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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on New Marlborough Meeting House—”preserving history, celebrating cultural creativity”

Almost two hundred years later, the Meeting House is still celebrated as a sacred space vibrant with programming to serve the local and surrounding communities.

Du Bois’ environmental legacy celebrated at River Walk, by his ‘golden river’

“His love of rivers and his dedication to environmental justice play a very small part, but can be a lens through which to understand his fuller achievements. There is no better place in the world to tell this part of the story, at the very spot where he was ‘born by a golden river.’ ” -- Rachel Fletcher, founder of River Walk

Sneak peak: The legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois at center stage

More than 35 singers and dancers rehearsed a performance piece choreographed to the song “We are Here” by Alicia Keys, the oft-repeated refrain of which is a fitting tribute to the nature of Du Bois’ work: “We are here. We are all here for all of us. That’s why we are here.”

Bits & Bytes: W.E.B. Du Bois 150th anniversary celebration; ‘A Close EnCountertenor’; community poetry night; ‘The Global Impact of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony’

UMass professor Whitney Battle-Baptiste and Du Bois' great-grandson Jeffrey Peck will emcee the event, which will also include a short film of the dedication of the W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site, a spoken-word performance and a dance piece.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Long Time Comin’’ at MMRHS; Sandy Hook vigil; ‘Symbols of Civilization?’; ‘A Christmas Carol’ at The Mount; ‘Noises Off’

The candlelight vigil will remember the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and all Americans who have been killed or injured by guns since the event took place.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington;’ ‘The Kabbalah of Bob Dylan;’ 1854 Town Hall benefit; 28,000 lbs. of food donated

'Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington' is set in 1915 and centers on an encounter between Du Bois and fellow NAACP co-founder Mary White Ovington.

Bits & Bytes: Four Freedoms civic participation workshops; W.E.B. Du Bois Educational Series; Steffani Jemison at MASS MoCA; ‘Lenox at 250 years, Panel II;’...

The Four Freedoms Coalition and Berkshire Community College will present a day of free, nonpartisan advocacy trainings on Saturday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at BCC.

Bits & Bytes: Dog Film Festival; ‘Displaced Persons’ talk; ‘Jazz for Justice;’ ‘Horses and Hikers for Healing;’ Patrick Stolfo exhibit

Nw York Times reporter Joseph Berger was born in Russia in 1945, spent the postwar years in displaced persons camps in Germany and, after immigrating to the U.S., grew up in Manhattan and the Bronx.
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