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  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
March 22, 2021 at 6:37 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Bread and Roses Postponed Until Next Monday

Hi there!The mutual aid group has decided to postpone our meeting tonight until next week. We'll see you then.In solidarity,Abby-- __________________Abigail ChildsCharlie YatesCo-Chairs, Executive CommitteeBerkshires DSAberkshiresdsa.org -- Please note that this is a closed group, and all messages…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
March 21, 2021 at 11:54 PM

[Berkshire DSA] New EC Members!!! Upcoming Cool Stuff!!!

Hi Everyone!I'm thrilled to announce an awesome new roster of Executive Committee members, elected this past Thursday at our monthly membership meeting/yearly election! They are:New Co-chair: Charlie YatesSame 'Ol Co-chair: Abigail ChildsSecretary/Treasurer: Kristie CouserCommunications Director: Mi…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
March 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Membership Meeting Tonight @ 7/Book Club @ 6/Statewide TBTG Sun @ 3

Hey All! Please join us for our monthly membership meeting/yearly election TONIGHT at 7 PM. In addition to electing new executive committee members, we'll be voting on whether to formally endorse Bri Morrison for Lanesborough Select Board and endorse the Utility Relief Act bill. Login info is: https…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
March 17, 2021 at 10:13 AM

[Berkshire DSA] Email Address Reminder - Deadline 3/20

Hey there,This is just a reminder to let us know if you would like to remain on our mailing list. The deadline is the end of Saturday, March 20th. Thank you thank you!In Solidarity,Abby-- __________________Abigail ChildsChristian KennedyCo-Chairs, Executive CommitteeBerkshires DSAberkshiresdsa.org …
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
March 15, 2021 at 9:54 PM

[Berkshire DSA] No B&R/TWO Book Clubs/Power Mapping/Yearly Election/Take Back the Grid

Hi All!First, a reminder that there's NO Bread and Roses meeting tonight. We aren't taking a break, just taking a break from meeting this week. We'll see you next Monday at 7 PM as usual.Second, the Elizabeth Freeman Center is hosting a virtual county-wide read of "Stop Telling Women to Smile: How W…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 23, 2021 at 9:20 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Ecosocialism This Week + Film Series Wants You to Vote

Dear Comrades,Here are some upcoming Ecosocialism Working Group meetings, we hope y'all will jump into:TONIGHT: Green New Deal Mobilizing Meeting 8:30PM EST - Email [email protected] for dial-in info.TOMORROW NIGHT: Take Back the Grid strategy Mini-Meeting 6:00PM EST and Monthly Meeting at 7PM…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 22, 2021 at 7:06 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Bread+Roses/Unmasking COVID/Group Sesh and more

Hi Everyone!Here are some upcoming meetings and events this week. Attached are tonight's agenda for Bread and Roses and a flyer for the upcoming Data Jam with Invest in Pittsfield this Saturday. See you there!In solidarity,AbbyTonight! Bread and Roses Mutual Aid - Bread and Roses AgendaFeb 22, 7 PM …
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 21, 2021 at 2:28 AM

[Berkshire DSA] Invest in Pittsfield Data Jam - This Saturday 2/27

Hi All!We're excited to announce a Data Jam by Invest in Pittsfield this Saturday, February 27th from 1 - 4 PM. The purpose of the Data Jam is to cull police budget information from Pittsfield city council agendas, information that the city has been reluctant to provide. The work isn't hard but will…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 18, 2021 at 11:41 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Meeting Tonight

Good Evening Everyone,Sorry about the late notice-tonight is our General Chapter meeting at 7! Hope to see you there! Below is a copy of the agenda, as well as the Zoom link for logging in.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eEdLRSa_vTMzPIl7RN9Dq2Rp4WNb9Tf-254oGYpOKgw/edit?usp=sharinghttps://dsausa.…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 18, 2021 at 5:23 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Last Minute Spanish Translation Needed

Hi Everyone!Does anyone speak proficient or fluent Spanish? We have a person who needs help with filling out our care package request form and my rusty Spanish isn't cutting it. I'd like to call her back today, if possible. Thanks in advance!In solidarity,Abby -- __________________Abigail ChildsChri…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 16, 2021 at 7:02 PM

[Berkshire DSA] DSA, BDS, and Palestine Solidarity

Hi Everyone! Please check out the DSA, BDS, and Palestine Solidarity panel organized last weekend! It's important to learn about the BDS Movement, Palestine Solidarity, and our role as socialists. The BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group is launching a new Palestine Liaison program, and we enc…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 15, 2021 at 9:00 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Bread & Roses Tonight! Membership Meeting on Thursday!

Hey Everyone!Here are two upcoming meetings this week, including our monthly membership meeting this Thursday at 7! Brianne Morrison of Lanesborough will be coming to speak to us about her platform in her bid for town selectboard. We'll also be discussing our upcoming executive committee elections. …
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 15, 2021 at 8:02 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Fwd: News: People serving Death By Incarceration sentences in PA urge court to allow claims to be heard

Hi all!Our comrade Dena wanted me to pass this newsletter along to you. It lists lots of excellent resources and upcoming events that you might be interested in! In solidarity,Abby---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Center for Constitutional Rights <[email protected]>Date: Mon, Feb…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 13, 2021 at 1:25 AM


Dear Comrades,Join us tomorrow, Saturday, 7-9PM evening as we launch our new Film Series with a screening of The Murder of Fred Hampton. Watch a trailer here...This documentary tells the story of an Illinois Black Panther leader who was murdered by the Chicago Police department in his apartment, bef…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 10, 2021 at 6:09 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Neighbor to Neighbor Group Starting Tonight @ 8PM

Hi everyone,This is just a reminder that our Neighbor to Neighbor group starts tonight (Wednesday) at 8. What the heck is that, you ask? It's a space for people to come together and share the challenges they've been facing personally and politically and to try to work together to find solutions. Or …
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 9, 2021 at 4:31 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Care Packages Now Available!

Hi All! Care packages are available NOW! Thanks to our chapter members and generous supporters, we met our goal--we look forward to delivering 50 care packages to our neighbors! Anyone living in Berkshire County who needs support in surviving this season may request one by completing our confidentia…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 8, 2021 at 7:19 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Bread and Roses Meeting Tonight and Upcoming Stuff

Hi folks!Please join us tonight for our weekly Bread and Roses meeting at 7! We'll be discussing the next steps for our care package drive as well as exploring an overarching vision that will ideally shape our future mutual aid efforts. Also, we raised $1,129 for our care package drive! Many, many t…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 4, 2021 at 11:43 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Membership Survey Findings

Hi!This past November, Kristie Couser and our former co-chair Sid Rothstein sent out a survey to the Berkshire County DSA membership. The survey asked questions about demographics and our member's priorities within the chapter. Sid has kindly written a summary of the survey results which we hope wil…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 3, 2021 at 7:20 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Submissions Open For Our New Chapter Zine!

Hi there!So, in response to a discussion we had at our last chapter meeting, we're starting a new chapter zine! We will be accepting submissions of poetry, prose, photography, and illustration. The zine will explore topics underneath the socialism umbrella, which include (but are not limited to): wo…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
February 1, 2021 at 12:59 AM

[Berkshire DSA] Care Package Update/Bread & Roses Meeting/Troublemakers School

Hi everyone!First, I wanted to remind you of/invite you to our Bread and Roses meeting tomorrow, Monday, February 1, at 7 PM. We'll be talking about our free food fridge/free pantry project, our care package drive, and setting up a mutual aid fund. The zoom info is below. Our fund drive for personal…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 31, 2021 at 4:29 AM

[Berkshire DSA] Fund Drive for Personal and Home Care Packages

Hi everybody!The Bread and Roses working group is happy to announce that the fund drive to raise money to purchase personal and home care items for those in need is off the ground. We will be accepting donations through February 7th, after which we will be accepting requests for care items. Care ite…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 28, 2021 at 7:46 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Get More Active In Ecosocialism - Starting TONIGHT 7PM

Dear Comrades,Here are a few reminders about ways that you can get more information, get involved and take action on ecosocialism focused campaigns across the state and locally. 1. Tonight is the second in a webinar series from Boston DSA's Take Back The Grid campaign. "If you’re having trouble payi…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 25, 2021 at 4:38 AM

[Berkshire DSA] Unhoused Woman Needs Assistance

Hi everyone!Berkshire Mutual Aid reached out to see if there was anyone who could bring a very stressed, unhoused woman from Lenox to Windsor tomorrow (Monday) to retrieve her computer and clothing. She may also need to go to a bank. Are any North county folks around Monday? I don't know this woman …
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 23, 2021 at 8:03 PM

Re: [Berkshire DSA] Film List for Zoom Watch Parties

Solidaritycinema.com has a great list, too (with access to watch them). The full list is at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fRlun-dWyTGcevKUlrX-hNHsyV7ZLy_IJ1mz2A9tTiI/edit#gid=0I’d like to add "The Battle of Algiers" (which is available at solidaritycinema) to list of potential films to wat…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 23, 2021 at 7:37 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Film List for Zoom Watch Parties

Hi everyone!Dena composed this excellent list of socialist films for our proposed Zoom watch parties. Let us know which one you want to watch first or if there are movies that should be on here! Thanks to Dena for putting together such a great list!In solidarity,Abby-- __________________Abigail Chil…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 22, 2021 at 11:54 PM

Re: [Berkshire DSA] January 21 Chapter Meeting Notes/Call for Feedback

On Jan 22, 2021, at 5:47 PM, Berkshires DSA <[email protected]> wrote:But! We need to know some stuff! Namely:- Is anyone interested in starting a zine? We should probably determine a theme and then take submissions of art and writing along that theme.Yes! I’d be happy to participate!- Does any…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 22, 2021 at 10:47 PM

[Berkshire DSA] January 21 Chapter Meeting Notes/Call for Feedback

Hello!Thank you to everyone who came out last night for the monthly chapter meeting! You can access the notes here. (Thank you to Amillie for taking notes!). We talked about a lot of great stuff, updating members on recent Bread and Roses progress, the Taking Back the Grid Seminar series (that start…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 20, 2021 at 10:21 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Bread & Roses/Take Back the Grid Tonight, Chapter Tomorrow

Hi hey hello!Apologies for the last-minute nature of this email. This is just a heads up about several upcoming meetings. Tonight at 7 we have the Bread and Roses meeting. Tomorrow, Thursday, January 21 we have the Berkshire DSA monthly meeting at 7PM. Additionally, we're excited to invite members t…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 15, 2021 at 12:54 AM

[Berkshire DSA] Organizing Under Biden

 Hi All! The event below will be hosted by our friends at the High Peaks DSA. Last week's storming of the capitol (once again) reminded us that dismantling all forms of fascism - under Trump or under Biden - is imperative in the fight against white supremacy. I'm super excited about this event and h…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 11, 2021 at 5:23 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Bread and Roses Meeting Tomorrow January 12th at 6 PM

Hi! Please join us for a Bread and Roses meeting tomorrow, 1/12 at 6 PM to develop the ideas brought forward during last week's meeting. There are lots of excellent plans in the mix and I'm looking forward to working on them with you all! Please let me know if you'd like to put anything on the agend…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 10, 2021 at 10:10 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Petition Against the Capitol Storming

Hi Everyone,As you all are probably aware, on Wednesday, January 6 pro-Trump supporters and QAnon conspiracy theorists stormed the United States capitol building. Trump and many US legislators encouraged the capitol takeover and some legislators were among the crowd of pro-Trump protestors. Rep. Cor…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 8, 2021 at 8:28 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Fwd: Three great trainings with national DSA in January/February

Hi Everyone!I hope y'all are doing well despite a week which was truly bananas. Below are some free trainings that some of you might be interested in. These trainings are designed to help activists learn to more effectively communicate with each other, mobilize resources, and get people involved in …
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 5, 2021 at 1:55 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Upcoming Meetings

Good Morning Comrades,Hope that you are all well and had a safe and enjoyable holiday and new year’s celebration. I think I speak for everyone when I say I’m certainly happy to leave 2020 behind me. To get 2021 rolling right off the bat, we wanted to inform folks of upcoming meetings they could take…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
January 3, 2021 at 5:49 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Bread & Roses Meeting This Tuesday

Hi All!I hope you all had a lovely holiday! The Bread and Roses Mutual Aid working group is meeting this Tuesday, January 5 at 6 PM to talk about what community support is needed in Berkshire county in the coming months and what actions to take next. Please join us! We would love to hear your ideas …
  Christian Kennedy · [email protected]
December 18, 2020 at 10:29 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Act on Mass Transparency PowerPoint from Sophie

Hi folks,Looks like the first email I sent trying to forward this presentation was a busy! Let me know if this one works!!Christian -- Please note that this is a closed group, and all messages posted to this group should be considered private to the group. NEVER repost, forward, or share any messa…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
December 18, 2020 at 9:57 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Fwd: Act on MA <> Berkshires DSA

Hi folks,Here’s the PowerPoint from Sophie’s presentation at last night’s meeting if anyone was interested in looking at it.Have a great weekend,Christian ---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Sophie Coyne <[email protected]>Date: Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 12:46 PMSubject: Re: Act on MA &l…
  Christian Kennedy · [email protected]
December 18, 2020 at 12:21 AM

[Berkshire DSA] DSA Chapter Meeting

Hi folks,If you’re trying to access the chapter meeting and are stuck, please try accessing the meeting through this link-some folks accidentally went to the reading group link. The appropriate link is Join Zoom Meetinghttps://dsausa.zoom.us/j/431146248 / Meeting ID: 431 146 248 / Passcode: 258809Co…
  Christian Kennedy · [email protected]
December 16, 2020 at 3:03 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Re: Berkshires DSA

One correction! Email address for nominations is [email protected] 😅😅😅On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 10:02 AM Christian Kennedy <[email protected]> wrote:Hi Friends,This is Christian Kennedy here with some recent updates and upcoming meetings for members of Berkshires DSA.Firstly, we w…
  Christian Kennedy · [email protected]
December 16, 2020 at 3:02 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Berkshires DSA

Hi Friends,This is Christian Kennedy here with some recent updates and upcoming meetings for members of Berkshires DSA.Firstly, we want to thank members of Berkshires DSA and our community partners for collaborating with and helping to organize our Bread and Roses Food Drive we held on Saturday, Dec…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
December 8, 2020 at 10:43 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Everything Is Happening

Dear All,We hope that you all are staying warm- winter is finally here! That’s why first and foremost, we want to remind you that our amazing members who’ve organized our Bread and Roses campaign will be finishing up with shopping (using any cash donations we received) by end of day tomorrow (12/9),…
  Christian Kennedy · [email protected]
December 8, 2020 at 10:42 PM

[Berkshire DSA] News and Updates

Dear All,We hope that you all are staying warm- winter is finally here! That’s why first and foremost, we want to remind you that our amazing members who’ve organized our Bread and Roses campaign will be finishing up with shopping (using any cash donations we received) by end of day tomorrow (12/9),…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
December 3, 2020 at 9:17 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Reminder: Membership survey and co-chair nominations

Dear all,Just a quick reminder and request to fill out the membership survey. For those of you who have not gotten to it yet, please do so before Friday (tomorrow!) at 5p. It takes about 10 minutes, and your participation will help ensure that we work on the issues that are important to you!Also, at…
  Christian Kennedy · [email protected]
December 1, 2020 at 6:41 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Bread and Roses Meeting Tonight @ 6

Good afternoon Everyone,Just a reminder that our Bread and Roses Meeting is tonight at six; if you’re interested in volunteering please plan to attend! Zoom link is below.Please see the attached document here for further details about our current plans and details for preparation events and protocol…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
November 27, 2020 at 5:46 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Membership Survey

Dear all,Happy Red Friday, a day of international solidarity among workers in retail, warehousing, logistics, and many other sectors worldwide!In celebration of the day, we're surveying our members to find out more about you and what your priorities are when it comes to fighting for democratic socia…
  Christian Kennedy · [email protected]
November 24, 2020 at 2:29 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Bread and Roses Meeting Tonight @ 6

Good Morning Everyone,Just sending a reminder that we have a Bread and Roses meeting tonight at 6 PM! Zoom link is below. If you have been involved, we hope to see you there again tonight. If you haven't before now, please feel free to join us tonight! We are now also accepting cash donations-if fol…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
November 20, 2020 at 3:35 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Three items

Dear all,I'm following up on three items from our monthly meeting yesterday.(1) We are organizing a banner drop to support A Just Green Stimulus for MA, and the Green New Deal. We are meeting tomorrow afternoon, Saturday (11/21), in Great Barrington to paint the banner. We will paint outside, masked…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
November 19, 2020 at 2:11 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Re: Chapter meeting this Thursday (11/19), 7p

Dear all,Just a quick reminder to join us this evening at 7p for our monthly meeting. Here's the Zoom link and password (258809).Looking forward to seeing you!In solidarity,SidOn Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 8:08 PM Berkshires DSA <[email protected]> wrote:Dear all,Please join us for our monthly…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
November 17, 2020 at 12:06 AM

[Berkshire DSA] Bread and Roses Food Drive Org Call - Tomorrow, Nov. 17 6PM

Dear Comrades!Our  “Bread and Roses” themed food drive is coming together. At this point, we've landed on an event date of December 12th and will distribute in Pittsfield Common. (If you're not familiar with Bread and Roses, this is a good description of the slogan's origins). We still need voluntee…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
November 16, 2020 at 1:08 AM

[Berkshire DSA] Chapter meeting this Thursday (11/19), 7p

Dear all,Please join us for our monthly meeting this Thursday (11/19) at 7p. Here's the Zoom link and password (258809).We have lots of exciting items to discuss, including our celebration of Bernie Sanders' election as President of the USA! No, but seriously, I think it's safe to say that we're all…
  Berkshires DSA · [email protected]
November 11, 2020 at 4:36 PM

[Berkshire DSA] Justice for Alex Morse

Dear all,Some months back, our chapter voted to endorse Alex Morse, and many of us put in countless hours to support his run for Congress against Richie Neal. As you may remember, his campaign was torpedoed by a baseless and spineless homophobic smear campaign orchestrated by UMass students, which w…