Feminist Resistance


Saturday, June 17, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Join Boston Democratic Socialists of America and Boston Solidarity for a conversation with  Nicole Aschoff, Managing Editor at Jacobin Magazine; Hester Eisenstein, Professor of Sociology at CUNY, author of Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Women’s Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World; Dorotea Manuela, Antiracist warrior, former Nurse Practitioner, and Human Rights Activist; and Stefanie Reis, Boston DSA executive 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FEMINIST IN TRUMP'S AMERICA? To oppose sexist power operating through the state requires a movement based in collectivity and solidarity, cutting across lines of class, race, and nationality. It requires a feminism that escapes the mainstream narratives of individual achievement that have sought to rebrand women’s struggles in compliance with capital.

June's Peña: Juneteenth

June 19, 2017 marks the 152nd Anniversary of the 'liberation' of the enslaved Africans in the USNA (united states of north America). Also known as the “other Independence Day” was not acknowledged for two years after the emancipation decree was ordered and signed in 1863. However, the progression of slave emancipation in Latin America and the Caribbean was slow and torturous. In the late eighteenth century the Haitian Revolution, had a profound impact on the institution of slavery throughout the New World, leading finally, to the abolition of Brazilian
slavery in 1888. In the twenty first century, many African descendants believe that “slavery never ended, It Just evolved”. Today in 2017 racially motivated violence against African descent Peoples, Migrants of Color and Muslims demonstrate that the emancipation of an enslaved People does not necessarily mean freedom. We must defend and protect the human rights and dignity of all oppressed peoples especially those of African descent and
International workers of Color. Please join us to commemorate and celebrate. Come and share your stories, artifacts, songs and instruments. The obligation to build a better and just world belongs to ALL of us! 


El 19 de junio de 2017 se conmemora el 152 aniversario de la 'liberación' de los africanos esclavizados en el USNA (Estados Unidos de América del Norte). También conocido como el 'otro Día de la Independencia' no fue reconocido hasta dos años después de que el mandato de emancipación fue Firmado en 1863. Sin embargo, la progresión de la emancipación de esclavos en América Latina y el Caribe fue lenta y tortuosa. A finales del siglo 18, la Revolución haitiana tuvo un profundo impacto en la institución de la esclavitud en todo el Nuevo Mundo, llevando finalmente a la abolición de la esclavitud brasileña en 1888. En el siglo 21, muchos descendientes africanos creen que 'la esclavitud nunca terminó, Apenas evolucionó'. Hoy en el 2017 la violencia racialmente motivada contra pueblos de ascendencia africana, Migrantes de Color y Musulmanes muestran que la emancipación de pueblos esclavizados no necesariamente significa libertad. Debemos defender y proteger los derechos humanos y la dignidad de todos los pueblos oprimidos, especialmente los afrodescendientes y los trabajadores internacionales de color. Únase a nosotros para conmemorar y celebrar. Venga y comparta sus historias, artefactos, canciones e instrumentos.

¡La obligación de construir un mundo mejor y justo pertenece a TODOS!


Salt of the Earth

Join us for an informal conversation after the film on Maxism and the Chicano/Mexicano questions. Joe Bernick worked for many years with Chicano and Mexicano miners, some of whom played themselves in the film.

Friday, June 2, 2017 6:30pm  at 9A Hamilton Pl. (across from Part Street train station Green and Red lines and next to Orpheum Theater) Downtown Boston.





ecuentro5 Conversation re Racial Oppression and Antiracism In the Midst of Hate

encuentro5 is hosting and inviting you to participate in an interactive social justice conversation about racial oppression and antiracism work. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm at 9A Hamilton Pl. (across from Part Street train station Green and Red lines and next to Orpheum Theater) Downtown Boston.


The conversation will encourage discussion to better understand how root causes of white supremacy, its manifestations and underlying dynamics impacts antiracism work. The discussion will assist in the building and strengthening of unity and solidarity with local antiracist and social justice movements. 



The conversation will be led by Shay Stewart Bouley, the first African American woman to serve as Executive Director of Community Change, Inc. CCI is an anti-racism organization that was established several decades ago in Boston that educates and organizes for racial equity and justice with an emphasis on holding white people accountable  for their actions and commitment to dismantle racism beginning with their reflections, anti-racism education and working in solidarity with antiracist social justice and social change activists and movements.

light refreshments provided


May's Peña: Celebration of International Workers' Resistance.


This May1st millions of workers, families and supporters throughout the globe commemorated and celebrated International Workers' Day!
Many focused on migrant workers’ rights including, their vulnerability and risk of deportation as well as to arbitrary change of policy or the whim or a stroke of the pen from a government official. Furthermore, there are workers who are victims of racial, gender, gender orientation and age bias disparities. Moreover, in the USNA women still do not receive "equal pay for equal work."

Workers' Resistance is clearly present! You can see it, hear and feel it! It is here and everywhere!

Come and add your voice to music, poetry, dance and fun while you learn!

Bring your favorite workers/protest songs and stories to share.

¡Este primero de mayo millones de trabajadores, familias y partidarios mundiales conmemoraron y celebraron el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores! Muchos se centraron en los derechos de los trabajadores migrantes, incluyendo su vulnerabilidad y riesgo de deportación, así como el cambio arbitrario de política o el capricho o un empujón de la pluma de un funcionario del gobierno. Además, hay trabajadores que son víctimas de disparidades raciales, de género, de orientación de género y de sesgo de edad. Y, en la USNA, las mujeres todavía no reciben "salario igual por trabajo igual".
¡La Resistencia de los Trabajadores está claramente presente!  ¡Se ve, se oye y se siente! Aquí y en todas partes.
¡Ven y añade tu voz a la música, la poesía, la danza y la diversión mientras te informas! Traiga a sus canciones de trabajadores favoritos, canciones de protesta e historias para compartir.


encuentro5: launching our 2nd decade - Invite you to our fundraising Dinner on April 8, 2017


Hola Friends, participants and supporters of the ecuentro5 Peñas. 

There will be no Peña on Saturday, April 8th

The Peña Rebelde was born from the encuentro5 family and you are invited to join us in celebration of the beginning of encuentro5’s second decade. 

We have big challenges and tasks ahead and we need your help to address them as well as to maintain encuentro5 programs and financial sustainability.  

We look forward to celebrating with you on Saturday, April 8, 2017!

A link has been provided to access further information and related details.


Hope to see you Saturday, April 8th at the SEIU Union Hall 26 West St. (downtown Boston near corner of Washington St.)


Hola Amigos, participantes y partidarios de las Peñas del ecuentro5.  

No habrá Peña el sábado 8 de abril

La Peña Rebelde nació de la familia encuentro5 y usted está invitado a unirse a nosotros en celebración del comienzo de la segunda década de encuentro5.  

Tenemos grandes retos y tareas por delante y necesitamos su ayuda para abordarlos, así como para mantener los programas de encuentro5 y la sostenibilidad financiera.

¡Esperamos celebrar con ustedes el sábado 8 de abril de 2017!  Se ha proporcionado un enlace para acceder más información y detalles relacionados al evento.

Esperamos verlo el sábado 8 de abril en el SEIU Union Hall 26 West St. (centro de Boston cerca de la esquina de Washington St.)

Visit our Anniversary Dinner Webage, http://10th.encuentro5.org

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Join us at encuentro5 on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7:pm in commemoration and celebration of International Women their contributions, struggles and resistance against oppression!

9A Hamilton Pl. across from Park St. T station (Green and Red lines)


The earliest International Women’s Day (IWD) observed in the *USNA was in 1909 in New York in commemoration of the International Ladies Garment Workers strike of 1908. IWD (March 8) is a global day commemorating and celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women as well as their heroism and leadership in liberation and workers’ movements. However, over a century later (2017) in the most advanced industrial nation USNA, working women still do not receive “equal pay for equal work”.


For more information (617) 922-5744


¡Únase a la Peña del encuentro5 para conmemorar y celebrar el día Internacional de la mujer sus contribuciones, luchas y resistencia contra la opresión!

9A Hamilton Pl. Frente a la estación de Park St. T (líneas verde y roja)


El primer Día Internacional de la Mujer (IWD) observado en  USNA (estados unidos de norte america) fue en 1909 en Nueva York en conmemoración de la huelga de los Trabajadores y su sindicato  International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) de 1908. IWD (8 de marzo) es un día global conmemorativo y celebrando las contribuciones sociales, económicas, culturales y Los logros políticos de las mujeres, así como su heroísmo y liderazgo en los movimientos obreros y de liberación. Sin embargo, más de un siglo después (2017) en la nación industrial más avanzada de USNA, las mujeres trabajadoras aún no reciben "salario igual por trabajo igual".


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Cancelled Due to Weather - Peña Rebelde



The term African Diaspora describes the millions of African Peoples kidnapped, transported from Africa during the Transatlantic Slave Trades, dispersed, and enslaved throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.  The European colonizers seized Native lands and enslaved the Native peoples. The slave trade erupted (the kidnapping of Africans, shipping them across the Atlantic and selling them into slavery). Colonial rulers made laws and policies that excluded and treated Natives and Africans as inferior. For many generations, these laws and attitudes devastated the lives of Native and African peoples. The lives and experiences of peoples who share African and Native American ancestry have long been invisible. Over centuries, African Americans and Native Americans created shared histories, communities, families, and traditions throughout their shared history, African American and Native peoples have risen up together in the fight for liberation against oppression and the oppressors.  The civil rights and Native rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s changed the United States of North America. Both movements were driven by the pursuit for justice, freedom, and respect. The civil rights movement goals included full inclusion of African American citizens as members of North American society and the civil rights of Native peoples as North American citizens, in addition to the sovereign rights of Native nations. African American and Native American peoples bridged the gaps between these two movements, bringing people from both movements together and showing that they were all part of the same struggle.

El término diáspora africana describe a los millones de africanos secuestrados, transportados desde África durante los Tratos Transatlánticos de Esclavos, dispersos y esclavizados en las Américas y el Caribe. Los colonizadores europeos se apoderaron de tierras nativas y esclavizaron a los nativos. indígenos. El comercio de esclavos estalló (el secuestro de africanos, enviándolos a través del Atlántico y vendiéndolos a la esclavitud). Los colonizadores hicieron leyes y políticas que excluyeron y trataron a los nativos y los africanos como inferiores. Durante muchas generaciones, estas leyes y actitudes devastaron la vida de los pueblos nativos y africanos. Las vidas y experiencias de los pueblos que comparten ascendencia africana y nativa americana han sido invisibles por mucho tiempo. Durante siglos, los afroamericanos y los nativos americanos crearon historias, comunidades, familias y tradiciones compartidas a lo largo de su historia compartida, los pueblos afroamericanos y nativos se han levantado juntos en la lucha por la liberación contra la opresión y los opresores. Los movimientos de los derechos civiles y de los derechos nativos de los años 60 y 70 cambiaron los Estados Unidos de América del Norte. Ambos movimientos fueron impulsados ??por la búsqueda de justicia, libertad y respeto. Los objetivos del movimiento de los derechos civiles incluyeron la inclusión plena de ciudadanos afroamericanos como miembros de la sociedad norteamericana y los derechos civiles de los pueblos nativos como ciudadanos norteamericanos, además de los derechos soberanos de las naciones nativas. ¡Los pueblos afroamericanos y nativos americanos superaron las brechas entre estos dos movimientos, reuniendo a las personas de ambos movimientos y demostrando que todos formamos parte de la misma lucha!


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January 1,  2017 marks the Sixtieth Anniversary of the uprising in Santiago de Cuba, the day Comandante Fidel Castro and the July 26 Movement reached Habana causing then president Fulgencio Batista to flee. The Cuban Revolution began in 1953 and has continued with the support and defense from its people and solidarity from global liberation movements. Encuentro5 and the Boston July 26 Coalition pay tribute to the Cuban Revolution in honor of Comandante Fidel Castro.

El 1ro de enero del 2017 se conmemora el sexagésimo (60) aniversario del levantamiento de Santiago de Cuba, el día en que el Comandante Fidel Castro y su Movimiento 26 de Julio llegaron a la Habana haciendo huir al entonces dictador Fulgencio Batista. La Revolución Cubana comenzó en 1953 y continúa con el apoyo y defensa de su Pueblo y la solidaridad de los movimientos globales de Liberación. Encuentro5 y la Coalición de Boston del 26 de julio rinden homenaje a la Revolución Cubana en honor al Comandante Fidel Castro

Please click here to access flyer  ?


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Happy New Year/Feliz Año Nuevo 2017


Dalit, Student and Workers' Resistance In India

Dalit, Student and Workers' Resistance In India

encuentro5 invites you to attend an informative accounting of the united resistance movement in India.

Dalits, Students and workers are building and strengthening a resistance movement against the oppressive and intolerable conditions implemented by the present government. Anti capitalist and anti imperialist resistance movements are growing globally. Please join e5 community and friends in this important discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

Presentations by local activists Padma, Pratyush, and journalist Amit on the resistance, especially by dalits (such as in Una, Gujarat), students and workers, that is emerging in India against the present government.  Pratyush will provide an account of the student resistance in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in the face of right wing assault, and their victory in student elections. Amit, a previous student leader at the same university will discuss his recent experience being involved with the student movement. Padma will talk about the Una incident and the aftermath of political agitations. The event will be chaired by Dorotea Manuela.




An evening with Richard Greeman "Today's Social, Political and Economic Crisis: Is another world really possible?"

 An evening with Richard Greeman "Today's Crisis: Is another world really possible? 

Monday, Oct 10, 2016, 7:00 p.m. @encuentro5 - 9A

Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108

Since 1957 Richard Greeman has been active in civil rights, anti-war, anti-nuke,environmental and labor struggles in the U.S., Latin America, Russia (where he founded the Victor Serge Library) and France (where he is based). Translator and prefacer of Victor Serge’s novels, Richard studied at Yale (where he became a socialist) the Sorbonne in Paris (where he joined Socialisme ou Barbarie) and Columbia (where he was part of the May 1968 student strike). This Fall he is back in New York, leading the Victor Serge Reading Group at the Brooklyn Commons.

Richard’s current writing project is called The Invisible Internationals. You can read Richard’s 2012 book Beware of Capitalist Sharks ! at this address : https://richardgreeman.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/lulu-capitalist_shark... 2.pdf
‘If there remains a marginal chance chance for human society to survive capitalism's crises, it would entail replacing the competitive profit system with a planetary network of producers -

- a green cooperative commonwealth. Against the near certainty of planetary catastrophe under capitalism, we must bet on the unlikely dream of a harmonious, healthy ecosocialist world. Ecotopia is a bet we can't refuse, even if the chances are only one in a hundred. And if that one chance exists, it must be possible to at least imagine it.Without a positive dream, we will always be fighting against, and never winning. Excluding the hypothesis of extra- terrestial or Divine intervention), the history of revolution and communications techology,

cybernetics, complexity and emergece theory, and thinkers from Marx, Kropotkin to Dunayevskaya and Castoriadis all suggest the possibility of a wired revolutionary planetary
Emergence overcoming predatory capitalism through networked global solidarity.’
 Another World is Necessary and together we can make it Possible!

Celebrating Indigenous Resistance

 encuentro5 is celebrating Indigenous Resistance to colonialism and imperialism.

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:00 p.m. 

****Solidarity call to Free Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera announcement below of the Peña flyer


October 12 is Christopher Columbus Day and is still celebrated by too many institutions and communities in the United States of North America. 

The Americas and the Caribbean were NOT discovered, they were invaded.  Columbus was the imperialist leading the charge of colonization and genocide of the Peoples of the Americas in 1492.

Join e5 and friends in celebration of the Americas and Caribbean Peoples resistance to colonialism and revolutions for independence. Join us in celebration of the Latin American heritage and cultural influences in the diaspora.

We honor the People’s resistance to colonialism and the Movement for a  second independence!

 A dance party will immediately follow the program. Put on your dancing shoes!

El 12e de octubre es conocido como el día de cristóbal colon y todavía es celebrado por demasiadas instituciones y comunidades en los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica.

Las Américas y el Caribe NO fueron descubiertos, fueron invadidos. Colón fue el imperialista que llevo la carga de la colonización y el genocidio de los pueblos Indígenas de las américas y el caribe en el 1492.

Juntos honoremos la resistencia al colonialismo, las revoluciones por la independencia también las influencias culturales de América Latina en la diáspora.

¡Celebremos la resistencia de los pueblos en lucha y la segunda independencia!

 ¡Una fiesta bailable le seguirá inmediatamente después del programa, póngase sus zapatos de baile!

 $5 suggested donation but no one turned away.



PUERTO RICO: Tenemos transporte gratuito para asistir a la libertad Convocatoria Interreligioso y celebración cultural en apoyo para nuestro héroe prisionero político puertorriqueño Oscar López Rivera en Washington DC.


SALIDA?: para Washington 

sábado 8 de octubre a las 11:55 de la esquina de la calle Amory y la estación verde (trolley) en Jamaica Plain, Boston


REGRESO:? de Washington a las 4 de la tarde del domingo 9 de octubre.

Este será el último evento de masa en Washington DC solicitando al presidente Obama antes de terminar su presidencia que emite un perdón presidencial para Oscar López Rivera .


CONTACTO?:?  Roberto Pitirre_2000@hotmail.com o 617-323-2823. A más tardar el 10/06/16


PUERTO RICO: We have free transportation to attend the Interfaith Freedom Convocation and Cultural Celebration on behalf of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera in Washington DC.


DEPARTURE:  Saturday October 8th at 11:55 pm from the corner of Amory St. and Green Station in Jamaica Plain, Boston and


RETURN: from Washington at 4 pm Sunday October 9th. 

This is the last massive event in Washington DC before President Obama completes  his term. We are asking him to issue a presidential pardon for Oscar

CONTACT:  Roberto:  Pitirre_2000@hotmail.com  or  617-323-2823.  No later than10/6/16

Encuentro5 World Social Forum Report Back and Peña


Sovereign Latin American nations (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile and Mexico) observe anniversaries of their independence from the Spanish colonizers. Puerto Rico a USA colony/territory led an unsuccessful rebellion to overthrow their Spanish colonizers (grito de lares). Globalization, racism, anti-immigrant sentiment and poverty are fueling People’s Movements for a second independence, economic liberation and the building of another world.


In August, tens of thousands of activists from around the world gathered in Montreal for the first World Social Forum in the Global North. E5 and Boston activists will present forum reports. Please join us Saturday, September 10th and share information and dinner followed by e5 Peña.


Another World is Necessary and together we can make it Possible!

Naciones soberanas de América Latina (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile y México) observan aniversarios de su independencia de los colonizadores españoles. La colonia de EE.UU. Puerto Rico atentó una rebelión para derrocar a sus colonizadores españoles (grito de lares) pero no lo lograron. La globalización, el racismo, el sentimiento anti -inmigrante y la pobreza están motivando movimientos populares por una segunda independencia, liberación económica y la construcción de otro mundo.


En agosto, decenas de miles de activistas de todo el mundo se reunieron en Montreal para el primer Foro Social Mundial en los países del Norte. Informes sobre el foro serán presentados por activistas miembros de e5 y Boston.  Favor de unirse a nosotros sábado, 10 de septiembre a las 4:pm para compartir, cenar y disfrutar la Peña.

¡Otro mundo es necesario juntos podemos Hacerlo!


Schedule of Activities 
4:00pm - 6:00pm  World Social Forum Report Back
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm - Late e5 Peña (sharing, song, poetry, music and you!)

 9A Hamilton Pl. 

(downtown area across from Park St. green/redline station)


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