This training supports people to see themselves as involved in a life-long engagement in social change fueled by their own heart calling,while connected to generations of those who came before. We will learnhow to lead three basic activities relating to communicating nonviolently and changing systemic oppression. We will keep a focus on supporting the empowerment […]
"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."
From across the generations, people will come together as conscious leaders of social change to explore what we can learn from each other and ask — What is the work that needs to be done? The goal of the gathering is to help people take part in a long-line of generations working for the common […]
The newest episode of The Song features Sarah Pirtle of Western MA. A multi-talented singer/songwriter, Sarah is also a teacher, an activist, an award winning author and more. On The Song she performs songs about courage that are on her new CD, Everyday Bravery. Wonderfully inspiring songs that are beautifully written and performed with great […]
Date/Time Date(s) – 09/27/2015 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm Location Academy of Music Theatre Categories Theater “What the hell am I going to do?” The military draft during the U.S. war in Vietnam created an agonizing dilemma for millions of young Americans. And the choices they made changed their lives forever. The Draft, a new […]
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015 at WOOLMAN HILL We welcome any and all to participate in any part of the following event: PIPELINE PROCESSION with CHILDREN OF THE WILD 6:00 Procession 7:30-8:15pm Facilitated conversation Take part in a journey through the Wastelands of our own grief, darkness, and despair into the Wilds of imagination, hope, and […]
Environmental writer-researcher Mina Hamilton has written a series of articles exploring aspects of so-called ‘natural’ gas through hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). they explore: related pipeline and compressor station construction and operation; possible gas exports via liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals; and most recently a critique of fracked gas-fueled combined-cycle power plants. We are happy to have […]
August 6 and 9 mark the 70th anniversary of the United States dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This mass destruction of civilians (not military targets, as President Truman alleged) has reverberated perversely across 7 decades, with the spread of nuclear weapons and the persistent pressure on Japan by the […]
This year, more than a dozen area students were honored for their community contributions in the annual Peacemaker Awards. These awards are given to youths in eighth grade or higher, as well as teens who are homeschooled or have left school. Nominations come from school staff and community members.
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 […]
Pat Hynes & Frances Crowe: Along the western front of World War I lie miles of cemeteries for British, Scottish, Belgian, French and other soldiers killed in the war. In a lone, out-of-the way plot in this land of teenage war dead, a large cross and a dozen small ones honor the Christmas Truce of […]