Wait…What?! Civic Responsibilities in the
Time of National Uprisings and Distress

“Wait…What?!” is a platform for candid discussion for the Women’s Fund community to convene on emerging issues we all face, albeit with varied challenges.

Wait…What?! Civic Responsibilities in the Time of National Uprisings and Distress is a conversation ranging on issues local to national as panelists discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, climate change, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join Community Investments Manager, Nicole M. Young, as she moderates an engaging discussion with Tanisha Arena, executive director of Arise for Social Justice, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, state representative of 3rd Berkshire, Lindsay Sabadosa, state representative of 1st Hampshire, and Roxann Wedegartner, mayor of Greenfield, Massachusetts. This discussion includes:

  • The local legislative landscape and the importance of getting involved locally
  • How social movements ignited or regressed during this time
  • Which voices were more motivated, supported, or suppressed
  • How racial equity intersects all of these issues
  • The recent deaths of iconic figures John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • And what voices can take the helm

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