From September through June, our Unitarian Universalist Society devotes each month to a new Dedicated Offering (DO) recipient and splits 50/50 every Sunday’s offering plate with the recipient organization.

Our Dedicated Offering Recipient for April will be The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change
, which is affiliated and financially sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in
Washington, D.C. Also known as the “Truth School,” it offers classes to individuals and groups with the goal of promoting and facilitating the skills required to build a movement. The School teaches the organizing skills necessary to equip people—young, middle years, and old—to be active, effective, and empowered. 

The School’s sole focus is teaching and training. Classes are designed to meet the needs of climate change activists, labor organizers, aspiring political candidates, those considering civil disobedience, people of faith seeking to express their outrage, folks involved in refugee and resettlement work, members of the LGBTQ community, people active in the Black Lives Matter movement, writers and artists who want to use their talents to create change, young people, and seniors seeking a way to be active (or to be active again).

The School is saturating the area from Greenfield to Springfield, MA, with classes occurring several times a week throughout the year (except during July, August and December). Classes range from 90 minutes to several hours and many key classes will be repeated monthly.

It’s amazing that such a place exists here in the valley!

Please give generously. Thank you so much for sharing what you can.