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Part 2: Biden or Trump and the Nonprofit Sector NGOs, international nonprofits and social service agencies

The author makes an impassioned case for the nonprofit sector to recognize the dire outcome of another Trump term and to take action.

Bits & Bytes: BCC civil rights event; Berkshire Voices staged reading; Thompson on bullying; Bittman on aging

On Wednesday, April 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Berkshire Country Day School will host a workshop with child psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., based on the theme of his best-selling book “Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Community, Friendship, Social Power and Bullying in Childhood.”

Bits & Bytes: Postmodern Jukebox at the Mahaiwe; Aretha Franklin tribute; Freedom Fund Awards dinner; Ice Glen walk; Harvest Fiesta

Whitney Battle-Baptiste, director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center and associate professor of anthropology at UMass Amherst, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual NAACP - Berkshire County Branch Freedom Awards dinner.

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.

Tribute to Du Bois’ 150th birthday kicks off with new exhibit and youth involvement

The birthday events for Great Barrington's most famous native son seem to signal a newfound appreciation of the civil rights leader, who had not been fully embraced by the community because of his sometimes-controversial past.

Plans unveiled for restoration of historic A.M.E. Zion church

All wanted to transform Clinton Church into a community gathering place that would preserve its history, honor civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois, and retain enough space for performances and other events.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival; ‘Earth Dialogue;’ GB Cultural Council applications; ‘The 39 Steps;’ Newsboy monument rededication; Berkshire Human Rights Speaker...

The rededication event will celebrate the recent conservation treatment that restored the physical and historical integrity of Great Barrington's Newsboy Statue and will include a public viewing of the monument and working fountain.

Du Bois comes home from the grave

For unknown reasons, Yolande’s grave was left without a headstone. Her grandchildren were unaware of where she was buried, until her grandson Arthur McFarlane II was informed of it during a visit in 2012.
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