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4:30 pm

Protest Campus Injustice

June 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us AGAIN THIS MONDAY AT 4:30 ON THE CAMPUS GREEN at Westfield State University!!!

(This will be a PEACEFUL protest and we will be taking steps in order to follow SOCIAL DISTANCING.)

Last Monday... we met with the administration at WSU to discuss our disappointment with how issues are being handled insufficiently. (Issues of rape being threatened as well as racism issues on campus.) After sharing the laws and policies that the campus are hiding behind with them verbatim- they chose to stand behind the statement that they cannot disclose anything at this time. This is unacceptable.

Now they choose to release a news article from our university president (who is in CA) claiming they are doing so much for racism and campus inclusivity. It’s a joke and we need to call them on their lies.

If you have a story to share- whether you can attend or not- please reach out! We would love to give you the opportunity to speak, or speak on your behalf if you would like.

We will be protesting AGAIN THIS MONDAY the issues of protecting a rapist as well as a photo of a student in blackface since the president and university has failed to work with us at resolving this at a speedy pace. The university was given more than enough time to contact students about when we can expect this to be resolved and they gave the middle finger to that request when they chose to send out a campus wide email today with no mention of these issues and their resolution.
Please spread the word so that we get a turnout and our voices will be heard!

We are also looking for individuals who would want to speak on the racism on campus. There will be speakers on sexual assault on campus as well from sexual assault survivors. We are looking for more to speak on this subject as well.

Again- this Monday, June 29 at 4:30 on the Westfield State University campus green!!!! (In front of the library)

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7:00 pm

Authoritarianism or Democracy: Chomsky, Van Gosse, dePass

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

RECENT AUTHORITARIAN ACTIONS OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION:
• Sending the military to attack peaceful anti-racist protesters
• Launching armed thugs against state governments & encouraging police violence
• Firing Inspectors General without cause
• Lying about the Corona Virus
• Assaulting Truth & Science
• Packing the Courts with Right-Wing “Judges”
• Refusing to accept the oversight of Congress
• Undermining the independence of a free press
Register now for a webinar featuring Noam Chomsky, Van Gosse, and Ty dePass.
Please join us for the webinar and in the struggle for democracy and constitutional government.
Noam Chomsky is Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and Professor Emeritus of M.I.T. He has long been among the leading critics of U.S. foreign and military policies, neoliberalism and political corruption in the U.S. and other nations.
Van Gosse is a Professor of History at Franklin & Marshall. After writing about the New Left “movement of movements” for some years, he now studies black politics between the Revolution and the Civil War. He has been active in peace and solidarity work since the 1980s (CISPES, Peace Action, United for Peace and Justice) and helped found Historians Against the War, now H-PAD, in 2003.
New York-born Ty dePass was an anti-racist activist in Boston in the 70s and 80s. He is now a member of Simple Justice in Columbia, SC, and deejays Latin-Caribbean dance music drawing inspiration from Cuban independence fighter Antonio Maceo.
Sponsored by the Authoritarianism Study/ Action Group of Massachusetts Peace Action.

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