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Sponsored by Citizens for Race Amity Now
th, 2017 from followed by refreshments and networking.
Cadigan Center on 38 Woodside Ave., Amherst, MA.
The public is invited to our free planning workshop designed to bring together people from western MA. We plan to engage in scheduling meaningful programs and activities to commemorate Race Amity Day. This year we observe Race Amity Day on in accordance with the 2015 Massachusetts Race Amity Bill, H-2745, signed into law by Gov. Baker. In the state proclamation citizens are encouraged to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities.
Amherst is the first town in western MA to issue a proclamation adopting an annual Race Amity Day. Last year, the US senate unanimously passed resolution 491 that begins legislation toward adopting an annual national Race Amity Day.
The effort to establish a National Race Amity Day, the National Center for Race Amity announced, was in the spirit of celebrating “America’s multicultural, multi-ethnic an
d multiracial diversity,” adding that the occasion “serves as a time of reflection on the ideals of friendship, civility, and respect that bind the American people together every day.
Please RSVP if you can attend. For further information call CRAN at 253-9842.
In Amity, Ray
TICKETS: Suggested donation of $20 for adults, $5 for those under 18. In advance or at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Advance tickets available at: www.riseupandsing.org/events/justice-amherst
TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE, MORE CONCERT INFO & FULL LIST OF SPONSORS:
CONTACTS: For more information about the concert or to schedule an interview with the performers, contact Peter Blood & Annie Patterson at 413-256-8596 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-sponsored by Amherst NAACP, Climate Action Now & Coming Together
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
120. N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA
Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program will be coming to Amherst to update us on these issues and engage our community in strategic planning.
AFSC will sponsor a series of events over the course of the day – from the Sojourner Truth Walking Tour and a Children’s Program (run by Dr. Ousmane Power-Greene) – to a series of workshops and trainings in various spaces in downtown Northampton by local activists and activist groups.
9am: Sojourner Truth Walking Tour (with Steve Strimer of the Ruggles Center)
Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue
Park and Pine Streets, Florence
10am: Children’s MLK Jr. Celebration (with Dr. Ousmane Power-Greene)
Jackson Street School
120 Jackson St, Northampton
12 – 5pm: Informational Tabling
+ Come get a schedule and directions to the workshops, get a “Black Lives Matter” or “Good Neighbor” lawn sign, or visit organization’s tables.
297 Main St, Northampton
1pm – 5pm: Social Justice Workshops
Various locations at Edwards Church, First Churches, the Unitarian Universalist Society, Northampton Friends Meeting
To see the complete schedule of workshops and trainings click on this link
6pm: MLK Sing-a-long Celebration (with Evelyn Harris and more)
129 Main Street, Northampton
For complete information about this action click here to link to the AFSC website.
All are invited to participate in the Greenfield location "Women Standing Our Ground" event organized by Cynthia Bleil and Mary MCClintock.
For: Additional details, Directions, Carpooling, Parking, What to Wear/Bring visit the Women Standing Our Ground Facebook link or phone number shown below.
Please spread the word to everyone you know who isn’t able to go to DC or Boston or NYC!
Women Standing Our Ground Rally in Solidarity with Women’s March on Washington
Echoing the message of the Washington March, local speakers, songs, signs, and personal testimony will focus on standing together for women’s and human rights. Intended as a call to action, the rally will provide information about concrete actions participants can take to protect their rights, safety, health, and families.
At , participants in the Greenfield rally will join individuals and groups across the country in observing the One Minute of Silence for Equality. The 1@1 action is a call for women’s equality, women’s rights, and human rights.
Women Standing Our Ground Rally co-organizer Mary McClintock, of Conway, said “Many women I know will travel to Washington for the Women’s March on Washington and many of us can’t be in Washington that day. I am helping create this local rally so we can show solidarity with the national March and add our voices to the call for women’s rights. I encourage all women and our allies to stand up for women’s rights and human rights on and every day.”
All are invited to attend the rally and are encouraged to dress warmly for an outdoor event and to bring signs that express their vision for women’s rights and human rights, locally, nationally, and globally., women and their allies will gather on the Greenfield Town Common (Court Square) for a rally in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.