Civics 101: Your Government, Your Leaders, Your Laws

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Treehouse Community Room, 1 Treehouse Circle, Easthampton, MA
Trainers: Pamela Schwartz and Shelley Abend Zimbalist

Register now!

Class description

This class will use our state government as a vehicle for understanding how government works. How do laws get made through the legislature and the ballot? How do we inform and influence our Massachusetts legislators? How do these principles apply to our national advocacy, as well? Feel empowered to hold your elected officials accountable to you and your values at every step and every level.

Nuts & Bolts, Civic Engagement


Pamela SchwartzPamela Schwartz
Director, Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness, former Northampton City Councilor, and long-time activist for social justice
Shelley Abend ZimbalistShelley Abend Zimbalist
Truth School Director of Development, who has directed advocacy and organizing campaigns both locally and statewide and is a lifelong activist who has held public office

Register for this Class

We require that you register online so trainers can prepare materials and exercises anticipating the size of the class that will gather. Classes must have a minimum of eight registered participants in order to run.

Also please note: We consider your registration your pledge to attend the class(es) you signed up for. We are running the School on the honor system. If you register for a class, we will hold a place for you and expect to see you there.

Click “Next” at the end of each screen and be sure to click “Submit” at the end.

After submitting the form, you will receive an email confirmation.
We will never sell or share your contact information.