Post-Election Events, Protests and Groups

 Monday, December 19

The Fight for Freedom in 2017: What We Are, Where We’re Going, and What to Do

JFK Middle School Community Room. 100 Bridge Rd, Florence, MA
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Panelists will provide concrete information and productive responses to what we’re facing, what we might do to prepare, and what we can do as the new administration unfolds.  There will be ample time for audience questions.


Thursday, December 8

DIY Cybersecurity: Solidarity Through Technology

Williston Reading Room, Mount Holyoke College 

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
In response to topics raised by the recent election, LITS is launching a speaker series on information and technology issues which affect society at large. Our first speaker is Noah Kelley, “DIY Cybersecurity: Solidarity Through Technology”.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1807259459544763/


 Past Events


Tuesday, December 6 

Reflections on Race and The Election

Integrated Learning Center, N400, UMass

5pm

Please do try your best to attend this final CIA event of the semester: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 5pm, with refreshments
N400 (“Linguistics Hub”), 4th floor of the Integrated Learning Center (a 2-min walk)

We have three terrific profs who generously agreed to come reflect on this topic: Professors John Bracey (Afro-Am), our very own Agustin, and Uditi Sen (History, Hampshire College).


Trump’s Global Challenges & American Foreign Policy

Hooker Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College

7:30 pm 

A faculty panel discussion with:

Vincent Ferraro | Professor Emeritus of Politics, Mount Holyoke College

Michael Klare | Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, Hampshire College

Mlada Bukovansky | Professor of Government, Smith College

Jon Western | Dean of Faculty and Five College Professor of International Relations, Mount Holyoke College

Kavita Khory | Professor of Politics, Mount Holyoke College


Human Rights Day

Woodbury Room, Jones Library, Amherst, MA

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Amnesty International-Group 128 is holding the annual Human Rights Day program on Tuesday, December 6, from 6 to 8 pm, in the Woodbury Room, Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst.  We hope that you will be able to attend.


Monday, December 5

Defeat Trumpism, Build Solidarity

Pioneer Valley Workers Center

6pm

Learn how to get involved in the campaign against wage theft! We will propose a committee structure that can respond effectively to local and national threats against economic and racial justice. These threats include increased deportations, police brutality, and assaults on worker’s rights. Participants will break out in small groups to identify the goals of their specific committee.

Participe en la campaña en contra el robo de salarios. Vamos a proponer una estructura de comités para responder efectivamente en contra las amenazas locales y nacionales en contra la justicia económica y racial. Estas amenazas incluyen las deportaciones, la violencia policial y los ataques en contra los derechos de las trabajadoras y los trabajadores. Las personas identificarán las metas de cada comité.


 

Saturday, December 3

Civil Disobedience Training: Non-violent Direct Action Training

10am – 4pm

AFSC will be holding a training for those interested in learning how to properly conduct acts of civil disobedience, as well as investigate the understanding of violence and practice of non-violence. Attendance is limited to 20 people – please RSVP online at https://goo.gl/forms/KF8AsekTGwj2h1cF3

 

 


Thursday, December 1

Sanctuary Campus Walkout at Smith: National Day of Action

Smith College Campus Center

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
On November 16th, 2016 students walked out on over 100 campuses to demand permanent protection, dignity and respect for undocumented students. This Thursday, we will join the second national day of action and walk out in support of undocumented students at Smith and demand that our administration protect these members of our community.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1614782328822959/


Wednesday, November 30

Day of #JewishResistance: Draw the Line in Northampton

Smith College Campus Center 103/104

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Come join us, and Jews around the country, on Wednesday for IfNotNow’s National Day of Jewish Resistance; standing up against the appointment of Steve Bannon and against Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and white supremacy.
* ALL are welcome! Jews and allies are encouraged to attend.*

https://www.facebook.com/events/1153513584697147/


Wednesday, November 30 

 

Panel Discussion: Building the Anti-Trump Fightback

UMass Amherst, Campus Center room 162-175, 7pm

 

The struggle against Trump and Trumpism will be a long one, taking place on many fronts over the coming months and years. The anti-Trump movement will have to learn the lessons of struggles for justice under Obama, while forging a broad, principled movement against Trump. Please join the ISO for a panel discussion on how Trump won, and what kind of movement we’ll need to defeat him.

Panelists:

  • Santiago Vidales is Co-Chair for the Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) the union which serves and protects over 2,000 graduate student workers at UMass Amherst. He is also a PhD student in the Spanish and Portuguese Department.
  • Donna Stern is a Socialist, Staff RN, Senior Co-Chair of the bargaining unit at Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC), and Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) Board member.
  • Ashley Smith is on the Editorial Board of the International Socialist Review and is a frequent contributor to the journal. He also writes for Socialist Worker and other publications. He is member of the International Socialist Organization in Burlington, Vermont.

Tuesday, November 29

Build Your Skills! Immigrant and Ally training

7 p.m.
Pioneer Valley Workers Center / 20 Hampton Ave, Suite 200, Northampton
Join us on November 29th for a mass meeting hosted by the Pioneer Valley Workers Center where we will talk about what our plan is to defend immigrants in Massachusetts, how you can be protected and ready, and how you can help.


Sunday, November 20

Rally for Resistance and Change in Northampton

Noon – 3 PM

Northampton Fairgrounds https://www.facebook.com/events/658655067653333/

March from the fairgrounds, down Main Street, up Elm, and back to the fair grounds.


Friday, November 18

Anti-Trump Protest Holyoke
4 – 7 PM
Kmart Parking Lot (Kmart Plaza) Holyoke
https://www.facebook.com/events/1818762958392207/

Peaceful protest will gather and begin at the Kmart parking lot at the Kmart plaza in Holyoke and march down Northampton Street around 4:30; march will end at Kennedy Park. Bring lights/glow sticks/reflective tape.

Info: Kevin Rodgers, (413) 799-0702


Saturday, November 19

Reclaiming the Space: Mount Tom @ Mt. Tom State Reservation

11:15 – 2 PM

Mt. Tom State Reservation
125 Reservation Rd, Easthampton, MA

Help reclaim the sacred space from Hatred in the name of Love! More information.


Wednesday, November 16

Sanctuary Campus Walkout 

3 – 5 PM.

Student Union, UMass Amherst

It’s time that we unite to protect our most vulnerable people– including undocumented immigrants, Black people, Muslims, Queer people, and all people of color.


Northampton City Council to Vote on Resolution Declaring Northampton’s Commitment to Being a Safe and Accepting Community

7 – 9 PM.

City Council Chambers, Puchalski Municipal Building
212 Main St, Northampton, MA

Northampton City Council will consider a resolution that commits Northampton to being a “hate-free zone.


Thursday, November 17

Post-Election SURJ Meeting

6 – 8 PM

Edwards Church

297 Main St, Northampton, MA

This meeting will be a chance to connect, feel our unity, and get to know more about SURJ. More information.


Franklin Workers’ Rights Committee Thursday includes STOP TRUMP strategizing

6:30 – 8:00 PM.

Agenda items include: Stop Trump


Tuesday, November 15

Post-Election Analysis: Where Do We Go From Here?

6 – 8 PM

Panelists to talk about: (1) What impact the circus-like election cycle has had on politics and progressive struggles and (2) what prospects do activists have under the new administration for addressing issues (like climate change, racism, imperialism and militarism), and what might be points of leverage? And (3) what are sources of hope going forward?

There will be several panelists, including Professor Vijay Prashad, Professor Stellan Vinthagen, Professor Uditi Sen, and “In These Times” contributor Marc Daalder who will speak and then open up a discussion amongst each other and to the audience.


Friday, November 11

Ignite Your Right: Humanity Against Trump

1 – 3 PM

This rally is a space of visible dissent against hatred and oppression that are physically manifested in Trump’s administration. We invite everyone who feels personally affected by this reality and those who sympathize with our cause. Our movement is peaceful, but strong, so this will act as a safe place for us all to unite together as one against oppressive forces.

As a student based movement, we invite you to bring your thoughts and messages, your instruments of strength and your tools of expression. This is an open forum.