Author Archive | George Aguiar


Leverett activist: Trump presidency calls for ‘shift of consciousness’

There’s also a need for “shifting our consciousness toward a full understanding of our interconnectedness and interdependence,” in what Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela of South Africa called ubuntu: “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. A person is a person through other people. Humanity is a quality we […]

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Several children's books collected by the Greenfield Public Library in a partnership with the Traprock Center.

Children at heart of this collection

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Public Library will release a new collection of children’s books centered around themes of peace, social justice and nature during an event Saturday afternoon. At least 60 books were purchased with a gift of $1,000 from the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice. Chosen by the library staff, the books include […]

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Tieray Moore is recognized at the 16th Annual Peacemaker Awards Thursday night for his work combating racism. RECORDER STAFF/ANDY CASTILLO

Franklin County students recognized at Peacemaker Awards

GREENFIELD — “One thing we all need, is peace,” said Marcia Miller, co-chair of the Peacemaker Awards, speaking in front of about 200 people Thursday evening at Greenfield Community College during the 16th annual awards presentation. The Peacemaker Awards recognize Franklin County students grades eight through 12 who have worked toward peace in their schools, […]

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War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification

Israeli activist-author Jeff Halper is in the US to present his new book — War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification Northampton: Sunday, March 6, 3-4:30 pm at the Edwards Church Greenfield: Monday, March 7, 12:30-2pm, GCC Downtown Center – 270 Main Street, Greenfield Amherst College: Monday, March 7, 7:30pm, Amherst College, […]

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AFSC Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration will take place onMonday, January 18. It will feature a walking tour of Florence’s historically significant sites by Steve Strimer of the David Ruggles Center; followed by a children’s program at 10:30 a.m. at the Florence Community Center (140 Pine Street). AFSC’s Annual Convocation will be held […]

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Saturday, December 12 2 pm ​Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe ​​A Healing Ceremony for our Souls and for the World We will enter into the healing energies of our Lady of Guadalupe. ​All we have to do is a heart-call and she will make her way through walls, across water and under mountains […]

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Renewables Are Ready

Renewables Are Ready is a presentation developed in response to the defining issue of our times – climate change. Our goals are to inform about the advances in renewable energy technologies and their potential, together with efficiency, to power our country by 2050 and to identify the political obstacles in getting there. We finish with inspiring examples of action and […]

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SOCIAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE — Heart-centered involvement in social change

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 […]

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