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I WITNESS: The first annual ‘Profile in Hypocrisy’ award

The courageous understand the risk they take by telling the truth; cowards and hypocrites demonstrate a commitment to deception, even when the deception is both obvious and detrimental to everyone around them.

Bits & Bytes: Shakespeare & Company gala; ‘Inhabitants of Childhood’ opening; Urban Bush Women at Club Helsinki Hudson; Guatemalan education talk; Open Mic Music...

The residents of rural Maya village Copal AA la Esperanza in Guatemala have founded a community-run middle school that focuses on indigenous culture, human rights and sustainable forestry.

Great Barrington Town Hall Briefs: Du Bois celebration; Tim Drumm to retire; Blue Hill Road residents demand action

Gwendolyn Hampton VanSant, who directs Multicultural BRIDGE and co-chairs the Du Bois 150th Committee, was in Town Hall Monday night with Randy Weinstein, founder and director of the Du Bois Center at Great Barrington, to gain approval to mount banners on utility poles in town and to report on the progress the committee had made on celebrating the birthday of iconic scholar and civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Bitter Game’ at MASS MoCA; ‘How We Got to the Funk;’ Bushnell-Sage anniversary; BHS pop-up fundraiser; ‘A Christmas Carol’ auditions

Originally performed on an outdoor basketball court with its five acts structured as the four quarters and overtime of a basketball game, 'The Bitter Game' explores the experience of being Black in America.

Jazz star Craig Harris’ trombone band at MMHRS to honor African-American poet, civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson

NAACP leader and author James Weldon Johnson wrote “God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse,” in a little cabin off Alford Road on the Alford Brook and at the Mason Library.

Bits & Bytes: ‘God’s Trombones’; Gospel Gang Christmas concert; Dept. of Children & Families toy delivery; ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Camphill Ghent; merit award...

Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D–Lenox, worked with the Department of Children and Families' central office to secure a truck and company to deliver toys from Boston to the departments Pittsfield office on Thursday.

Bits & Bytes: W. E. B. Du Bois Educational Series; IS183 OZ gala; breastfeeding class; deer hunting in Hopkins Forest; Berkshire Children and Families...

At the Oct. 26 W.E.B. Du Bois lecture Smith College Professor and author Paula J. Giddings will discuss early civil rights leader and anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells.

Bits & Bytes: Elizabeth Kolbert at Williams; The Whitdiots improv; Craig Harris at Lee Library; ‘Costume and Culture;’ BFMC film workshop

Elizabeth Kolbert's book "The Sixth Extinction" investigates the future of Earth and the possibility of human extinction, based on natural history and Kolbert’s own reporting in the field.

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