"Our mission is to work in community to end violence against Earth, her people, and all living beings and to support all endeavors to bring about a just world."

Gloria De,Layne Matlock

Singing Songs Of Freedom — The Spirituals: Healing Racism Through Music

A workshop for all ages led by Gloria De,Layne Matlock Saturday February 28th 1:30 – 3:30 McCusker’s Market, Shelburne Falls A performer, educator, dancer, poet, and playwright, Gloria De,Layne Matlock grew up singing gospel and spirituals with The Robinson Singers, directed by her mother—songs that had been passed down from her great great grandmother. In […]

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PROGRAM ON THE INTERFAITH PILGRIMAGE OF THE MIDDLE PASSAGE TO BE PRESENTED IN GREENFIELD

In 1998, a group of walkers left the Peace Pagoda in Leverett MA on the  Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage. This 13-month journey passed through the eastern United States and continued to the Caribbean, Brazil, West Africa, and South Africa,  reversing the direction of the Middle Passage symbolically and geographically.  Along the way, participants […]

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While citizens embraced ‘Silent Spring,’ a poisonous war raged on

Pat Hynes & Frances Crowe – Rachel Carson’s ground-breaking book “Silent Spring, published in September 1962, ignited modern U.S. environmentalism and resulted in new laws for environmental and public health protection in the United States. Two days before it came out, President Kennedy signed his approval for the so-called “rainbow herbicides” (Agents Orange, White, Purple, […]

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A 2-Day Leadership Training for Teens and Young Adults

The Art of Waging Peace. Peace Leadership Skills Are Life Skills! This two-day training explores tough issues and emphasizes the powerful form of leadership that is needed to promote peace and justice in our communities and in everyday life. Practiced by Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., this form of leadership is grounded in nonviolence […]

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Think Like A Commoner

Traprock Peace Education Center at GCC invites you to hear David Bollier on: Think Like a Commoner October 17 from 12-1:30 GCC Main Building C208 At a time when our representative democracy has become a gaudy charade driven by big money and remote bureaucracies, the commons is arising in countless places around the world as […]

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