Jammin' for Justice 2006

Jammin’ for Justice 2006

Basic Information

WHAT: Jammin’ for Justice, the annual celebration and fundraiser for Alterrnatives for Community & Environment. Food, Music, Awards and Silent Auction

WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2006 from 6 to 10 pm

WHERE: at the historic and newly restored Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall, 182-186 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 

ACE Founders’ Awards

  • Youth Community Organizers at Hyde Square Task Force

  • Chelsea Green Space and Recreation Committee’s resident campaign to stop pollution from Boston Hides and Furs, and the legal team from Goodwin Procter LLP.

  • Sam Butcher, Goldman Environmental Inc.

Sponsors, Hosts,
Event Committee, ACE Board


List in formation

EJ Steward



Lars Foundation

Pachamama Foundation


Movement Builder



Cathy Douglas Stone

Children's Hospital Boston

Sheila & Yung Ping Loh

S. Parkman Shaw


Community Defender



The Environmental Careers Organization

John P. DeVillars

Melissa A. Hoffer & Robert C. Plotkin

John Snow, Inc.

Mary K. Ryan

Paul Sabin & Emily Bazelon


Neighborhood Sustainer


Ned Abelson

Tomas Aguilar & Maureen O’Reilly

Anderson & Kreiger LLP

Julie Pruitt Barry

Erik P. Bartenhagen & Nicole M. Noël

Craig H. Campbell

Penn Loh & Jackie Cefola

Gadsby Hannah LLP

Warren & Marcy Goldstein-Gelb

Lisa C. Goodheart

Whitney Hatch

Philip Hillman

Jamie Hoyte

Seth D. Jaffe

Anne Kelly

John Kyper

Stephen M. Leonard

Joel S. Loitherstein & Senator Karen E. Spilka

Charlie & Blyth Lord

Gregor I. McGregor

Charles Myette LSP

Max Ochoa & Julie Lanz

Marilyn & Stan Lisman

George Olson

Prasannan Parthasarathi

& Juliet Schor

Roux Associates, Inc.

Jaime Pullen

Lauren Stiller Rikleen

Michael Scott

Ruth H. Silman

Vicky Steinitz & Elliot Mishler

Stephen Sugerman

Ann Fowler Wallace

Bruce Wickersham

Al Zabin



Davida Andelman

Councilor Felix Arroyo

Senator Jarrett Barrios

Councilor Roseann Bongiovanni

Yee Won Chong

Cindy Diggs

Nicole Flynt

Representative Gloria Fox

T.J. Hellmann

Julio Henriquez

Mel King

Lydia Lowe

Marvin Martin

Gibran Rivera

Representative Byron Rushing

Bill Shutkin

Councilor Chuck Turner

Gladys Vega

Councilor Sam Yoon


Event Committee

Gary L. Gill-Austern

Daniel Goodenough

Lisa C. Goodheart

Terry Greene

Russ Lopez

Jon Neuberger


ACE Board of Directors

Kalila Barnett

Gary L. Gill-Austern

Daniel Goodenough

Russ Lopez

Neal-Dra Osgood

Robert Terrell

Stanley Wiggins


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Silent Auction Items and Descriptions

Baron Baptiste Power Yoga Institute
Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Live! Video; $30 Value

Get ready to discover a world of bliss! Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga offers a different kind of yoga practice. It's based on intuition rather than tradition. If you think you need to go to a health club to be fit and beautiful, think again. If you think that you need to escape to a cave in the Himalayas to find the enlightenment that yoga promises, think again. Baptiste Vinyasa Yoga offers more than the familiar poses and breathing techniques; it offers a way to face life with a renewed personal strength.  The Baron Baptiste Live! Series inspires, encourages and challenges beginning and experienced students through Baron’s powerful yoga process of sculpting your ideal body and freeing your true self.


Boston Red Sox
4 Dugout Tickets + Batting Practice; Value $600

Take me out to the ball game!!  See your Boston Red Sox up close and personal in these dugout seats.  These amazing tickets include batting practice as well as a regular season game.  Buy some peanuts and crackerjacks and enjoy the day at Fenway with 3 of your closest friends.

iPod Mini Player; Value $250

Everything you love about iPod just got tinier. iPod mini lets you bring along enough music for a three-day weekend getaway in a package so small you’ll forget you’re carrying it. This slick, superportable player holds up to 1000 songs on its 4GB hard drive.  Apple engineers squeezed all the best features of iPod into a case weighing just 3.6 ounces and smaller than most cell phones. iPod mini features an anodized aluminium case that resists stains and scratches.  This device gives you over 25 minutes of skip protection and lasts up to 8 hours on a single battery charge. Package includes iPod mini, belt clip, earphones, USB 2.0 cable, and iTunes for Mac and Windows.

The Drowsy Chaperone Gift Certificate
$? Value

Fresh  from it’s triumphant run in L.A. (where it has been nominated for 8 Drama Critic’s Circle Awards), the Drowsy Chaperone is now on Broadway,  full of life, energy, laughter, singing, and champagne. This is a new Broadway musical that boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts to be entertained. If you’ve ever sat in a darkened theater and thought, “Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good,” this is the show for you. It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw of Spamalot.  Don’t miss this hit!

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
1 Year-long Family Membership; $75 Value

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative art and a vibrant, innovative venue for contemporary artists, musicians and scholars. The Museum houses three floors of galleries, filled with paintings, sculpture tapestries, furniture, and decorative arts from cultures spanning thirty centuries.  These galleries surround a garden courtyard blooming with life in all seasons. Housed in a stunning 15th-century Venetian-style palace with three stories of galleries surrounding a sun- and flower-filled courtyard, the Museum provides an unusual backdrop for the viewing of art.  The Museum also presents seasonal concerts including performances by the museum’s own Gardner Chamber Orchestra, world-renowned chamber music groups and soloists, and several of the most talented young musicians performing today.

TiVo Series 2 Rev.4, 40 Hour duration box
$180 Value

Your TiVo® box, powered by the amazing TiVo® service, automatically finds and digitally records all of your favorite shows, every time they're on, all while you're out living life. Plus, only TiVo lets you watch your favorite shows any time, anywhere. TiVo offers a complete home entertainment experience, including:

Award-winning features that automatically record your favorite shows-whenever they're on, a search engine to find and automatically record the shows that match your interests (by title, actor, director, category, even keyword), easy home networking features that enable online services, easy-to-use to-go features that let you transfer shows to your laptop or portable device, or easily burn them to DVD.

McDowell Beachside Cottage
4 Day Stay
$700 Value

Two bedroom cottage overlooking the bay.  Beautiful fall foliage tours (seasonal).

Lying quietly, off the north east coast of Maine,Campobello Island is the perfect place for nature lovers and those seeking a quiet and relaxing spot to experience what life is really all about. What better place for your getaway than McDowell Cottage? This two bedroom, two bath log cottage is located on Conroy Cove at the mouth of Harbour DeLutre. Quiet and peaceful surrounded by nature and a sunset water view that is hard to look away from. A short trail to the beach frontage below the cottage is an ever-present invitation to explore the shoreline or watch the rise or fall of the magnificent Fundy Tides. Any four day weekend (fri-mon) mid-September through mid-October.

Group Session Personalized Video Class
With ACE Staff Member Brandon McDowell
$300 Value

Create that home video you have always wanted to make, or simply learn how to use the newest video making tools. ACE staff member Brandon McDowell will provide a four-hour workshop with either Imovie or final cut pro to help you on your way.  These programs can be used to create slideshows, home-movies or even more complicated video projects such as weddings, birthdays, etc. Brandon will provide space (computer, camera, etc.), personal tutorial and hands on support in making a small production.  Up to four people can come to this workshop to learn these valuable skills.

ACE Staff Cheer Baskets
$100 Value

When ACE staff are not fighting for environmental justice, we balance our lives with many different interests.  (How we find the time, we have no idea.)  Place your bid and take part in the greater ACE experience!  Each staffer has contributed at least one item to these baskets.  From fresh homebaked Challah, an egg bread that is used in all Jewish ceremonies and celebrations (Jodi the baker), to handthrown ceramic tumblers made of high-fire stoneware mixed with terracotta clay with food-safe glazes (Penn the potter), these baskets are guaranteed to bring cheer into your home.

The Bakery at Haley House
Sunday Brunch for 2
$25 Value

Haley House bakers prepare food with care to be naturally good. We make everything from scratch with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives. Haley House baked goods not only taste good, they also promote economic development. Each year, through our Bakery Training Program, we teach baking and job skills to 12-16 underemployed and low-income men and women. Our bakery also supports sustainable agriculture. We bake with organically grown flour and sell fairly traded coffee and tea.

Newbury Comics, Inc.
2 Store Certificates
$20 Value

With the motto “A Wicked Good Time!” you are bound to find fun and excitement at Newbury Comics. Come here to get your music, movies, and punk clothes.  Originally began as a comic book store, Newbury Comics is now a New England-based music retailer. Best known today as a vendor of low-priced LPs, CDs, singles, DVDs, video games, comics, and magazines, Newbury Comics also offers T-shirts, buttons, pins, and posters with rock or movie themes.

The Clayroom of J.P.
1 Store Certificate; $20 Value

Boston Ski & Sports Club makes it easy to play hard! BSSC has been providing year-round sports, social events, skiing, and travel for nearly 40 years. The Club caters to over 30,000 participants each year – active professionals of all ages. Our full-time staff is dedicated to making sure that all BSSC activities are well-organized, fun, and easy for you to enjoy. Members receive a 1-year subscription to Boston Ski & Sports Club's monthly magazine, free after work parties, member rates to all BSSC activities, with traveler and sports team match-ups.

Brattle Film Foundation
4 Tickets; $36 Value

From the quaint intimacy of the famous North End, to the historic beauty of the Freedom Trail, come and explore Boston's rich heritage of architecture and history in the company of dedicated and enthusiastic guides.  Since 1976 Boston by Foot has offered regularly scheduled tours from May through October and year-round custom tours for groups and private parties.  Whether you are a long-time resident or just in town for the day, lace up your walking shoes and see Boston at her best... By Foot!

Museum of Science
2 Passes; $30 Value

It’s alive! At the Museum of Science something exciting and educational is always going on.  Come here to enjoy more than 550 interactive exhibits and take the power of learning science into your own hands.  At the Museum of Science the visitor becomes the scientist and is able to test theories, gather data, and find out answers to current questions in science.  This Museum is New England’s premier science and technology learning center.

New England Aquarium
2 Passes; $36 Value

EcoTarium Museum
4 Tickets
$40 Value

EcoTarium is a museum of science and nature where visitors are encouraged to explore the natural world through a unique indoor-outdoor experience. The museum features hands-on exhibits, indoor and outdoor wildlife habitats, interpretive nature trails, a living pond and a meadow exhibit, a planetarium, the region’s only treetop walkway, and a narrow-gauge train. Each year, the museum serves thousands of schoolchildren from across the region and strives to provide unique and exciting avenues to explore science and nature inside the classroom and out. Come and take a walk among a polar bear, bald eagles, foxes, owls, river otter and more!

Broadway Bicycle
Gift Certificate; Value $25


Heads Up Portraits
3 Mounted Lithographs; Value $90

These mythological inspired lithograph prints depict scenes of rapture, love, and the intensity of the human experience. Nicely mounted on a black background, these small yet vivid prints contain a world of emotion. 

Boston Children’s Museum
4 Passes; $36 Value

Come explore with your family! The Boston Children's Museum exists to help children understand and enjoy the world in which they live. The Children’s Museum encourages imagination, curiosity, questioning, and realism. Highlights of this interactive museum include the "Science Playground," featuring giant soap bubble-making tools and the "New Balance Climb," which teaches kids the laws of physics while navigating through a two-story-high maze. The Boston Children's Museum is great fun for kids and their parents.


Lightwire tote
$90 Value

Enjoy the high quality and durability of this practical item from Patagonia.  The lightwire tote is perfect for commuting to work, going to school, or day hiking through your favorite woods.  This single-strap bag features trapdoor organization so you can keep all of your things in order, large or small. 

Women’s T-shirt
$24 Value

This cute, trendy t-shirt is also environmentally sustainable.  Made from 100% organic cotton, you can feel good while you look good!  Made by Patagonia and built to last, whether you are wearing it to work or on a hike.

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Reserve Your Ticket

Reserve your spot at Jammin' for Justice by emailing celina@ace-ej.org. Then complete the form below and mail it with your check to:



attn: Celina

2181 Washington Street, Suite 301

Roxbury, MA 02119

__I (we) will attend Jammin’ For Justice, May 13, 2006, at the Roxbury Center for Arts at Hiberian Hall. Please reserve ___ tickets (Ticket price: $50. Sponsorship begins at $250, includes 2 tickets.)

__I will not be able to attend, but please accept my enclosed contribution to support ACE’s environmental justice efforts.

__EJ Steward $5,000+
__Movement Builder $1,000
__Community Defender $500
__Neighborhood Sustainer $250
__Block Captain $100
__EJ Friend $50

I want to contribute an additional $____ to help fund scholarship tickets for community residents. Total enclosed _____

NAME _______________________________________
ORGANIZATION _____________________________ ADDRESS ____________________________________ CITY______________ STATE_________________
ZIP ________
PHONE WORK___________ HOME____________
CELL _____________ E-MAIL ________________________________________________ RSVP by May 10.

Please make checks payable to ACE.

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to Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall

Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall
182-186 Dudley Street Roxbury, MA 02119

By Public Transportation

Roxbury Center for Arts is a block and a half from Dudley Station on the Dudley Street side. The Silver Line comes from Downtown Crossing into Dudley Station. A number of buses come from Ruggles Station into Dudley Station, including the #19, 23, 27, 47, 8

From the North.

On Route 93, take exit 18 (Mass Ave. exit toward Andrew Square). Turn right onto Mass Ave. Connector. Proceed straight, cross Massachusetts Avenue. The road becomes Melnea Cass Blvd. Travel approximately 0.5 miles and turn left onto Harrison Ave. Follow directions from Harrison Ave., below.

From the South.

On Route 93, take Exit 18 (Mass Ave./Roxbury), proceed though 2 sets of lights. At the third set take a left (Mass Ave Connector/ Melnea Cass. Travel down approximately 0.5 miles and then turn left onto Harrison Ave. A few blocks down take a left onto Dudley Street. The Roxbury Center for the Arts is the second building from the corner on your left hand side. (If parking behind RCAHH, make a left off of Harrison Ave., onto Zeigler Street, which is the street before Dudley Street. Make a right into the parking lot.)

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