We are proud to announce the second year of the STPEC Activist Brown Bag Lunch Series. This semester, four extraordinary local activists will visit UMass to share their experiences and perspectives on activism in the Valley and beyond. Come ready to ask questions (for example, about internship opportunities!) and participate in a wider discussion of their work. The series is open to the general public, so please bring your friends.
Jeff Napolitano is the director of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Western Massachusetts program. He is a former undergraduate and graduate student of UMass Amherst, and was (unsuccessfully) encouraged by Sara Lennox to major in STPEC, a fact he regrets to this day. He joined AFSC in January 2009, bringing experience as an activist around anti-war, higher education, and electoral issues. Jeff's work at AFSC ranges from civil disobedience training to immigration policy advocacy to community grassroots organizing (and more). He provides supervision to a team of ten interns and their projects. AFSC is a 45-year old part of the Western Massachusetts community, and is proud to have participated in actions at UMass from kicking Department of Defense anthrax research off campus to coordinating protests to the likes of Andrew Card and Karl Rove.
Light refreshments will be served, but you are encouraged to bring a lunch.
An optional 1-credit course (STPEC 291R) is available for students who attend all four brown bags and two separate discussion meetings. Sign up directly on Spire.