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Feinberg Capstone: Plug In! Building Other Worlds Where We Are

Event Details

March 28, 2019
4:30 pm

Holyoke City Hall Ballroom
536 Dwight Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States
Free and Open to All

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 at many points in history and in many places around the globe.

This capstone event is a participatory forum to “plug in” and contribute to collective visions right here in western Massachusetts. 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.

During the event, attendees will participate in community-led visioning workshops on the following themes:

- Cooperative ecosystems in Springfield
- Ethnic studies in Holyoke
- Food Justice across the region
- Building a world where black and brown youth in Western Mass and beyond are supported, not criminalized
- And where local communities have the power to decide their own futures

Come connect, collaborate and imagine together with people who are building local cooperative economies, just food systems, community-driven education, and more.

More info:

4:30 pm: Connecting, Gathering, Snacking
5:00 pm: Introductory Activity and Panel
5:20 pm: Simultaneous Workshops
5:50 pm: Break
6:15 pm: Simultaneous Workshops
6:40 pm: Closing Session

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. Sign up here ( to reserve your spot. Parking is available nearby.

Wheelchair accessible. To request additional accommodations, contact

About Us
This event and the community visioning processes leading up to it were designed and facilitated by the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation.

The Feinberg 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 webpage for more information about the series, including a list of co-sponsors and community partners

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

Graphic facilitation by Dpict.