History, Government & Politics Organizations

Amnesty International

2014-2015 Student Leaders: Sierra Jubin ([email protected]), Abby Rampone ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Amy Merselis ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Thursdays in Paresky The Williams College Amnesty International Chapter was created for the purpose of helping Amnesty International by whatever means we can in Amnesty International’s efforts to secure basic human rights for millions of people worldwide.  The group

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Berkshire Historical Society

A nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and disseminating the history of Berkshire County in western Massachusetts. Information on volunteer opportunities such as tour guide and exhibit preparation work is available on the Society’s website or by contacting Curator Reynolds.   780 Holmes Road Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-442-1793 [email protected] www.berkshirehistory.org Contact: Catherine Reynolds, [email protected], Curator

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City of North Adams

Welcomes various kinds of help including computer graphic design (creation of local and regional posters, flyers, and brochures for visitors), drafting proposals, and creating festivals and community events.   City Hall 6 West Main Street North Adams, MA 01247 413-664-6180 www.northadams-ma.gov [email protected] Contact: Veronica Bosley, Mayor’s Office of Tourism

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City of Pittsfield

Students interested in volunteering or interning in any city department, program or project should contact Wiehl or Quinn for help arranging an appropriate opportunity.   City Hall 70 Allen Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-499-9321 www.pittsfield-ma.org Contact: Lisa Wiehl or Kathy Quinn

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Elizabeth Freeman Center

In the name of Elizabeth Freeman and countless women who have struggled before us, and for the sake of their families and the generations yet to come, the Elizabeth Freeman Center commits to working toward a world free from violence and all forms of oppression. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/elizabeth-freeman-center/

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Four Freedoms Coalition

The Four Freedoms Coalition is a non-partisan, diverse coalition of over 150 community groups, non-profit organizations, businesses and elected officials working together to unite the community and reaffirm our true American values, as outlined in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s landmark Four Freedoms speech. They are: Freedom from fear Freedom from want Freedom of speech Freedom

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Greylock Together

Greylock Together is a grassroots, non-partisan political movement formed in November 2016, representing 400+ members of the communities surrounding Mount Greylock. We are committed, engaged community members dedicated to social justice and united in our fight for progressive policies. Rooted locally and united by shared values of justice, common respect, and citizen empowerment, Greylock Together

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Indivisible Pittsfield

Indivisible Pittsfield is a locally-based group working for a more just, inclusive, and equitable society with individual and collective actions, in collaboration with the Indivisible Guide and other national, regional, and local organizations. indivisible.org Contact: [email protected]

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Multicultural BRIDGE

Multicultural BRIDGE promotes mutual understanding and acceptance among diverse groups serving as a resource to both local institutions and the community at large.  We serve as catalysts for change through collaboration, education, training, dialogue, fellowship and advocacy. Services include: Cultural Literacy and Cultural Competence Training, consulting & facilitation. Youth Leadership and Multicultural Education.  Parent Education. Civil Rights

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North Adams Historical Society

The mission of the North Adams Historical Society is to protect, preserve, and promote the rich history of North Adams and its people through the presentation of exhibits, publications, and programs. See the website or send an e-mail for information on programs or to inquire about volunteer opportunities. Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Bldg. 5A

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Northern Berkshires for Racial Justice

Northern Berkshires for Racial Justice (NBRJ) is a community group made up of different facets of the North County population. We are students, professionals, families, parents, retired folks, various faith organizations, etc. We aim to provide educational resources and community engagement, and to create positive change by working on the local level. We aim to

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Pittsfield Prevention Partnership / Berkshire United Way

The Pittsfield Prevention Partnership unites the community in order to produce positive youth development by reducing youth substance abuse rates in Pittsfield. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/pittsfield-prevention-partnership-berkshire-united-way

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Rules Change Project

The Rules Change Project is an initiative to support action ideas for capitalism and the common good.  America is not working for all of us. The Rules Change Project is an open coalition to spotlight, amplify and educate the public about existing efforts to foster economic “rules change.” It is an informal, non-partisan collaboration of

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The Sanctuary for Independent Media

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church at 3361 6th Avenue in north Troy, NY. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.

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The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society‘s mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places.  We contribute to better protection, stewardship and restoration of our public lands, preserving our rich natural legacy for current and future generations. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/the-wilderness-society/

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Town of Adams

8 Park Street Adams, MA 01220 413-743-8300 town.adams.ma.us Contact: Jonathan Butler, Town Administrator Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4pm

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Town of Lanesborough

Adminstrator Boudreau welcomes help with GIS mapping project, among other opportunities. 83 North Main Street Lanesborough, MA 01237 413-442-0965 www.lanesborough-ma.gov Contact: Paul Boudreau, [email protected], Town Adminstrator Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9am – 4pm

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Town of Williamstown

Town Manager Fohlin welcomes interns to work on various economic and community development projects. Town Hall 31 North Street Williamstown, MA 01267 413-458-3500 williamstown.ws Contact: Peter Fohlin, [email protected], Town Manager

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Williamstown Historical Museum

The Williamstown House of Local History was founded in 1941 to promote knowledge of the town’s history by collecting and preserving materials, mounting exhibitions, presenting educational programs and facilitating research. Its goal is to document the diverse people and buildings, the associations and institutions, the businesses and events which form the town’s history from the

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Williamstown Historical Museum

If you’re interested in history, the Williamstown Historical Museum is the place for you!  We are a museum and research center that maintains a collection of photos, artifacts and documents that relate to Williamstown’s past. We work to increase the public’s knowledge of Williamstown’s past in a variety of ways including educational exhibits, programs, events,

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