Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice
All BCP&J programs will be held at the Unitarian/Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave. in Pittsfield, MA.
These events begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 – As this is a Third Thursday, we will not have a program this night. Have a good evening.
Thursday, August 24, 2017 Welcome to Leith
WELCOME TO LEITH is a feature film offering a glimpse into a town struggling for sovereignty against one man’s extremist vision. Filmed during an 8 month period documenting a white separatist’s arrest for terrorizing the townspeople on an armed patrol and his subsequent release from jail six months later, WELCOME TO LEITH is an eerie document of American DIY ideals played out in one of the most under populated states in the nation.
Thursday – August 31, 2017 OXYANA (50 MINUTES)
Tucked in the Appalachian mountains of Southern West Virginia, Oceana, is a small, once thriving coal-mining town that has fallen victim to the fast spreading scourge of prescription painkiller Oxycontin. As the coal industry slowly declined and times got tough, a black market for the drug sprung up and along with it a rash of prostitution, theft and murder. Soon its own residents had nicknamed the town Oxyana and it began to live up to its reputation as abuse, addiction and overdoses became commonplace. Oxyana is a harrowing front line account of a community in the grips of an epidemic, told through the voices of the addicts, the dealers and all those affected. It is a haunting glimpse into an American nightmare unfolding before our eyes, a cautionary tale told with raw and unflinching honesty.
SECOND FILM – 30 MINUTES. Hooked Rx: From prescription to addiction
Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the state of Arizona are teaming up to put an end to opioid abuse, including prescription abuse, which has had devastating effects across the country and right here at home.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 – Dr. Charles Wohl will offer a presentation on our nation’s health care needs, Details to come in next month’s schedule. Please save the date.
NOTE: Our regular 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. vigil will take place at Park Square as usual every Thursday. It is in its 15th year without a Thursday when there was no one present. Please join us if you can.