This class has been canceled*. 

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

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

*We make every effort to avoid cancellation of classes, however we do cancel in cases of under-enrollment (fewer than 6 people), inclement weather and in cases of an instructor’s emergency or illness.