Many thanks to our generous donors and to the Peace Development Fund, our fiscal sponsor
You can now donate to Racial Justice Rising online – just click the Donate button in the upper right of this page. All donations are tax-deductible.
Join us at our free monthly programs in Greenfield
All programs are at the First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301, almost always on the first Saturday morning of the month. (A big thank you to the First Congregational Church for your support!) Free snacks and childcare. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.massslaveryapology.org
Saturday, December 5: To be announced. (The program originally scheduled for this date will be rescheduled.)
Saturday, January 9: Our Stories of White Privilege, Then & Now – 10 a.m. to noon
Saturday, February 6: A program on Decolonization with Strong Oak
Saturday, March 5: A program on disparities in health care with Steve Martin
Check out Mass Slavery Apology’s YouTube channel!
Videos of our programs, and more. Currently available:
– 1676 & Beyond: Tribes, Race, & Untold Histories, with David Tall Pine White & David Brule
– One People, One Earth! with Brother NorthStar
– Black Lives/Black History with Gloria De,Layne Matlock and Adam Matlock
Articles, websites, and other resources
– Black Kids Will Save America, by Ijeoma Oluo at The Establishment
– I don’t trust white people, even the liberals, & science backs me up. Makini King talks about aversive racism at Those People
– “Circle Unbroken,” Documentary About Gullah History & Culture, from Shadow & Act
– Students Share What It’s Like To Be Black At Mizzou, by Taryn Finley & Mariah Stuart at Huffington Post
– Do Black Children’s Lives Matter if Nobody Writes About Them? by Daniel Jose Older at the Guardian
– The Real Battle on Racism on College Campuses by Brian Cheung at Huffington Post
Criminal Justice & Injustice
– Kentucky Judge Dismisses All-White Jury, Citing Unfair Trial, by Joshua Brown at Photography Is Not A Crime
– Healing From Whiteness: An Exploration Into the Indigenous European Soul, by Tad Hargrave at Healing From Whiteness
– Hawaii One Step Closer To Declaring Sovereignty, from Countercurrent News
– Racist Slurs Are Woven Deep Into the American Landscape, by Jennings Brown & Tal Resnick at Vocativ
– Adidas Offers To Help High Schools Phase Out Native American Mascots, by Laura Wagner at NPR
– Illegal Immigration? Ask Native Americans About That, from AJ+ Films
– No Mas Bebes, a documentary about Latinas who were sterilized without knowing it, by Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez at wearemitu
Racism & Antiracism
– Healing Racism Institute of the Pioneer Valley, (western MA) antiracism training and more
– A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Bryan Stevenson, an hour on race and society on Charlie Rose
– Some true history about Thanksgiving, from Indigenous America Unite
– National Day of Mourning with the United American Indians of New England
– Teaching Thanksgiving In A Socially Responsible Way, from Dr. Amanda Morris at Teaching Tolerance
White Privilege/White Antiracism
– How to tell the difference between solidarity and “ally theater,” by Mia McKenzie at BGD
– White People Whitesplan Whitesplaining, a video by Francesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey
– Are All Jews White? The Woody Allen Story by Diane Tobin at Huffington Post
Other groups’ events:
Welcome new readers
The members of Racial Justice Rising are ordinary people who are troubled by the persistent racism that plagues this country. Believing that the damage caused by racism must be repaired before our society can be whole, we work for just and respectful treatment for all. We share a vision of a multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-faith community.
Our mission is to work for racial justice and system change by:
While much of our work is focused in our local area, Franklin County, MA, we reach out to and are connected with the broader movements in our region and the nation.
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