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September 2018

Boston RISE for Climate, Jobs, Immigrant Rights, & Justice

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On Sept. 8, a coalition of over 35 faith, labor, racial justice, immigrant rights, youth, climate action, and environmental justice groups are coming together in East Boston to accomplish two goals: 1) Halt the proposed Eversource electric substation that threatens the community. This project must be reevaluated and offer a more inclusive process for community input, including adequate language translation. 2) Join forces across movements to build long-term collective power for Climate, Jobs, Immigrant Rights, and Justice in MA. We…

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Rise UP for Climate, Jobs and Justice Rally

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Institute Park, 82 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01605
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On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us. We here in Central Massachusetts are coming together to RISE UP for our future! Environmental Justice is important to all of us! As the Climate continues to drastically change our communities continue to suffer from its effects.  Our food sustainability, our health and our jobs are…

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How We Win: A Talk with George Lakey

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Edwards Church, 297 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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George Lakey has been active in direct action campaigns for six decades – from civil rights to peace and anti-nuclear struggles and more. He has facilitated 1,500 workshops on five continents and led activist projects on local, national and international levels. Mr. Lakey has recommended that participants in Monday’s talk read the following (brief) articles: https://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/election-campaigns-one-off-protests/ https://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/bill-moyer-four-roles-of-social-change/ https://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/a-vision-for-black-lives-is-a-vision-for-everyone/ https://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/how-to-create-a-multi-level-movement-for-climate-justice/

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Gardening the Community Farm Stand

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 7, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 10, 2018

Gardening The Community Farm Stand, 200 Walnut Street
Springfield, MA United States
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Thanks to all who came out and celebrated with us on Saturday June 2! It was an amazing day. We are so excited to have you with us on this journey. ​To those of you wondering when you can shop with us, we will be opening on Wednesday June 13 and will be open Wednesdays (11am - 7 pm), Thursdays (11am - 7 pm) and Saturdays (10 am - 5 pm) moving forward. We look forward to seeing you this…

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Gardening the Community Farm Stand

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 7, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 10, 2018

Gardening The Community Farm Stand, 200 Walnut Street
Springfield, MA United States
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Thanks to all who came out and celebrated with us on Saturday June 2! It was an amazing day. We are so excited to have you with us on this journey. ​To those of you wondering when you can shop with us, we will be opening on Wednesday June 13 and will be open Wednesdays (11am - 7 pm), Thursdays (11am - 7 pm) and Saturdays (10 am - 5 pm) moving forward. We look forward to seeing you this…

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State Violence & Revolution: Lessons from El Salvador

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Old Chapel, UMass, 144 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01002
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  In the 1970s and 1980s, Salvadoran revolutionaries fought to overthrow U.S.-backed military dictatorships and build democratic alternatives. This event features a panel discussion about the aspirations and lessons of the Salvadoran Revolution. Given the ongoing violence that is inflicted against Central American migrants, it is important to make connections between past and present-day struggles against empire and state violence. Panelists include: Rosa Rivera Rivera: Former organizer of the Farm Workers Union, a militant peasant union. Founder of the Living…

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Gardening the Community Farm Stand

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 7, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 10, 2018

Gardening The Community Farm Stand, 200 Walnut Street
Springfield, MA United States
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Thanks to all who came out and celebrated with us on Saturday June 2! It was an amazing day. We are so excited to have you with us on this journey. ​To those of you wondering when you can shop with us, we will be opening on Wednesday June 13 and will be open Wednesdays (11am - 7 pm), Thursdays (11am - 7 pm) and Saturdays (10 am - 5 pm) moving forward. We look forward to seeing you this…

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Springfield Puerto Rican Parade

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Main Street Springfield, MA 01107 United States + Google Map
Free

SAVE THE DATE- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2018:: The 2018 Springfield Puerto Rican Parade will kick off at 11:00 a.m. from 65th Infantry Way, on the corner of Main St and Wason Ave. The festivities will continue down Main Street and end downtown on Boland Way. Kid Friendly

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Gardening the Community Farm Stand

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 7, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 10, 2018

Gardening The Community Farm Stand, 200 Walnut Street
Springfield, MA United States
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Thanks to all who came out and celebrated with us on Saturday June 2! It was an amazing day. We are so excited to have you with us on this journey. ​To those of you wondering when you can shop with us, we will be opening on Wednesday June 13 and will be open Wednesdays (11am - 7 pm), Thursdays (11am - 7 pm) and Saturdays (10 am - 5 pm) moving forward. We look forward to seeing you this…

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Pioneer Valley Street Heat

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
AFL-CIO Hall, 640 Page Blvd
Springfield, MA 01104
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This is back-to-back with the Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council meeting at 5:30.  If the CLC meeting goes past 6:45, Street Heat will meet as soon after as possible and still end by 8:00.  In that case, non-delegates who come at 6:45 for the Street Heat meeting are invited to observe, have pizza, until the CLC meeting ends.  If you’d like to come earlier, please contact Carol Rickless at (413) 732-7970.   As a joint-venture workers’ rights committee of Pioneer…

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