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Monthly Gathering Details:  We alternate between Northampton and Amherst on the 4th MONDAY evening of each month from 7-9 pm.  All are welcome!

  • Northampton gatherings will take place at First Churches on 129 Main St.  (enter side door)
  • Amherst gatherings take place at the Unitarian Meetinghouse on N. Pleasant St (downtown).

2019 upcoming dates for our monthly gathering:

  • ***  Mon Aug 26  – Northampton    ***  Mon Sep 23  – Amherst    ***   Mon Oct  28 – Northampton    ***  Mon Nov 25  – Amherst

Working group meetings take place at other times in the month.

 Check out nofrackedgasinmass.org for every pipeline event.  / EnviroShow on Valley Free Radio every Tues from 6-7 pm.

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October - CAN monthly gathering in Northampton

October - CAN monthly gathering in Northampton

Monday October 28th - 7:00pm - Monday October 28th - 9:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts129 Main StNorthampton, MA01060 Map

Climate Action Now Gathering this Monday

October 28th from 7-9 pm
First Churches of Northampton

Featuring Extinction Rebellion!

Plus working groups on legislative action; forests, farms & food systems; welcome newcomers; racism, white supremacy & climate justice & more!

Everyone is welcome-everyone is needed!

Building accessible and on a bus line
Please join us. Everyone is warmly welcomed!

Feel the warmth of community and the strength of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history.

All Welcome.

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, October 28 , 2019
7 to 9 PM
Accessible/on bus line
Location: First Churches, Main St, Northampton
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22 interested  ·  3 going
Divest Smith Rally

Divest Smith Rally

Friday October 18th - 11:45am - Friday October 18th - 1:00pm

Smith College10 Elm StNorthampton, MA01063 Map

This week the Trustees of Smith College will make a statement on whether they will divest the $100 million currently invested in the fossil fuel industry.

Divest Smith College invites students, five college groups, Extinction Rebellion Western Massachusetts, and community members across the Pioneer Valley to join them Friday, October 18th for a march and rally on the Smith campus calling for divestment from fossil fuels in recognition of the current state of climate emergency and the urgent need for action. Wear black and orange, bring signs! We’ll gather at the Campus Center at 11:45 and leave at noon for a march across campus to the rally.

A response from the Trustees is expected Friday evening – actions may continue into Saturday to celebrate or escalate in response to the Trustees’ decision!
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179 interested  ·  63 going
Escalating Resistance: Training and Book Signing of Shut It Down

Escalating Resistance: Training and Book Signing of Shut It Down

Monday September 30th - 6:00pm - Monday September 30th - 9:00pm

33 Hawley St, Northampton Ma Map

Come learn strategies and tactics to impact power holders and create social disruption at increasingly larger scales

About this Event

Lisa Fithian is an anti-racist organizer who has worked for justice since the 1970s. Using creative, strategic, nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience, she has won many battles and trained tens of thousands of people while participating in a range of movements and mobilizations, including Occupy Wall Street, Hurricane Katrina, the uprisings at Standing Rock and in Ferguson and corporate globalization protests all over the world, the climate justice movement, and more.

As part of her tour to support the release of her new book, "Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance," Lisa will be offering training to hone our strategies and tactics to impact power holders and create social disruption at increasingly larger scales. This organizing requires attention to how we build collective power that heals and liberates us from our socialization in the dominant culture of colonialism and superiority that privileges white, male, Christian and rich people.

In addition to this exploration of power and healing we will look at: power mapping of people, economic centers, and geographies to increase impact within strategic terrains, creating calendars of engagement, organizing our people, developing solidarity response networks and how artful "props" can bolster our uprisings.

One of the goals of this training is to build a foundation for an alliance of movements with thousands of people for a coordinated mass disruption nationwide that goes beyond what we have done before.

We cannot just tear it all down, without replacing systems of oppression with systems of liberation. This is our challenge. Organizing courageous, joyful and bold rebellions rooted in solidarity with a beautiful, loving insistence that another world is possible and we are creating her every day.

You can also learn more about Lisa and her work at her Trainers Website: organizingforpower.org/about/about-lisa/

Let’s do this, friends!

More about the book:

A veteran activist’s guide to direct action and strategic civil disobedience as the most radical and rapid means to social change.

For decades, Lisa Fithian’s work as an advocate for civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action has put her on the frontlines of change. Described by Mother Jones as “the nation’s best-known protest consultant,” Fithian has supported countless movements including the Battle of Seattle in 1999, rebuilding and defending communities following Hurricane Katrina, Occupy Wall Street, and the uprisings at Standing Rock and in Ferguson. For anyone who wants to become more active in resistance or is just feeling overwhelmed or hopeless, Shut It Down offers strategies and actions you can take right now to promote justice and incite change in your own community.

In Shut It Down Fithian shares historic, behind-the-scenes stories from some of the most important people-powered movements of the past several decades. She shows how movements that embrace direct action have always been, and continue to be, the most radical and rapid means for transforming the ills of our society. Shut It Down is filled with instructions and inspiration for how movements can evolve as the struggle for social justice continues in the Trump era and beyond.
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378 interested  ·  62 going
Critical Mass Bicycle Ride

Critical Mass Bicycle Ride

Friday September 27th - 5:30pm - Friday September 27th - 6:30pm

Northampton High School30 Elm StreetNorthampton, MA01060 Map

What better way to end Climate Week then by riding through the streets of downtown Northampton in support of the planet! Come dressed up and dress up your bike too!

95 interested  ·  33 going
Rebellion Begins

Rebellion Begins

Friday September 27th - 11:00am - Friday September 27th - 12:30pm

UMass AmherstAmherst, MA Map

The Rebellion has landed in Western Massachusetts.

Beginning with UMass, we call on the five colleges to declare a climate emergency and take immediate action. Join us 9/27 for a funeral for our futures. Wear black, the more theatrical the better.

11:00 - Funeral processions begin at
North Campus Traffic Circle
Computer Science Building/Engineering Quad
Franklin Dining, Central Residential Area
Hampshire Dining Area, Southwest Residential
Kendrick Park, Amherst
Robsham Visitor’s Center, University Drive

11:30 Funeral processions gather at the south pond, behind the Fine Arts Center

12:00 Die-in Begins in front of the Fine Arts Center
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342 interested  ·  95 going
Easthampton Candidates Climate Forum

Easthampton Candidates Climate Forum

Tuesday September 24th - 7:00pm - Tuesday September 24th - 9:00pm

Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary127 Combs RdEasthampton, MA01027 Map

Join us for a City Council Candidates Forum about confronting the climate crisis in Easthampton. Mayor Nicole LaChapelle will also update us on Easthampton climate initiatives and plans for the future.

45 interested  ·  18 going
September Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

September Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday September 23rd - 7:00pm - Monday September 23rd - 9:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)121 N. Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 502Amherst, MA01002 Map

Monday, September 23 7-9 PM
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Forging Connections Between Labor & the Climate Justice Movement

with Lydia Wood, Field Organizer, Western Mass Labor Federation
&
Patrick Burke, SEIU Local 888

Presentation followed by small group conversation
plus
Welcome Newcomers, Legislative Action, Global Week of Action, Communication Group Conversation , Racism & Climate Crisis workshop


Feel the warmth of community and the strength of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history.

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, Sep 23 7-9 PM
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 N Pleasant Street, Amherst, Mass
Handicap accessible and on a bus line

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 working for change for 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!
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14 interested  ·  2 going
Climate Emergency March for a Just Future - Strike Solidarity

Climate Emergency March for a Just Future - Strike Solidarity

Friday September 20th - 4:15pm - Friday September 20th - 6:00pm

Sheldon Park269 Bridge StNorthampton, MA01060 Map

Climate Emergency March for a Just Future
In Solidarity with the Global Youth Climate Strike

Our life support systems must be protected now!

The students who strike on #fridaysFortheFuture know that this is n a climate emergency. We know that this is a climate emergency.

4:15 pm: gather & get organized
Sheldon Field Northampton commuter lot
4:30 step off march.
Climate Emergency March & chanting to city hall.
5:00 protest rally at Northampton City hall

It's time for our government , institutions, corporations, and all people to take action to scale with the enormity of the the problem.
Today is the day for all to acknowledge the urgency of our situation.

After the rally:

!!!! Please support Northampton businesses today!!!

At 6 pm, the Ecstatic Rebellion Dance for Life fundraiser for Extinction Rebellion Western Mass starts at First Churches on Main St with a Grief Ceremony. The Dance part starts around 7:45.

Important note: Many students, youth and older allies from this area are heading to Boston with the Masschusetts Youth Climate Strike so that there is a massive show of collective strength in Boston.
If you are able to go to Boston with the students earlier in the day, you can sign up for buses and carpooling on the following link, as well as see all the other global climate week of action events: Buses leave around 8:30 am.
climateactionnowma.org/september-strike-week/

THANK YOU Co-Sponsors!
Thank you to all the cosponsors!
2degrees
Arcadia Mass
Audubon
Arise for Social Justice
Beit Ahavah Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton
Climate Action Now
Congregation B'Nai Israel Tikkun Olam
Co-op Power
Divest Smith
Easthampton Democratic Committee
Edwards Church of Northampton
Extinction Rebellion
First Churches Peace & Justice
Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution
Green Team at South Congregational Church
Green-Rainbow Party Pioneer Valley Chapter
Havurat ha-Emek
Indivisible Northampton
State Senator Jo Comerford
State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa
Longmeadow Pipeline Awareness Group
Massachusetts Nurses Association
Mass Sierra Club
Northampton Association of School Employees
Northampton City Lights
Northampton Committee to Stop War
Northampton Dems
Northampton Friends Meeting
NuclearBan.US
Out NOW!
Pedal People
Pioneer Valley DSA
Pioneer Valley Physicians for Social Responsibility
Pioneer Valley Resist
Pioneer Valley Women's March
Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Prayground Minyan
Progressive Democrats of America
Riseup Western Mass
Science for the People
Smith CEEDS
Smith College Center for Religious and Spiitual Life
Social Justice Commission (Episcopal Diocese of Western Mass)
Sojourner Truth School for Social Justice
Springfield Climate Justice Coalition
Springfield Noone Leaves
The Enviro Show
The Hitchcock Center for the Environment
The Resistance Center
Tikkun Olam Committee of the Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA)
Toxics Action Center
Traprock Center
UMass Democrats
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence Climate Action Group
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
Voices Rising Together- Indivisible
Wendell State Forest Protectors
Western Mass Code Pink
Western Mass Medicare for All
Western Mass Neighbor to Neighbor Holyoke
Western Mass Venezuela Solidarity Committee
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444 interested  ·  225 going
Collective Copies On Strike for Climate Action

Collective Copies On Strike for Climate Action

Friday September 20th - 1:00pm - Friday September 20th - 2:00pm

Collective Copies71 S Pleasant StAmherst, MA01002 Map

We will be striking today from 1:00 – 2:00
IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE YOUTH-LED CLIMATE STRIKE
Our lights & machines will be OFF for this hour
JOIN US!

3 interested  ·  2 going
Walk Out for Climate

Walk Out for Climate

Friday September 20th - 12:00pm - Friday September 20th - 2:00pm

East Pond Lawn, UMass Amherst

We're in a state of climate emergency.

On September 20th, we stand in unity with youth, adults, and rebels all over the planet.

To join the Sunrise Movement in Boston, visit bit.ly/wmass-rsvp

At UMass, Sunrise Movement UMass Amherst and Extinction Rebellion Western MA invite students, staff, faculty, and community members to strike and stand together for climate justice.

Further details to come! We hope you'll also join us for our declaration of rebellion on 9/27: bit.ly/2ZnjKp3

If you or an organization you're part of is interested in supporting, performing, or speaking as part of this event, fill out the form here: bit.ly/30xBDhp
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645 interested  ·  259 going
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