Saturday, May 27, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Racial Justice In the Courts: Does It Exist? with Attorney Buzz Eisenberg. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield. Racial Justice Rising invites you to join Ashfield Attorney Buzz Eisenberg for a presentation on the racial inequities of our criminal legal system. Donations welcome. Light refreshments. Childcare is available — RSVP with number & ages of children: email@example.com
Friday, June 2, 5-8pm. Holyoke Training for the Rapid Response Network of Western Mass!. Holyoke, MA (Exact location TBA). If you would like to be a part of building our rapid response network you must attend a training to learn techniques and philosophy for supporting individuals and families and responding to moments of crisis.
RSVP: : The training is capped at 100 so please be sure to sign up! https://goo.gl/forms/bLXfvCSO2U55xWD53 If you can, join us at Las Cafeteras music show at Gateway City Arts after the training!
Saturday June 3, 4pm. Screening of a new film, “Waking the Sleeping Giant”. Latchis Theater, Main St. Brattleboro, VT. Waking the Sleeping Giant: The Making of a Political Revolution is the story of the attempt to build a 21st century progressive movement in the United States. Five remarkable individuals wrestle with persistent racial injustice, growing economic inequality, and the corrupting influence of money in politics that shaped this extraordinary election cycle. From the presidential campaign trail with Senator Bernie Sanders to a local political race in the failing economy of rural West Virginia, from a mass sit-in on the U.S. Capitol steps to racially charged police commission hearings in Los Angeles, Waking the Sleeping Giant makes sense of this singular moment in American politics, probing the widespread discontent of the past two years, Donald Trump’s dramatic electoral victory, and the challenges ahead for those hoping to build a reenergized progressive movement.
Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4, 1 – 9pm, parade starts at 7pm. Double Edge Theater’s Ashfield Town Spectacle and Culture Fair explores how active participation defines the intersection of art, culture, and democracy. Grown directly from the theatre’s questions about the roots of identity, the Town Spectacle extends this search to include the whole community through a kaleidoscope of history, art, and spectacle. This performance will not take place in a theatre—the territories of the town will be the stage map—and the ensemble will be joined by all walks of the Ashfield, Hilltown, and western MA community. The event is free and open to the public, and spectators will be free to wander from venue to venue, with a map and schedule provided upon entry. The Spectacle Fair will take place each day from 1-7 with parade down Main Street at 7, leading to a finale at the Ashfield Lake. See: https://doubleedgetheatre.org/ashfield-town-spectacle