Du Bois Annual Birthday Celebration - 2019

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"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?'" - MLK Jr.

The Great Barrington Du Bois Legacy Committee and Multicultural BRIDGE invite Berkshire residents of all ages* to join together in a morning of service to honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Register here to volunteer for service activities: 

We will meet at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington by 9:00 am and head out to volunteer activities. 

Afterward, we will convene for a traditional interfaith celebration at 12:00 pm, followed by refreshments & community conversation at 1:00pm. (The MLK celebration service is open to all, not just volunteers, so please come for whatever portion of the day you can!)

*Please note that this is a family-friendly event, but children should be accompanied by an adult. 

Monday, January 21, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
First Congregational Church
34 Main St, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230

Special thanks to Du Bois Legacy Festival sponsors Greylock Federal Credit Union and Berkshire Bank.

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Being Black In The Berkshires

Panel and community discussion

Monday February 11

6:30 pm - 8 pm

 The Multicultural Bridge and Saint James Place are co-sponsoring an event in celebration of the role of W.E. B. Du Bois in the rich history and culture of the Berkshires. The public is invited to this free event at St James Place 352 Main Street Great Barrington from 6:30 to 8 on February 11. A panel of leaders and scholars from the black community in the Berkshires address the stories that are not being told and the voices that are not being heard. Audience questions are encouraged so that we will be able in an open discussion. Child care and snacks will be provided.

 The panel includes Alfred K. Enchill is the District Aide in the Berkshire County Office of Senator Adam Hinds. Shirley Edgerton, M.Ed., is a Cultural Competency Coach, the Founder and Director of Rites of Passage and Empowerment Program (ROPE), and the director of the Youth Alive Step Dance and Drum teams. Dr. Eden-Reneé Hayes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychology, is the Dean of Equity and Inclusion at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed, Ph.D., is a professor of history and former Director of Women Studies at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts. Dennis Powell is president of the Berkshire County Unit of the NAACP. He serves on the Pittsfield School Committee, the Steering Committee of the Four Freedoms Coalition, and the Steering Committee of the W.E.B. Du Bois Educational Series in Great Barrington, and Board Vice-Chair of the Clinton Church Restoration Project.

  Please be part of this important evening which is designed to expand understanding of the black experience in the Berkshires.

For more information please contact Multicultural BRIDGE at 413.394.4029 or julianna@multiculturalbridge.org