Science for the People: Western Massachusetts


Science for the People: Western Mass 2019 Winter / Spring Meeting Schedule

All meetings 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.!
  • 1st & 3rd Tuesdays in Amherst at Herter Annex 121, UMass
  • 2nd & 4th Tuesdays in Springfield at Arise Office, 467 State St
  • In the event of a 5th Thursday, we will take a rest week unless otherwise announced



Thursday, January 17, 9:30-11:00 UMass (Herter Annex 121): Discussion of Alondra Nelson’s “Spin Doctors: The Politics of Sickle Cell Anemia,” in Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination. Please email if you would like a copy. As always, please show up even if you can’t get to the reading… We’ll be happy to summarize for you!

Tuesday, January 22, 1:00-2:30 Arise (467 State Street): Several of the core members can’t make it, so unless I hear from people that they want to meet and can commit to going, we will cancel this meeting. Please speak up if you want it to happen! Thanks!

Tuesday, January 29, 1:00-2:30 UMass (Herter Annex 121 — place to be confirmed): Special “fifth Friday” meeting for the Science and Social Justice Teachers Workshop planning group

Tuesday, February 5, 1:00-2:30 Arise (467 State Street)

Tuesday, February 12, 1:00-2:30 UMass (Herter Annex 121 — place to be confirmed)

Etc. …


Science for the People Magazine Relaunch

Check out Science for the People’s new 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.