The meeting will take place from 1:00-4:00 at Encuentro 5 in downtown Boston; their largest program is in Cuba. They write:
We need your wisdom, ideas, and feedback as we collaborate on rebuilding our regional grassroots presence in New England, and we hope you will join with us to vision, plan, and build together!
Join us for a half-day, participation-rich retreat to discuss Witness for Peace New England’s regional organizing, programming and long-term planning strategies. Please take a moment to RSVP on Facebook, and consider sharing the event and inviting your friends and colleagues.
For those coming from out of town, we will also having a pot-luck style lunch beforehand at 11:30 and we’ll likely be going out for informal drinks and appetizers afterwards, so please join us for some more community building before and after the meeting if you are able!
We are extremely excited about these new opportunities to get involved in the struggles for justice in Latin America, and look forward to inviting old and new faces into our renewed regional efforts at solidarity and organizing with our partners in Latin America.
We hope to see you on the 12th!
In solidarity and gratitude,
Elise Roberts and Lee Schlenker
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Encuentro5 is located next to the Orpheum Theater in downtown Boston, across from the Park St. Red Line T station situated on the Boston Common. This is a comfortable, spacious and affordable activist and community space that has a long history of hosting Latin America solidarity groups in the Boston area.
While we recommend public transit, we understand that many folks will be coming out of town, so we recommend the following parking options, given that this is a downtown location. Street metered and handicapped parking: given the weekends in Boston are quite empty (as many travel down to the Cape, the Berkshire and elsewhere), it’s possible that there will be available street parking near the venue on nearby Tremont and Boylston streets. Boston Common parking garage: daily rates are a bit high, but it’s very close to the venue and underground, so your car will be safe and shaded.
The last stop on the Red Line in Cambridge, Alewife, offers $7 day parking for commuters who leave their cars at the T station parking lot. Leave your car there for the day and take the Red Line Inbound until the Park St. stop, which will leave you right outside the venue!
Witness for Peace
1115 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-547-6112 – www.witnessforpeace.org