10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Doors open at 9:45
First Congregational Church
43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA
This interactive workshop has an intersectional, antiracist approach to
oppression. In it, we will:
- Explore what keeps us from addressing harm
- Use scenarios to highlight how to intervene in a safe way
- Try out interventions and receive feedback about what is effective and
what is not.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments, courtesy of the Friends of the Athol Public Library. Discussion to follow. Seating is limited, call 978-249-9515 to reserve a place.
The Athol Public Library and North Quabbin Energy's spring film series schedule opens with a double-feature on visions of a new society 'in the shell of the old' -- and how to halt and repair the destruction on our planet. Joanna Macy tells why this "great turning" is necessary. This Economics of Happiness is a shorter version of the hour-long award-winning film. Conversation after the viewing will be led by Anna Gyorgy, of Wendell and Traprock, who helped with the German premiere of The Economics of Happiness.
And for ideas on how a new library (think Greenfield) can add to a community, click on Athol Library's website for a 9+ min. film on the museum's 250 year old history -- and its beautiful, super green (LEED Platinum) 2013 major renovation and addition. Right out Rt. 2-2A onto Main Street, it is well worth a visit. So carpool with friends to this special program, "for a future worth winning."
(Free, but do call to reserve).
Irish Songs of Wonder, Emigration & Resistance
Come celebrate St Patrick's Day with Charlie King, Annie Patterson & Peter Blood at this benefit singalong concert.
This is a fund-raising concert for the Immigrant Solidarity Group of Mt Toby Friends Meeting, to assist their work supporting immigrant families in the Turners Falls area.
Charlie King is a beloved nationally known activist, satirist and singer songwriter whose 2 dozen CDs include the 1999 "Brilliant: Songs of Ireland" album. He is this year's recipient of the Phil Ochs Award, in recognition of his music and activism for social and political justice in the spirit of Phil Ochs.
Annie Patterson & Peter Blood are the creators of Rise Up Singing and the 2015 sequel Rise Again. Annie is an accomplished performer of traditional Appalachian & Celtic music. Peter Blood is the editor of Pete Seeger's autobiography Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Singalong Memoir.
Tickets are available now on this website or at the door for a suggested donation of $10-20. $5 for under 18. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)
The concert will combine performance and group singing - many songs will include audience participation. Bring your copy of Rise Up Singing and/or Rise Again if you have one. Copies will also be available to borrow or buy at the concert.
An Interfaith Witness for Climate Action!
Starts 12 noon - Gathering at the State House in Downtown Boston with a procession to the Back Bay Pipeline Project. Join us as people from all faith traditions unite as a witness to climate injustice in our state and to speak truth to Governor Baker.