Western Massachusetts Social Justice Calendar

This calendar can also be reached by going to http://socialjusticecalendar.org. To submit an event, email calendar@afscwm.org

Agape’s Francis Day: Listening to Native Voices @ Agape Community
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Agape welcomes Paula Horne Mullen and Chief Avrol Looking Horse of Standing Rock, North Dakota

Join the Agape Community on St. Francis Day for “Listening to Native Voices: Standing Rock is Everywhere” with guests Chief Avrol Looking Horse of Standing Rock, Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nations, Paula Horne Mullen, Volunteer Executive Coordinator of World Peace and Prayer Day, and Beatrice Menase Kwe Jackson of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, who will conduct a sacred water ceremony.

Co-sponsored by:

Nehemiah Community, Springfield, Just Faith-Springfield, MA

Pax Christi, MA, Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, MA


2017 Interhelp Gathering @ Woolman Hill Retreat Center
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day

Each autumn we gather to journey around the Spiral of the Work That Reconnects. If you are new to the Work, you are welcome to come; you are equally welcome if you have made this journey many times. See the Gathering Flyer to learn more.
Parents take note: this year we plan to offer a children’s program…. but only if registrations that include children are received by Friday, August 18. We will need a minimum of four children registered to proceed with planning the program.
Location: We meet in the quiet of early November at Woolman Hill in rural western Massachusetts. Meals and group activity times take place in a lovely old farmhouse.
Timing: We begin with dinner on Friday and finish up with lunch and cleanup on Sunday.
Accommodations: Options include farmhouse bunkrooms, sleeping lofts (mattresses on the floor) and wood-heated cabins. Every effort will be made to accommodate housing preferences but cannot be guaranteed. The farmhouse is handicapped accessible.
Meals: Meals are vegetarian with some vegan options
     Indoor accommodation: $225
     Commuters and campers: $190
     Children indoor: $150 for children age 12 and under
     Children commuters and campers: $100 for children age 12 and under
A $50 nonrefundable deposit will hold your space.
Scholarship contributions:
If you are able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Interhelp, Inc. for our scholarship fund. This fund directly assists those who need financial support to attend this year’s Gathering.*
To request a scholarship:
Please let us know how much you need in addition to a $50 required minimum fee. If a scholarship is not available for you to attend, your $50 deposit will be refunded. Please include, with your registration, a description of your interest in the Work That Reconnects and why you wish to come to Gathering.
Register Online herePrintable registration form available here.
 Payment Options:
     by check made out to Interhelp, Inc. Send to Kristina Orchard, 10A Powdermill Circle, Maynard, MA 01754.
     by Paypal: see Online Registration page.
Questions? Contact Kristina Orchard (978) 266-2912 or email.
*Here’s one way to decide how much to donate: $5 per $1,000 of per person household income over $30,000. (Example: If your per-person income is $40,000—$10 thousand above $30,000—you are asked to contribute 10 times $5, or $50.)