Calendar of upcoming peace and justice events in the Valley and nearby

maintained as a public service to the peace and justice community by AFSC, Traprock, Sage, and Jobs with Justice, though the activities shown are not necessarily endorsed by them. To request addition of your event, click here.

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Events:
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This calendar was last updated on 10/19/2008 at 12:21 AM
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One-time short Events (one day or a weekend, typically)
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Sunday 10/19, 5-8pm, Holyoke National Priorities Project annual dinner. More...
Sunday 10/19, 5-7, Amherst Jill Stein will be presenting a powerpoint presentation on the very grave dangers of global warming. There is a local ballot initiative on the ballot Nov. 4 called Secure Green Future, which asks for 80% reduction in global warming by 2020. Come get educated on why we need to act much more quickly!  More...
Tuesday 10/21, 4:30, UMass Tom Fels will have a book signing and reading for "Farm Friends: From the Late Sixties to the West Seventies and Beyond". Fels is a curator and writer and former member of the Montague Farm Commune.
Tuesday 10/21, 6/7pm, Greenfield Join us and meet three inspiring pilgrims who are putting their feet where their faith is, spending more than a month trekking across New England to spark discussions at churches, peace centers, synagogues, mosques and colleges that are hosting them along the way.  More...
Wednesday 10/22, 5:30pm, Greenfield film: "Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections" - an explosive documentary that shows how the election fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006 - and now looms as an unbridled threat to the outcome of the 2008 election.  More...
Wednesday 10/22, 5:30-7:30pm, Springfield Are "Green Jobs" Union and Community Jobs?  More...
Wednesday 10/22, 7pm, Great Barrington Scott Ritter: “Time for a paradigm shift in US-Iran relations.” Flyer
Thursday 10/23, 7pm, Greenfield The Financial Crisis: Implications for the Labor Movement With an introduction to the Franklin Workers' Rights Committee.  More...
Friday 10/24, 4:30, UMass Cathy Wilkerson, educator, civil rights and SDS activist, and former member of Weatherman, will hold a book signing and reading of her new memoir Flying Too Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman.  More...
Saturday 10/25, 10:30-2:00, Brattleboro Nuclear-free Jubilee, sponsored by the Safe and Green Coalition. Energy fair, speakers, musical performances. More...
Sunday 10/26, 1:30, Leverett A memorial service for Irene Michaud -- a well-loved peace activist who worked locally, nationally, and internationally -- at Mt. Toby Quaker Meeting, 194 Long Plain Road (Route 63) in Leverett. Directions from Mt. Toby's website.
Sunday 10/26, 2pm, Amherst The powerful new documentary film Blood & Oil, a timely and eye-opening account of how America’s insatiable thirst for oil has directly influenced American military and foreign policy since World War II, will have its local premiere at Amherst Cinema on October 26.  More...
Sunday 10/26, 3pm, Amherst College Two local choruses - Amandla and the Goodwin Memorial AME Zion Church Choir - will join forces to sing Songs of Peace for the benefit of the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding.  More... and flyer
Tuesday 10/28, 5:30-7pm, Easthampton Tyler Boudreau, Iraq War veteran and author of Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine, will be speaking at the Emily Williston Memorial Library in Easthampton. All are welcome to this free event.
Tuesday 10/28, 6:30-8:30, UMass Fourth Annual Social Change Symposium at UMass: "1968 And All That" features two speakers: Junius Williams and Parker Donham. More...
Tuesday 10/28, 7-9pm, Springfiele Alliance to Develop Power (ADP) Convention. More...
Thursday 10/30, 6:30-8:30, Amherst The Center for Popular Economics presents a community forum on the financial crisis Boom, Bust and Bailout! What happened and what to do about it. More...
Saturday 11/1, 9-5, Holyoke First session of four (Nov 1, 7, 14, 15) on Basic Mediation Training. This interactive practice-based training is open anyone wishing to increase ability to work with individuals in conflict, whether through formal mediation or in other professional settings.  More...
Wednesday 11/5, 5:30pm, Greenfield film and discussion: "Zero: an investigation into 9/11" The film has one central thesis - that the official version of the events surrounding the attacks on 9/11 can not be true. This brand new feature documentary from Italian production company Telemaco explores the latest scientific evidence and reveals dramatic new witness testimony, which directly conflicts with the US Government's account. More...
Friday-Sunday 11/7-9, Ware Are you seeking peace?  A retreat on nonviolence for college students. The retreat will include provocative discussions on nonviolence, liturgy, prayer; silence, and meditative walks in the woods--poetry, song, and celebration with an evening coffee house. Bring instruments and poetry. More...
Thu-Fri 11/20-21, 8:30-5, Hadley United for a Fair Economy and Class Action Training: "Building an Economy that Works for All."  More...
Tuesday 11/25, 7pm, Great Barrington “The state of hate in America.” Mark Potok, Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence project, chief editor of the “Intelligence Report” magazine, expert on extremist activity and hate crimes in the US.. Flyer
Jan 23-25, 2009, Greenfield Winter gathering of the People's Music Network - for Songs of Freedom and Struggle!  More..
Tuesday 2/10, 7pm, Great Barrington Brenda Lopez, noted public health expert, currently Chief Coordinator for the prevention of domestic and youth violence at the Springfield, MA Police Dept. For more than 20 years Ms. Lopez has been a tireless activist for the prevention of domestic violence. Flyer
Thursday 3/19-22, UMass Forum on the Solidarity Community: Building Another World. More...
Friday 3/20, 7pm, Great Barrington Monica Wagner, lawyer and expert commentator on the Supreme Court of the United States. Throughout her career, Ms. Wagner has focused attention on public interest law in civil appeals cases that represent citizens’ groups involving social discrimination, environmental issues and areas of constitutional law. Flyer

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