We’ve shifted to monthly rides. Join us Wednesday Sept. 15th for this month’s ride.

Wednesday Rides

Join us once a month on a Wednesday at noon for a midday ride through different Springfield neighborhoods.

Meeting Place: YMCA, 275 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA
Springfield Institute organizing committee meeting
June 30th, noon
Location: The Springfield Institute
MA Health Reform & Community Impact: A discussion with Leighton Ku, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
January 28th, 10:30AM
Location: Our offices (32-34 Hampden St.)
2009 (below)
Springfield Institute organizing committee meeting and retreat
December 16th, 12-3PM
Location: Our offices (32-34 Hampden St.)
Health Disparities Project Roundtable:
You’ve got to be in it to win it: civic participation, democratic participation, and new ways to get involved”
Facilitator: Aron Goldman
Date: Saturday, December 12th, 9:30-11AM
Location: Tapestry Health, 365 Bay Street
Counting on care work: human infrastructure in Massachusetts
New research from UMass Lowell, Boston, and Amherst campuses
Tuesday, October 20th at 4PM
Location: Our offices (32-34 Hampden St.)
RSVP by email by clicking here, more info here.

Big ideas + regular residents = urban transformation

Rotary luncheon with guest speaker, Aron Goldman from The Springfield Institute
Friday, October 2nd, 12:15PM
Location: Basketball Hall of Fame, Mass Mutual Room
$17, all are wlecome.
Introductory presentation on Undoing Racism

Tuesday, September 29th, 1-4PM
Location: The Springfield Institute, 32-34 Hampden St.
RSVP to Anne Richmond: anne.richmond -at- , 413-736-5136
All are welcome, download flyer here.
Governor’s forum on young adults
Speakers include James Whitley (Springfield Institute organizing committee), and Vanessa Otero (North End Campus Coalition)
Wednesday, September 23rd, 6PM
Location: 436 Dwight St., 3rd Floor Court Room.
All are welcome. More info here.
Muncipal Performance Indicators that Matter to Residents
Tuesday, July 21st, 12PM
Location: South End Community Center, 29 Howard Street, Springfield, MA 01105
An informal discussion, hosted by the Springfield Institute, for residents, community organizers, officials, and experts. More information on the blog here.
Social Entrepreneurship Summit planning meeting
Thursday, May 28th, 8:30AM-10AM
Location: CSRWire, Gasoline Alley Foundation, 250 Albany St., Springfield, MA
Early literacy discussion with the Davis Foundation
Tuesday, May 19th, noon-2
Location: The Springfield Institute (32-34 Hampden St.)
John Davis and Sally Fuller from the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation will share some of their perspectives on early childhood education, and introduce their brand new “Reading Success by Fourth Grade” initiative (see below), followed by an informal discussion.
Dr. Manuel Pastor: Reading, book signing, discussion
Monday, March 30th, at 12:30PM. Light lunch provided.
Dr. Pastor (bio here) will present his new book, “This could be the start of something big: How social movements for regional equity are reshaping metropolitan America,” at a reading, book-signing, and discussion at the Urban League (765 State St.) on Spread the word!
From Disparities to Equity: The Power to Make Change
October 14-16, 2009; Providence, RI
Two hearings in Springfield for Governor Patrick’s “Transportation and Economic Security Plan,” (which includes a 19 cent gas tax increase):
• Tuesday, March 3, at 3 PM in the Governor’s Western Massachusetts office in Springfield [the office is located in the State Office Building at 436 Dwight Street in Springfield, and the phone number is: (413) 784-1200], at which Secretary James A. Aloisi, Jr. will be answering questions from concerned citizens.
• Wednesday, March 4, at 4 PM at STCC in Springfield [Armory Square, enter from Federal Street, off of State Street — click the link for more specific directions], where the Governor will be testifying at a legislative hearing, and will be available to answer questions and take suggestions and comments from constituents.

On Thursday March 5th at noon, at the Brightwood Health Center, the North End/MIT community food mapping project will be presented by Dolores Acevedo-Garcia and Ceasar McDowell, followed by an open discussion about ways to improve both the map and local food access.

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