Hands Across the Hills: Reflection

The Leverett Alliance hosted 11 folks from Letcher County, Ky., Oct. 27-30, to participate in dialogues, meet in a public forum, contra dance and sing.  The success of the weekend in bridging two very different communities was exhilarating.  Come hear Leverett Alliance members speak about their experience.  Free and open to the public.

Discussion: Race and Religion

With Tim Bullock, Abrah Dresdale, Gloria Matlock, Asima Silva, Ted Todd.  Speakers may share thoughts about the intersection of oppressions, solidarity, interfaith collaborations, and more; as well as their  experiences in traditions including the Black church, Buddhism, Judaism, Anthroposophy, earth-based spirituality, and the Episcopal church. Hosted by Racial Justice Rising.  View the flyer.

A Conversation with ‘Mr. and Mrs. Prince’ Author

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina grew up in Springfield, Mass. and is now the Dean of Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst. Gerzina appears regularly on radio and television, hosting the nationally-syndicated public radio program “The Book Show” from 1997 to 2012, and has been a commentator on National Public Radio and Vermont Public Radio. She has written seven books including Black England: Life Before Emancipation (1995), a New York Times “notable book of the year.”

Performance: ‘The War on Labor–100 Years Ago and Today’

Multimedia labor history show featuring acclaimed musicians Charlie King and Candace Cassin.  Co-sponsors include FCCPR, the UMass History Department, the Hampshire-Franklin Labor Council, UAW Local 2322, the UMass Labor Center, the Massachusetts Society of Professors and some generous individuals.