We the People

Lessons from the Women’s March in Washington

Wednesday, Feb 1 - On Inauguration Day, I headed for Washington, D.C., my hometown, with three other Berkshire women… our hostess — who is the wife of a long-time career foreign-service officer — offered “Democracy is not a spectator sport.”

The Berkshires gear up for Women’s March on Washington and local solidarity events

Wednesday, Jan 18 - In Berkshire County, we have a free indoor sister event in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington at the Colonial Theatre on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event was organized by a local steering committee that includes Kristen van Ginhoven of Lenox-based WAM Theatre, which focuses on work by female theater artists and stories for women and girls, and volunteers Jayne Benjulian, Lynn Festa and Mary Lincoln.

Thousands march for 4 Freedoms in Pittsfield, protesting ascendance of bigotry, hatred

Sunday, Jan 8 - “I am originally from Mexico, but I am not a rapist or a murderer or a thief. I am basically just a nice person. The American Dream can become the American Nightmare in times of intolerance when immigrants and naturalized citizens are made to feel afraid.” -- Eleanor Velez, Director of the Berkshire Community College Multicultural Center