Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Solidarity Training: Rideshare and Court Accompaniment

When: Saturday, July 6, 10am-12pm
Where:
Pioneer Valley Workers Center, 20 Hampton Ave, Suite 200

What: Training to join The Pioneer Valley Workers Center Rideshare and Court Accompaniment networks. Sign up here. More info on Rideshare and Court Accompaniment below.

Rideshare training 10-11am
Accompaniment training 11-12pm

RIDESHARE:
Driving is essential, but many PVWC members are not able to drive for a variety of reasons. Rideshare drivers participate in a one-hour training and are then notified of opportunities to drive community leaders when needed. Rides support PVWC worker members organizing for justice, and also support Lucio Perez and his family during this time in sanctuary. The community counts on this vital support. Email contact sisrideshare@protonmail.com

PVWC Court Accompaniment
Many PVWC immigrant members are fighting immigration cases and have regular ICE check-in appointments and court dates. Court Accompaniment volunteers provide support in these stressful times by attending the appointment or court date with immigrant community members. The Workers Center has received many requests recently for this solidarity support. Attend this one hour training and join the team.

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Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

Solidarity Training: Rideshare and Court Accompaniment

When: Tuesday, July 9, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where:
Pioneer Valley Workers Center, 20 Hampton Ave, Suite 200

What: Training to join The Pioneer Valley Workers Center Rideshare and Court Accompaniment networks. Sign up here. More info on Rideshare and Court Accompaniment below.

Rideshare training 6:30-7:30pm
Accompaniment training 7:30-8:30pm

RIDESHARE:
Driving is essential, but many PVWC members are not able to drive for a variety of reasons. Rideshare drivers participate in a one-hour training and are then notified of opportunities to drive community leaders when needed. Rides support PVWC worker members organizing for justice, and also support Lucio Perez and his family during this time in sanctuary. The community counts on this vital support. Email contact sisrideshare@protonmail.com

PVWC Court Accompaniment
Many PVWC immigrant members are fighting immigration cases and have regular ICE check-in appointments and court dates. Court Accompaniment volunteers provide support in these stressful times by attending the appointment or court date with immigrant community members. The Workers Center has received many requests recently for this solidarity support. Attend this one hour training and join the team.

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Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

Sister District Action Network Postcard Writing

Sister District Action Network Postcard Writing


When:  Sunday, June 23, 5 pm
Where:  Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St, South Hadley

What:  We will be writing postcards for Hala Ayala, a Virginia state legislators running for reelection in November.  The host purchases prepaid postcards and create graphics printed on the postcards. Participants will reimburse the host at $.42 for the postcards,  postage, and ink used.  Postcards, pens, scripts, addresses, and some snacks are provided; you are welcome to bring some snacks and extra highlighters.

Please RSVP to boenel@verizon.net

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Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

A Night of Food Justice with Mark Bittman:  Fundraiser - Benefit for the Pioneer Valley Workers Center and the Food Chain Workers Alliance

Fundraiser - A Night of Food Justice with Mark Bittman:  A Benefit for the Pioneer Valley Workers Center and the Food Chain Workers Alliance

When: 
Tuesday, June 18, 6-10:30 pm
Where:  Valley View Farm, 16 Walpole St, Haydenville

What:  Ticket includes dinner, music, and a talk facilitated by Monte Belmonte with Mark Bittman and restaurant and farmworkers about food justice.

Details and tickets here

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Jun
18
9:00 AM09:00

Climate Action Now's Carbon Pollution and Fee Rebate Group Meeting

Climate Action Now's Carbon Pollution and Fee Rebate Group Meeting 


When:  Tuesday, June 18, 9-10:45 am
Where:  Panera's, 335 Russell St (Mountain Farms Mall), Hadley
What:  This is an important time to build on the success of gaining many co-sponsors on the carbon pollution pricing bills. Meetings focus on educating legislators and interested groups about carbon pricing.  Get trained to meet with legislators and work with a statewide coalition focused on carbon pricing legislation.  

For more information.

For questions or to get involved, contact Mary Jo Maffei at maryjomaffei22@gmail.com or 413-265-6390

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Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

Indivisible Northampton Bimonthly Meeting - Action Meeting

Indivisible Northampton Bimonthly Meeting - Action Meeting


When: Monday, June 17th, 7:30 - 8:45pm  (Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.)

Where: 25 Mountain Laurel Path (Pathways Cohousing), Florence

What: This meeting will be devoted to taking postcard and/or phone bank actions together.  The specific actions will be announced closer to the date to ensure timeliness.  Join us in taking actions to make change.  

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

POWER STRUGGLE Film Screening

When: Saturday, June 15 at 7pm
Where: 118 Elliot Gallery, 118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT

What: A feature-length documentary chronicling a successful grassroots citizens’ effort to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor in Vermont, directed by long-time Pioneer Valley filmmaker Robbie Leppzer. Featuring Frances Crowe and other local activists from western Massachusetts and Vermont. Original Music by John Sheldon.

This is a benefit fundraiser to launch a national grassroots film campaign. For more information and to watch a film trailer, visit: www.PowerStruggleMovie.com

This event will also feature the premiere of a short film, FRANCES TURNS 100, chronicling Frances Crowe’s 100th birthday protest march through the streets of Northampton. 

Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer will speak and moderate post-screening discussion panels with film participants. 

Post-Screening Panel:  Features local residents and civic stakeholders talking about the current status and future of the Vermont Yankee decommissioning process, as well as the long-term public health hazards from high-level radioactive waste that will be stored indefinitely on the banks of the Connecticut River at the Vermont Yankee site. Panelists include: Chris Williams of the Citizen’s Awareness Network and board chair of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Clay Turnbull of the New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution, and Derrik Jordan, member of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel.

Tickets: $12 advance online / $15 at the door / No one will be turned away for lack of funds.   

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Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Pioneer Valley Citizen's Climate Lobby Meeting

Pioneer Valley Citizen's Climate Lobby Meeting


When: Wednesday, June 12, 7-8:45 pm
Where:  Unitarian Society, 220 Main St (downstairs), Northampton

What:   We exist to create the political will for climate solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power. CCL volunteers around the world gather locally each month for our group meetings to do four things:  Act - Each month CCL provides coordinated actions for each chapter that build political will for a livable world; Learn - We hear from a guest speaker on a different aspect of global warming science, politics, or policy; Celebrate - Celebrate our success, including growth, legislative progress, and published media; Practice -We build on our knowledge and our ability to communicate it persuasively.  Join us.

For questions, contact: lorasandhusen@gmail.competerthunfors@hotmail.comadonson@umass.edu, or markdhart56@gmail.com.

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Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Western Mass Medicare for All Monthly Meeting

Western Mass Medicare for All Monthly Meeting


When:  Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 pm (second Wednesday of every month)
Where:  Mass. Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow St, Holyoke

What:  Updates, actions, information, and resource-sharing.  Connect with other Medicare for All supporters and groups across the region.  Help make Single Payer a reality in Massachusetts and the nation.

Please RSVP to info@wmmedicareforall.org. New folks welcome!
 
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Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Represent US Western Mass - Monthly Meeting

Represent US Western Mass - Monthly Meeting

When:  Monday, June 10, 6-7:30 pm
Where:  Lathrop Community Function Room, 1 Shallowbrook Lane (off Bridge Rd near Hatfield St), Northampton

What:  Monthly meeting of the local chapter of the non-partisan group Represent.US, working for campaign finance reform and fighting government corruption to make our democracy stronger.  Work to get big money influence out of government by moving local, state, and national initiatives forward. Find out how your town can have a voice for clean government. All are welcome.

For questions or carpooling, email repwma@gmail.com


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Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

POWER STRUGGLE Film Screening

When: Friday, June 7, 7pm
Where: Northampton Center For The Arts, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton

What: A feature-length documentary chronicling a successful grassroots citizens’ effort to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor in Vermont, directed by long-time Pioneer Valley filmmaker Robbie Leppzer. Featuring Frances Crowe and other local activists from western Massachusetts and Vermont. Original Music by John Sheldon.

This is a benefit fundraiser to launch a national grassroots film campaign. For more information and to watch a film trailer, visit: www.PowerStruggleMovie.com

This event will also feature the premiere of a short film, FRANCES TURNS 100, chronicling Frances Crowe’s 100th birthday protest march through the streets of Northampton. 

Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer will speak and moderate post-screening discussion panels with film participants. 

Post-Screening Panel:  Features Frances Crowe and members of her Shut It Down Affinity Group (all women over 70), including Marcia Gagliardi and Hattie Nestel, who will talk about their participation in the movement to shut down Vermont Yankee and reflect on their affinity group experiences for lessons learned that could apply to other grassroots political struggles.

Tickets: $12 advance online / $15 at the door / No one will be turned away for lack of funds.   

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Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Wear Orange for Gun Safety

Wear Orange for Gun Safety
Sponsored by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Pioneer Valley


When:  Friday, June 7, 5-6 pm
Where:  Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St, Holyoke


What:  Join Mayor Alex Morse for the annual Wear Orange for Gun Safety vigil, in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.  Participants are encouraged to wear orange to stand in solidarity with victims of gun violence and pledge to do what we can to keep our communities safe.

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Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

POWER STRUGGLE Film Screening

When: Thursday, June 6, 7pm
Where: Northampton Center For The Arts, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton

What: A feature-length documentary chronicling a successful grassroots citizens’ effort to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor in Vermont, directed by long-time Pioneer Valley filmmaker Robbie Leppzer. Featuring Frances Crowe and other local activists from western Massachusetts and Vermont. Original Music by John Sheldon.

This is a benefit fundraiser to launch a national grassroots film campaign. For more information and to watch a film trailer, visit: www.PowerStruggleMovie.com

This event will also feature the premiere of a short film, FRANCES TURNS 100, chronicling Frances Crowe’s 100th birthday protest march through the streets of Northampton. 

Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer will speak and moderate post-screening discussion panels with film participants. 

Post-Screening Panel:  Features local activists talking about the current status and future of the Vermont Yankee decommissioning process, as well as the long-term public health hazards from high-level radioactive waste that will be stored indefinitely on the banks of the Connecticut River at the Vermont Yankee site. Panelists include: Deb Katz and Harvey Schaktman of the Citizen’s Awareness Network, and Clay Turnbull of the New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution.

Tickets: $12 advance online / $15 at the door / No one will be turned away for lack of funds.   

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Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Western Mass Medicare for All - Granby/South Hadley Hub Meeting

Western Mass Medicare for All - Granby/South Hadley Hub Meeting


When:  Wednesday, June 5, 6:30-8 pm
Where:  South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal St, South Hadley
What:  Discussion on what's happening with current legislative efforts and making our plan for education, advocacy, and outreach as we move forward. Newcomers are very welcome.

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Jun
5
4:30 PM16:30

Debate Watching Party

When: Wednesday, June 26th
Where: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence (Pathways Cohousing)

What: Indivisible Northampton is hosting a debate watching party for the first democratic debate. People can start arriving at 8:30pm, for the 9pm start time.  We'll have snacks, people can BYOB.

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Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

Climate Action Now's Carbon Pollution and Fee Rebate Group Meeting 

Climate Action Now's Carbon Pollution and Fee Rebate Group Meeting 


When:  Tuesday, June 4, 9-10:45 am
Where:  Panera's, 335 Russell St (Mountain Farms Mall), Hadley
What:  This is an important time to build on the success of gaining many co-sponsors on the carbon pollution pricing bills. Meetings focus on educating legislators and interested groups about carbon pricing.  Get trained to meet with legislators and work with a statewide coalition focused on carbon pricing legislation.  

For more information.

For questions or to get involved, contact Mary Jo Maffei at maryjomaffei22@gmail.com or 413-265-6390

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Jun
3
7:30 PM19:30

Indivisible Northampton Bimonthly Meeting -  Multimedia Event, Regenerative Farming, Forests and Food Systems

Indivisible Northampton Bimonthly Meeting -  Multimedia Event, Regenerative Farming, Forests and Food Systems


When:  Monday, June 3, 7:30-8:45 pm (Regular meetings are first and third Monday of each month)
Where:  25 Mountain Laurel Path (Pathways Co-housing), Florence

What:  Because stopping fossil fuel emissions is not enough, 
we will discuss natural solutions that actively remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in healthy soil, through supporting regenerative agriculture, forest protection and a healthy, just food system, as part of a holistic approach to improve the health of the planet and all living beings.

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Jun
1
10:15 AM10:15

Film: Race, the Power of an Illusion

Hosted by Racial Justice Rising

When: Saturday, June 1, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm (Doors open at 9:45)
Where: First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield

What: In May they showed the first section and part of the second.  At this event they will show the rest of part 2 and all of part 3, followed by discussion. Attendance at May program NOT necessary to attend.

The makers of Race: The Power of an Illusion, say that their goal is to make: 
“... starkly visible the ... social, economic, and political conditions that disproportionately channel advantages and opportunities to white people. Perhaps then we can shift the conversation from discussing diversity and respecting cultural difference to building a more just and equitable society.”

Childcare and snacks provided. Contact us at email@racialjusticerising.org to reserve child care (include number and ages of children) or with any questions.

This program is supported in part by grants from the Amherst, Ashfield, Buckland, Conway, Charlemont-Hawley, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Hadley, Heath, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Pelham, Shelburne, Wendell, and Whately Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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May
30
11:30 AM11:30

No Bans, No Barriers: Roe Act Lobby Day

No Bans, No Barriers: Roe Act Lobby Day

When: Thursday, May 30, 11:30-2

Where: Massachusetts Statehouse, Room 222, 24 Beacon St, Boston

What: Abortion rights are being threatened across the country. Here in Massachusetts, we are fighting back with the ROE Act. This legislation will remove unnecessary barriers to abortion and ensure that anyone, regardless of age, income, insurance, or legal status, can access safe, legal abortion. Join us to lobby your lawmakers about why it is critical to expand and protect abortion access NOW. This event is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

RSVP: bit.ly/roeaction

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May
28
1:00 PM13:00

Screening and Discussion of "Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point"

Sponsored by Northampton Hub of Western Mass Medicare for All

When:  Tuesday, May 28, 1-3 pm
Where:  Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St, Northampton

What:  Find out what is Medicare for All, how does it compare to Medicare and other coverage plans, and what legislation is being proposed in Massachusetts and nationally.

For more information, contact Jane Allen at nellajpt11@gmail.com or at 413-587-1228
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May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Richmond Democratic Delegate Elections

When: Thursday, May 23, 7:00 pm
Where:
Richmond Town Hall, 1529 State Road, Richmond

What: Registered Democrats in Richmond will hold a caucus to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention.

This year’s state convention will be held September 14th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to discuss Party business and celebrate our successes as we prepare for upcoming elections.

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Richmond. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16 years old by May 11, 2019 will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate. Richmond can elect one delegate and one alternate to the Convention.

Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at www.massdems.org.

Those interested in getting involved with the Richmond Democratic Town Committee should contact Harley Keisch at 413-698-2623.

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May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Warren for President Western MA Volunteer Summit

When: Wednesday, May 22, at 6:00 PM
Where:
Gateway City Arts, 92 Race Street, Holyoke

What: Join Team Warren for the very first Massachusetts Volunteer Summit of the Warren for President Campaign. Reconnect with old friends, make some new ones, and get updates from the campaign on ways you can PERSIST here at home.

SIGN-UP TO ATTEND: https://events.elizabethwarren.com/event/92883/?utm_source=facebookevent

If you need any accommodations to attend this summit, please email us at info@elizabethwarren.com and let us know.

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May
21
9:00 AM09:00

Climate Action Now's Carbon Pollution and Fee Rebate Group Meeting 

When:  Tuesday, May 21, 9-10:45 am (Next meetings June 4 and 18.)
Where:  Panera's, 335 Russell St (Mountain Farms Mall), Hadley


What: This is an important time to build on the success of gaining many co-sponsors on the carbon pollution pricing bills. Meetings focus on educating legislators and interested groups about carbon pricing.  Get trained to meet with legislators and work with a statewide coalition focused on carbon pricing legislation.  

For more information.

For questions or to get involved, contact Mary Jo Maffei at maryjomaffei22@gmail.com or 413-265-6390

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May
20
7:30 PM19:30

To Impeach, or not Impeach

When: Monday, May 20th, 7:30 - 8:45pm
Where: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence (Pathways Cohousing)

What: Indivisible Northampton is excited to host 2 nationally known activists who have written about impeachment from opposing  sides: John Bonifaz, an attorney and political activist,  president and co-founder of Free Speech for People, and author of, among other books, ‘The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump’, will make the case for moving forward now to impeach the President. Bill Scher, liberal pundit and political analyst, Contributing Editor to POLITICO Magazine, contributor to RealClearPolitics, and co-host of "The DMZ," an online TV show along with conservative pundit Matt Lewis on Bloggingheads.tv, will present the argument against impeachment.

Join us for this free lively, informative discussion, bring your questions, concerns and ideas.

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May
19
6:30 PM18:30

Stop the Bans

Co-Hosted by Pioneer Valley Women’s March, Indivisible Northampton and the Resistance Center for Peace and Justice

When: Tuesday, May 21, 7pm–8pm
Where:
Pulaski Park Northampton

What: Show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women. Politicians shouldn't be making decisions best left to women, their families, and their doctors. Speakers: Rep Lindsay Sabadosa, Jennifer Taub, Dr Shirley Whitaker, Rachel Maiore

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May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Circus for Change: Pioneer Valley Worker’s Center

Hosted by Youth Rise Together

When: Saturday, May 18, 1 pm and 4 pm
Where: 2 North St, Montague

What: Youth Rise Together is putting on a second Circus for Change fundraiser.  All money raised will be given to the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. To find out more about them, check out their website, pvworkerscenter.org. Circus for Change is an all-youth circus performance. Many of the members of YRT have trained at the New England Center for Circus Arts and other circus studios in the area, so we have strong connections to talented youth circus performers.

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May
16
4:30 PM16:30

Fund Our Future Rally at Springfield City Hall

Hosted by Fund our Future and five other organizations

When:  Thursday, May 16, 4:30-5:30 pm
Where:  Springfield City Hall, 36 Court St, Springfield 

What:  Educators, students and community members will speak out for our students and demand our legislators take action on two key education funding bills, the Promise Act and the Cherish Act.  Discussion and links to the specific bills can be found here.

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