We've changed the way we do reservations - please scroll down to learn more.
encuentro 5 is one of many progressive venues for the Boston-area social justice and social change community. It offers an event space, offices, and a number of shared resources. Other important venues include the Center for Marxist Education, Community Church of Boston, the Democracy Center, Lucy Parsons Center, Make Shift Boston, the Non Profit Center Boston, and Spontaneous Celebrations (click here for a map). Many student and campus organizations often have access to venues on their respective campuses.
One major shortcoming of encuentro 5 is that we are housed in an old building that is not wheelchair accessible. We are working to change this and will provide updates on our progress. If you choose to host an event at e5, please let your attendees know that the space is not currently accessible, that we are working to change this.
New Reservations Process
If your organization or project would like to use the e5 space, it should send a representative to one of our orientation sessions. These are announced on the Activist Massachusetts mailing list (http://act-ma.org) and the Mission-based Massachusetts list (https://twitter.com/missionbasedma). The next orientation sessions will also be announced here. Please carefully read our guidelines for use of the space.
COSTS: We ask organizations to help cover the costs of hosting events and use $1/person based on the projected total attendance (with a minimum fee of $30 per 3-hour block of time). For fund raising events, we suggest a larger donation - $90 or 15% of the gross (whichever is higher). Please use these guidelines to calculate the amount for the donation field below. We also offer use of equipment including a digital projector, sound system, etc. Please see below. Donations for usage of the space can be left in an envelope in the form of cash or check (made out to Mass. Global Action) and slipped into the Donations Box located beside the entrance door.
If your organization is interested in joining encuentro5's group of resident organizations, please see the resident organizations' questionnaire.
To find out about supporting e5 as a sustainer, please check out e5's Sustainer's Program.