Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice.
One Saturday morning most months at the First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301. Free childcare, light snacks, everyone welcome.
Racism and climate change are connected. Deepening our awareness of the connections will help us be more effective in eliminating both. People of color and indigenous people are already disproportionately bearing the harmful effects of climate change.
In poetry and prose Tem and Russ will challenge us to take these issues on together and offer signs of hope for the inclusive, just world we are building together.
Join us in conversation about a history that is both devastating and inspiring.
More info coming soon.
May 5, 2018 – 50 People 40 Questions
April 7, 2018 – Youth Speak Out
Info and photos from other past RJR programs here
Videos of our programs and more on Racial Justice Rising’s YouTube channel
Do Black Lives Matter To You?
Saturdays 9-10 a.m.
on the Greenfield Common
Sponsored by Racial Justice Rising
Visioning Bear Circle Intertribal Coalition
Click here to learn more about the campaign, including local western MA area organizing.
May 14 – June 22, U.S: Poor People’s Campaign’s 40 Days of Action
Monday, May 28, U.S.: Focusing on war economy and veterans
Monday, June 4, U.S.: Focusing on ecological devastation, health of the planet, right to health care
Monday, June 11, U.S.: Focusing on wages, housing, and services – everyone has a right to live!
Monday, June 23, Washington DC: National/international demonstration
June 8-10, Northampton MA: Undoing Racism Workshop with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, organized by UROC of Western MA. For more info: email@example.com or 413-222-8793 , or click here to register
Sunday, June 10, Amherst MA: Race Amity Day Celebration
June 11-17, Harrisburg VA: 2018 Coming To The Table National Gathering And Training Workshop
June 22-24, Baltimore: 2018 annual meeting of N’COBRA, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America
Saturday, August 4, Turners Falls MA: Pocumtuck Homelands Festival organized by the Nolumbeka Project
November 8-10, Detroit MI: Facing Race, A National Conference, from ColorLines
Email us your announcements of racial justice-related events and we will include in our listings if possible
Poor People’s Campaign
– Poor People’s Campaign Begins With Protests and Arrests, by Ed Kilgore at the Daily Intelligencer
– Find PPC events in your area
– Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign Facebook page
Black Lives Matter
– A Tale of Two Cities: Making Black Lives Matter in the Liberal Bubble, by Matt McGorry at Medium
– #SayHerName, A Week Of Action To End All Violence Against Black Women And Girls
Criminal Justice and Injustice
– Should I Call The Cops? by Rinku Sen at The Maven
–Why Reentry Is Hard For Formerly Incarcerated Black And Latinx People, by Catherine Lizette Gonzalez at Colorlines
– More Education Less Policing -new Greenfield MA group
– America Is Plagued By Chronic Misunderstanding of Slavery and White Supremacy, by Sam Fulwood at Think Progress
– Why Race Matters When We Talk About The Environment, an interview with Dr. Robert Bullard, from Greenpeace
– What Ecologists Are Learning From Native People, by Jim Robbins at yale environment 360
Food Apartheid: The Root Of The Problem With America’s Groceries, by Anna Brones at The Guardian
– The Color Of Law: How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein at EPI
– How Race Settled the Suburbs, from Adam Ruins Everything
– Native American Photographers Unite To Challenge Inaccurate Narratives, by James Estrin at the New York Times
– Search for Native Children Who Died In PA, by Charles Fox at philly.com
– Discussing Reparations With Professor William Darity, from the Next System Project
– A new project from Western Massachusetts SURJ, interview with Monte Belmonte at WRSI
– Ethiopia Demands Britain Return Artifacts From Victoria and Albert Museum, by Tom Embury-Dennis at Independent
White Supremacy/White Antiracism
– What It Takes To Be Racially Literate, a TED talk with Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo
– “Whiteness” Was Created To Keep Black People From Voting, by Katherine Gerbner at the Washington Post
– 10 Things Allies Do That Are Actually Counterproductive, by Cody Charles at Medium
– Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin DiAngelo
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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