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Wisdom, Analysis and Inspiration from Seasoned Organizers
May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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).