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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






Stop Paying for Wars!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 7:00 p.m.  Becky Pierce of New England War Tax Resistance and other long-time war tax resisters will outline methods, choices, risks, and support resources for refusing to pay part or all of your federal income tax. Learn how you can join Cindy Sheehan and tens of thousands of others in this rapidly growing movement. For more information visit the website of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee.


Discussion and Video:

Boston Delegation to the WSF Report Back

Friday, April 6, 2007, 7:00 p.m. Topics:  “The Forum and the Bamako Appeal” – Thomas Ponniah; Transnational Unity in the Struggle for Migrant Workers Rights in the World” – Jeanne Koopman, Dorotea Manuela, Sergio Reyes; “Uhuru sasa!” – A video about the Forum and the Boston Delegation.

Visit the delegation's website www.lfsc.org/wsf
Download the flyer

Commemoration & Screening:

Building Peace after War

Global Lessons from El Salvador

Conmemoración 2007 de Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero

Friday, March 23, 2007, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - El Salvador is sometimes cited as a "model" for Iraq. The real story of the Reagan-Bush era's "low intensity war" and subsequent "peace" will be explored this evening. The gathering includes a screening of "Innocent Voices" [Voces Inocentes] In addition to the discussion, the event will feature Salvadoran food.


"La Paz no es producto de terror o miedo…Paz es la generosidad, contribución tranquila de lo bueno para todos. La Paz es dinámica. Es generosa. Es correcta y un deber."-  Peace is not a product of terror or fear... It is a gift, a deliberate contribution to the common good. Peace is dynamic. IIt is generous. It is right and it is an obligation." Moseňor Oscar Romero

Organizing Meeting:

Marking the 4th Anniversary

March 19, 2007, 6:30 p.m.: Join the Stop the Wars Coalition, United for Justice with Peace and a host of other antiwar formations as they organize and plan to mark the 4th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. They are building toward a major, region-wide demonstration on March 24, 2007 for the Boston Common.

visit the STWC website  download outreach flyer  visit UJP's website
The March 24 Coalition's website is: March24.org



Organizer Training:

International Workers of the World - Boston

Sunday, March 18, 2007, 9:00 - 5:00: The Wobblies are Coming!



Documentary Screening & Benefit:

Fidel: A film by Estela Bravo

March 6, 2007,  7:00 p.m. This award-winning documentary spanning 40 years of the Cuban Revolution and the live and work of Cuban revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro. This benefit showing is in support of transportation to the March on the Pentagon (March 17, 2007). The benefit is organized by ANSWER: Act Now to Stop War and End Racism.

visit the March on the Pentagon website
download the flyer

Regional Meeting:

Venezuela: Democracy vs Dictatorship

March 10, 2007, 4:00 p.m. The Boston Bolivarian Circle members will outline recent events in Venezuela and open the floor for discussion. This is an opportunity to ask what is really going on in Venezuela and to express your opinions. We'll all learn from this experience. Subjects to be covered include:

A $5 donation is suggested at the door.

For more information, send an e-mail to cbmlkboston [at] hotmail [dot] com

International Women's Day Celebration:

'Fight without Fear!' Filipinas Resist U.S. Imperialism

Mural for GABRIELA Philippines 20th anniversary. "May Our Sisterhood be the Stuff of Legend." 2004March 11, 2007, 4:00 p.m.  Come hear about this amazing movement's work organizing peasant women, squatters, students, and the urban poor!  Join up for a discussion, and celebration of International Women's Day -- and women's resistance! With:

  •  Darlene Lombos, organizer/film-maker
  • Representatives from GABRIELA Network
  • Members of INCITE! Boston Women of Color Against Violence and others!

Suggested donation: $7, based on ability (All proceeds will go to support GABRIELA's work).

For more info, please contact inciteboston [at] yahoo . com or 617-947-0759 or visit: INCITE! Boston Women of Color Against Violence 
download the event flyer [b&w] [color]

Networking Event:

Organizers of Color Initiative

March 3, 2007, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.: The Organizers of Color in the Greater Boston area will have their first networking event of 2007. It will include multicultural music, food and a lot of opportunities to get to know each other, network and talk about ways to support our work in a more meaningful and effective way.

Regional Meeting:

The Road to Atlanta: US Social Forum

March 4, 2007, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Northeast regional gathering of organizations interested in the first United States Social Forum (scheduled to take place in Atlanta, June 2007).

visit USSF2007.org;

download a visitor's guide to Boston compiled by Susie Husted: [acrobat - pdf] [ms publisher - pub]

Screening and Discussion:

Day of Remembrance 2007

February 19, 2007 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. , Film and Speakers in Observance of the Wartime Mass Internment of Japanese Americans. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the unconstitutional incarceration of 120,000 U.S. citizens and resident aliens of Japanese ancestry. People were "relocated" to ten concentration camps located in desolate, barren areas across the U.S. The Asian American Resource Workshop presents this Day of Remembrance program to mark the 65th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066.

visit the AARW website

Documentary Screening w/Producer:

Out of Balance
ExxonMobil's Impact on Climate Change

February 17, 2007: "Out of Balance: ExxonMobil’s Impact on Climate Change" shows the influence that the largest company in the world has on governments, the media and citizens and what can be done about global warming. While the Earth’s climate is pushed further out of balance by increasing use of fossil fuels, ExxonMobil continues to assert undue influence around the worldmaking record profits while ignoring climate science for which there has been overwhelming consensus for over ten years.

visit documentary website

download flyer (1); flyer (2)

event will be held as planned despite the civil emergency hoax


Who's got your back?
Media and the Wars without End

January 31, 2007, 7:00 p.m. With this event, Mass Global Action looks at the antiwar movement and the media. Specifically, it considers the two media options open to the progressive movement: extensive coverage in the alternative media; and, marginal attention from the mainstream media This event is co-sponsored with Boston IndyMedia.

Listen to David Barsamian
visit event website for info and tickets

read IndyMedia's coverage

A forum on:

Anarchists & Community Relations

January 27, 2007, noon - 4:00 p.m. Boston Strategic Resistance, an ad hoc organizing committee of anarchists and anti-authoritarians, will host a participatory workshop and strategy session on relations between Boston area anarchists, anti-authoritarians, those with similar ideals and the larger communities around us.

read on



Venezuela's Presidential Elections

January 18, 2007, 7:00 p.m. A delegation of Boston-area residents visited Venezuela to observe the December presidential elections, which returned Hugo Chavez to power. On Thursday evening, the delegation will present its impressions via music, film and photos. Light refreshments will be served. $5 suggested donation.

download the flyer here


Onto Nairobi, Kenya

World Social Forum 2007

January 13, 2007, 8:00 p.m. Join Sergio Reyes, Jeanne Koopman, Dorotea Manuela, and Thomas Ponniah in a fundraising send-off party for the Boston Delegation to the World Social Forum being held in Nairobi, Kenya. This year's delegation will concentrate on building relationships with the global migrant workers movement. Our send-off party will feature African music and drumming, a light dinner and refreshments, conversation and dancing. Sergio Reyes of Chile will be singing and remembering his martyred compatriot, Victor Jara.

download the flyer here
visit the Delegation's homepage at Latinas & Latinos for Social Change

If I told you what I'd seen, would you believe me?

Report back from Oaxaca

January 6, 2006, 8:00 p.m. with Sean Donahue, Resistdance (Amanda Pankhurst), Witness for Peace, The Reagan Babies, The Scallywags, Taina Vargas, The Collective.

download the flyer here

interview with detained artists in Oaxaca

See events from last year
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Regular Events

  • Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition
    Every Monday, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Boston May Day Coalition
    Every other Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Boston Organizing Committee for the WSF
    Every other Thursday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Boston Bolivarian Circle
    Every other Thursday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Una Sangre/One Blood Batey Drum Circle
    Every third Sunday, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

  • Martial Arts Workshop (Hapchidado)
    Every Monday & Wednesday, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Other events may be booked during these times with advanced notice depending on their size and nature of the activity.


e5 Building Fund

Goal: $50,000


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.

Download our Brochure

This tri-fold explains our project, its history, goals and objectives.


Download our Visitors Guide to Boston

Adobe Acrobat (pdf) and Microsoft Publisher 2003


For a People's History of Massachusetts

Visit the Boston Social Forum's website.