Join the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership as we celebrate one year of teaching free movement-building classes for over 1000 activists in the Pioneer Valley. We’ll be hosting a panel discussion with four experienced, radical activist/organizers from Western Mass to Washington, D.C.:
Jo Comerford, National campaign director of MoveOn.org
Netfa Freeman, Events coordinator and analyst for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., and an organizer for Pan-African Community Action
Jennifer Matias, Leadership coach, consultant, and trainer, Dance the Dream Coaching and Consulting for Social Justice and Social Change
Nelson Roman, Executive director of Nueva Esperanza, Inc., Holyoke Ward 2 City Councilor, activist and organizer
With an opening song by Marcia Gomes – Just Keep Climbing Music
Q&A to follow. Ask our panelists…
~ Where should we be directing our energy now?
~ What movement-building strategies are most effective long-term?
~ How do you find hope in these dark times?
~ What fuels and sustains your activism?
Wheelchair Accessible ~ Refreshments ~ All Welcome!
Sponsors: Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership, Youth Rise Together, The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice, Traprock Center for Peace & Justice, Pioneer Valley Progressive Muslims, Pioneer Valley Physicians for Social Responsibility, Pioneer Valley Workers Center, Nueva Esperanza, Inc., Mothers Out Front – Pioneer Valley, Badass Activists in the Pioneer Valley, Indivisible Noho, Pioneer Valley Resist Coalition, and The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).