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Felix Arroyo
Boston City Councilor


Kathy Casavant

former Secretary-Treasurer,  Mass AFL-CIO


Jackie Cefola

Nonprofit Center Program Coordinator

Third Sector New England


Noam Chomsky

Author & Linguist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Joseph Gerson

Program Director

American Friends Service Committee


David Himmelstein

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Co-founder,  Physicians for a National Health Program


Richard Krushnic

Boston Department of Affordable Housing

City of Boston


Dorotea Manuela


Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Coalition


Betsy Rueda Gynn

President, Community Church of Boston

Operations Director, The City School


Chuck Turner

Boston City Councilor


Ellen Wallace

Attorney at Law


Stephanie Woolhandler

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Co-founder,  Physicians for a National Health Program


Groups in e5

e5 provides shared office space for advocacy organizations. The following are a list of our current resident organizations:


  • Asian American Resource Workshop

The mission of the Asian American Resource Workshop is to work for the empowerment of the Asian Pacific American community to achieve its full participation in the U.S. society. We are a member-based organization that seeks to document the diverse Asian Pacific American histories, experiences, and social conditions. Our resource and activities are used to respond to current Asian Pacific American issues and to promote Asian Pacific American identity.


  • Chinatown Residents Association

CRA was founded in 1999. Our mission is to advance the quality of life of Chinatown residents and promote community building for Chinatown's future. CRA seeks to promote resident decision-making over the future of Chinatown, to preserve Chinatown as a neighborhood for working families and the elderly, to work for a safe and healthy living environment, and to collaborate with community organizations and businesses to strengthen Chinatown as a social, cultural, political, and economic community.


  • Citizens for Participation in Political Action

Founded in 1962, CPPAX  is a democratic, grassroots multi-issue organization that works for justice and peace through political action. Our approach is to center most of our efforts on two focus issues at a time.

Contact: connjordan@aol.com


  • Dollars & Sense - The Magazine of Economic Justice
    Dollars & Sense is a non-profit publisher that produces the bi-monthly magazine Dollars & Sense and the Real World college course readers and other texts.Dollars and Sense logo Dollars & Sense publishes economic news and analysis, reports on economic justice activism, primers on economic topics, and critiques of the mainstream media's coverage of the economy. Our readers include professors, students, and activists who value our smart and accessible economic coverage. The collective maintains an annex at e5.
    contact: http://www.dollarsandsense.org


  • Envision Artists

Envision Artists is a collaborative of collective organizations using the arts as tools for engaging youth in community-based action for social change. Comprised by members of Young Artists, Developing Individuals, Reflect & Strengthen, Hapchidado Martial Arts Club, and the Collective Conscious, the Envision Artists Collaborative seeks to involve youth and the community at large to provide opportunities for building healthy, peaceful, and autonomous neighborhoods in urban Boston through individual and collective access to creating music, poetry, visual art, video, martial arts, and community education and activism.

Contact:  overgroundsound@gmail.com


  • Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition

The Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition is the continuation of the broad coalition of anti-war, student, and community organizations that came together to build the October 29th march and rally on Boston Common.

Contact: info@oct29.org


  • Jewish Labor Committee

The Jewish Labor Committee is an independent secular organization that helps the Jewish community and the trade union movement work together on important issues of shared interest and concern.

Contact:  BostonJLC@aol.com


  • MASS CARE – The Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care

Mass-Care’s mission is to establish a single payer health care system in Massachusetts so that all residents of the Commonwealth will have access to comprehensive, quality, affordable and equitable health care because it is basic to life and human dignity. Mass-Care was launched in 1995 as a coalition of Massachusetts organizations sharing a deep concern about the inequities of our health care system.
Contact: info@masscare.org


  • Massachusetts Global Action

MGA is a statewide membership and network organization that promotes globalization from below. Current projects include Our Communities, Our Water, Jobs and the Economy, and the Campaign for Immigrant Rights.  MGA spearheaded the organizing of the Boston Social Forum, and continues to promote and support the social forum process regionally, nationally and globally. encuentro 5 is a project of MGA.

Contact: info@massglobalaction.org


  • MLK Jr. Bolivarian Circle of Boston

The Bolivarian Circles in the USA seek to inform the American public of the social revolution going on in Venezuela. We respect the laws of the US and we aim to improve the relations between our two countries.

Contact: cbmlkboston@hotmail.com


  • North American Alliance for Fair Employment

NAFFE is a network of organizations across the US and Canada concerned about the growth of contingent work—including part-time, day labor, temping, and adjunct academic jobs—and its impact on the well being of all workers.

Contact: info@fairjobs.org


  • Women's Institute for Leadership Development

The Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) is an inspirational educational program that provides women with the leadership vision, confidence and skills to become more effective leaders and organizers in the labor movement and workplace in Massachusetts. We welcome rank and file union members, stewards, staff, officers, and women organizing a union or organizing around workplace justice.

Contact: info@wildlabor.org

e5 Building Fund

Goal: $50,000
by Aug 31, 2006

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How We Plan to Raise the Funds to Build the Movement

Over the next 2 years, encuentro 5 will be raising close to $300,000. This will include a capital campaign to renovate e5's facilities, and an operations fund to ensure long-term success. at building a movement challenging corporate globalization. Individuals make up the core of e5's funding base, with gifts needed at all levels. In addition, e5 staff and volunteers will be seeking support from foundations, communities of faith, and allied organizations, and through special events.

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