Fall 2019 Classes

                                          SEPTEMBER CLASSES

Restorative Practices Based on Indigenous Values

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Trainer: Irene “Strong Oak” Lefebvre
When: Thursday, September 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: Second Congregational Church, UCC, 16 Court Square, Greenfield, MA

Picture Books: Starting Conversations with Children About Social Justice

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Trainer: Waleska Santiago-Centeno & Alice Levine
When: Sunday September 8, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Springfield Central Library, 220 State Street, Springfield, MA

Disability 101

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Trainer: Dr. Madeline L. Peters
When: Saturday, September 14, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Where: Greenfield Public Library – LeVanway Room, 402 Main Street, Greenfield, MA

Voices for Community Building

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Trainer: Evelyn Harris
When: Tuesday, September 17, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Where: Sandra Costello’s Photography Studio – Eastworks, Suite 147, Eastworks – 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA

Sacred Music: A Journey to Freedom

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Trainer: Dr. Ruth Bass Green
When: Thursday September 19, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Community Music School of Springfield – Room 201, 127 State Street, Springfield, MA

Preparing to Run for Office: A Workshop for Potential Candidates and Their Support Teams

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Trainer: Tahirah Amatul-Wadud & Yasmin Abdulatheem
When: Thursday, September 26, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Arise for Social Justice, 38 School Street, Springfield, MA

Guided by the Spirit: How Faith Motivates and Sustains Social Activism

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Trainer: Rev. Dr. Karen-Louise Rucks
When: Saturday, September 7, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA

Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

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Trainer: Mehlaqa Samdani & Naz Mohamed
When: Thursday, September 12, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: Easthampton Council on Aging (the old Post Office), 19 Union Street, Easthampton, MA

Organizational Change: A Coaching Seminar for Activists Working Inside Organizations

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Trainer: Dr. Patricia Romney
When: Sunday, September 15, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Flywheel Arts Collective, 43 Main Street, Easthampton, MA

LGBTQIA Support and Advocacy

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Trainers: Cynthia Espinosa Marrero & Juan Sanchez
When: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18
Where: Nueva Esperanza, 401 Main Street, Holyoke, MA

The Color of Class

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Trainer: Rhonda Soto
When: Saturday, September 21, 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA

Invocation to James Baldwin: Contemplating the Heart of the Matter

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Trainer: Amma Bigbi & Rose Sackey-Milligan, Ph.D.
When: Sat Sep 28, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA

                                          OCTOBER CLASSES

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

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Trainer: Jen Matias
When: Saturday, October 5, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Treehouse Community Center, 1 Treehouse Circle, Easthampton, MA

Poetry: How Pain Becomes Beautiful Power

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Trainer: Jennifer Ladd & Johnie Sanders
When: Saturday, October 5, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Arise for Social Justice, 38 School Street, Springfield, MA

Showing Up Whole in Racial Justice: A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum and Community Leaders

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Trainer: Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
When: Thursday, October 10, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: Northampton Center for the Arts – The Flex Space, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA

Effective Mentoring of Young People of Color

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Trainer: Olivia Ilano Davis & Thulani Davis
When: Sunday, October 13, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Treehouse Community Center, 1 Treehouse Circle, Easthampton, MA

Public Speaking for the Terrified

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Trainer: Claudia Quintero
When: Saturday, October 19, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Springfield Central Library, 220 State Street, Springfield, MA

Labyrinth Through Fear: A Gift Event

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Trainer: Ingrid Askew & Janet Aalfs
When: Saturday, October 26, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: The Pan African Historical Museum USA, Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, #2, Springfield, MA

Running Effective and Productive Meetings

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Trainer: Tanisha Arena, M.S.
When: Thursday, October 3, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Arise for Social Justice, 38 School Street, Springfield, MA

Helping Your Group/Team Grow to Become More Effective and How to Give Hard-To-Hear Feedback Without Name-Calling

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Trainer: Dr. Jacqueline Bearce
When: Thursday, October 10, 6:00 – 8:00 PM & Thursday, October 24, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Arise for Social Justice, 38 School Street, Springfield, MA

Beyond the Word: Becoming an Active Ally

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Trainer: SaraMae Afriam & Xinef Afriam
When: Saturday, October 12, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA

Voices for Community Building

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Trainer: Evelyn Harris
When: Tuesday, October 15, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Where: Treehouse Community Center, 1 Treehouse Circle, Easthampton, MA

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

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Trainer: Claudia Quintero
When: Sunday, October 20, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: The Churches at Island Pond (Bethesda Lutheran Church), 455 Island Pond Road, Springfield, MA

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

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Trainer: Jen Matias
When: Sunday, October 27, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Treehouse Community Center, 1 Treehouse Circle, Easthampton, MA

                                         NOVEMBER CLASSES

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Trainer: Dr. Madeline L. Peters
When: Saturday, November 2, 1:00 – 3:30 PM
Where: Flywheel Arts Collective, 43 Main Street, Easthampton, MA

Circle Practice to Build Strength and Trust

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Trainer: Tasondra Jardine
When: Sunday, November 3, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Where: Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA

Leading Volunteers? Resist Doing “All” of the Work!

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Trainer: Pamela Marsh-Williams
When: Saturday, November 9, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Easthampton Council on Aging (the old Post Office), 19 Union Street, Easthampton, MA

Voices for Community Building

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Trainer: Evelyn Harris
When: Tuesday, November 12, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Where: Treehouse Community Center, 1 Treehouse Circle, Easthampton, MA

Social Activism for Senior Citizens

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Trainer: Carmen Montes & Katharine Baker
When: Sunday, November 17, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: 170 Main Street, 170 Main Street, Greenfield, MA

Positive Social Change through Education: Views from Inside an Elementary School

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Trainer: Gwen Agna & Tom Chang
When: Saturdays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
November 2, November 9 and November 16
Where: Jackson Street School, 120 Jackson Street, Northampton, MA

Unpacking the Man Box: Cross-Gender Dialogue About Masculinity and Movement Building

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Trainer: James Arana & Steven Botkin
When: Thursdays, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
November 7 and November 21
Where: Holyoke Public Library – Board Room, 250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke, MA

Infighting on the Left: A Structured Dialogue

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Trainer: Gail Perlman & Norma Akamatsu
When: Sunday, November 10, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Greenfield Public Library – LeVanway Room, 402 Main Street, Greenfield, MA

Sacred Music: A Journey to Freedom

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Trainer: Dr. Ruth Bass Green
When: Thursday, November 14, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: First Churches – Lyman Hall, 129 Main Street, Northampton, MA

                                          DECEMBER CLASSES

Writing for Social Change

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Trainer: Tanisha Arena, M.S.
When: Thursday, December 5, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: Arise for Social Justice, 38 School Street, Springfield, MA

Movement for Movement People

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Trainer: Claudia Quintero
When: Sat Dec 7, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Where: The Churches at Island Pond (Bethesda Lutheran Church), 455 Island Pond Road, Springfield, MA

Invocation to Martin Luther King, Jr.: Contemplating the Heart of the Matter

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Trainer: Rose Sackey-Milligan, Ph.D.
When: Saturday, December 14, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Treehouse Community Center, 1 Treehouse Circle, Easthampton, MA

Change Happens at the Speed of Trust

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Trainer: Jade Barker
When: Saturday, December 7, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: 170 Main Street, Greenfield, MA

Restorative Practices Based on Indigenous Values

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Trainer: Irene “Strong Oak” Lefebvre, MSSA
When: Sunday, December 8, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Greenfield Public Library – LeVanway Room, 402 Main Street, Greenfield, MA