PVP Update (March 2020)

PVP Update (March 2020)

Here is a follow up from the most recent PVP meeting:

  • We are continuing to move forward on campaigns related to housing, the opioid crisis and more.  We are forming teams for each of these campaigns which will drive campaign research, strategy and lead mobilization as needed.  Please get in touch if you would like to join a campaign committee!
  • We are asking for delegates from every member organization to attend PVP monthly meetings.  This can be from 1-3 people who act as the liaison(s) between PVP and their organization.  Delegates can receive training for their role if requested.  It’s really important that all of our member groups are at the table as we determine our direction.
  • We will be forming a Racial Justice Book Group in April!  The book is “So You Want to Talk About Race,” by Ijeoma Oluo.  The group is open to all PVP members and discussions will be facilitated.  Please get in touch if you would like to participate!

Here is recent media coverage of PVP’s work:


  • Housing and Opioid Crisis Campaign Team Meetings- Thursday, March 12th- Housing- 5 – 6:15 and OC- 6:30 – 7:45 at South Congregational Church
  • Clergy Caucus Lunch- Wednesday, March 18th at 1 p.m. at South Congregational Church
  • Delegates Meeting- Wednesday, March 25th at 6 p.m. at South Church and Tuesday, April 28th at 6 p.m. at South
  • Racial Justice Book Group- Thursday, April 16th and April 23rd (RSVP requested)
  • Please be in touch with us about joining a campaign team, adding delegates from your organization and joining the book group!  Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks again for all you do to fight for justice in our community!

Tara Parrish, Director/Lead Organizer Pioneer Valley Project 413.214.5100 (You can also contact Mary Friedman for more information)

“Now we’ve got to get this thing right. What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love. And this is what we must see as we move on.”
                                                         -Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.