Winter 2018 Class Themes

Ageism
Connecting Ages, Changing Ageism
Elder Workshop: Living as Though This Was Your Last Day While Planning to Live Forever

Anti-Racism
Making Positive Change: Exploring Internalized White Supremacy in Predominately White Communities
Allies in Action

Arts
Poetry for Truth, Ancient and New
Freedom Songs: Keeping Our Spirits Up and Sharing With Others
Healing Justice: Somatics, Artivism, and Moving Beyond “Survival”
Poetry as Resistance and Inspiration

Civic Engagement
Harnessing the Unique Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation (Amherst)
Civics 101: Your Government, Your Leaders, Your Laws
Organizing 101: The Art of Structuring the Most Effective and Winning Campaign Goals, Strategies, and Tactics
We the People: The Struggle to Defend Our Constitution and Our Democracy
What If I Have to Go to Court?
Who’s Who in Local Government and How Do We Reach Them? (Greenfield)
Who’s Who in Local Government and How Do We Reach Them? (Easthampton)
From Passionate Political Idealism to Concrete Action
Harnessing the Unique Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation (Greenfield)
Nuts and Bolts of Campaigning

Civil Rights
Law and Resistance

Climate/Environment
Harnessing the Unique Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation (Amherst)
Harnessing the Unique Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation (Greenfield)

Communication
Harnessing the Unique Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation (Amherst)
Freedom Songs: Keeping Our Spirits Up and Sharing With Others
Connecting Ages, Changing Ageism
The Best $25 You’re Not Spending: Using Social Media Advertising to Reach Your Audience
Just Listening: The Practice of Open, Thoughtful, and Embodied Listening
Listening Across Divides: A User-Friendly Dialogue Format
Millennials and Elders Working Together for Social Change
Harnessing the Unique Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation (Greenfield)

Classism
Cash Rules Everything Around Us: How Class Impacts Us and Our Organizing

Direct Action Skills
Peacekeeper Training for Marches and Other Actions
Nonviolent Direct Action Training

Earth Stewardship
Harnessing the Unique Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation (Amherst)
Mending the Web Of Life: Exploration to Move Us Toward Action
Harnessing the Unique Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation (Greenfield)

Faith
Sisters, Faith, Activism, and Struggle: Learning from and Supporting Each Other in the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Communities
Spiritual Resilience and Resistance: Practices for Keeping a Peaceful Heart

Fundraising
Fundraising: Role Playing and Practicing Asking for Money in Writing and in Person

Group Dynamics/Effectiveness
Participatory Decision-Making
Connecting Ages, Changing Ageism
Listening Across Divides: A User-Friendly Dialogue Format
So, You Want to Reach Consensus?
Building Change Through Better Meetings
Millennials and Elders Working Together for Social Change

Leadership Development
Harnessing the Unique Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation (Amherst)
Teen Empowerment: Finding Our Voice, Increasing Our Power
Walking the Tightrope: Parenting and Activism
And Still We Rise: Leadership Forum for Women of Color Leaders (January)
And Still We Rise: Leadership Forum for Women of Color Leaders (February)
Re-Imagining the Practice of Social Justice: Bringing Head, Heart, and Hands to Our Work
Organizing 101: The Art of Structuring the Most Effective and Winning Campaign Goals, Strategies, and Tactics
So, You Want to Reach Consensus?
Re-Imagining the Practice of Social Justice: Bringing Head, Heart, and Hands to Our Work
Building Change Through Better Meetings
Activism That Works
Harnessing the Unique Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation (Greenfield)
Nuts and Bolts of Campaigning

Legal
We the People: The Struggle to Defend Our Constitution and Our Democracy
What If I Have to Go to Court?
Law and Resistance

LGBTQ
Communi-T: Fostering Resilience for Trans, Nonbinary and Gender Nonconforming Activists
Allies in Action

Music
Freedom Songs: Keeping Our Spirits Up and Sharing With Others

Nuts and Bolts
Walking the Tightrope: Parenting and Activism
Fundraising: Role Playing and Practicing Asking for Money in Writing and in Person
Civics 101: Your Government, Your Leaders, Your Laws
Participatory Decision-Making
Organizing 101: The Art of Structuring the Most Effective and Winning Campaign Goals, Strategies, and Tactics
Peacekeeper Training for Marches and Other Actions
The Best $25 You’re Not Spending: Using Social Media Advertising to Reach Your Audience
We the People: The Struggle to Defend Our Constitution and Our Democracy
Nonviolent Direct Action Training
So, You Want to Reach Consensus?
Building Change Through Better Meetings
What If I Have to Go to Court?
Who’s Who in Local Government and How Do We Reach Them? (Greenfield)
Activism That Works
Who’s Who in Local Government and How Do We Reach Them? (Easthampton)
From Passionate Political Idealism to Concrete Action
Nuts and Bolts of Campaigning

Parenting
Walking the Tightrope: Parenting and Activism

Self-Care
Mindfulness and Meditation as Refuge for Activists
Re-Imagining the Practice of Social Justice: Bringing Head, Heart, and Hands to Our Work
Spiritual Resilience and Resistance: Practices for Keeping a Peaceful Heart
Mending the Web Of Life: Exploration to Move Us Toward Action
Just Listening: The Practice of Open, Thoughtful, and Embodied Listening
Re-Imagining the Practice of Social Justice: Bringing Head, Heart, and Hands to Our Work
Elder Workshop: Living as Though This Was Your Last Day While Planning to Live Forever
Healing Justice: Somatics, Artivism, and Moving Beyond “Survival”

Technology
The Best $25 You’re Not Spending: Using Social Media Advertising to Reach Your Audience

Writing
Poetry for Truth, Ancient and New
Poetry as Resistance and Inspiration