 collected at the door.

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

Productivity Tech Tips
The tech world can be an overwhelming place. You know that there are 1001 great (and free) tools you can be using to live a more productive life, but you don't know where to start. Let us help you out! At this skillshare we will go in depth to demonstrate many great tools you should be using everyday, including Rapportive (social media Gmail integration), Google docs and forms, Google voice, Jing (video captures), Dropbox and much more. Have a favorite productivity tech tool? Email it to robbie AT sojust DOT org.

ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS

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Connecting for Justice

Meet like-minded progressives and get connected to great social justice organizations in Boston. 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 2000 members, hosted 115+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our founding 5 1/2 years ago.

Join us if you are ready to go BEYOND ALLIES and build a CROSS-ISSUE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT.

RSVP at http://www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!

Cost: $5-$20 collected at the door. Newcomers always welcomed!
(every $10 includes raffle ticket for a $25 iTune's gift card)
Complimentary appetizers will be provided.

THIS IS NOT A MEETING - IT'S A FUN NETWORKING SOCIAL!
No Program. No Speaker. Just Us. For Justice.

As always we'll help you meet people - so no worries if you're new to SoJust, plus we'll have "I'M LOOKING FOR" and "ASK ME ABOUT" tags, a CATALYST CORNER staffed by our amazing STARZ (regular attendees), our wildly popular JOBS BOARD and ACTION STATIONS to make it even more likely you'll find the right connections.

WANT TO CROSS-PROMOTE YOUR EVENTS AND CAMPAIGNS? Looking for like-minded progressives to hang out 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? Join us!

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GLADHour: Happy Hour for Fans of LGBT Equality

GLADHour, a happy hour for fans of equal justice for all! Enjoy great food and drinks in a relaxed and fun atmosphere while networking with fellow supporters of LGBTQ equality.

Join us to hear from Vickie Henry, GLAD Senior Staff Attorney, about how GLAD aims to broaden and deepen its work to generate systemic change that builds a just, inclusive, and affirming environment for all LGBTQ youth and the children of LGBT parents.

May 30, 6-8:30pm at The Middle East, 480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

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Skillshare: Art of the Schmooze - May 14th!

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 14, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the NonProfit Center*, 89 South St, Boston.

Register at http://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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Boobs made Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton say Stuff

In a recent 60 Minutes expose, Aerosmith: Livin' on the Edge, Lara Logan coaxed out some harsh criticism of Steven Tyler from his band mates Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer. She then used the criticism to question Steven Tyler who was taken aback and at first a bit defense, then he returned the favor.

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The Globe's warning about Boston's clumsy fiscal management

In a recent post, The Mayor's new budget -- which raises our real estate tax the maximum amount -- I asked the question: "Do residents get good value?"

Today's Globe Editorial criticizes the city's handling of fiscal issues, in particular, school renovations:

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Brookline Friends of the Library Present: Justin Locke 6/6/12 at 7PM

Justin Locke spent 18 years playing bass with the Boston Pops (as well
as playing in the Boston Opera, and Ballet orchestras). He worked
with such conductors as Arthur Fiedler, Henry Mancini, John Willams,
and Leonard Bernstein. Justin is now an author and speaker. In his
presentation (taken from his book “Real Men Don’t Rehearse”), he will
share a first hand (and generally hysterical) look at what it’s really
like to be a professional musician. Stories will include cannon
mishaps on the Esplanade, kiddie concerts gone horribly wrong, and of

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QPR: Suicide Prevention Training for Community Leaders

Oftentimes, community leaders* are sought out for support in times of crisis and are the first to become aware that someone is considering killing themselves. Attend this training to gain the skills to handle the "suicide question" and become knowledgeable about local resources for you and your community.

Register at www.suicidepreventionforleaders.eventbrite.com. Cost: $10

Due to limited seating, this 2-hour training is being offered on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, May 8 - select your preferred date when registering.

QPR - Question, Persuade, Refer is modeled after the success of the CPR medical intervention and is based on the following concepts:

Those who most need help in a suicidal crisis are the least likely to ask for it.
Prior to making a suicide attempt, a person typically sends warning signs.
Asking "Are you thinking about killing yourself?" is a key step to preventing suicide.

This training will address:

The anxiety we feel when we are talking to someone who is suicidal.
How to specifically ask "the question".
How to persuade someone to seek help.
How to make sure they get the referral they need.

*For the purpose of this training, a community leader is anyone who regularly convenes groups of people.

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Gun Crime in Boston Spikes

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www.MayorsAgainstIllegalGuns.org has proposed Federal legislation that would help get illegal guns off the streets. Ask your Congressman, Senators and neighbors if they support it.

The NRA is one of the most powerful lobbies in the USA so we have a lot of work to do to get this passed. Scott Brown says he opposes Federal legislation on this issue because "it is a local issue." Mayors Tom Menino and Mike Bloomberg and mayors from 625 cities in the USA disagree with Scott Brown.

FAQ

Roxbury pre-teen charged with possession of a loaded gun

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Games for Justice 4/25 at Andala Coffee House!

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/events/56278592/.

Cost: $2 Donation at the door.

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 get involved in. If you want to build a strong cross-issue social justice movement, SoJust is for you!

Haven't been to Andala Cafe? The food is delicious! Check out their menu (http://www.andalacafe.com/menu.php) filled with vegetarian and vegan options. Andala Cafe is located in Central Square - here's a map: http://www.andalacafe.com/map.php

Join us if you want to cross-promote your events and campaigns while enjoying great cocktails, are new to the area and looking for groups to get involved in, or you've been looking for like-minded progressive to hang with in Boston. Newcomers always welcomed!

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
Join the SoJust Facebook group: http://on.fb.me/SoJust

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The Mayor's new budget: Do residents get good value?

The Mayor's new $2.4-Billion budget increases real estate tax 2.5% - the maximum if I'm not mistaken - even as wages for many Bostonians remain flat on the heels of the Great Recession. In addition, the MBTA has announced record increases in fares which will cost some commuters thousands more per year.

Please comment in the thread below and post links to other articles about the Mayor's budget. My questions about the City of Boston's finances and services are are follows:

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Needham: Petition to Overturn Citizens United

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Target: Residents of Needham, Massachusetts

Web site: WeThePeopleNeedham.wordpress.com

Show your support for passage of the Needham Town Meeting resolution demanding Congress address the problem of unlimited corporate campaign spending.

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99% Spring: Direct Action Training (Special Skillshare)

Register at: http://bit.ly/99springsojust

Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 6:00 PM

The NonProfit Center

89 South Street, Boston, MA

Free.

Ready to take on big banks and greedy corporations? You'll need the skills to articulate the story of our economy and learn how direct action supports the fight for justice.

Join Socializing for Justice for a special skillshare on Direct Action on April 11th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. There is no charge for this training.

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

SCHEDULE
6:00PM - this skillshare will start promptly at 6
Bring your own dinner. A microwave and a water cooler is available at the venue.

9:00PM - we expect to go until 9 for this skillshare

Direct Action Training

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Addiction Kills

I was dreaming of the past and my heart was beating fast – John Lennon...They say “ what happened in the past stays in the past” easier said than done.

Wreckage of the past. How do you put it behind you and move on in life? They say this disease will kill you. Whoever they are they speaketh the truth. At least that's what I'm told.

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NJ Gov Christie stumps for Sen. Scott Brown in Boston

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Masslive:

Ahead of a pricey Boston fundraiser dinner alongside New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is drawing criticism for his record on issues directly affecting gay citizens.

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"Choose Life" anti-choice license plates are back

Massachusetts Family Institute wants your help.

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You have probably seen them on cars around the state, and you may even have one on your car, and that is the “Choose Life” license plate that helps get critical funds to pregnancy resource centers while also promoting the pro-life cause simply by appearing on cars.

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