Classes meet on Zoom this Fall, with one exception. Participants must register in advance, and will receive the Zoom link for the class(es) they've signed up for by email the day before the class meets.

 

CANCELLED: Earth Day Circle Practice: The Climate Emergency and Our Love of the Land

Second Congregational Church 16 Court Square, Greenfield, Massachusetts

Trainer: Irene “Strong Oak” Lefebvre, MSSA, is the Executive Director and co‐founder of the Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition INC. She is of Mi’Kmaq and Maliseet descent. In 2017, Ms Lefebvre received the Visionary Voice Award from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, representing the state of Massachusetts in recognition of her work to end

Free

CANCELLED: Take a Walk in Sojourner Truth’s Shoes

Sojourner Truth Statue, corner of Park and Pine Streets, Florence, MA corner of Park and Pine Streets, Florence, Massachusetts

Rain Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Trainers: Wendy Sinton, Carlie Tartakov, and Diane Liebert, members of the Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee, which honors Sojourner Truth’s legacy through high school scholarships and educational outreach. Class Description: This special offering is a guided tour via the Florence African American Heritage Trail, which provides an

Free

CANCELLED: Immigrant Stories of Challenge and Success in U.S. Culture

The Churches at Island Pond, Community Room 455 Island Pond Road, Springfield, Massachusetts

Facilitators and Speakers: Carolyn Shakti Sadeh, Nadia Hassan, Julie Baniya, Doha Zaitoun, Santos Gomas Class Description: In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about some of the challenges immigrants face integrating into US culture. For some workshop participants, this may be the first time they hear directly about what life is like

Free

CANCELLED: Cultural Humility and Cross Cultural Communication: Bridging the Divide – Part 1

Treehouse Community Room 1 Treehouse Circle, Easthampton, Massachusetts

This class is limited to 20 participants. Trainer: Amihan Matias is an organization and leadership development consultant, coach, and trainer with over 20 years of experience working with social justice organizations. She has overseen the  creation  and  implementation  of  a  number  of  cutting  edge  and nationally recognized executive leadership development programs, including a nonprofit executive coaching program, a nonprofit management training institute, and a six‐month leadership forum for women

Free

CANCELLED: Public Speaking for the Terrified

Greenfield Community College, C208 1 College Drive, Greenfield, Massachusetts

Trainer: Claudia Quintero is a Los Angeles native who, as an attorney, represents migrant and seasonal farm workers in Massachusetts. Claudia grew up in the performing arts playing the piano and is a trained classical dancer. She is excited to be a part of the Truth School and to return to her roots as a teacher,

Free

CANCELLED: Reparations: What’s It All About?

United Church of Christ of Holyoke 300 Appleton Street, Holyoke, Massachusetts

Trainer: Kathleen Anderson is a fourth generation undergraduate degree holder and a third generation Master's degree holder who comes from a family system that values education. She represents the fiftieth (yes, 50th) generation of her family on these lands. Class Description: Through participatory activities, participants will learn the impact of the history of enslavement on our

CANCELLED: Sacred Music: A Journey to Freedom

St. Philip's Church 128 Main Street, Easthampton, MA

Trainer: Dr. Ruth Bass Green, educator, piano and voice teacher, and church musician, is the founder and president of the Hazelle Catherine Bass Institute for the Arts (HCBInstituteforthearts.org). For over 50 years, Ruth has served underprivileged and privileged students and adults across diverse fields of age, race, and gender. As a music educator, Ruth is

CANCELLED: Understanding the Americans With Disabilities Act

Easthampton Council on Aging 19 Union Street, Easthampton, Massachusetts

Trainer: Dr. Madeline L. Peters has worked in higher education for  the past 38 years. For 30 of these she has served as the Director of Disability Services at UMass Amherst. Dr. Peters is a veteran, author, educator, and consultant. She has experience in successfully navigating and complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the

CANCELLED: Cultural Humility and Cross Cultural Communication: Bridging the Divide – Part 2

Treehouse Community Room 1 Treehouse Circle, Easthampton, Massachusetts

This class is limited to 20 participants. Pre-requisite: Part 1 of the series. Trainer: Amihan Matias Class Description: Now that you have completed Cultural Humility and Cross‐ Cultural Communication: Bridging the Divide – Part 1, we invite you to participate in this follow‐up session. Part 2 will focus on methods for actively utilizing the process

Take a Walk in Sojourner Truth’s Shoes

Sojourner Truth Statue, corner of Park and Pine Streets, Florence, MA corner of Park and Pine Streets, Florence, Massachusetts

This special offering is a guided tour via the Florence African American Heritage Trail, which provides an opportunity to see the homes and historic places where a rich legacy of abolition and women’s rights resides. This Trail commemorates the Florence of the mid-1800s, when Sojourner Truth lived in this small Massachusetts community. Engaging the local

Free

Ethical Upstander Training

Zoom

This is a two-part class. Participants are expected to attend both sessions. November 17, 4:30-6:30 and November 18, 4:30-6:30 Human In Common is an innovative team of experienced diversity consultants, helping individuals and organizations create social norms based on diversity, equity and inclusion. Unlike so many diversity trainings that only focus on compliance, Human In

Free

Combating Racism: Partnerships, Coalitions and Reaching Across Lines of Difference

Zoom

Please note: This is a two-part series. Participants are expected to attend both the December 1st, 6:00-8:00 pm & December 2nd, 6:00-8:00 pm sessions. In this unique workshop, Dr. Love will reemphasize the critical component and necessity of deconstructing barriers that perpetuate systematic racism by illustrating the importance of developing dynamic, diverse and effective communal

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