MOSAIC film series on racism and community health continues Thursday in Great Barrington: UMass Amherst


DATE: Thursday May 5

WEATHER: 6 p.m.

WHAT: MOSAIC: Film, Conversation and Community. It’s a free and multifaceted evening of transformation,
inspiration and conversations about racism and community health,
presented by the Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network based at UMass Amherst

OR: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.
RSVP here for the event. Full schedule here

CONTACT: Patty Shillington,, 305-606-9909

In collaboration with multicultural BRIDGE (Berkshire Resources for Integration of Diverse Groups through Education), the Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network, based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, continues its MOSAIC film series on Thursday, May 5 in Great Barrington. The series aims to shine a light on the visionary justice work of people of color in Western Massachusetts.

In addition to the film, in English with Spanish subtitles, the event will feature cultural exploration and cross-generational conversation around the screening.

Musical performances and art exhibitions will also be presented.

Holyoke Storyteller Michelle Falcon Fontanezwho seeks to change society through photography, film, theater and installation art, was chosen to produce the film MOSAIC, commissioned by the health network.

One of the people featured in the film is Arthur Wright, who emigrated to Berkshire County in the late 1960s after being raised in segregated communities in North and South Carolina. He put down roots in the Berkshires and worked as a chef before starting several businesses. He retired at 90 and became involved in Multicultural BRIDGE.

The series continues with events in Florence (May 11, RSVP here) and Turners Falls (May 18 RSVP here)

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