The Western MA Health Equity Network Proudly Presents:

MOSAIC – A free, multifaceted evening, including live performance, site-specific cultural exploration, festive refreshments, film premiere and stellar post-screening panels leading us in conversations on racism and community health in our region.  Each gathering includes the screening of our new film, MOSAIC, which we–the Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network– commissioned to highlight the transformational work of local leaders of color and other voices from the Connecticut River Valley to the Berkshires. The film will be in English with Spanish subtitles.

You might have attended one of the biannual summits hosted by the Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network (WMHEN) since 2014. This spring, we’re bringing important discussions about racism and health inequity to venues throughout our region with six thought-provoking events that amplify the voices of people working within and for our communities of color toward equityjustice, and representation in all aspects of life, including our health.

Visit the Mosaic Website to Learn More!

Choose the location and date most convenient to you, and RSVP. Each event will be unique; feel free to join in more than one! This is a chance to visit important cultural venues and historical sites throughout western Massachusetts. Each evening highlights the film screening of MOSAIC and a post-screening conversation with community panelists!

 Amherst – April 14, 6-8pm UMASS, Student Union Ballroom  RSVP Light dinner, performance by the UMass Doowop Shop and art from the Building Bridges/Our Immigrant Voice Photovoice Project

 HolyokeApril 21, 6:30-8 pm The Divine Theater at Gateway City Arts  RSVP Optional historic walking tour of Holyoke (4-5pm); optional dinner and Open Studio presentation of SOMEWHERE: A Devised Theater Exploration of Being Re/Evolutionary by UMass students and Re/Emergence Collective

Springfield – April 27, 5-7 pm Valley Venture Mentors  RSVP Performance by the Community Music School of Springfield and the art & artists of the Trust Transfer Project

Great BarringtonMay  5, 6-8 pm Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center  RSVP Details to be announced soon! 

Florence – May 11, 7-9 pm BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity  RSVP Optional historic walking tour with the David Ruggles Center (6-7pm); other details coming soon! 

Turners FallsMay 18, 7-9 pm Shea Theater Arts Center  RSVP Details to be announced soon!

Please check the website for each venue as the date approaches so that you can comply with any COVID protocols in effect at that time.
More information on each of these free events, including local performers and cultural activities, will be added to our website  as we confirm the details.
We hope you’ll join us at one (or more!) of these multifaceted events, and that you’ll add your voice to the conversation. We look forward to having you gather in community to watch, listen, and be heard. If you have any questions, please contact or 413-545-2529.

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