Founded in 1985, this Springfield organization now has more than 30 years of experience empowering low income people in many areas of social justice. ARISE is a member-led community dedicated to defending and advancing rights in housing, homelessness, criminal justice, environmental justice, and public health. The members work in committees addressing these areas, led by Michaelann Bewsee, the founder and director. For instance they have demonstrated against homophobic actions and tenant evictions. They have brought together Jews and Muslims in Springfield for demonstrations of understanding. To learn more about their work, read:

Dedicated Offerings provide a way for our Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst community to recognize and financially support worthy organizations engaged in projects that reflect our guiding Unitarian-Universalist principles. We hope you will give generously on February 19.