The Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition supports the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people of the Berkshires.

4 Freedoms March

Berkshire Rally against Bigotry & Prejudice

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Downtown Pittsfield

Please join Berkshire Stonewall in support of the Four Freedoms Coalition, created to support our American values of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear, and to speak out against bigotry and prejudice.

The Four Freedoms Coalition is a diverse, non-partisan, Berkshires-based coalition united in support of freedom of speech & religion, freedom from fear & want, and against bigotry & prejudice. In our first effort to combat these growing issues we are organizing the Four Freedoms March & Rally on Saturday, January 7th, in Pittsfield. Please join us!


  • 12:30pm: Gather in front of St. Joseph’s Church, 414 North Street, Pittsfield 1pm: We march down North Street towards Park Square. Bring banners, flags and signs
  • 1:30pm: Indoor rally at First Church of Christ on Park Square, 27 East Street (confirmed speaker list below)
  • 2:15pm: Community open house featuring info tables from many four partners: an opportunity to explore great local organizations to volunteer with

Confirmed rally speakers include:

U.S. Senator Edward Markey

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, member,

Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
James Roosevelt, grandson of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Elizabeth “Liz” Recko-Morrison,

2015 Berkshire Labor Person of the Year
Dennis Powell, President,

Berkshire County Branch of the NAACP
Eleanore Velez, BCC Multicultural Center Director
Ethan Zuckerman, Director, MIT Center for Civic Media

Interested in hosting an event?

If you are hosting, or interested in hosting, an LGBTQ friendly event in Berkshire County and would like our help spreading the word, please email us at info@berkshirestonewall.org.