Past RJR Events

Special RJR Events

October 2017 – Harvest Reading Circles: Brown v. Board of Education, Desegregation, Resegregation

Past Events in RJR Monthly Program Series

2017

November 4, 2017 – Grandmother Teachings with Grandmother Jeorgina LaRocque

October 7, 2017 – The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code, film with discussion circle facilitated by Strong Oak

September 2, 2017 – Voices of Dissent, Music of Activism with Marcia Gomes, Arjuna Griest, Adam Matlock, Gloria Matlock, Licia Sky

August 26, 2017 – Organizing For Education Justice  with Marianna Islam

June 3, 2017 – The Real Story of American History: My Story, Not His Story with Naimah Muhammad and Kathleen Anderson

May 27, 2017 – Racial Justice In The Courts: Is It Possible? with Buz Eisenberg

May 6, 2017 – Have You Seen My Childhood with Karmen Smith

March 4, 2017 – Spoken Word, An Art With A History with Tem Blessed

February 4, 2017 – The Evolving Face of Housing Discrimination with Elizabeth Bridgewater

January 7, 2017 – The Road to Freedom: Anti-Slavery Activity in Greenfield with Momodou Sarr and Joan Featherman

 

2016

December 3, 2016 – Taste of Brazil: The Story of Capoeira Dance with Tuzinho

November 5, 2016 – Racial Disparities in U.S. Health Care with Dr. Stephen Martin

October 1, 2016 – Building Relationships With Our Community and the Police

September 10, 2016 – Local Speakout On Racism and Violence

January 9, 2016 – Our Stories of White Privilege, Then & Now

 

2015

December 5, 2015 – Education or Miseducation: By Accident Or Design?with Dr. Mulazimuddin Rasool

November 7, 2015 – 1676 & Beyond: Tribes, Race, & Untold Histories with David Tall Pine White and David Brule

October 3, 2015 – Mass Incarceration & Imagining Alternatives, with Mel Motel

September 12, 2015 – Youth Speak Out

August 8, 2015 – What Reparations Forces Us To Do, with Chris Tinson

June 6, 2015 – One People One Earth, with Brother NorthStar

May 2, 2015 – Latinos in the U.S.: Colonization, Diaspora, & Racialization, with Annie Rodriguez

April 11, 2015 – Black Lives/Black History with Gloria De,Layne Matlock and Adam Matlock

March 7, 2015 – Food Justice: What Is It? with Liz O’Gilvie and Catherine Sands

February 7, 2015 – Black Lives Matter: Local Activists Speak

January 10, 2015 – Race & Class: Past and Present Connections with Angela Berkfield

2014

December 6, 2014 – Revisiting the Middle Passage with Ingrid Askew, Tim Bullock, and Melinda Holm

November 1, 2014 – Reparationists are the New Abolitionists, with Woullard Lett

October 18, 2014 – Slave Songs & Drumming: Healing Racism Through Music with Gloria De,Layne Matlock

September 6, 2014 – Cracking the Codes, The System of Racial Inequality, a film by Shakti Butler with conversation facilitated by Kara McLaughlin and Rachel Stoler

August 2, 2014 – Youth Injustice: Race, Class, & the School-to-Prison Pipeline, with Mel Motel

June 7, 2014 – Immigrant Voices: Families, Schools, & the Community with Rebecca Wright and Jimena De Pareja

May 3, 2014 – A Destructive Invisible Reality: How Privilege Hurts Us All, with Dottie R. Morris

April 5, 2014 – Franklin County’s First Peoples: History, Heritage, & Current Events, with Joe Graveline of the Nolumbeka Project

March 1, 2014 – Anika Nailah’s National Liberation Poetry Tour Experience Mini-Performance/Short Film

February 1, 2014 – Walk Right In: The Story of the Yale Summer High School. Film and discussion facilitated by Darnell Williams and Meg Maccini

January 4, 2014 – Interrupting Racism, a workshop with Keely Malone