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Community Room at 40 Center Street

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40 Center Street
Northampton, MA 01060

November 2018

Communication 101: How to Speak Your Truth and Listen from the Heart

November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room at 40 Center Street, 40 Center Street
Northampton, MA 01060
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Free
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We all want to be seen and heard, but sometimes we can get so caught up in our perspective and thinking about what’s right/true/just that it’s hard to connect with others who don’t share our way. Social change and breaking down silos of difference requires us to develop skills in communicating across the aisle and not be afraid to know and be known by people who span the whole range of diversity. This class will be a combination of didactics,…

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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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Publish or Perish: How to Write for and Get Published in the Mass Media

December 8, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 pm
Community Room at 40 Center Street, 40 Center Street
Northampton, MA 01060
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In this class, we will explore how to write short opinion articles for newspapers, magazines, and online sites. The focus of our work together will be on developing useful skills for composing articles that will attract the interest of editors and express a strong point of view. Trainer: Dr. Michael Klare, Former Director, Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies, currently Senior Research Fellow, Arms Control Association, Washington DC. Dr. Klare is also the Defense Correspondent for The…

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May 2019

Writing With Fire: Using Narrative for Advocacy and Change

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room at 40 Center Street, 40 Center Street
Northampton, MA 01060
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In this workshop, participants will learn to write bold, compelling narratives that instigate change and social advocacy in both the digital sphere as well as in our communities. Together, we will create a safe space where we will learn how to mobilize the most effective aspects of our unique voices in the service of those who are not heard.   Trainer: Epi Arias, Writer and Researcher

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