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CRF Co-Sponsored event: Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series

The UMass Amherst History Department's Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series and the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation Present: "PLUG IN!: Building Other Worlds Where We Are"


This year’s Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series, "Another World Is Possible: Revolutionary Visions, Past and Present", hosted visionary scholars and organizers from across the U.S. and world, exploring how social movements have thought about – and worked towards – building other possible worlds. Hosted by the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation, this capstone event is a participatory forum to “plug in” and contribute to collective visions right here in western Massachusetts.

The event will take place at the Holyoke City Hall Ballroom 536 Dwight St, Holyoke, MA 01040 Thursday, March 28, 4:30-7pm. During the event, attendees will participate in community-led visioning workshops on the following themes:

  • Cooperative economies in Springfield
  • Ethnic studies in Holyoke Public Schools
  • Food justice across the region
  • Building a world where black and brown youth are supported, not criminalized
  • Creating a Western Mass where local communities have the power to decide their own futures 
  • And more!

Free and open to all with FREE FOOD from El Rincon Boricua Restaurant. Young people of all ages are welcome. There will be coloring books and crayons available for children. There will be FREE buses from UMass, departing from Haigis Mall at 4pm. Click here to save your seat. Parking is available nearby. Several public buses make stops at or near Holyoke City Hall, including B23, P20, P21 and R24. PVTA schedule. Wheelchair accessible. To request additional accommodations, contact

More than two dozen students, faculty and community members contributed to the planning of this event, which emerged from a months-long visioning process facilitated by the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation

The Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series is presented by the UMass Amherst History Department, and co-sponsored by more than three dozen university and community groups. Visit the Feinberg Series web page for a full list. More information: Feinberg Website | Facebook | Mailing List | Contact Us |Co-sponsors and Partners.

This event is offered with the support of the Five College Lecture Fund.