September 5th | Towards Racial Justice | South (TRJ- South)- Community meetings for racial justice. 1st Thursdays of the month, free and open to the public at 6:30 pm at the UU Church 1089 Main St, Housatonic, MA 01236
September 9th | TRJ Race Task Force | Community representatives meeting for Racial Justice. Meets monthly on the First Monday. 12 - 1:30 PM at Ralph Froio Senior Center. 330 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
September 9th | TRJ Mens Caucus for Racial Justice | 7:00 PM | RSVP to email@example.com
September 10th | Accountability TRJ Meeting | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
September 11th | Town of Great Barrington Du Bois Legacy Meeting | 6 PM Firehouse (TBD - check town of GB website)
September 15th | Social Justice In Action (SJIA) Steve and Diana’s Garden Party | 3 - 5 PM | open to the public as a fundraiser where each guest is invited to take a piece of artwork from the former Felber Art Gallery | Join us for a unique BRIDGE presentation!
September 19th | WAM Theatre | Volunteer Prep Pipeline
September 21- 22 | Lenox Apple Squeeze | Pipeline Tabling with WAM - Sept 21st 1- 5:30; Sept 22nd 11- 5:30
September 21st | Harvest of Hope | 11 - 5 PM (need volunteers for tabling)
September 22nd | Walk for Construct | (FLASHMOB 2 - 3 PM) - Great Barrington 11 - 3 PM. Need a group of volunteers to attend 2-3 PM and learn a short dance together in BRIDGE community.
September 23rd | Adams Town Meeting | 6 PM at 8 Park Street, Adams, MA 01220. Last meeting racist, xenophobic and classist comments were made. We need people to not let this happen again.
September 26th | Mass MoCA | Book Club | Cauleen Smith Exhibit | Octavia Butler Parables of the Sower (Nov 7th and Dec 5th) | Reading group Facilitation by Gwendolyn VanSant | This book is powerful in its insight and foresight. Join us for a powerful book study!
Saturday, September 27th | Gratitude & Generosity Call & Mail Center | Support fund development and Friend Raising with thank yous, solicitations & more! 10:30 AM -1:30 PM | Join us to give thanks for the generosity and plan for our end of year Annual Appeal, Birthday fundraisers, Amazon Smile engagement, etc. | RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Looking Ahead to more Fall Dates:
October 3rd | TRJ- South Berkshire Meeting - Community meetings for racial justice. 1st Thursdays of the month, free and open to the public at 6:30 pm at the UU Church 1089 Main St, Housatonic, MA 01236
October 4th | 6th Undoing Racism Workshop | Amherst, MA
October 6th | North Adams Parade with Mass MoCA Exhibit | Cauleen Smith 12 - 5 PM
October 17th | Towards Racial Justice White Caucus | 7 - 8:30 PM
October 18th | Save the Date! Du Bois Homesite 50th celebration | BRIDGE partners with Town Of Great Barrington Du Bois Legacy Committee for a restorative event repairing & lifting up the history from Oct. 18, 1969 when the Du Bois Boyhood site was dedicated | Join us in celebration and honoring civil rights leaders with all of our local Berkshire organizations righting history alongside the Town of Great Barrington for our Global icon , Dr. W.E. B. Du Bois | 1:00-4:00 PM
October 24th | Women to Women to Mass Moca Field Trip to see Erre Exhibit | Join us! | Let’s Carpool!
October 25th to November 9th | Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau - A play about the mother-son relationship within longstanding systemic barriers facing Black families coping in and around our education system. Produced by WAM in partnership with BRIDGE in the Berkshires alongside a Boston production. Tickets on sale. 11/4 at 12:30 is RTF show and 11/7 at 7:30 PM is TRJ show. 11/9 FInal Pipeline with Beneficiary awards to Harmony Homestead and Women of Color Giving Circle | Discounted tickets available. See Gwendolyn if you want to co-lead with BRIDGE facilitator at a talkback. We will need 1-3 people in the audience during talkbacks to support process. WAM has asked BRIDGE to do a welcome meal for the actors.
November 3rd | Save the Date! Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration | Women to Women | 10th anniversary | Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow| 3-7 PM | Meet members of our W2W group and learn about Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, El Salvador, Puerto Rico and more. Presenters will share cultural traditions, dance, foods, and their migration stories. Testimonials abound to BRIDGE support. Rich stories of thriving and transition. Remounting of our Migrations of the Heart and more!
Nov 4th & 7th | Pipeline with BRIDGE Race Task Force & TRJ Talkbacks
November 9th | Berkshire County NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner
Dec 13-15 | Voicing our Activism | Training for BRIDGE staff with Shakespeare & Co. with Tina Packer, MaConnnia Chesser and more. Friday evening, Saturday all day, Sun AM. ($100 and RSVP required) | firstname.lastname@example.org