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January 2019

Pioneer Valley Women’s March

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Every voice makes a difference. When we join together and lift each other’s voices louder, we become a wave too powerful to ignore, too powerful to sweep aside, and too powerful to drown out. Let’s join our voices together on January 19, 2019! The 2017 Women’s March inspired hundreds of women to run, millions more to vote, and dozens to win elected office. The 2019 Women’s March marks two years of resistance to the Trump presidency, two years of training…

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35th Annual MLK Day Celebration

January 21

Join us for a day of celebration in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. At 10am Steve Strimer will lead the Afro-American Heritage Tour in Florence https://bit.ly/2PVpjW2 There will be Celebration Assembly at 1 pm at Edwards Church of Northampton followed by community workshops. MC, Myra Lam (The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice) During our general assembly (starting at 1pm at Edwards Church) we will feature a panel discussion with Dr. Ousmane Power-Greene (Clark University), Jacqueline Velez (Neighbor to…

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MLK Day 2019: Walking the Afro-American Heritage Trail

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sojourner Truth Statue, corner of Park and Pine Streets
Florence, MA, MA United States
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Steve Strimer will lead our walk on the African-American Heritage Trail. We will meet up at the Sojourner Truth Statue with a warm-up, coffee and hot cocoa midway at the Ruggles Center. Then we will join the rest of the MLK Day festivities in Northampton All events are free and open to the public. Map of the walking trail    

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Demilitarize Our Community: January Meeting

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice, 2 Conz St, Ste 2B
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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We can think of countless issues our government ought to invest in. We need affordable healthcare, education, and a clean energy economy. We don't need investments in war and violence. The Department of Defense has hundreds of contracts with businesses and companies in our backyards. The Resistance Center's Demilitarization Committee has big plans. We've reviewed the contracts in Western Mass. Next, we spread the word and build power. Join us on Thursday January 24th at 6:30pm to learn how you…

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And Still We Rise

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wesley United Methodist Church, 741 State Street
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"And Still We Rise is a special opportunity to come together with other women of color leaders to: · Celebrate and affirm our identities and values as women of color leaders · Rejuvenate and renew our spirits · Connect with and create a network of support with other women of color · Nurture our ongoing commitment to social change · Revitalize our vision and faith in ourselves as leaders · Acknowledge the important work we do for and in the…

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Women Leading Western Mass: Campaigns, Policy & Public Service

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Old Chapel, UMass, 144 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01002
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Newly elected state Sen. Jo Comerford and state Reps. Natalie Blais, Lindsay Sabadosa, and Mindy Domb will speak about gender representation in government and public service, their priorities in the Massachusetts Legislature and offer advice to future leaders at "Women Leading Western Mass.: Campaigns, Policy & Public Service." The event is sponsored by the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy and UWil (UMass Women into Leadership). "Women Leading Western Mass." is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Campus: UMass Amherst Accessible location Online registration…

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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 N. Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Monday, January 28, 2019 7-9 PM Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst Meet the new Environmental Justice Organizer for Arise for Social Justice & local organizers for Extinction Rebellion Handicap accessible and on a bus line

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February 2019

Cross Cultural Communication and Cultural Humility: Bridging the Divide

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Treehouse Community Center, 1 Treehouse Circle
Easthampton, MA
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We each experience the world from our own cultural perspectives, values, and norms. Yet most of the time, our own cultural perspective is hidden from us. We assume that our norm is everyone else’s norm as well. We insist that there is only one way of interpreting a situation, and yet those from other cultures often perceive the same situation in a completely different way. We assume that our perspective is the “right” and superior one. Unfortunately, this type of…

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Transgender Support and Empowerment: Telling Our Stories

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
170 Main Street, 170 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301, MA United States
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This class, open to anyone who identifies as transgender, is a support group to help trans individuals find the words and the courage to tell their stories. The overarching goal of these monthly gatherings is to empower trans folks to be able to go public in telling their stories. Our aim is to put an accurate portrayal of what it means to be transgender out in the world in order to build public knowledge and understanding and, through that, the…

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March 2019

Responsible Whiteness

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
170 Main Street, Greenfield, MA, 170 Main Street
Greenfield, MA
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This is a 3-part series. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions in the series. All classes meet on Thursdays, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm @ 170 Main Street, Greenfield March 7, 2019 March 14, 2019 April 4, 2019 Are you a well-intentioned white person and find yourself being frustrated at still being criticized for whiteness? Do you want to learn skills to translate your care and concern into productive action instead of getting caught up in feelings of frustration? Do you have questions about whiteness and white fragility? In this three-part series we will explore, in a collaborative environment, the growth we need to do to move…

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