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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Saturday, January 20th from 1:00 p.m.–4: p.m., Indivisible Pittsfield will be hosting a “March into Action” Resource Fair and Community Forum at The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield Mass.
On the anniversary of the first Women’s March and in solidarity with the Women’s March 2018, Indivisible Pittsfield invites the public to join together in sharing our stories, re-affirming our community and preparing for action in 2018.
A resource fair with over 20 groups participating will be followed by brief spoken word performances, leading into a round-table discussion of ‘where do we go from here in the Berkshires’, featuring leaders of various social justice efforts and related organizations in the region.
Panelists will discuss the important issues facing our community in 2018, how we can build better partnerships to address these issues and how our community can help in the efforts.
The panel will include State Representative Paul Mark, Pittsfield City Councilor Helen Moon, Berkshire NAACP President Dennis Powell, Geraldine Shen from Greylock Together, and Kristen Van Ginhoven from WAM Theater, as well as representatives from the following organizations:
Berkshire Democratic Brigades, Berkshire Interfaith Organizing, Berkshire Immigrant Stories, Four Freedoms Coalition, Great Barrington Town Democratic Committee, Lift Every Vote, Pittsfield Area Council of Congregations, and the United American Muslim Association of the Berkshires
Spoken word performances will be shared by artists and representatives from WordXWord and WAM Theatre.
Drew Herzig, co-chair of Indivisible Pittsfield says, “From the Women’s March to the Women’s Convention to the rallies and stand-outs we have organized here in Pittsfield, we’ve seen how powerful we are when we gather together, share space and lift each other up. Across the country Women’s March Chapters are organizing exciting anniversary events throughout the anniversary weekend, from marches to legislative actions to community events to voter registration drives. We are proud to be hosting one in Pittsfield that brings together so many organizations dedicated to taking positive action.”
Join the thousands of women, femmes and allies who will be coming together across the country to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March and to launch the collective 2018 Women’s March agenda: #PowerToThePolls.
Doors will open at 1 pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by former congressional staffers, the 26-page Indivisible guide was originally distributed, via Twitter, as a Google Doc after the November 2016 Election. It went viral and its authors decided to formalize the document, making it freely available for download on its own website. Indivisible Chapters formed all over the nation, including the one here in Pittsfield.
Indivisible Pittsfield stands for an America that forwards the principles of human decency, respect, and community. Our diversity is our strength. We support activities related to embracing diversity, justice, and equality while combating racism, misogyny, homophobia/transphobia, and xenophobia in all its forms. Everyone is welcome to join us at our regular meetings. For more information, please write to email@example.com