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BIFF 2014

Yes May is finally here and that means that The Berkshires are getting ready for BIFF 2014, the award winning festival that takes over the towns.  If you haven’t gotten your BIFF on you better do it fast!  This 9th year celebration has a lot to offer in terms of glitz, film, filmmakers and fun, to secure your pass go to www.biffma.com.  Mark your calendars May 29-June 1st and put your heels on!!!

Talk to Your Kids about SEX

Join the United Way and their new campaign to prevent teenage pregnancy; FACE THE FACTS!  To learn more about the program or join a parent workshop visit http://berkshireunitedway.org/our_work/face_the_facts-reduce_teen_pregnancy/

Cross Over and Get FIT

Crossfit year two, join Serene Mastrianni and Gabrielle Senza as they discuss the success of sticking with Crossfit and gaining the strength to stand tall in the body we all deserve!  To get more information on Crossfit Great Barrington go to their website; www.crossfitgreatbarrington.com.

Anastasia Stanmeyer Shares Secrets

Anastasia Stanmeyer, Berkshire Magazine editor shares her love of writing, women and workshop in conjunction with the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers www.berkshirewomenwriters.org. Join Anastasia as she takes us on her journey from working journalist in Asia to the Berkshire Hills and leadership in publication where she shares incite and secrets to the success of freelance writing.  To learn more about Anastasia visit her at www.berkshiremag.com or email her at astanmeyer@berkshiremag.com.

Get YOUR Shakespeare ON

Join Shakespeare and Company as they explain the connection of Shakespeare work in the modern day and how to create community from an amazing community of actors and directors.  Plus the company is stepping into the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers www.berkshirewomenwriters.org with a showcase of young women writers performing LIVE their incredible work.  This event features young women (ages 12-19) from all over Berkshire County to learn more about the event or get tickets go to www.shakespeare.org.

Legality of Acquittals

Join Gabrielle Senza as she gets into a discussion of the legality of aquittals and the minds behind the jurors of the recent sexaul assault case in Berkshire Hills Regional School District.  Gabrielle is joined by Judith Knight http://judithknightattorney.com/ and Derek Gentile, he can be reached at dgentile@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @DerekGentile.

Penelope Andrews Talks About Gender Equality

President and Dean of The Albany Law School, Penelope Andrews is a world-renowned human rights advocate and international voice for the silent and often forgotten, marginalized women around the globe.  Her recent book, From Capetown to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursing Women’s Human Rights, advances new approaches toward gender equality for the disenfranchised women in the developing world.  Join Serene and Gabrielle as they spend time with Dean Andrews to uncover the steps for lasting change toward equal rights and gender equality.  To hear Dean Andrews live on February 26th go to Simon’s Rock at 7:00pm. To find out more about the lecture series go to https://www.facebook.com/BerkshireHumanRightsSpeakerSeries

Inspiring Generosity

Meet Barbara Bonner author of Inspiring Generosity. This book is a moving collection of stories of fourteen men and women who have changed both their own lives and the lives of others through the power of generosity.  Author Barbara was inspired to write the book after leading the fundraising efforts of a number of museums, educational institutions and non-profit organziations for many years.  To learn more about the book and meet Barbara visit www.inspiringgenerosity.net.