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October 2017

How Digital and Social Media Have Disrupted Journalism

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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A lecture by MCLA Professor Shawn McIntosh Presented by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College   PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The final talk in OLLI's 2017 Distinguished Speakers Series will be held Saturday, October 21st, at 2pm at Berkshire Museum in downtown Pittsfield, and features Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Professor Shawn McIntosh on "How Digital and Social Media Have Disrupted Journalism." MCLA Professor Shawn McIntosh; submitted photo. Professor McIntosh’s talk will discuss how the digital revolution…

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Story Slam with Sheela Clary @ Sandisfield Arts Center Presents:

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, Massachusetts 01255 United States
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$10

SANDISFIELD, MA – Sandisfield Arts Center is pleased to bring the popular art of staged storytelling to the Berkshires with a curated Story Slam on Saturday October 21 at 4:00pm.  Local teacher and Moth StorySlam winner, Sheela Clary will be the Emcee for the evening.The theme for this event is Rescue.  Storytellers are encouraged to contact Sheela at sheelaclary@gmail.com to pitch their 5-7 minute story ideas. Storytellers will be selected beforehand and should rehearse stories for length and content.Tickets for the event are $10 and available at Sandisfield Art Center’s website.Sheela Clary was born…

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Street Medic Training—FREE

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Pittsfield, 55 Fenn Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Free
WTO protests in Seattle, November 30, 1999 Pepper spray is applied to the crowd; By Steve Kaiser from Seattle, US (WTO protests 10) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Shawn Godfrey will lead us in a free Street Medic Training. Learn about - Chain-­of-­Survival - Scene Safety - Tear Gas/Pepper Spray - Spreading Calm - Patient Assessment - Buddy Roles. Many people in the Berkshires exercise their First Amendment rights by taking part in peaceful marches and demonstrations. These happenings tend to stay peaceful around here. In other parts of the country, not so much. Those who attended the Women's March in January were relieved that violence didn't erupt,…

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The Full Vermonty and Wild Mountain

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pangaea Restaurant, 1 Prospect Street
North Bennington, Vermont 05257 United States
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The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump Join the Bennington Bookshop on Sunday, October 29th at 7pm for a special double bill at Pangaea Restaurant, North Bennington, featuring cartoonist Jeff Danziger (The Full Vermonty) and writer Nancy Kilgore (Wild Mountain). The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump - Essays and Cartoons by Bill Mares and Jeff Danziger: Vermonters love a good fight, and those who challenge us soon learn that Vermont generally wins. With the help…

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November 2017

Food for Thought: Dinner with Virginia Willis

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 W Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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$100

HANCOCK, Mass.—The Chicago Tribune praised Georgia-born, French-trained, chef Virginia Willis as “one of the seven food writers you need to know,” and on Saturday, November 4, 2017, you’ll get the chance over dinner at Hancock Shaker Village when Shaker meets Southern. Willis, Editor-at-Large for Southern Living, is considered a leading authority on southern cuisine, its origins, and evolutionary future, and she’ll talk about Kentucky and Ohio Shaker foodways. There’s much more to southern cooking than we’ve been lead to believe,…

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Politics of Identity

November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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Free

Poetry of Inclusion and Exclusion PITTSFIELD, Mass. — WordXWord presents Politics of Identity / Poetry of Inclusion and Exclusion, a program of work by poets spanning ages and styles, November 12, 3P at the MCLA’s Gallery 51, 51 Main Street, North Adams, MA. The performance will take place in Gallery 51’s exhibition of Setsuko Winchester’s Freedom From Fear/Yellow Peril Project. Admission is free. (Be sure to hear our interview with Setsuko Winchester on the Top Left Corner.) For Politics of…

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Vessels for Change

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247
North Adams, Massachusetts 01247
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$100
Amrita Lash imbues a newborn mug with character; image courtesty Stephanie Boyd.

VESSELS FOR CHANGE 52 Artists – 100 Mugs – 1 Cause Area artists rally to support the Berkshire Immigrant Center Amrita Lash imbues a newborn mug with character; image courtesty Stephanie Boyd. BERKSHIRES, Mass.—In October, more than 50 area artists are joining their creative forces to make 100 hand-painted ceramic mugs in support of the Berkshire Immigrant Center.  The project, Vessels for Change, will culminate in a celebration at Bright Ideas Brewing on the MASS MoCA campus in North Adams on…

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