Updated location for Sept 27 ServiceNation Day of Action

Updated news on change of location for Boston’s Day of Action on September 27th. Please see the message below from Katie Visco one of the organizers.
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Saturday’s predicted rain will not hinder the power of service, so…
The Boston Day of Action will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, just 2 blocks from the Common! Click HERE for a map.
The Boston Day of Action is unstoppable!  Despite the rain heading our way for this Saturday, this is going to be one AMAZING, landmark event!  Yes, that’s right, the Day of Action GOES ON, rain or shine, and we still need YOUR unstoppable passion, commitment, and energy to call upon an era of service.  This day will be soaked with inspiration (ha ha, get it?!)

Everything is still a go and is looking GREAT!  We are so excited to make it happen on Saturday, but it can ONLY happen with the power and stories coming from you.  Please be there to show that you are ready to help create a Service Nation, no matter the weather!

Please spread the word that the Boston Day of Action location has changed!  Email EVERYONE you have EVER emailed about the Boston Day of Action (this can be accomplished by searching “Boston day of action” in your email) and simply forward them this email.  Thanks!

THE DAY:

Boston Day of Action IS this Saturday September 27, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 Avenue De Lafayette, Boston, MA, in the Grand ballroom on 4th floor. (The closet T stations are Boylston and Chinatown).

This is a very important opportunity and we need your help to  make lots of noise about the importance, value, and impact of service in our communities. Please come and share your experiences and words of inspiration.

THE PROGRAM:

10am – Rally, Volunteer Fair, and Jaw-dropping Program

Featured Speakers:

  • Six citizens representing all walks of life sharing their own personal stories of service
  • From Govenor Patrick’s office, Elizabeth Clay, Director of the Commonwealth Corps
  • Maya Gaul, member of Mayor Menino’s Youth Council
  • Alan Khazei, Founder of Be the Change, Inc. and Co-Founder of City Year
  • Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral
  • City Councilor John Tobin

11:15am – Declaration of Service Reading
11:30am Declaration Signing – calling upon everyone to make their mark in history!
11:30am – Live Music by Soul Movement
1:00 -Volunteer fair and Music ends

RSVP (so we can have a count) : www.servicenation.org/bostondoa

ABOUT THE DAY OF ACTION:

On September 27, 2008, more than 1000 citizens from every neighborhood of Boston and key legislators will stand together on the Boston Common (NOW THE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL) to share testimonials on the power of service in their lives and communities as part of the ServiceNation Boston Day of Action, only one of more than 3000 action events happening nationwide.  After the testimonials, there will be a kick-off with live music, featuring Soul Movement, and an Opportunities Fair which will offer ways in which citizens can take action and give back through service and social initiatives.  From the Hyatt, people will then disperse to participate in other smaller Day of Action service and action events happening throughout the city.  Our call upon service cannot be heard without you – please join us!!!  You can’t miss it!

ABOUT SERVICE NATION:

ServiceNation is a national movement to expand service opportunities for all Americans and to promote a culture of service that will help America solve its greatest challenges. ServiceNation envisions an America in which one million Americans choose to serve in full and part-time service programs by 2020 and 100 million Americans volunteer annually.

CONTACT:

Katie Visco
Executive Director of the Boston Day of Action
Change Agent &  Midwest Regional Coordinator
Be the Change, Inc.
2 Canal Park
Cambridge, MA 02141
work (617) 252-2107
cell (630) 660-4597
ServiceNation Campaign
www.servicenation.org

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