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April 2018

Making Positive Change

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

FREE CLASS - REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Making Positive Change: Exploring Internalized White Supremacy in Predominantly White Communities Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Location: Unitarian Society, Social Hall, 220 Main Street, Northampton, MA Trainer: Phyllis Labanowski A workshop for white people to explore our understanding of whiteness from the inside out. How do we consciously and unconsciously embody our role in racism? How do we internalize white supremacy? Our conversation will include an exploration of racial identity development…

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An evening in Holyoke with Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St
Holyoke, MA 01040 United States
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Join us for an evening in Holyoke with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz. Mayor Cruz will speak about the transformation of Puerto Rico after hurricanes Irma and Maria. This event is free and open to the public. Please note that in order to allow the highest number of attendees, this will be a standing room event. There will be no tickets in advance: first come, first serve! Maximum capacity is 500 attendees. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. The…

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
On Tyranny, 1 Shallow Brook Dr
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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FREE CLASS - REGISTRATION REQUIRED! On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Location: Lathrop Senior Retirement Community Meetinghouse, 1 Shallowbrook Lane, Northampton, MA Trainer: Judy Hyde What can we learn from the Nazism, fascism, or communism of the 20th century that can guide us now instead of helplessly watching our Democracy crumble? Based on the book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Yale history professor Timothy Snyder, this…

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What Is Driving Mass Incarceration, Part 2 of 2

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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FREE CLASS - REGISTRATION REQUIRED! What Is Driving Mass Incarceration in the U.S. and in Massachusetts and What You Can Do About It This class is a two-part series. Participants are expected to attend both classes. Dates: Thursday, April 19, 2018 Thursday, April 26, 2018 Time: Both classes are held from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Unitarian Society, Parlor, 220 Main Street, Northampton, MA Trainer: Lois Ahrens Although Massachusetts has the lowest incarceration rate in the U.S., if Massachusetts…

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Cultivating Young Leaders to Solve Climate Change, Part 1 of 3

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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FREE CLASS - REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Cultivating Young Political Leaders to Solve Climate Change This class is a three-part series. Participants are expected to attend all three parts. This class may involve a project with action items, as well as one outing. Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Sunday, May 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Sunday, June 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Location: Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street, Amherst, MA Trainers:…

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May 2018

Easthampton City-Wide Clean Up Day

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Easthampton Municipal Building, 50 Payson Ave
Easthampton, MA 01027 United States
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Join us on Saturday, May 5, 2018 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM for Easthampton Clean Up Day! (Rain date: Sunday May 6th) ​The event is organized by The Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee in partnership with the Friends of The Manhan Rail Trail and Easthampton City Arts. Areas to be cleaned include: Cottage Street Cultural District - trash pick up, weed removal in sidewalks Nashawannuck Pond /Boardwalk - mulching planters, weed removal, trash pick up Union Street - trash pick up,…

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SECRETARY OF STATE CANDIDATE JOSH ZAKIM IS SPEAKING

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Pathways Cohousing, 25 Mountain Laurel Path
Florence, MA 01062 United States
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Learn More About Josh Here

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Cultivating Young Leaders to Solve Climate Change, Part 2 of 3

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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FREE CLASS - REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Cultivating Young Political Leaders to Solve Climate Change This class is a three-part series. Participants are expected to attend all three parts. This class may involve a project with action items, as well as one outing. Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Sunday, May 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Sunday, June 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Location: Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street, Amherst, MA Trainers:…

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Allies in Action

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Easthampton Police Department, 32 Payson Avenue
Easthampton, MA 01027 United States
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FREE CLASS - REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Allies in Action Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Easthampton Police Department, 2nd Floor, Community Room, 32 Payson Ave., Easthampton, MA Trainer: J.M. Sorrell This workshop will begin with a discussion of contemporary examples of allies in action. We will then explore the important and tangible work white allies can do to support communities of color, and how heterosexual allies can work with LGBTQ communities and effect change. Allies, in personal…

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Wisdom, Analysis and Inspiration from Seasoned Organizers

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edwards Church of Northampton, 297 Main St
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Join the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership as we celebrate one year of teaching free movement-building classes for over 1000 activists in the Pioneer Valley. We'll be hosting a panel discussion with four experienced, radical activist/organizers from Western Mass to Washington, D.C.: Jo Comerford ~ National campaign director of MoveOn.org Netfa Freeman ~ Events coordinator and analyst for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., and an organizer for Pan-African Community Action Jennifer Matias ~ Leadership coach,…

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