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Brooke Mead

Vessels for Change

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
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 Wednesday, November 15 from 7-9 pm.
For a $100 donation to the Berkshire Immigrant Center donors will receive a one-of-a-kind handmade mug, locally brewed beer, and a celebration.…

TLC #45: Baker wants to “empower” the heat to play nice with ICE

http://media.blubrry.com/cornbread_cafe/p/www.greylockglass.com/podcasts/topleftcorner/gg_tlc_20170803_ep045.mp3Podcast (top-left-corner): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSImmigration Detainers
The bland phrase conjures up little emotion for people with no reason to believe that they, or loved ones, risk deportation due to immigration status. To countless families in the United States, however, the two words, “immigration detainers,” (also known as “ICE Holds”), plug in to a nightmare of vulnerability that tears at families and communities. We speak with Brooke Mead of the Berkshire Immigrant Center and Laura Rótolo of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts about Governor Baker’s proposed legislation that would ratchet the mechanisms of deportation up a gear or two.…

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