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The #MeToo Movement and Minority Voices
February 27, 2018 –
A Conversation with Shaheen Pasha
Tuesday, February 27th
Northampton Friends Meeting Room
43 Center Street, second floor
Northampton, MA 01060
Speaker: Professor Shaheen Pasha
At a time of national reckoning and accountability around sexual harassment, what challenges and opportunities do women of minority communities experience in speaking out against men both inside and outside their identity groups? What does the #MeToo movement represent for women of color? What are the causes of misogyny in the broader American culture and what are the legal, political, and social shifts required to address the prevalence of sexual harassment in society? Join us in February to hear Professor Shaheen Pasha and others speak on this critical issue.
Shaheen Pasha is an educator and journalist who joined the faculty at UMass in January 2013. She previously worked as the Middle East Regional Editor for The Brief, a legal magazine published by Thomson Reuters. Prior to launching the magazine, Pasha was the Islamic finance correspondent at Thomson Reuters, based in Dubai. She has worked at CNNMoney.com as a banking and legal reporter, covering the Supreme Court and the Enron trial. Pasha was also a reporter at Dow Jones Newswires, where she had a daily column in the Wall Street Journal and appeared as a regular correspondent on CNBC Asia, covering the ADR market. She taught print and online journalism for undergraduate and graduate students at The American Uni versity in Cairo and media writing at Pace University in New York. Pasha is the co-editor of Mirror on the Veil: A Collection of Personal Essays on Hijab and Veiling, published by Critical, Cultural and Communications Press (2017) and is a contributor to The Dallas Morning News, New England Public Radio, USA Today, Daily Beast and Quartz, among other news outlets. Her areas of focus include international journalism, Islam and religion, business reporting, and mass incarceration issues. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's degree in speech communication from Pace University.
Co-sponsors : Critical Connections and Karuna Center for Peacebuilding. This event is made possible through the generous funding of Mass Humanities, whose grants inspire considered thought, conversations, and action.
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Step Up! Bystander Training
March 3, 2018 –
Bypass your fear and be an engaged
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Syrian Refugees - Women and Children in Lebanon
March 10, 2018
As part of our continuing effort to educate ourselves and bring relief to Syrian women and children, we have invited Pat Hynes, Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, to speak on Saturday, March 10 at 11 am at the library, Ramsdell Room.
In October 2017, Pat and two others traveled to Lebanon to conduct interviews with women in Syrian refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley near the Syrian border. They also visited a Lebanese-run school for Syrian children. Pat will give a presentation with slides about the plight of women refugees in war as told by Syrian women and the admirable work of local Lebanese and Syrian organizations providing aid.
"Throughout," she says, "I felt the truth of peace activist Randall Forsberg's observation: there is no crisis that is not worsened by war. War is not the answer."
Questions? Contact Jodi at the library or Abbie Jenks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Pelham Library and Pelham Neighbor to Neighbor.
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Two Films on a Future Worth Winning
March 15, 2018 –
In the Reverence, Resistance, Resilience film series:
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The Rising of The Moon
March 16, 2018
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.
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Enhancing Quality of Life in Greenfield: Recreation & Transportation
March 22, 2018 –
Meet some of the movers and shakers behind the scenes
learn about progress
Ask questions and make suggestions about next steps
Why Recreation & Transportation?
“When residents wrote our master plan three years ago, people saw improving recreational opportunities and enhancing how we get around, as key to improving our quality of life physically and socially, by getting outdoors and opening opportunities to jobs, daycare, healthy food, entertainment, exercise, shopping, and civic engagement. We want to share progress made, how you can get involved, and hear your thoughts.”
Nancy Hazard, Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee (SGIC), organizer of the event
RECREATION: “We Create Community Through People, Parks and Programs” is the Recreation Department’s slogan, and Christy Moore, who has headed up Greenfield Recreation department for a decade, has brought this slogan to reality. Come hear what her department has accomplished in the last few years as well as the Recreation Department’s 10-year plan to improve town-owned properties, as well as programs for kids and family and community events such as the winter carnival, triathlon, Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ, and summer concerts at the Energy Park, and learn how you can get involved.
TRANSPORTATION: George Touloumtzis is all about equity, safety, choice, community and low environmental impact when it comes to getting around. In addition to sitting on the Planning Board and SGIC, he is active in the Greenfield Bicycle Coalition, and FRTA Transit Advisory Committee. The vision in Sustainable Greenfield is to help Greenfield develop a multi-modal sustainable transportation system for all. What this would look like would be well-connected and safe options to get around including walking, biking, wheel chair access, public transit and automobiles. It was residents’ hope that this range of options would make Greenfield healthier by encouraging physical exercise and community-engagement, while also reducing air and water pollution. George will talk about his excitement of the tremendous progress that is being made, as well as the challenges, and open the floor to people’s thoughts of how we can move forward to bring this vision to reality.
NEXT PANEL DISCUSSION MAY 24: The third and final panel of this series offered by SGIC will look at the economic and environmental benefits of moving toward a fossil-fuel free future.
Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee (SGIC)
Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee (SGIC) aims to facilitate bringing the Town’s master plan to reality by identifying, recommending and implementing programs that foster a vital, sustainable and resilient community, focusing on the three interlocking aspects of sustainability: the economy, the environment, and society. For more information about Sustainable Greenfield, Greenfield’s master plan, or SGIC, visit: http://greenfield-ma.gov/g/31/Sustainable-Greenfield
DATE & LOCATION
Thursday, March 22, 7-8:30 pm
114 Main Street
FREE & Light refreshments
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Let My People Go: Exodus from fossil fuel
March 26, 2018
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.
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