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Plug In: Building Other Worlds Where We Are

Feinberg Series Capstone Event

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 in the Pioneer Valley
  • Building a world where black and brown youth in Western Mass and beyond are supported, not criminalized
  • Creating a Pioneer Valley 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!


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

More Information

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 (and adults). 

There will be FREE buses from UMass, departing from Haigis Mall at 4pm. To reserve your seat, click here. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis on the day of the event. 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.