NWDA events week of April 23-28
The NWDA, along with partners, including Everywoman’s Center, New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT) and Safe Passage commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (APRIL 22-28) with two events.
- The first is April 24 on the Greenfield Common, noon-4 p.m. NELCWIT will have its Quilt Project on display; there will be speakers and interactive activities. The Quilt Project promotes communication about healthy sexuality and relationships.
- On April 26, on the Old Courthouse lawn, 99 Main St. in downtown Northampton, noon-4 p.m., there will be a moment of silence, followed by speakers, interactive activities and the Teen Clothesline Project . The Clothesline Project is a program started on Cape Cod in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. Women affected by violence write about their experiences on shirts, which are hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. Everywoman’s Center will display a clothesline with shirts with teens’ testimonies.
- AND -- National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be drop-off points at 22 locations throughout Hampshire and Franklin counties and the town of Athol, where people can drop off their unwanted prescription drugs for proper disposal by the Drug Enforcement Administration. We’re getting potentially harmful drugs out of medicine cabinets, away from children – and out of the environment. More than 2 tons of drugs were collected in the Northwestern District during two previous Take Back days. More information and drop off locations can be found at https://northwesternda.org/drug-take-back-day