Sponsored Events

Sponsored / Co-Sponsored Events
  • Human Rights Day 2009
  • Mayor Issues Human Rights Day Proclamation
Immigrants to Northampton Share Experiences
Six Northampton residents discuss their experiences as new immigrants at the “New Americans in Northampton” panel. Sponsored by the Northampton Human Rights Commission. One of the community events featured as part of 2007 On The Same Page citywide reading project. Immigration is a main theme of The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, the book that is being read for the project.
  • October 10, 2007 at 7 p.m.
  • Jackson Street School Library
The Daley & Halligan Bicentennial Commemoration 
The Daley & Halligan Bicentennial Commemoration event series recalls the unjust hanging of two Irish men in Northampton on June 5, 1806. In commemoration of Daley and Halligan, let us affirm our commitment to creating and sustaining a community whose legacy will be justice, fairness, and the protection of the rights of all citizens.
  • Monday, June 5, 2006, 5:30 p.m.
  • First Churches of Northampton
  • Followed by Parade to Memorial Site, West Street
  • Other Co-Sponsors: Churches and Synagogues of Pioneer Valley, Daley and Halligan Bicentennial Committee
Northampton Town Meeting on Secrecy &Torture 
This program featured a presentation prepared by the ACLU that examines "myths" about secrecy and torture.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 7 - 9 p.m.
  • First Churches, Main St., Northampton
  • Host: PVCAST (Pioneer Valley Coalition Against Secrecy and Torture)
MLK Day - Rev. King's Vision & Role of Community, Faith & Action 
  • Jan. 16, 2006
  • First Churches, Main St., Northampton
  • Host: American Friends Service Committee of West Massachusetts