Theory and Practice of Direct Action
Thursday, September 17, 6:00 pm
Cape Cod Lounge, E-27A Machmer Hall
Direct action—from sit-ins, occupations, and blockades to tree-spiking, theft of government documents, and Internet hacktivism—has played a crucial but changing role in U.S. political movements from the mid-20th century to today. STPEC is proud to host a panel discussion with four activists and organizers from the Pioneer Valley who have participated in direct action to resist war, torture, racism, police violence, home foreclosures, and nuclear power. Their experiences shed light on the different philosophies that have guided direct action over time and on the different risks and stakes for activists based on race, gender, sexuality, age, and class. Moderated by Dan Clawson, Professor of Sociology, UMass; longtime activist and union organizer
Saturday Peace Vigil
Join our weekly vigil for peace, Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., in front of the County Courthouse (on Main Street between Gothic and King), rain or shine. From May through October, the vigil coincides with the Farmer's Market 100 feet away on Gothic Street.
Other local vigils:
Al-Jazeera English on WXOJ-FM
Weekdays, 9:00 a.m. WXOJ 103.3FM, Valley Free Radio
Al-Jazeera English now brings quality, in-depth coverage of world news to the Valley.
Free thought! Miss an important local peace and justice event? It may be available at http://activeingredients.org.
Active Ingredients is also a radio show, Sunday mornings 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. or Monday evening at 7:00 on Valley Free Radio, WXOJ-103.3FM.
Other Local Peace and Justice Orgs