Long Time Springfield Community Organizer Retiring From Day-To-Day Role
The longtime executive director of a grassroots anti-poverty organization in western Massachusetts has announced her retirement.
Michaelann Bewsee will step down next month from a leadership role in Arise for Social Justice – the organization she helped co-found more than 30 years ago.
WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Bewsee Thursday at Arise’s storefront office in Springfield.
A retirement benefit in honor of the longtime community organizer is being held on November 11th in Springfield.