Monday, March 20, 2017

Sanctuary Meeting followed by NAACP and Coming Together co-sponsored School Committee Candidate Forum March 20

 non-PGO event ... invitation from Coming Together Amherst

"On Monday, March 20th there are two events in Amherst for those who care about issues of racial justice.  Please come to one, or both, if you can. If you are interested in both events, please come to the Amherst Sanctuary Pre-Meeting at 5:30 and/or the Select Board meeting at 6:30pm and then go to the Bangs Center when it's time for the School Committee Forum. 

The Amherst Select Board will be deciding whether or not to recommend the Amherst Sanctuary Community Bylaw to Town Meeting

Select Board Meeting - Town Hall
Monday, March 20,  6:30PM

We will be meeting ahead of time for an
Art Build and pre-meeting at
5:30PM at First Congregational Church
165 Main St

Please RSVP and let us know you will be attending at

Please also go to the Facebook page for this event at

For more information email:

School Committee candidates to answer questions about equity and social justice...

NAACP and Coming Together are sponsoring a special forum for School Committee candidates to be questioned by the community

Monday, March 20, 2017, 7-9 pm The Bangs Center, large activity room
For more information, please contact Alyssa Melnick /

Many of us have long believed that candidates for the Amherst School Committee should share their views about issues of race and social justice with the public prior to election day.  This is the first time for this event and a sizable audience will help show everyone that these issues are important in our community.