From Berkshires DSA <[email protected]>
Subject [Berkshire DSA] No B&R/TWO Book Clubs/Power Mapping/Yearly Election/Take Back the Grid
Date March 15, 2021 9:54 PM
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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 We're Taking Back Our Power" by
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh in April to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
(Flyer attached). Please fill out this form if you would like to
participate. <[link removed]> Dates and times will be
announced soon. To learn more about the book, visit
[link removed] If you can't afford a copy, one will be
provided for you.

Third, here are some things that are happening this week:

*Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 16th at 7 PM*, Beth Huang from Boston DSA will
join us for a special meeting on *how to do power mapping*, with a focus on
public transportation in Berkshire County. Power mapping is a way of
parsing out the power dynamics underlying a problem so that clear goals,
strategies, allies, and opponents are identifiable. *Please email us for
the link*. Bonus if you know a lot about Berkshire county public
transportation! The more info, the better! If not, that's ok, too. Power
mapping is an effective strategy in any social justice action.

*Wednesday, March 17th at 6 PM,* *Take Back the Grid* is meeting to discuss
the Utility Relief for all Campaign. *Please email us for the link.*

*Thursday, March 18th at 6 PM, Berkshire DSA Reading Group. *We'll be
discussing the first chapter of "Freedom Is A Constant Struggle" by Angela
Davis. You can find a link to that and other texts here for free.
<[link removed]>
A summary will be provided for those who didn't have time to read.
[link removed]
Meeting ID: 972 2038 2729

🌹*Thursday, March 18th at 7 PM, Monthly Membership Meeting +**Election*🌹 Come
one, come all, come vote at our yearly election! If you'd still like to
nominate someone, this is your last chance! Positions up for re-election
are co-chair, secretary/treasurer, and communications coordinated. We're
excited to welcome our new elected officials, so please join us!
[link removed]
Meeting ID: 431 146 248
Passcode: 258809

*Sunday, March 21st 3-4:30 PM Take Back the Grid Mega Massachusetts Meeting*
This is an opportunity to get involved in the statewide campaign with Take
Back the Grid. Chapters from across MA are meeting to work together to
support this awesome campaign. Register here to attend.
<[link removed]>

Thank you, everyone! Enjoy the sunshine!

In solidarity,

Abigail Childs
Christian Kennedy
Co-Chairs, Executive Committee
Berkshires DSA

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