Science for the People: Western Massachusetts


Science for the People: Western Mass 2020 Winter/Spring Meeting Schedule

Here’s our new schedule. Please note that January is a little unusual, but we’ll be getting into our new groove in February. Please mark your calendars!


UMass, Wednesday, January 22, 5:00-6:30. Room TBA

Springfield, Friday, January 31, 4:00-5:30. Arise for Social Justice, 30 School St., Springfield (focus on Mold Campaign)


UMass: First and third Wednesdays of the month, 5:00-6:30 (recognizing some people might need to come a little late or leave a little early)

2/5, 2/19, 3/4…

Springfield (Arise): Second and fourth Fridays of the month, 4:00–5:30 (recognizing some people might need to come a little late or leave a little early)

2/14, 2/28, 3/13…

Please email to confirm meeting and/or to join the announcement listserv.


Science for the People Magazine Relaunch

Check out the official relaunch of Science for the People! Volume 22, no. 1 is now available in its entirety on line under the title “The Return of Radical Science.” Please also see last fall’s mini-issue on geoengineering!


Looking for a way to help Science for the People?

If you’d like to be helpful but can’t make meetings, one GREAT thing you could do would be to share your knowledge of notable examples of science for and/or against the people happening here in Western Mass. You should completely feel free to share descriptions of your own work if you think it fits. We have made a convenient web-based form so that you can submit these examples either anonymously or with your info included. We would like to be able to share the positive examples to inspire others… and consider the possibility of following up on the negative examples in future campaigns.

Also: The direct action working group is working on getting an inventory of the skills and resources we have within our network as we move forward with our goal of organizing ourselves and like-minded scientists to collaborate more with grassroots organizers and campaigns. Please take a few minutes out of your busy day to fill out this form–it shouldn’t take long. This will help us get a sense of the kind of solidarity we can offer as an organization right now.