An early look at 'The People Speak'
Howard Zinn will give supporters of Social Justice Works! a sneak peek at "The People Speak," a film of readings and performances based on his classic history text, Sept. 19 at the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge.
The charity bash, honorary-chaired by Matt Damon (who is not expected to be there, sadly), will raise money for the organization's Aaronson Fund, which is awarding its first two $5,000 grants to social justice projects this year. (Recipients are still secret, said executive committee cochairman Ray Shurtleff.)
Retired Cambridge teacher Larry Aaronson taught Damon and Ben Affleck history at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Matt's mom, Nancy Carlsson-Paige , is an Aaronson friend and Shurtleff's cochair on the executive committee. And Zinn was a Damon family neighbor in Newton. In Boston, it's all six degrees to Affleck-Damon.
Social Justice Works!
The Aaronson Fund Award Dinner and Party
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd,
Friday, September 19, 2008
SJW! Awards Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SJW! Party at 8:00 pm - Midnight
featuring Howard Zinn presenting a sneak preview from the film THE PEOPLE SPEAK and the first annual SJW Aaronson Fund Grant Awards.
A ticket for the Awards Dinner is $250, and includes admission to the Party at 8:00 pm.
The SJW! Party will feature the celebration of our first grant recipients, our guest DJ, and a continued focus on networking and celebrating 41 years of progressive education! A ticket for the SJW! Party is $50.
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See you on September 19th! Spread the word - sign up early!
Honorary Chairperson Matt Damon