Dear Neighbor,

Bridget Spann from Williamstown's First Congregational Church has asked me to share this notice with you.

Please join us this Sunday, December 20th at 3pm via Facebook Live for a Blue Christmas service.

Not everybody gets excited about Christmas; for some, the holidays carry a painful load. We will gather here to communally lament the lives lost to Covid-19 and other griefs and losses that burden our hearts. Rev. Mark will lead a small, in-person worship outside our church. Head to our church Facebook page at 3 pm, as we go live to share in our service of prayers. Please LIKE our Facebook page to help you get connected.
AND, from Janet Curran at Images Cinema:
Images Cinema presents 
the final film in the Twentieth Century Women film series

9to5: The Story of a Movement
Monday, December 28 at 7pm
Reserve your free ticket at:

Guest speaker Barbara Winslow & TBA

As America again returns to a period of protesting and organizing, 9to5 lays out both key history about this vital movement and the indispensable knowledge that comes with it.” — IndieWire

Many have heard the song “Nine to Five” by the great Dolly Parton or seen the 1980s blockbuster of the same name starring Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda. Yet few realize that these two icons of popular culture grew out of a social movement that spanned over 25 years and sought to have a profound impact on women and the American workforce as a whole.

This illuminating documentary tells this little-known story, starting with a group of female office workers in Boston in the early 1970s who decided that they had suffered in silence long enough and created an organization to force changes in their workplaces. Largely forgotten today, the movement addressed still-relevant issues such as sexual harassment, pay equity, the “glass ceiling,” and the need for employer-supported family and medical leave.
The Twentieth Century Women film series is supported by a grant from the Fund for Williamstown of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. It is also sponsored by the Williamstown League of Women’s Voters.

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