Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice.
African Americans, Black History, Slavery
– A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, & Justice from the Movement for Black Lives
– #ThisIs2016: Asian Americans Respond, from the New York Times
– A response to #ThisIs2016: Open Letter To The New York Times Who Told Brown Asians They Don’t Matter, by EJR David at the Huffington Post
Criminal Justice & Injustice
– U.S. Police Chiefs Group Apologizes For Historical Mistreatment of Minorities, by Tom Jackman at the Washington Post
– Calling Cops for Small Infractions Disproportionately Hurts Minority Students, by Anna Phillips at the L.A. Times
– Thousands of Seattle Teachers Organize Black Lives Matter Rally, by Laura Bult at the New York Daily News
– Injustice Boycott organized by writer/activist Shaun King begins December 5, from AfroPunk
– Hate Map from the Southern Poverty Law Center
Health, Health Disparities
– The Invisible Man, an infographic from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
– What the Brown Disney Princesses Would Really Be Telling Their Audiences, by Aya De Leon
Indigenous, First Peoples, Native Americans
– Live updates from Dakota Access Pipeline Protests: It Will Be A Battle Here, from the Seattle Times 10/26/16
– Native Lives Matter Syllabus from POC Online Classroom
Whiteness, White Privilege, White Antiracism
– Ultimate White Privilege Statistics, from JBW Tucker
Feinberg series at UMass Amherst: U.S. In The Age Of Mass Incarceration:
And other events
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:
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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