40th Anniversary Celebration
Solidarity in Action: 40 Years of Keeping it Radical!
Location: Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Time: 9/23/23, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Grassroots International is thrilled to invite you to celebrate our 40th anniversary with us! Our in-person celebration will take place on Saturday September 23, 2023 from 3 to 7 PM at the Museum of Science in Boston, MA, on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Massachusett. Please register, and get excited to join us and our movement partners for learning, community building, and celebrating Solidarity in Action: 40 Years of Keeping it Radical!
At this special occasion, we will come together in person (at an outdoor pavilion for greater COVID safety) to hear stories of incredible grassroots resistance and visionary movement building for social, economic, and environmental justice.
Together with our U.S. and international supporters, partners, and allies, we will break bread and build community while honoring those who sacrifice so much to bring about a world in which sustainable and equitable relationships exist between people and with the Earth and all its living systems.
Mark your calendars and register now! We hope you will join us! More details will appear below as available. For those unable to join us in person, please stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to celebrate with us virtually as well.
$250 full price tickets, $100 reduced activist tickets
Ticket pricing includes day-long access to museum exhibits, food, presentations, parking, entertainment, photo booth and camaraderie!
At this special occasion, we will come together in person on the Charles River under the open-air Washburn Pavilion to hear stories of incredible grassroots resistance and visionary movement building for social, economic, and environmental justice. This year, we’ll hear from dynamic youth, feminist, and Indigenous movement leaders from Haiti, Palestine, and Honduras.
Join us in welcoming the following confirmed presenters (among others) to our 40th Celebration Event!
Dania Patricia Hernandez is the Director of the Community Work Team of the Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, COPINH). The COPINH Community Work team is in charge of monitoring, training and organizing the indigenous communities of the Lenca people.
Camilo Bermúdez is the Director of Strategic Litigation and Management of COPINH. His work focuses on the development of justice processes for Berta Cáceres and the Lenca People. He promotes international solidarity with Honduras and Indigenous communities.
Cornelius Blanding is the Executive Director of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund. Born out of the Civil Rights movement, the Federation is a regional cooperative and rural economic development organization serving a membership of Black farmers, landowners, cooperatives, and other low-income rural people in the US South with coop development, land retention, and advocacy.
Juslene Tyresias is the Coordinator of the Economic Committee and member of the Executive Committee of the Mouvman Peyizan Papay (Papaye Peasant Movement, MPP). Formed in 1973, the Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPP) is the oldest and among the most important local peasant movements in Haiti.
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*Refunds are available up to 60 days after ticket purchase, and at least 10 days prior to the event. Substitutions are always welcome. Otherwise, your purchase will be gratefully received as a donation to advance our work. Thank you.*
Honorary Host Committee Members
|Amelie L. Ratliff||Better Place Foundation|
|Bea and Lisa Stern||Ralph E. Ogden Foundation|
|Dan Connell||Grassroots International Founder and former Executive Director|
|Farhad Ebrahimi||Chorus Foundation|
|Gail Hovey||Former Executive Director of Grassroots International, Writer|
|Gopal Dayaneni||Movement Generation: Justice and Ecology Project|
|Hayat Imam||Board Member of Mass Peace Action; Former Board Chair of Grassroots International|
|Hilary Grumman||CarEth Foundation|
|Margaret Dunn||Dunn Family Charitable Foundation|
|Jessica Brown||New England Biolabs Foundation|
|Jessie Bluedorn||The Carmack Collective|
|Judy Weiss||Samuel Rubin Foundation|
|Kate Kroeger||Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights|
|Kevin Murray||Former Executive Director of Grassroots International|
|Laura Garcia||Global Greengrants Fund|
|M. Brinton Lykes||Boston College Center for Human Rights & International Justice; Martín-Baró Initiative @ Grassroots|
|Maria Jobin-Leeds||Partnership for Democracy and Education|
|Medea Benjamin||CODEPINK co-founder and author/activist|
|Micky McKinley||Grassroots International Leadership Circle|
|Nancy Murray||Gaza Mental Health Foundation|
|Nikhil Aziz||Former Executive Director of Grassroots International|
|Sam Vinal||Radical Imagination Family Foundation|
|Sandie Grumman||CarEth Foundation|
|Shalini Nataraj||Ing Foundation; Former Board Chair of Grassroots International|
|Shawn Escoffery||Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation|
|Solomé Lemma||Thousand Currents|
|Tarso Ramos||Political Research Associates|
|Tim Wise||Senior Advisor, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy; Former Executive Director of Grassroots International|