Traprock's Annual 2019 Report and Request for Support

Once again, at a time of historic challenges and resistance, the Traprock Center had a year full of activity. We now approach a new decade with a sense of urgency, also aware of possibilities for change. Voices and actions of youth demanding a livable future offer hope. We will continue to support their efforts.

Since 1978 Traprock has been a community-based organization for peace and justice. With a volunteer board led by Director Pat Hynes, the work focuses on education, support and mobilization for peace and justice. Major projects are presented on a newly designed website ( that features a monthly calendar of social justice events throughout the Pioneer Valley.

Here is a brief presentation of our recent work. We hope for your trust and support in 2020.

The movement to change the Massachusetts State Seal and flag grows

On November 19th Traprock supported and joined a recent delegation from Western Mass, taking a bus to Boston to rally and testify at the State House in favor of a package of legislation introduced and supported by the first nations of our state.

In this Thanksgiving season, and on the eve of 2020, the 400th anniversary of the landing of the first British colonists in Massachusetts, it is appropriate to take a new look at the symbol of our state.

>>Read more about changing the seal

>>Also read the written testimony to the 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by Anna Gyorgy, for the Traprock Board of Directors