* The Children's Books Collaboratives have been generously funded by the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice, the Greenfield Savings Bank, and New England War Tax Resistance.

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Watch System Change, Not Climate Change, a report home from the 2017 World Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

The Song – Sarah Pirtle

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 […]

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The Draft

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 […]

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Pipeline Procession & Nonviolent Direct Action workshop: Sat Aug 29 Woolman Hill

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 […]

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Mina Hamilton: energy research on fracking and more

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 […]

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August 6 and 9, 1945: Reverberations Across Seventy Years

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 […]

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Gloria De,Layne Matlock

Singing Songs Of Freedom — The Spirituals: Healing Racism Through Music

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 […]

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In 1998, a group of walkers left the Peace Pagoda in Leverett MA on the  Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage. This 13-month journey passed through the eastern United States and continued to the Caribbean, Brazil, West Africa, and South Africa,  reversing the direction of the Middle Passage symbolically and geographically.  Along the way, participants […]

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