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Springfield: Speakout about Healthcare and Insurance

February 23

Saturday, March 23 in Springfield: afternoon time and location TBA -  SAVE THE DATE!   Speakout by Springfield residents about health care and insurance issues.  Legislators will be invited to hear their constituents' concerns.  Hosted by the Springfield hub of WMM4A.  For more info or to get involved with M4A organizing in Springfield:  info@wmMedicareforall.org.

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Speak To Me Of Rivers

February 12 @ 11:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center, University Museum of Contemporary Art / Fine Arts Center / UMass Amherst / 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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Inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem, “A Negro Speaks of Rivers,” the exhibition Speak to Me of Rivers explores visual narratives of African American history and culture through the subjectivity of African-American artists.Curated by Kiara Hill, UMCA Graduate Assistant and PhD student in Afro-American Studies, and in partnership with the UMass Afro-American Studies Department, this interactive […]

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10:00 am

ELDER WORKSHOP: LIVING AS THOUGH THIS WERE YOUR LAST DAY WHILE PLANNING TO LIVE FOREVER

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Easthampton Council on Aging, 19 Union Street
Easthampton, 01027
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Free

In this workshop we will ask the question: How are we living the last third of our lives? Becoming an elder involves both privileges and responsibilities. We have responsibilities to our ancestors and to future generations. In this gathering, we will discuss the cultural differences that exist in our families, and we will share the […]

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12:00 pm

Our History; Our Health

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Throughout our history disparities in health care in all their many dimensions have impacted our communities and the wellbeing of working folks across the nation.   Our race and ethnicity can be directly correlated to inequities in care, access and outcomes in addition to our sex, sexual identity, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and geographic location. […]

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1:00 pm

Volunteers Make the Movement: Volunteer Engagement 101

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street
Holyoke, MA, 01040
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Free

Movements require motivated, trained, and well-supported volunteers to do their work successfully. This class will explore the basics of volunteer engagement – recruitment, involvement, retention, and recognition – that can help take our organizing to the next level. We will discuss best practices as well as some of the common challenges of volunteer management. No […]

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7:00 pm

The Socialist Party!

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Common house of the Rocky Hill Cohousing, 100 Black Birch Trail
Florence, MA 01062
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The Pioneer Valley Democratic Socialists of America are throwing a party! Join your friends and comrades for an evening of fun. We encourage you to bring a favorite food or beverage, as well as your playlists or song requests. BYOB ***IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION*** Parking for community members is limited, so visitors are encouraged to NOT […]

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