Date: November 19, 2008
Time: 6:30 p.m. (5:30 for reception ticket holders)
Location: Arlington Street Church (directly across from the Boston Public Garden), 351 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Green Line to the Arlington T Stop
Price: It’s a fundraiser. Tickets are $15, but $10 for students//low-income/unemployed. Tickets for the reception are $50 (includes admission to the main event). Buy your tickets online.
Speakers: MIT professor Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky, days away from his eightieth birthday, has agreed to join us for a serious conversation about what comes next and how we can intervene. Bringing the intellectual rigor of that comes with decades of scholarship, activism and speaking truth to power, Noam Chomsky offers an incisive account of the elections, its winner and the tasks confronting all of us.
He will do so in his characteristic soft-spoken, simply worded, measured prose. In this, he will speak directly to our thoughts: neither influencing us with rhetorical appeals to emotion nor by imposing a sense of humility through flashy language. Instead, the sheer weight of plain spoken, clearly articulated facts will offer us a chance to agree or disagree.
The event will help us all plug into the antiwar, economic and global justice and pro-immigrant movements. We can also learn more about local efforts for the World Social Forum (Brazil, January ’09), upcoming Human Rights Day organizing, First Night Against the War, DC actions around the Inauguration, and challenging the emergency presidential summit in DC. It will also have time and space for us spread the word about our own activities.
FYI: Encuentro 5 is a project of Mass Global Action. Located in Boston’s Chinatown, it’s a progressive movement building space that offers cheap offices to small Boston-area non-profits. We’ve had our office there since last year.