Jul
25
Thu
The Berkshire Eagle’s Conversation Series: Climate Change Crisis: Cataclysm on the Horizon @ South Congregational Church
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Berkshire Eagle's Conversation Series: Climate Change Crisis: Cataclysm on the Horizon @ South Congregational Church

The Berkshire Eagle and Berkshire Museum partner for the next installment in The Eagle’s Conversation Series featuring three experts on climate change and sustainability. Join us for a conversation about the state of the planet and what the future holds for humankind and all species of life, as well as how we can take action at the community level.

Tickets for the Conversation Series talk are $18. Purchase Tickets

Enjoy a seated dinner served with an intimate discussion with Elizabeth Kolbert, Kim Cobb, and Olivia Georgia on climate change from a museum’s perspective  following the Conversation event! The evening’s expert speakers will use objects from Berkshire Museum’s collection to explore how art and science can address climate change, and the roles that museums can play in sustainable development.

Talk & Dinner ticket holders will be invited to enjoy a pre-talk beer and wine reception at Berkshire Museum starting at 5:30 pm with selections from SPIRITED Wines and Bright Ideas Brewery, enjoy preferred seating at South Congregational Church for the talk at 6:30, and return to the Museum for dinner and discussion with beer and wine at 7:45.

Talk & Dinner tickets are $100 per person. Purchase Tickets

Thursday, July 25, 6:30 pm at South Congregational Church, 110 South Street, Pittsfield

Jul
27
Sat
And There Was Israel
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
And There Was Israel

Romed Wyder’s And There Was Israel returns to the origins of the creation of the State of Israel and looks at historical facts under the very specific angle of the responsibility of the Western World. Through the analysis of internationally renowned scholars and astonishing cinematographic archives, the film shows that in adopting the zionist project, Great Britain and other Western countries have been guided mainly by their own agenda. Thus, the West does not only bear a heavy responsibility in terms of the fate of Jews in Europe at the time, but also in terms of the fate of the Palestinians today.

Documentary, not rated, 52 min., 2018

Jul
28
Sun
And There Was Israel
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
And There Was Israel

Romed Wyder’s And There Was Israel returns to the origins of the creation of the State of Israel and looks at historical facts under the very specific angle of the responsibility of the Western World. Through the analysis of internationally renowned scholars and astonishing cinematographic archives, the film shows that in adopting the zionist project, Great Britain and other Western countries have been guided mainly by their own agenda. Thus, the West does not only bear a heavy responsibility in terms of the fate of Jews in Europe at the time, but also in terms of the fate of the Palestinians today.

Documentary, not rated, 52 min., 2018

Jul
29
Mon
And There Was Israel
Jul 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
And There Was Israel

Romed Wyder’s And There Was Israel returns to the origins of the creation of the State of Israel and looks at historical facts under the very specific angle of the responsibility of the Western World. Through the analysis of internationally renowned scholars and astonishing cinematographic archives, the film shows that in adopting the zionist project, Great Britain and other Western countries have been guided mainly by their own agenda. Thus, the West does not only bear a heavy responsibility in terms of the fate of Jews in Europe at the time, but also in terms of the fate of the Palestinians today.

Documentary, not rated, 52 min., 2018

And There Was Israel
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
And There Was Israel

Romed Wyder’s And There Was Israel returns to the origins of the creation of the State of Israel and looks at historical facts under the very specific angle of the responsibility of the Western World. Through the analysis of internationally renowned scholars and astonishing cinematographic archives, the film shows that in adopting the zionist project, Great Britain and other Western countries have been guided mainly by their own agenda. Thus, the West does not only bear a heavy responsibility in terms of the fate of Jews in Europe at the time, but also in terms of the fate of the Palestinians today.

Documentary, not rated, 52 min., 2018

WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation

News in America

[Mis]information is raining down 24/7. Poets help us sort it out or – perhaps – just make matters worse. We’re definitely not fact checking this.

By sharing personal stories, observations, moments of inspiration, and hope, we look to create a broad poetic tapestry with a goal that the resulting “conversation” between creative voices will make us stronger and help us find a way forward.

Monday, July 29, 7 pm

Free and open to the community.

Aug
4
Sun
The Corporate Coup D’État
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Corporate Coup D'État

The Corporate Coup D’État takes a complex political theme and brings it to life. In the style of 13th, Manufacturing Consent, The Corporation, and All Governments Lie, the film creates a powerful cinematic experience that explains how President Trump is the result of failed neoliberal globalist policies, and a “corporate coup d’état” in which corporations and billionaires were able to gradually take control of the political process in the U.S. and elsewhere. In the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chris Hedges, “Donald Trump is not an anomaly. He is the grotesque visage of a collapsed democracy. The creeping corporate coup d’etat that began 45 years ago is complete. It has destroyed the lives of tens of millions of Americans no longer able to find work that provides a living wage, cursed to live in chronic poverty.” Threaded through the film are the stories of the ultimate victims – working class and poor people in “sacrifice zones” like Camden, New Jersey and Youngstown, Ohio. Many working-class whites voted twice for Barack Obama, in ’08 and ’12, but in 2016 they felt abandoned by the elites of both parties, and voted for Donald Trump who promised he would be different.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr 30 min, 2018

Aug
5
Mon
The Corporate Coup D’État
Aug 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Corporate Coup D'État

The Corporate Coup D’État takes a complex political theme and brings it to life. In the style of 13th, Manufacturing Consent, The Corporation, and All Governments Lie, the film creates a powerful cinematic experience that explains how President Trump is the result of failed neoliberal globalist policies, and a “corporate coup d’état” in which corporations and billionaires were able to gradually take control of the political process in the U.S. and elsewhere. In the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chris Hedges, “Donald Trump is not an anomaly. He is the grotesque visage of a collapsed democracy. The creeping corporate coup d’etat that began 45 years ago is complete. It has destroyed the lives of tens of millions of Americans no longer able to find work that provides a living wage, cursed to live in chronic poverty.” Threaded through the film are the stories of the ultimate victims – working class and poor people in “sacrifice zones” like Camden, New Jersey and Youngstown, Ohio. Many working-class whites voted twice for Barack Obama, in ’08 and ’12, but in 2016 they felt abandoned by the elites of both parties, and voted for Donald Trump who promised he would be different.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr 30 min, 2018

The Corporate Coup D’État
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Corporate Coup D'État

The Corporate Coup D’État takes a complex political theme and brings it to life. In the style of 13th, Manufacturing Consent, The Corporation, and All Governments Lie, the film creates a powerful cinematic experience that explains how President Trump is the result of failed neoliberal globalist policies, and a “corporate coup d’état” in which corporations and billionaires were able to gradually take control of the political process in the U.S. and elsewhere. In the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chris Hedges, “Donald Trump is not an anomaly. He is the grotesque visage of a collapsed democracy. The creeping corporate coup d’etat that began 45 years ago is complete. It has destroyed the lives of tens of millions of Americans no longer able to find work that provides a living wage, cursed to live in chronic poverty.” Threaded through the film are the stories of the ultimate victims – working class and poor people in “sacrifice zones” like Camden, New Jersey and Youngstown, Ohio. Many working-class whites voted twice for Barack Obama, in ’08 and ’12, but in 2016 they felt abandoned by the elites of both parties, and voted for Donald Trump who promised he would be different.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr 30 min, 2018

Aug
21
Wed
OLLI: Distinguished Speaker Series: James E. Mahon
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
OLLI: Distinguished Speaker Series: James E. Mahon

James E. Mahon, Jr.: A New Mexico?

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Distinguished Speaker Series features talks with Berkshire-based cultural leaders and influencers.

The landslide victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in July 2018 promised a new beginning—but the new president faces entrenched interests and difficult problems, including a few he has made for himself.

James E. Mahon, Jr. is the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Political Science at Williams College.

$10 OLLI Members, $15 General Admission