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The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking The Domination Code
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Spoken Word: An Art with a History
March 4, 2017 –
On Saturday March 4th, from 10:15 to 12:15 at the First Congregational Church 43 Silver St. in Greenfield, Racial Justice Rising presents Tem Blessed, and guests, with Spoken Word- An Art with a History. In this free and informative program, Tem Blessed will take us on a journey of the history of spoken word through demonstration of the art as well as lecture. Tem's love of music, his experience, his care of the natural world, and his roots in West Africa come together in the music he creates. Joining Tem will be three other artists from Western MA. There will be a short time of open mic opportunity for those in the audience.
Supported in part by the following Local Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency: Amherst, Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont-Hawley, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Hadley, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Pelham, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Wendell.
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2017: COURAGEOUS WOMEN / FEARLESS WOMEN
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March 11, 2017 –
Safe & Green Campaign is hosting a Vigil at Noon in Pliny Park, Main St & High St., in Brattleboro to once again call attention to the on-going nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan. For six years the people, water and environment have been suffering from radioactive contamination, and there are no solutions in sight. As a matter of fact, things continue to get worse.
In support of Standing Rock and the Native Nations Rise March
March 11, 2017 –
Standing Rock and Native Nations have called for solidarity actions to support their March 10th Washington DC march in prayer and action. The Standing Rock and Native Nations organizers of the DC March say: “We ask that you rise in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of the world whose rights protect Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) for the future generations of all. May we weave a web of life-sustaining communities across our planet Earth.”
Gather on the Greenfield Town Common on Saturday, March 11 at Noon for a Rally to Stand With Standing Rock and Native Nations.
All are invited to gather on Saturday, March 11 at noon at the Greenfield Town Common to stand together in community prayer, song, and peaceful action in support of Standing Rock Water Protectors and Indigenous people.
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Gender Reconciliation Dialogue
March 30, 2017 –
GENDER RECONCILIATION DIALOGUE
How can all people engage in solidarity to change sexism?
Where: Pelham Library located at 2 S. Valley Road, Pelham 01002 near the elementary school on the Main Road from Amherst.
When: Thursday March 30th 6:30 - 8:30
Please arrive early to start on time.
Sponsored by Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
“What the world believes about women impacts all of us -- and Earth.”
In the early 1960‘s sexism was called “the problem that has no name.” Today we know that sexism is a linchpin in keeping all kinds of violence going and we realize that each person is welcome and needed in the struggle to change the systemic oppressions that skew our human community. During this dialogue we will increase our understanding of each other and our appreciation for ourselves.
Dialogue leader: Sarah Pirtle, Interfaith Minister and author of five books including An Outbreak of Peace and Better Together. Sarah directs the Common Threads Project of Traprock.
Option: Before the dialogue, try to skim Sarah’s booklet online -- Keeper of the Fire: Dialogue to Change Sexism and Foster Gender Reconciliation. This is found at traprock.org
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Talk: Long-term Strategy and Movement Building for Dealing with the Trump Regime
March 31, 2017 –
An unprecedented mobilization of resistance and protests have arisen in the U.S. during the last couple of months. That is hopeful, but there are important issues and lessons from resistance studies to reflect upon that are not necessarily taken into account by the activists. How will these large protest events evolve into a resilient and long-term movement? Activists will need to mount a resistance strong enough to create a necessary system change that will survive the repression that the Trump regime has already prepared for. This talk will reflect upon a movement that can make a difference during the next 4-8 years of Trumpism. After an introduction by Stellan, we will discuss how to best develop a framework for such a resistance in small groups.
Dr. Stellan Vinthagen is Professor of Sociology, a scholar-activist, and the Inaugural Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he directs the Resistance Studies Initiative. He is also Editor of the Journal of Resistance Studies , Co-Leader of the Resistance Studies Group at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, co-founder of the International Resistance Studies Network, Council Member of War Resisters International, and academic advisor to the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict ICNC). His research is focused on resistance, power, social movements, nonviolent action, conflict transformation and social change. He has since 1980 been an educator, organizer and activist in several countries, and has participated in more than 30 nonviolent civil disobedience actions, for which he has served a total of more than one year in prison. His latest book is A Theory of Nonviolent Action - How Civil Resistance Works (2015).
Open to all and refreshments served.
Co-sponsored by The UMass Amherst Psychological and Brain Sciences Diversity Committee, the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program and Center for Research on Families.
|1April 1, 2017|
Racial Justice in the Courts: does it exist?