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November 2018

Climate Action Now – Information Night

November 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Special guest: Mindy Domb. Everyone is warmly invited. Handicap accessible and on a bus line.

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Human In Common Presents Ethical Upstander Training

November 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coldwell Banker, 112 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
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Learn skills for effectively interrupting and preventing harmful behavior. Join Deborah Cohen and Nialena Ali for a compassionate, experiential approach to active bystander intervention training. Thursday, December 6th, 8:30am – Noon: Interrupting Sexual Harassment & Assault Workshops include: • Context and conditions in which harassment & assault proliferate • Ethical Upstander Toolkit with specific response strategies • Opportunities to practice skills using scenarios with feedback from our experts • Ethical Upstander template for difficult conversations • Strategies for being an ally to those…

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Historical Hackers: Cunning, Crafts and Material Manipulations

November 29, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Integrated Science Building (ISB) Room 145, Umass Amherst
Amherst, MA United States
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Dr. Otto von Busch is Associate Professor in Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design. He has a background in arts, craft, design and theory and many of his projects explore how design can mobilize community capabilities through collaborative craft and social activism in the support of social sustainability, peace, and justice. Designed objects are embodiments of power and are parts of negotiating the action spaces of people. Many form of citizen agency and resistance is based on using design to…

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Climate Justice: Viewing Climate Change Through a Lens of Social Justice

November 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Montessori School of Northampton,, 42 Bates Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Free

Most of us are familiar with the environmental effects of climate change, but have you thought about what a changing climate will do to people? Van Jones, a social justice champion and news commentator says it best: “In order to trash the planet, you have to trash people.” In this workshop, participants will learn how climate change disproportionately affects people of color, women, people living in poverty, and immigrants. Participants will learn about what is called “the people side of…

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Demilitarize Our Community: Strategy Session

November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice, 2 Conz St, Ste 2B
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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We apologize that last week's 11/15 meeting was cancelled due to the storm. Join us next week: It's no secret that countless companies in our hometowns are contracted with the Department of Defense. We've seen the data. We know the numbers. Now what? We need your help. Our Demilitarization Committee is holding our third open meeting on 11/29 at 6pm. Together, we will create a strategy to raise awareness and build momentum. Let's put an end to the military industrial…

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Forum of Inclusion and Access to the Arts (1st of 2)

November 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst,
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The Rainbow Players, a Western Mass., improv theatre troupe, invites you to the first of 2 Forums of Inclusion and Access to the Arts at The Bangs Community Center, South Meeting Room #101, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA. The 2nd forum is on Thurs., Dec. 6th at same time and location. Please come to: o share your thoughts o express your Own Story through song, dance, theater, poetry, or other channels — through Open Mic o watch others share their…

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December 2018

Sisters, Faith, Activism, and Struggle: Learning From and Supporting Each Other in the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Communities

December 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room at 40 Center Street, 40 Center Street
Northampton, MA 01060
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Three women from different faith traditions – Naz Mohamed, a Muslim woman; Pamela Schwartz, a Jewish woman; and Ann Turner, a Catholic woman – come together to discuss how their relationships to their faith share a common purpose in their work for social justice. With Andrea Ayvazian as moderator, we will share how faith can inspire and fuel the stamina necessary for resistance. Trainers: Pamela Schwartz, Director, Western MA Network to End Homelessness, former Northampton City Councilor, and long-time activist…

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The Iran Agenda Today: a Talk with Reese Erlich

December 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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TALK: The Real Story from Inside Iran DATE: Monday, December 3, 2018 TIME: 6:30PM PLACE: Unitarian Society, 234 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060 Reese Erlich, a longtime journalist who has covered the Middle East, will be speaking in Northampton on Monday, December 3rd at the Unitarian Society in downtown Northampton at 6:30pm. He will be discussing his recent book, The Real Story from Inside Iran and What's Wrong with US Policy, which came out last month from Routledge Press (https://www.routledge.com/)…

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Human In Common Presents: Ethical Upstander Training

December 4, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coldwell Banker, 112 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
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Learn skills for effectively interrupting and preventing harmful behavior. Join Deborah Cohen and Nialena Ali for a compassionate, experiential approach to active bystander intervention training. Tuesday, December 4th, 8:30am – Noon: Interrupting Racism Thursday, December 6th, 8:30am – Noon: Interrupting Sexual Harassment & Assault Workshops include: • Context and conditions in which harassment & assault proliferate • Ethical Upstander Toolkit with specific response strategies • Opportunities to practice skills using scenarios with feedback from our experts • Ethical Upstander template for difficult conversations…

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Anatomy of a Genocide: A Local History of the Holocaust

December 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UMass Amherst Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, 758 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA
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The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst presents "Anatomy of a Genocide: A Local History of the Holocaust". For more than four hundred years, the Eastern European border town of Buczacz—today part of Ukraine—was home to a highly diverse citizenry. It was here that Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews all lived side by side in relative harmony. Then came World War II, and three years later the entire Jewish population had been murdered by German and Ukrainian…

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