Events Archive

January 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

601 Herter Hall, UMass Amherst, MA, USA

Several cities in the US (Boston, New York, Houston, Washington DC, Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco) are planning some form of protest event for India's Republic Day, Sunday 26 January 2020. On this date in 1950, the Constitution of India came into effect. Now, 70 years later, the Constitution...Read more

January 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Springfield City Hall, Springfield, MA, USA

Want to do more than march? Have lots of energy that you want to put to good use? Come to the Pioneer Valley Women's March Community Activist Fair to find out how you can make...Read more

December 19, 2019 - 11:00am

Outside Old Chapel, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Gather at UMass Amherst to protest against the Indian police brutality targetting especially Muslim students. Please join in solidarity with the students, faculty and staff of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University, and condemn this violent police and state action. Come and affirm the right of citizens to...Read more

December 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Gateway City Arts, Holyoke, MA USA

Power Struggle is a compelling story that gives audiences hope that grassroots activism can be effective at bringing about positive social change in the world. Filmed over five years, this feature-length documentary portrays the heated political battle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, located on the banks of...Read more

image of Nyima Lhamo

December 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Campus Center 904, UMass Amherst, MA, USA

Nyima Lhamo, a human rights defender from Tibet. will be sharing her story. From as early as the age of 12, Nyima Lhamo has been a courageous advocate for Tibetans inside Tibet. After the passing of her late uncle, Tibetan religious leader Tenzin...Read more

December 9, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Amherst Books 8 Main Street Amherst, MA, USA

Join Dr. Stellan Vinthagen in celebrating his new book published by Routledge: Conceptualizing ‘Everyday Resistance’ A Transdisciplinary Approach, 1st Edition

Dr. Vinthagen will give a brief talk and have time for discussion.

Everyday resistance is about the many ways people undermine power and domination through...Read more

December 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

W.E.B. Du Bois Library, room 2601, UMass Amherst, MA, USA

Prof. Ângela Figueiredo is Associate Professor of Social Sciences at University of Recôncavo da Bahia (Brazil). Coordinator of the Angela Davis Collective and of the Escola Internacional Feminista Negra Decolonial (International Black Decolonial Feminist School).

Sponsored by the W.E.B. Du Bois Center, the Department of Languages, Literatures and...Read more
Mandy Carter

December 4, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Integrated Science Building Room 145, UMass Amherst, USA

Mandy Carter is a Resistance Studies Fellow at the Resistance Studies Initiative at UMass Amherst, and a southern black lesbian activist with a 52-year movement history of social, racial, and LGBTQ+ justice organizing since 1967. Raised in two orphanages and a foster home as a ward of state  of New York, Ms. Carter attributes the...Read more

November 18, 2019 - 6:00pm

Springfield Symphony Hall, Springfield, MA . USA

Jodi Kantor is one of the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse for The New York Times.

Kantor will share their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement and will take us for the first time into the very...Read more

Criminalizing Dissent: The Attack on BDS and Pro-Palestinian Speech

November 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst, USA

Save the date for this high-powered panel on mounting efforts by U.S. political leaders, right-wing pro-Israel lobbying groups, and college and university administrators to silence pro-Palestinian speech on American campuses and criminalize supporters of BDS, a nonviolent movement that aims to hold Israel accountable for its violations of Palestinian...Read more