RootsCamp MA: Attendees to Call the Shots at Progressive “Un-Conference” - April 6-7
Calling all progressive organizers! RootsCamp MA (April 6-7, 2013 at 1199 SEIU in Dorchester) shakes up the traditional conference model. No need to submit workshop proposals in advance. Instead attendees decide an agenda together each morning of the conference. This is cross-issue progressive movement building, where all attendees bring what they know and what they are curious about. This model builds on the success of 2012 RootsCamp National, 2010 RootsCamp MA and “unconferences” dating back to 2006. A brief keynote by Gladys Vega, executive director of Chelsea Collaborative, will kick-off the event with an inspiring story about standing with allies.
Organized in just a couple of months, this event has gained the support of many including Gold Sponsors: ACLU of Massachusetts, Socializing for Justice, Third Sector New England, Tufts Peace and Justice Studies. With the help of these sponsors, RootsCamp organizers are committed to making this an accessible event for a diverse group of attendees. Tickets are priced on a sliding scale of $10-$20, which includes breakfast, lunch and snacks for two days. Children are welcome to attend. Bilingual presentations are encouraged. Transportation and housing assistance provided to attendees outside of metro Boston area.
More information about the event, as well as the most up to date list of sponsors and partner organizations, may be found at www.bit.ly/rootscampma. Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased at www.rootscampma13.eventbrite.com.
Open Media Boston is a co-sponsor of RootsCamp MA.