Grassroots International

35th Anniversary Event

Grassroots International invites you to celebrate 35 years of Resistance, Resilience and Power!

When: Saturday, October 20th from 4:30p-10p
Where: University of Massachusetts, Boston Ballroom, located in the Campus Center – 100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125
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The 35th Anniversary celebration will feature:
  • Panel discussion with Ozawa Bineshi Albert from Indigenous Environmental Network, Alaa Hammouda from Gaza Community Mental Health Program, and Sofía Robles from Mixe Peoples’ Services. Learn more! 
  • Updates on the impact and vision of Grassroots International
  • Gorgeous views of the Boston Harbor with delicious food and cash bar
  • Grooving music from Zili Misik
  • And much more!
Schedule of events:
  • 4:30 – 6:00 PM: Pre-event panel with Global Partners (free and open to the public)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Registration, hors d’oeuvres and reception
  • 7:00 – 10:00 PM: Program followed by dancing!
Honorary Host Co-chairs (partial list):
  • Naomi Klein – Journalist and author
  • Elizabeth Mpofu – General Coordinator of La Via Campesina and founding member of Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum
  • Nancy Murray – Human rights leader and Palestine activist
  • Graça Samo – International Coordinator of the World March of Women
  • Robert Zevin – Leader in socially responsible investment, activist and social change advocate
Honorary Host Committee members include:
  • Angela Adrar (Climate Justice Alliance)
  • Edie Allen
  • Medea Benjamin (Code Pink)
  • Mark Bittman (Author, food columnist)
  • Nancy Braus and Richard Geidel
  • José Toscano Bravo (Just Transition Alliance)
  • Niaz Dorry (Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance)
  • Jason Franklin
  • Hayat Imam (Dorchester People for Peace)
  • Kate Kroeger (Urgent Action Fund)
  • Solome Lemma (Thousand Currents)
  • Micky McKinley (Solidaire)
  • Howard Mechanic
  • Terry Odendahl (Global Greengrants Fund)
  • Amelie Ratliff
  • Alice Rothchild and Dan Klein
  • Opal Tometi (Black Alliance for Just Immigration)
  • Gina Athena Ulysse
  • Cindy Wiesner (Grassroots Global Justice Alliance)
Sponsors include:
  • Boston Palestine Film Festival
  • Cambridge Community Foundation
  • Ava Cheloff
  • Community Labor United
  • Corporate Accountability International
  • DaVinci Direct
  • Jean Entine
  • Equal Exchange
  • Richard Geidel
  • Anna Holzhauer & Carol Schachet
  • New England Biolabs Foundation
  • John Roberson
  • Social Justice Fund Northwest
  • Judy Somberg
  • Urgent Action Fund
  • Walden Asset Management

“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be in your revolution.”
– Emma Goldman