Calendar

Monthly Gathering Details:

We alternate between Northampton and Amherst on the 4th MONDAY evening of each month from 7-9 pm. Northampton gatherings take place at the Unitarian Society of Northampton on Main St. Amherst gatherings take place at the Unitarian Meetinghouse on North Pleasant St (downtown).

Upcoming dates for Monthly Gathering:    Mon May 22 (Amherst);  Mon June 26 (Northampton);  Mon Jul 24 (Amherst) ; Mon Aug 28 (Northampton);  Mon Sep 25 (Amherst)

If you want to add an event to this regional climate action calendar, please send an email to us at

 Don’t forget the great EnviroShow on Valley Free Radio every Tues from 6-7 pm.
 Check out nofrackedgasinmass.org for every pipeline event.
 

Climate Lobby Training for Teens

Climate Lobby Training for Teens

June 2, 2017, 3:30pm - June 2, 2017, 6:30pm

208 Race St, Holyoke, MA 01040-5707, United States

Register at: truthschool.org/classes/holyoke/climate-lobby-teens

Date: June 2, 2017
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Studio at 208 Race Street, Holyoke, MA, #305

This class will teach teens how to use their influence as young people to lobby state legislators to pass strong climate legislation. In three hours, they will come to understand the basics of our Massachusetts legislature and the important political players, learn about the current state-level climate change bills, and practice effective communication strategies for lobbying at the statehouse. After the training, they will join other local teen leaders who recently received this training and have begun meeting with their state representatives. They will become part of a teen climate lobby movement in western Massachusetts that is demanding protection of their future!

Teens will be inspired by the example of trainer, Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose, currently the youngest representative in the Massachusetts state house. They will also learn tangible skills and strategies from seasoned climate activists, Adele Franks and Lilly Lombard.

We will serve a substantial, healthy, yummy snack. Class is capped at 15 students.

Climate Lobby Training for Teens is a free workshop taught by legislative activists with Climate Action Now, Adele Franks and Lilly Lombard, and Massachusetts state representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose.

There is no charge to register or attend Truth School classes. For more Truth School offerings or to learn more about our classes, go to: truthschool.org/classes.

Hawkins Majumder Lecture: The State of Our Forests

Hawkins Majumder Lecture: The State of Our Forests

June 4, 2017, 11:45am - June 4, 2017, 1:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Nationally-recognized tree expert Robert T. Leverett will give his perspective on the forests of Massachusetts - their history, what we need to protect, and what the future might hold. He will weigh in on carbon sequestration and forest management, and share his favorite places to see impressive trees and old growth. FMI: rwest@periodyssey.com.

Prayers for the Planet: Reverence & Resistance

Prayers for the Planet: Reverence & Resistance

June 11, 2017, 2:00pm - June 11, 2017, 4:00pm

Congregation B'nai Israel of Northampton
253 Prospect St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Climate change threatens everything we love. The world’s great religions are united in their call to humanity to honor the sacredness of Earth and to create communities in which human beings and all of life can flourish.

Join us for a festive, spirited, interfaith outdoor service to lift up our love for Earth and our resolve to protect it. The primary message will be delivered by the Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, Minister for Ecological Justice at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston; with additional reflections by Jay O'Hara, a Quaker activist who works to deepen the spiritual underpinnings of ecological action. The service will feature music by the Amherst Gospel Choir and other local artists.

Everyone is welcome! The service will be held under a big tent, rain or shine. Childcare will be available--feel free to send us a message before the service with number and age of children (registration welcome but not required). Sign language interpretation will be provided. There will be plenty of chairs, but consider bringing blankets if you'd like to sit on the grass. Bring plenty of water.

prayersfortheplanet.org/

MA Clean Energy Future Tour -Springfield

MA Clean Energy Future Tour -Springfield

June 12, 2017, 6:00pm - June 12, 2017, 8:00pm

Springfield
Springfield, MA  01101, 01103–01105, 01107–01109, 01118-01119, 01128–01129, 01151 Map

Save the date! We want to show up in a big way to demonstate our support for the clean energy future. More details as the date approaches; you can also check their website: malegislature.gov/cleanenergyfuture

Massachusetts Lobby Day for Carbon Pricing

Massachusetts Lobby Day for Carbon Pricing

June 13, 2017, 9:00am - June 13, 2017, 5:00pm

Old West Church
131 Cambridge St
Boston, MA  02114 Map

The Campaign for Clean Energy Future invites you to participate in our Carbon Pricing Lobby Day on Tuesday, June 13th! We'll meet at the office of Climate XChange (Old West Church), and then head over to the State House together.

Massachusetts is one of the only states in the country considering legislation that would put a price on carbon pollution, a policy that (if done right) will jumpstart the transition to clean energy and protect vulnerable communities.

Many climate experts say the solution to climate change is putting a strong price on carbon. That’s because making something expensive is a good motivation to get people to do it less. Right now, it’s free to pump carbon and other forms of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. But if we put a price on dumping that pollution into the our air, polluters would re-think their actions.

Right now there are two carbon pricing bills in the state legislature, and if one of them passes it would make Massachusett's the first state to price the very pollution responsible for climate change: carbon dioxide. To seize this opportunity, legislators need to hear from YOU.

Never lobbied before? No problem!
The Campaign will also be hosting a Grassroots Summit on Saturday, June 10 (location TBD) to train newcomers and talk strategy. This will provide space to prepare for the lobby day and get started on some exciting next steps. Please note that attendance at the Grassroots Summit is recommended, but not required to participate in the lobby day.

Learn more about the bills here: campaignforcleanenergyfuture.org/the-policy/

Let's show Massachusetts legislators that we want bold climate action and support putting a price on carbon pollution!

SCJC Spring 2017 Full Coalition Meeting

SCJC Spring 2017 Full Coalition Meeting

June 13, 2017, 5:30pm - June 13, 2017, 7:00pm

Brightwood Branch Library
359 Plainfield St
Springfield, MA  01107 Map

Join the SCJC for our 2017 Spring Full Coalition Meeting!
Dinner and child-care will be provided.

This quarters meeting will focus on feedback on the first draft of the Springfield Climate Action and Resilience Plan, and our guest will be Catherine Ratte, principle author of the plan from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.

All members of the SCJC are invited to send representatives to the meeting, and the public is invited to join as well.

For more information contact Jesse Lederman at 413-351-6785.




PAST EVENTS

Putting a Fair Price on Carbon

Putting a Fair Price on Carbon

May 23, 2017, 1:45pm - May 23, 2017, 3:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)
121 N. Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 502
Amherst, MA  01002 Map

Live webinar with Dr. Adele Morris. An economist's perspective on carbon pricing. Followed by discussion of Carbon Fee and Dividend in MA. Sponsored by Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley, League of Women Voters, and UUSA Green Sanctuary.

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

May 22, 2017, 7:00pm - May 22, 2017, 9:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)
121 N. Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 502
Amherst, MA  01002 Map

Focus on Climate Justice:
Immigration, Refugees and the Climate Crisis
Protecting Ceremonial Stones in Sandisfield
Food Justice and Community Gardens
Action at the Statehouse
Resisting Kinder Morgan in Otis State Forest
& more!

We come together once a month to meet each other, plan, and imagine how to contribute, in our corner of the world, to the urgent fight against climate change . We love to meet newcomers, whether you are brand new to activism or have been doing this a long time. We do not have a membership or dues. People give of their time and talent when they see fit. You are welcome to join us!

Handicap accessible and on a bus line
Everyone is warmly welcomed!

Organizing Beyond the Silos

Organizing Beyond the Silos

May 20, 2017, 10:00am - May 20, 2017, 12:00pm

1500 Main St, Springfield, MA 01103, United States

Register at: truthschool.org/classes/springfield/organizing-beyond-the-silos

Date: May 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: UMass Center, 1500 Main St., Springfield, MA

Organizing Beyond the Silos

Have you wondered how to make your organization more diverse?
Have you struggled with how to make your cause more inclusive?
Let’s talk it out!

What do you bring? What do you offer? What hinders you? What’s working for you?

Bring only your open mind, heart and creativity…and a pad and pen!

Organizing Beyond the Silos is a free workshop taught by Pastor Louis Mitchell, senior program director of TransFaith.

There is no charge to register or attend Truth School classes. For more Truth School offerings or to learn more about our classes, go to: truthschool.org/classes.

We Dance with Standing Rock

We Dance with Standing Rock

May 19, 2017, 6:00pm - May 20, 2017, 12:00am

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts

6:00-7:00 - Dinner ($10 adults/$5 kids)
6:45-8:00 - Panel discussion & slide show
8:00-midnight - Live band dance jam with Dance Spree Live
All night silent auctions sponsored by local businesses
Lyman Hall, First Churches, 11 Church Street/129 Main Street, Northampton, MA
Panelists so far: Ezra Fradkin, Ashley Berry, Anthony Melting Tallow, and Rhonda Anderson. Each will speak about their experiences at Standing Rock. Rhonda will also share a slide show presentation that expresses the timeline, achievements of the resistance camps, and what is next.
The dinner will be donated. If you wish to make a food donation, please email jasper@dancespree.org as soon as possible. There is no way to guarantee that vegetarian, gluten-free, or other options will be available but we will make an effort to accommodate such needs.
If you wish to donate items for the auction, feel free to bring them. For those not attending the dance, please consider donating an item (or cash) anyway. Again, contact jasper@dancespree.org.
If you or someone you know wishes to have their business sponsor the dance and get on the Sponsor Boards, space is available.

COME ONE, COME ALL. DANCE FOR CLEAN AIR AND WATER.
MNI WICONI. WATER IS LIFE!

Resist the Trump Fossil Fuel Agenda - Join the Billionaires Bash

Resist the Trump Fossil Fuel Agenda - Join the Billionaires Bash

May 16, 2017, 10:30am - May 16, 2017, 12:30pm

MA PENSION FUND (PRIM) OFFICE 84 STATE STREET, BOSTON

“Billionaires’ Bash” Rally to Divest State Pension Fund from Fossil Fuels

Unions, Students and Climate Groups to Rally in Boston May 16

As part of a Global Divestment Mobilization campaign, Massachusetts pensioners led by MassDivest will satirically demonstrate against the Pension Reserve Investment Management (PRIM) Board’s risky investment practices outside the next PRIM meeting. There will be billionaire puppets, artwork, a street theater skit, and a brass band. By investing $2 billion of state workers’ and teachers’ retirement funds in oil, gas and coal, PRIM is supporting the Trump agenda in Massachusetts and putting retirees funds at risk. As union leaders address the Board at their meeting, carbon investment risk expert Bob Massie will speak to the crowd outside. Afterwards, a brass band will lead the group on a march through downtown Boston to the State House where Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge), the lead sponsor of House Bill 3281 which seeks to divest the pension funds from coal, will speak.

H.3281 would have the pension fund divest from coal and would set up a commission chaired by the State Treasurer to make binding recommendations concerning oil and gas holdings.

The mission of the MassDivest Coalition is to fight for a better future for Massachusetts retirees and citizens by divesting the state pension fund from fossil fuel companies and investing in a 100% clean and renewable energy future.

What: Demonstration outside the PRIM Board meeting

Who: Speakers Bob Massie, carbon investment risk specialist and Democratic Governor Candidate, and Rep. Marjorie Decker, sponsor of House Bill 3281; Massachusetts teachers, students, state union members, concerned citizens, actors, and members of MassDivest, a broad coalition of union, student and climate organizations, (www.massdivest.org)

When: Tuesday, May 16th at 9:30 am: MassDivest address PRIM board meeting; 10:30 - street theater, music rally; 11:00 Bob Massie speaks; 11:30 Brass band procession to State House; 12:00 Marjorie Decker speaks about bill H.2381
Where: 84 State Street, Boston (9:30 - 11:15) and State House steps (12:00)

Why: To highlight the irresponsible investment practices of the PRIM Board and generate support for H.3281

Visuals: “Billionaires” dressed in colorful formal party garb; brass band playing lively New Orleans style party music, opposition chanting between “pensioners” vs. “oligarchs”


The MassDivest Coalition: The mission of the MassDivest Coalition is to fight for a better future for Massachusetts retirees and citizens by divesting the state pension fund from fossil fuel companies and investing in a 100% clean and renewable energy future. Members include: the All Campus Divestment Collaborative, the Alliance for Climate Education, Boston Teachers Union, the Bristol Community College MCCC Chapter, Clean Water Action, the Climate Action Business Network, Climate Action Now, Divest Our Pensions Now, Educators for a Democratic Union, Environment Mass., the Environmental League of Massachusetts, the Fall River Educators Association/MTA, Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, the Greenfield Community College Professional Association, Massachusetts Nurses Association, Massachusetts Society of Professors/MTA, Professional Staff Union/MTA, Resist the Pipeline, SEIU Local 509, SEIU Local 888, the Sierra Club MA, Trillium Asset Management, the Unitarian Universalist Massachusetts Action Network, 350 Massachusetts, 350 Boston, 350 Central Massachusetts, 350 Martha’s Vineyard

Living the Change Climate Expo and Fair

Living the Change Climate Expo and Fair

May 13, 2017, 10:00am - May 13, 2017, 9:00pm

63 Flansburg Ave, Dalton, MA 01226-1410, United States

Come to the BEAT Spring Enviro Fair and Expo, and bring your family and friends!
Living the Change Berkshires will be there hosting :
- “The Inconvenience of Truth: it’s getting hot in here” – Poets on the intersection of climate, the environment, and humankind.
- Electric cars whose owners you can ask all the questions you like
- The Climate Doctor
- A Seagull made of upcycled materials
- Rides on the 'PEBL', the coolest velo-car you’ve ever seen (www.better.bike)
- A Climate Game
- The Tree of Hope
- Evening Film – Ice & Sky with discussion afterwards.

What else you will find at this great event?

-A nature-friendly art and crafts show featuring artists, craftspersons, and vendors selling environmentally friendly arts, crafts, and handmade products
-Kids crafts to make for Mom on Mother’s Day
-Family friendly activities
-Demonstrations and exhibits by solar companies and many other exhibitors and vendors working in inspiring ways to protect and heal our climate and planet.
-Plant Sale & Native Seed Sale
-Guided hikes with experienced leaders in wildlife tracking, birding, and wildflowers
-Bees! Watch bees busy in their hive.
-Chicks and chickens – plus, learn how to make a chicken coop
-The Tree Bus – a project of the Scattered Seeds Foundation
- Music, food, and more!

Call Judy Eddy @ 413-652-5387 or email judy@thebeatnews.org if you’d like to participate as an artist, craftsperson, exhibitor, vendor, or volunteer.

Writers as Climate Activists

Writers as Climate Activists

May 10, 2017, 7:00pm - May 10, 2017, 8:45pm

Forbes Library
20 West St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, threatening the very fabric of our society. Here, three writers use fiction, young adult fiction, and memoir to explore this thorny problem.

Readers:

Ellen Meeropol is the author of three novels; House Arrest, On Hurricane Island and Kinship of Clover (forthcoming 2017). A former nurse practitioner and a part-time bookseller, Ellen’s short fiction and essay publications include Bridges, The Cleaver, Rumpus, Necessary Fiction and The Writers Chronicle. Ellen holds an MFA in fiction from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine. More information at www.ellenmeeropol.com.

Brian Adams, is a recently retired Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science at Greenfield Community College and now devotes his time to writing romantic comedies centered on environmental activism. He is the author of Love in the Time of Climate Change, Foreword Reviews 2014 IndieFAB Gold Medal Winner for humor, and KABOOM!, Literary Classics 2016 Gold Medal winner for environmental issues. He lives with his wife and cat in Northampton.

Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D., is an associate professor of comparative literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, with a special interest in what she calls “purposeful memoir”: personal narratives of social and environmental justice. The editor of three anthologies of contemporary writing by women from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America, she is the founder of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers and the Butterfly Leadership Program for teen girls. She regularly leads workshops in purposeful memoir and change writing, motivated by the belief that we can and should “be the change we want to see in the world,” starting with our own personal stories and moving out into the world. In January 2017 Green Fire Press will publish Jennifer’s two new books: What I Forgot…and Why I Remembered: A Journey to Environmental Awareness and Activism Through Purposeful Memoir and The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer’s Companion. Find out more at JenniferBrowdy.com.

Part of the literary series, Modern Real and Surreal: Writers & Artists on Our Age.

Holyoke Food Justice Conference

Holyoke Food Justice Conference

May 6, 2017, 8:30am - May 6, 2017, 5:00pm

303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040-1091, United States

****We are offering 2 different ticket types: Full Price Ticket ($65) and Community Member Ticket ($0-$15 sliding scale). We ask that those who can afford to pay the full price to please do so. We do not want to exclude anyone. In an effort to account for systemic economic realities, we are making a limited number of tickets available for Holyoke-Springfield area community members at reduced cost. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to this event! Please contact us for eligibility questions or concerns.****

Traducción al español proporcionada/Spanish translation provided

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION:
Holyoke Community College (Leslie Phillips Theater)
Nuestras Raíces and Holyoke Community College are pleased to introduce the first annual Holyoke Food Justice Conference on May 6, 2017, at Holyoke Community College. The conference will host a diverse group of nationally-recognized food movement leaders who will share from their experiences working towards food justice and their visions for the work ahead.

At Nuestras Raíces, we are continuing to advance our work of building a sustainable and equitable food system for all residents of Holyoke and beyond. Given the current political climate, we firmly believe we must strive harder than ever to build an inclusive movement for a just, racially equitable, and sustainable food system: one that addresses privilege and access, values indigenous knowledge, and is led by, represents, and lifts up people of color and those from underserved communities. Inequity is present across the food chain, manifesting through the low wages and unfair working conditions experienced by food producers and vendors, the spread of food deserts, and unequal food access in marginalized communities. Now is the time to reclaim our food system and advance food equity through social and political change.

The conference will explore the historical roots of food inequity and evaluate our current food system. We will look at policy strategy across movements working nationwide to make our food system more equitable for all. Finally, we will share reflections on our 25 years of work at Nuestras Raíces at the intersection of food, culture, and urban agriculture in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Conference Speakers:
Leah Penniman (Soulfire Farm)
Ricardo Salvador (Union of Concerned Scientists)
Eric Toensmeier (Perennial Solutions, Holyoke)
Maria Cartagena (The People’s Historian, Holyoke)
Twila Cassadore (San Carlos Apache Tribe)
Liz Ogilvie (Gardening the Community)
Christina Rice & Alyssa Chan (Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic)
Arcenio Lopez (MICOP (Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project)
Jennifer Weston (Standing Rock Sioux, UMass Boston)
Youth Representatives from Nuestras Raíces and Gardening the Community
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ESPAÑOL
Nuestras Raíces y Holyoke Community College se complacen en presentar la primera Conferencia Anual de Justicia Alimentaria de Holyoke el 6 de mayo de 2017 en Holyoke Community College. La conferencia será anfitrión de un grupo diverso de líderes de movimiento de alimentos reconocidos a nivel nacional que compartirán de sus experiencias trabajando hacia la justicia alimentaria y sus visiones para el trabajo por delante.

En Nuestras Raíces, continuamos avanzando nuestro trabajo de construir un sistema de alimentos sostenible y equitativo para todos los residentes de Holyoke y más allá. Dado el clima político actual, creemos firmemente que debemos esforzarnos más que nunca para construir un movimiento inclusivo por un sistema alimentario justo, racialmente equitativo y sostenible: uno que aborda el privilegio y el acceso, valora el conocimiento indígena y está liderado por, representantes, Y eleva a las personas de color y las de las comunidades desatendidas. La desigualdad está presente en toda la cadena alimentaria, manifestándose a través de los bajos salarios y las condiciones de trabajo injustas experimentadas por los productores y vendedores de alimentos, la propagación de los desiertos alimentarios y el acceso desigual a los alimentos en las comunidades marginadas. Ahora es el momento de reclamar nuestro sistema alimentario y promover la equidad alimentaria a través del cambio social y político.

La conferencia explorará las raíces históricas de la inequidad alimentaria y evaluará nuestro sistema alimentario actual. Examinaremos la estrategia de políticas a través de los movimientos que trabajan a nivel nacional para hacer que nuestro sistema de alimentos sea más equitativo para todos. Finalmente, compartiremos reflexiones sobre nuestros 25 años de trabajo en Nuestras Raíces en la intersección de la comida, la cultura y la agricultura urbana en Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Conferenciantes:
Leah Penniman (granja de Soulfire)
Ricardo Salvador (Unión de Científicos Preocupados)
Eric Toensmeier (Perennial Solutions, Holyoke)
María Cartagena (La Historiadora del Pueblo, Holyoke)
Twila Cassadore (Tribu Apache de San Carlos)
Liz Ogilvie (Jardinería de la Comunidad)
Christina Rice & Alyssa Chan (Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic)
Arcenio López (MICOP (Proyecto Organizador Comunitario Mixteco Indigena)
Jennifer Weston (Standing Rock Sioux, UMass Boston)
Lideres juveniles de Nuestras Raíces y Gardening the Community

AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock

AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock

May 2, 2017, 6:30pm - May 2, 2017, 9:00pm

Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College Northampton

AWAKE, A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK, a new documentary from directors Josh Fox, James Spione and Myron Dewey, will have a special free screening at Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College. The film is subtitled for the hearing impaired and the hall is wheelchair accessible. The film will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director Myron Dewey.

AWAKE follows the dramatic rise of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, which captured the world’s attention as one of the biggest stories of 2016. Thousands of activists converged from around the country to stand in solidarity with the water protectors (activists) protesting the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which is intended to carry fracked oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields through sovereign land and under the Missouri River, the water source for the Standing Rock reservation and 17 million people downstream.

May Day Strike/Huelga! Defend Immigrants, Refugees & All Workers

May Day Strike/Huelga! Defend Immigrants, Refugees & All Workers

May 1, 2017, 12:00pm - May 1, 2017, 7:00pm

Springfield, MA

SHUT IT DOWN: Strike to Defend Immigrants, Refugees, and All Workers!

Northampton to Springfield and back to Northampton -
Monday, May 1st 2017

English (Espanol Abajo)

12:00: Potluck Lunch – 20 Hampton Ave #200, Northampton, MA
1:30: Northampton March leaver from the PV Workers Center
5:30: Springfeild March. 1515 Main Street (ICE Office)
6:00: March to Springfield City Hall
6:30: Springfield City Council Meeting Speak Out
8:00: Dance Party- Haymarket Café 185 Main Street, Northampton

Espanol
12:00: Almuerzo “pot luck” - 20 Hampton Ave #200, Northampton, MA.
1:30 Marcha en Northamtpon
5:30: Marcha en Springfield. Nos juntaremos afuera de 1515 Main Street para una marcha hasta el ayuntamiento
6:30: Reunión con el Concilio de la Ciudad de Springfield
8:00 Celebración en Northampton en el Restaurante Haymarket 185 Main Street, Northampton

Unéte al Dia Sin Inmigrantes y Trabajadores/Join the Day Without Workers and Immigrants

May Day history: Celebrating May 1st as May Day started in Chicago in 1886 as part of the labor movement’s fight for the eight-hour work day. May Day, the international workers’ holiday, was born in the United States!

El primero de mayo, nosotros invita a los trabajadores que dejen los campos, la maquilas, los restaurantes y los hoteles para paralizar la economía y demostrar los millones de dólares que los inmigrantes y trabajadores contribuyen a este país cada día.

No vamos a trabajar. No vamos a la escuela. No vamos a comprar. Te uniras?
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On May 1st, we invite workers to leave the fields, the factories, the restaurants, and hotels to paralyze the economy and demonstrate the millions of dollars that immigrants and workers contribute daily.
We will not go to work. We will not go to school. We will not buy. Will you join us?

More details soon! But please plan to join us in Springfield!

Action Sponsors:
Arise for Social Justice
Springfield Nol
Western Mass. Jobs with Justice
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice!
Out Now
Blm413
Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Hampshire-Franklin Central Labor Council
Casa Latina
Western Mass Neighbor To Neighbor