Calling In the Call Out Culture

Zoom

What is Calling Out? Calling someone out is the public practice of criticizing a person or a group for something they’ve said or done that you think is politically incorrect.

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Meeting, Organizing, Teaching, Learning, Strategizing, Marching, and Gathering on ZOOM: A tech clinic for those who could use a little support

Marcie Sclove and Thomas Chang don't claim to be Zoom experts but they are long-time activists with good tech skills who are invested in seeing movement work continue as so much migrates onto our computer screens. These two hours are less a class and more a clinic. Bring your questions, frustrations, and stuck places and

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Barriers to Reproductive Justice in Western Mass and Beyond

Zoom

Two leading reproductive rights and justice activists from Western Massachusetts will lead a conversation about the most urgent issues facing pregnant people today, including access to reproductive health care, the ongoing practice of coercive sterilization, and the policing of pregnant people.Register Trainers:Shanique Spalding is a native of Kingston Jamaica and a current resident of Springfield MA.

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Anti-Racism for Activists

Zoom

What do activists need to know about racism? How does racism impact you and/or your organization? What does it mean to be an ally? To be woke? Why are so many activist spaces so white? How do blame, shame and guilt get in the way of transformation? Come explore these questions with other activists in …

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The Ballot and Community Control Over Police

Zoom

In the summer of 2016, the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table released a platform that intervenes in this political moment, advances a more radical Black-centered policy vision, and addresses the systemic devaluing and destruction of Black lives. A major part of the platform asserts a world where those most impacted in our communities control

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Support and Empowerment Gathering for Women of Color, and Those Persons of Color Who Identify as Gender Non-binary

Zoom

Women of color and those persons of color who identify as gender non-binary bring special gifts, talents and strengths to this beautiful but broken world. And they face challenges as well. Gather with others who want to talk about triumphs and pain, struggles and joys, movements for change and places we are stuck. Expect to

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Poetry: How Pain Becomes Beautiful Power

Zoom

In this class Johnie Sanders will share poems we all know and we will have time to write our own poems as well. We encourage each person to bring a poem that has moved them deeply, that has helped them name something. We will share those poems and then take time to write our own

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The Climate Emergency: Identifying Leverages of Power

Zoom

This workshop will describe the overall scope of the climate crisis and why it is so crucial to recognize where things stand right now. From there, we will go into the varied and numerous ways where people can influence decisions on the kinds of projects and campaigns that will get us closer to zero emissions

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Decolonizing Mental Health: For Professionals and Others Supporting Activists

Zoom

This is a facilitated discussion for professionals who would like to more actively incorporate decolonization into anti-racism practices for mental health care; all those who are supporting people on front-lines social change efforts are welcome, regardless of discipline or credentials. We will consider concepts of wellness and illness; diagnoses; parallel and multiple realities; and collective,

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Cultivating Cross-Cultural Understanding in Personal and Organizational Settings

Zoom

In this workshop, we will identify areas of personal and professional growth through Intuitive Grounding, Expressive Journaling, and Experiential Exercises. We will highlight each individual's assets by remembering and reclaiming any lost parts of the self that are integral parts of your story, your purpose, and your vision for your legacy!Register Trainers:Celia O. Hilson, M.Ed., M.A.,

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Powerfully Peaceful

Zoom

Come practice Mindfulness Meditation and reconnect with self. Everyone can benefit from having clarity and peace of mind while having fun achieving it. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will be taken on an interactive guided meditation that works well for all. We will be practicing different Mindfulness techniques such as breathing, Transcendental, and Metta Meditations

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Kamala Harris: The New Narrative of Women’s Leadership

Zoom

This workshop will explore the new narrative of women's leadership with the example set by Vice President Kamala Harris and other women leaders who are redefining what leadership means. Learn how context dictates narrative and how, specifically, our experiences shape the stories we tell the next generation. In this session, we will evaluate what leadership

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