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March 2019

Forum on the Crisis in Venezuela

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ILC Building, UMass Amherst, 650 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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Forum at UMass sponsored by the History Department, Philosophy Department, and The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice at 6:30 Tuesday March 26 in ILC Building Rm 151 with local Venezuelan-American solidarity activist Hector Figarella and sanctions expert Marc Weisbrot.

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Film Screening: “Naila and the Uprising,” women leading the First Intifada

March 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Smith College Campus Center, 100 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01060
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Free

JOIN US for a group of viewing "Naila and the Uprising," a film on women leading the First Intifada. A discussion will follow. The video premieres in the PBS series Women, War, and Peace II. The PBS series is Mar. 25-26, 9-11pm and includes three additional films on women in Ireland and Egypt, and Bangladeshi women peacekeepers in Haiti. More info: pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/about Smith College Campus Center lower level TV lounge Free and open to the public Co-sponsors: Smith College Students…

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Municipal Socialism: A Conference on Curbing Corporate Power & Expanding Democracy in Our Towns

March 30 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Greenfield Community College, 1 College Dr.
Greenfield, 01301
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$15

At the workshops, experts will help activists and town officials explore the creation of publicly owned & non-profit solar power, hydro power, affordable housing, broadband, public banking, expanded school services, and incentives for forming worker coops. Each workshop will address one of these topics with ample time for discussion.

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Grassroots Fundraising: Raising Money for Our Movements!

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main Street
Greenfield, MA
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Free

Struggling to find funding for your awesome project? Don’t want to let foundations or corporate donors dictate your organizational priorities? Looking for new, creative ways to engage donors or find new ones? Want your fundraising strategies to reflect your values? Then this training is for you! This interactive workshop will discuss why grassroots fundraising matters, dispel myths about who gives, help us get over our fears in fundraising, and lay out the components of a grassroots fundraising plan. Trainer: Sonia…

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April 2019

How Direct Action Campaigns Can Build Transformational Movements

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Churches of Northampton, 129 Main Street
Northampton, MA United States
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Free

George Lakey, recently retired from Swarthmore College, started a life of activist campaigning six decades ago. His first book was a manual for the Civil Rights Movement. His most recent book, Viking Economics,shares the results of nonviolent direct action campaigning in achieving the world’s most free and most just societies: Scandinavia. He co-founded the spiritual activist Earth Quaker Action Team which forced the 7th-largest bank in American to give up financing mountain top removal coal minding. His new book is…

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Showing Up Whole in Racial Justice Work

April 6 @ 9:30 am - April 7 @ 4:00 pm
Free

A 2-day Anti-Racism Workshop The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership in partnership with Re-Center, Race & Equity in Education; and the Smith College Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, are offering a 2-day Anti-Racism Workshop. Saturday April 6, 2019, 9:30am - 5:00pm &
 Sunday, April 7, 2019, 9:30am - 4:00pm Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Smith College, Community Room, 123 Elm Street, Northampton, MA Noticing how and understanding why we show up to work for racial justice is essential…

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Indigenous Peoples Rights

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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FREE

Nicole Friederichs and Cedric Woods have been on the front line of many Native tribal struggles in Massachusetts and beyond. They will discuss current Native rights issues and some of the difficulties blocking the recovery of tribal lands and the recognition of tribes in our area. Professor Friederichs has graduated many Suffolk Law students from her Indigenous Peoples Rights Clinic, where students work with tribes on a wide range of legal issues. She will talk about some of those student…

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PETE’S 100TH – NORTHAMPTON

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Come to this stirring celebration of the life and work of Pete Seeger! We will be joined at this singalong concert by Emma's Revolution (Pat Humphries & Sandy O), Charlie King, and Sally Rogers. We will be singing out of a new collection of songs that Pete wrote or was great at performing and leading that we are making specially to honor his 100th anniversary. Copies will be available to borrow or buy at the concert. This concert is a benefit for Climate Action Now MA…

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