COMMUNITY RESOURCES

This listing is identical to the one in the 2004 AFSC Calendar,

"366 Days for Racial Justice".

Although the websites and email addresses are shown below in blue, the links are not "live" and you must copy-and-paste them into your web browser or email program to use them.

 

Active Ingredients

www.activeingredients.org

Local website with activist resources.

ALAANA (Asian, Latina, African American, Native American and Allies)

Franklin Community Action Corporation

Aida Martinez

413.774.7028 / amartinez@fcac.net

Focused on creating a safe place for young people of color.

All Soulís Unitarian Universalist Church

Social Action Committee

Molly Chambers

Hope and Main Streets

Greenfield, MA01301

413.773.5018 / mchambers@fchcc.org

Alternatives to Violence Project

Box 2341, Amherst, MA01004

claudetellier@hotmail.com

Provides workshops in prisons by training teams of community members and prisoners.

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 448

640 Page Blvd.

Springfield, MA 01104

413.732.8041 / atu448@berkshire.net / www.atu.org/

Part of the largest labor organization representing transit workers in the US and Canada.

Amandla Community Chorus

P.O. Box 223

Greenfield, MA 01302

Eveline MacDougall

413.773.8655

A community chorus that celebrates life and to reflect and articulate social concerns.

American Civil Liberties Union of Western Massachusetts

Bill Newman

39 Main St.

Florence, MA01062

413.586.9115 / www.aclu.org

American Friends Service Committee

140 Pine Street, Rm. 10

Florence, MA01062

413.584.8975 / afsc@crocker.com / www.WesternMassAFSC.org

A grassroots social justice and peace organization.

Anti-Displacement Project

130 Union St.

Springfield, MA 01105

413.739.7233 / info@a-dp.org / www.a-dp.org/

A membership organization of low-income families building new institutions they control.

Arise for Social Justice

94 Rifle St.

Springfield, MA 01105

413.734.4948 / arise@riseup.net / www.angelfire.com/ma4/arise/

A low-income rights, anti-oppression membership organization in western Massachusetts.

Bill of Rights Defense Committee

241 King St., Suite 216

Northampton, MA 01060

413.582.0110/ www.bordc.org / info@bordc.org

Encourages local communities to take an active role in working for civil liberties.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke

Laurie Millman

70 Cosmos Way,P.O. Box 6256

Holyoke, MA01041

413. 534.7366 / lmillman@hbgc.org

Supports youth. Celebrates Latino History Month, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Kingís birthday, and Black History Month.

Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, Western Mass. chapter

Co-chairs: Nancy Felton and Carolyn Toll Oppenheim
Carolyn: 413 540 0149 / ctollopp@publicpurposecommunications.com
Nancy: 413 584 1299 / nancy.f@rcn.com

A national organization of American Jews deeply committed to Israel's well-being through the achievement of a negotiated settlement to the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Buddhist Peace Fellowship

New England Regional Office

Maia Duerr

413.563.5197 / ne-bpf@bpf.org

Pioneer Valley Chapter

Emilie Woodward

413.586.0474 / emiliewoodward@hotmail.com

140 Pine St., Rm. 10

Florence, MA01062

Committed to examining our own privilege and internalized oppression and to fostering public dialogue and deep listening.Open to all Buddhist traditions.

Casa Latina

Florence Community Center

140 Pine St., Room 6

Florence, MA 01062

413.586.1569 / casal@map.com

Promotes Latino empowerment and cultural pride in Hampshire County through service, education, facilitation, dialogue and action.

Center for Popular Economics

P.O. Box 785

Amherst, MA 01004

413.545.0743 / Programs@PopularEconomics.org / www.populareconomics.org

A non-profit organization that teaches economic literacy to activists for progressive social change.

Christís Community Church of Chicopee, UCC

Rev. Kelly Gallagher

103 Springfield Street

Chicopee, MA01013

413.592.6007 / kgaljcom@crocker.com

A United Church congregation seeking to be a relevant voice for justice and peace in the community of Chicopee.

Coalition for a Safe Community

413.774.7469 ext. 13

Established 12 years ago in response to increased violence in Franklin County, the Coalition sponsors a Week of Awareness each spring, including a Take Back Our Lives March and Rally and other events focused on prevention of violence, primarily violence against women.

Community Crisis Support Service

Barbara Russell: 413.772.0582

The CCSS is a team of trained volunteers who provide support and assistance to communities and groups affected by violence, crime, and other tragedies.

Conscious Communication Institute

Sandra Boston

413.774.5952

Offers an eight week training in Basic Skills for Conscious Communication, active study groups and a teacher training program.

Department of Mental Health

Western Massachusetts Area

P.O. Box 389

Northampton, MA01061-0389

413. 587.6200

Supports the work of the Cultural Diversity Committee.

Dunbar Community Center, Inc.

Natasha George

33 Oak St.

Springfield, MA01109

413.788.6143

Provides opportunities to understand youth and families through social and cultural development, education, recreation, advocacy and support, mentoring and access to technology.

European Dissent Ė Uprooting Racism in our Community

Greenfield, MA

Sharin Alpert 413.625.2951 / shen@crocker.com

Self-education, discussion, and action group for anti-racist whites in Greenfield/Franklin County area.

Everywomanís Center

Sandy Mandel

Wilder Hall

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA 01003

413.545.5827 / www.umass.edu/ewc

Counseling and advocacy programs for women.

Franklin/Hampshire Health Coalition

George and Arky Markham, 413.586.0345

Meets the third Tuesday, 7:30pm, Community Room of the Cahill Apartments, Northampton; working for Working for Single-Payer Health Care legislation.

GLASS (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Society)

Brandin Dear: 413.774.7028

A group for young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or questioning, and their allies.

GRACE (Get Real and Create Equality)

Franklin Community Action Corporation

Jen Jakowski

413.774.7028 ext. 106

jjakowski@fcac.net

Weekly drop-in group led by peer leaders on social justice and conflict resolution. Mon. and Wed. afternoons, ages 12-18.

Greenfield Center School

71 Montague City Road

Greenfield, MA01301

413.773.1700 / www.centerschool.net

Greensboro Justice Fund

P.O. Box 1594

Northampton, MA 01061

413.584.1079 / Toll-free: 877.585.6606 / martygjf@attbi.com / http://www.gjf.org

Educates the general public with regard to the origins, symptoms, manifestations, dangers and injustices of discrimination and supports organizations in the south that work against discrimination by providing direct charitable aid.

Hampshire Community Action Commission

557 Easthampton Rd

Northampton, MA 01060

413.582.4237

800.339.7779

http://www.hcac.org/

A non-profit, human service agency whose mission is to address both the causes and the effects of poverty.The organization provides services and advocates for social change to improve the quality of life for residents of Hampshire County and the surrounding area.

Holyoke Community College

303 Homestead Avenue

Holyoke, MA01040

413.538.7000 / www.hcc.edu

Holyoke Youth Task Force and Youth Commission

20 Korean Veteranís Plaza, Rm. 409,Holyoke, MA 01040

413.322.5578/ jkumble@ci.holyoke.ma.us

Reducing racism as a barrier to academic success among Holyoke youth.

Holyoke Youth Task Force and Youth Commission

20 Korean Veterans Plaza, Rm. 409

Holyoke, MA01040

413.322.5578

Working to reduce racism as a barrier to academic success among Holyoke youth.

Indymedia

www.wmass.indymedia.org/

An independent media site.

Jones Library

English As A Second Language (ESL) Center

Lynn Weintraub

43 Amity Street

Amherst, MA01002

413.256.4090 / joneslibraryesl@hotmail.com / www.joneslibrary.org

Volunteer tutor training and tutoring.

Karuna Center for Peace Building

447 West St.
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
413.256.3800 /
info@karunacenter.org / www.karunacenter.org

A U.S.-based nonprofit organization that offers international training programs in conflict transformation, intercommunal dialogue, and reconciliation.

La Clave

P.O. Box 546

Holyoke, MA 01040

413.218-7936 / laclave@comcast.net

A free publication serving Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Amherst and Northampton.

Martin Luther King Junior Community Center

Dora Robinson

3 Rutland Street

Springfield, MA01109

413.746.3655

Comprehensive youth and community development programs.

Mass Justice Project

57 Suffolk Street, Suite 401

Holyoke, MA01040

413.533.2660

Offers legal help with civil issues such as housing, domestic relations and government benefits.Also has a farm worker unit.

Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty

Hampden County Chapter (MCADP-Hampden)

Saul Finestone

471 Frank Smith Rd

Longmeadow, MA01106

413.567.3451 / mcadp1@aol.com

Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs

Western Massachusetts Region

Troy Phillips, Commissioner

154 Carson Ave. Apt #B

Dalton, MA01226

413.684.3227 / T3runwolf@aol.com

Media Education Foundation (MEF)
60 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA 01060
413.584.8500 / info@mediaed.org / www.mediaed.org

MEF produces and distributes video documentaries to encourage critical thinking and debate about the relationship between media ownership, commercial media content, and the democratic demand for free flows of information, diverse representations of ideas and people, and informed citizen participation.

Menís Resource Center

236 N. Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA01002

413.253.9887 / www.mensresourcecenter.org

Dedicated to supporting men, challenging menís violence and developing menís leadership in ending oppression.Has Young Men of Color Leadership Project.

MLK Jr. Committee of Amherst, Inc.
P.O. Box 3211
Amherst, MA01004-3211
Holds an annual breakfast to celebrate community members who are carrying Dr. Kingís work forward today.

Mount Toby Meeting of Friends (Quakers)

194 Long Plain Road (Route 63)

Leverett, MA 01054

Meeting phone: 413.548.9188

Clerk: David Ahlfeld, 413.253.5687

All welcome.Has a strong peace and social justice mission.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Amherst

Bill Norris

P.O. Box 175

Amherst, MA 01004

413.253.9842 / william.norris4@verizon.net

National non-political advocacy group for African-Americans and other persons of color.

National Priorities Project

17 New South St. #302

Northampton, MA 01060

413.584.9556 / info@natprior.org / www.natprior.org

Offers citizen and community groups across the country tools and resources to shape federal budget and policy priorities that promote social and economic justice.

Nipponzan Myohoji Peace Pagoda

100 Cave Hill Rd

Leverett, MA 01054

413.367.2202 / www.peacepagoda.org

The Nippozan Myohoji is most well known for their construction of Peace Pagodas throughout the world.They build these pagodas as offerings for world peace, and think of them as ďa prayer of the spirit made manifest form.ĒLocally Nipponzan Myohoji initiates state-wide walks to help bring about justice and peace.

Northampton Center for the Arts

17 New South St., Suite 303

Northampton, MA 01060

413.584.7327 / www.nohoarts.org/

Dedicated to providing a place where people can dance, display art, make music, perform theatre and be immersed in the creative process.

Northampton High School

380 Elm St.

Northampton, MA 413.587.1344

413.587.1344 / www.hamphigh.org/

Northampton Human Rights Commission

Northampton City Hall

210 Main St., Rm. 12

Northampton, MA01060

413.587.1249

Educates and advocates around issues of human and civil rights. This year, among other projects, the Commission is co-organizing a series of study groups on racism.

Northampton Interparish Social Concerns Committee

Sarita Hudson

413.732.3175 / s.Hudson@diospringfield.org

Northampton Meeting of Friends (Quakers)

43 Center Street, 2nd Floor

Northampton, MA01060

Meeting phone: 413.587.4622

Clerk: Jenny Foster, 413.585.0863

All welcome.Has a strong peace and social justice mission.

Nuestras Raices

329 Main Street

Holyoke, MA01040

413.535.1789 / www.nuestras-raices.org

A grassroots organization that promotes economic, human and community development in Holyoke.

Nueva Esperanza

401 Main Street

Holyoke, MA 01040

413.533.9442

Community development corporation dedicated to neighborhood revitalization and community education.

Out Now!

Holly Richardson

125 Main Street

Springfield, MA01105

413.736.4610

An LGBTTSQQA youth organization of greater Springfield.Holds regular group meetings on Fridays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Pioneer Valley Project/Proyecto del Valle Pionero

235 Eastern Ave.

Springfield, MA 01109

413.827.0781

pvp.general@verizon.net

A membership organization of congregations, unions, and community groups working to relieve conditions of poverty, racism, discrimination, dependence, unemployment, and to prevent further deterioration of our communities.

Prison Book Project

413.584.8975 x 208

Providing free books to prisoners.Meets every Sunday at 1:00pm at First Churches Northampton.

Project 2050 of the New WORLD Theatre

Uday Joshi

100 Hicks Way, Room 16 Curry Hicks,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003

413.577.2990 / http://www.newworldtheater.org/

A multi-year exploration of the year when it is projected that people of color will become the majority in the United States. Addressing the issues compelled by these changing demographics, the project engages professional artists, youth communities, scholars, and community activists in civic dialogue and artistic creation.

Root 9 Collective

413.586.4792

A local activist/artist collective engaged in social justice struggles.

Sirius Community

72 Baker Rd

Shutesbury, MA01072

413.259.1251 / Sirius@siriuscommunity.org / www.siriuscommunity.org

Social Workers for Peace and Justice

Pioneer Valley Chapter

c/o 33 Ridgewood Terrace

Northampton, MA 01060

413.586.0345 / almasiano@hotmail.com

Works on issues that promote peace and justice in our society and world.

Solidaridad Colombia

413.584.8975 / http://www.westernmassafsc.org/colombia/index.html

Supports Colombian and U.S. efforts for justice and peace.

Springfield Harm Reduction Coalition

Holly Richardson

413.348.8234

A statewide network of groups and individuals working to reduce drug-related harms, to individuals, communities and society and to oppose all prison expansion.

Springfield Vietnamese Civic Association

433 Belmont Avenue

Springfield, MA01108

413.733.9373 / www.svacaconversent.net

A community-based civic association offering services and cultural outlets.

The Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts

377 Amostown Road

West Springfield, MA01089

413. 788.7546

The Palestine Action Coalition

westmasspac@westmasspac.org

Works to educate and inform students and community in the Pioneer Valley about issues facing

Palestinians, and to advocate for a peaceful resolution to the Israel/Palestine conflict.

Traprock Peace Center

Sunny Miller

103A Keets Road

Deerfield, MA01342

413.773.7427 / www.traprockpeace.org

Exploring Nonviolence, Fostering Community, Working to end war.

Undoing Racism Organizing Collective (UROC)

Ann, 413.736.5136, Lisa, 413.367.2190,Marco 413.746.1960, or Mary, 413.586.9988

A network of anti-racist organizers in Western Massachusetts whose mission is to organize, educate, communicate, and provide resources to undo racism in our families, communities, and institutions.Every October, UROC hosts an Undoing Racism Organizing Training by the Peopleís Institute for Survival and Beyond.

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence

Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM)

220 Main Street

Northampton, MA01060

413.584.1390 / office@uunorthampton.org

Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield

Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Team

245 Porter Lake Dr.

Springfield, MA01106

413.736.2324 / uusgs@uuspringfield.org

United Auto Workers Local 2322

Open Square

383 Dwight St.

Holyoke, MA01040

413.584.4905 / 800.682.0269 / uaw2322@uaw2322.org / www.uaw2322.org

Over 3500 workers from 14 employers united in an amalgamated local of the United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), with members in virtually every sector of the economy.

Valley War Bulletin

A monthly free publication dedicated to covering the war at home and abroad.

413.584.8975 / http://www.westernmassafsc.org/vwb/

Western Mass Committee on Corporations and Democracy

Ward Morehouse and Carolyn Toll Oppenheim

413.540.0149 / ctollopp@publicpurposecommunications.com

Kate Harris, 413 586 5516 / kate@earthlovers.org

Western Mass. A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) Organizing Center

413.538.8537 / wmassiac@hotmail.com

Information, activism, and resistance to U.S. militarism, sinking with struggles against racism and oppression
within the United States.

Western Massachusetts Center for Healthy Communities

Gail Weirick

489 Whitney Ave., 2nd floor

Holyoke, MA01040

413.540.0600 / Gail_Weirick@cooley-dickinson.org / www.westernmasshealthycommunities.org

Offers training, consultation and a full lending library as resources for prevention and assistance.

Western Massachusetts Jobs with Justice

640 Page Blvd.

Springfield, MA 01104

413.262.7689 / wmjwj@hge.net

WMass Jobs with Justice is a grassroots, non-partisan coalition of over 40 union, student, faith-based and community organizations and individuals working together to build unity and support for the struggles of working class people.

White People Addressing Racism Ė A Twelve Step Approach

Judith S.

C/O Skillings

P.O. Box 503

Leverett, MA01054

413.549.4837 / skillingsj@netzero.net

A twelve-step approach to addressing addiction to the white comfort zone and/or the false entitlements of white privilege.

Womenís Congress for Peace

Emily Lewis

www.womenscongressforpeace.org

A diverse group of women activists, united in their commitment to building communities based on equality; social, economic, and environmental justice; and non-violent means of resolving conflict.

Youth Leadership in the Arts

c/o Casa Latina

140 Pine St.

Florence, MA 01062

1.800.850.3880 ext. 3313

youth2lead@hotmail.com

Young artists and activists working for change in their communities.

Zen Center

Catherine Hondorp

78 Main St., Suite 209

Northampton, MA01060

413.586.8222 / www.zenonmain.org

Intentional and conscious exploration of race and privilege, and how it manifests in our communities.