When my peers were washing dishes to be able to afford college, I was able to learn activism skills … I was taught to do these things, and I was treated as a potential future source of energy and power and importance, and it was an incredibly affirming thing. I don’t see anyone else in the local community doing what The Resistance Center does with young people to create a system where they can be supported, and be paid, to be an activist.

Former Smith College Intern


The Resistance Center recognizes and resists the ills created from oppression and the culture of militarism in Western Massachusetts and beyond. We work to create a society based on peace and social justice. We strive to be the connective tissue between communities, organizations, faith institutions and elected officials. We seek to educate and empower communities in confronting these problems and find lasting solutions which build unity and foster peace.