Western Mass. Groups & Projects

Turners Falls High School “mascot”
The Turners Falls Indians: Not Your Mascot, from Sokoki Sojourn

Petition to change the Turners Falls mascot


413 Staying Connected For Action

ACLU Immigrant Protection Project of Western MA

All Souls Church annual Anti-Racism Film Festival, held every spring

The Amherst Branch NAACPFacebook page may be more up to date than website.

Arise for Social Justice, Springfield MA

Black Lives Matter – BLM413

– Video of April 14, 2015 X action


Protest in Northampton on June 21 from Channel 22 News

Black Lives Matter in Greenfield MA, May 26th

Coming Together, Amherst MA

Crossing the Waters Institute for Cultural Exchange, building alliances between artists and others in the U.S. with groups in Africa

David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History and Underground Railroad Studies, Florence MA

Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution

Friends of Wissatinewag

Gardening the Community, Springfield MA

Great Falls Books Through Bars

Greenfield Human Rights Commission

Local activists talk about BlackLivesMatter on Occupy the Airwaves at Valley Free Radio – including speakers from Racial Justice Rising, Western MA SURJ, and the David Ruggles Center 

Lost River Racial Justice

Massachusetts for Equality and Racial Justice (MERJ)

Mass Slavery Apology, RJR’s keystone project

Multicultural Bridge, Berkshire County, MA

The Nolumbeka Project and the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office work together to preserve New England’s tribal heritage through education, sacred site preservation, and more.

Not In Our Town Greenfield MA, organizing to prevent hate crimes and bullying

Pioneer Valley Workers Center, building power with low-wage and immigrant workers throughout Western Massachusetts

Racial Justice Rising – that’s us!

The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro VT

Slavery in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts, a book by Dr. Robert H. Romer of Amherst.

Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue Project, Florence, MA

Undoing Racism Organizing Collective brings Undoing Racism Workshops to the region

Visioning BEAR Circle Intertribal Coalition works to prevent sexual and domestic violence in the intertribal communities of the Northeast & to prevent violence against Mother Earth.

Western MA SURJ – Showing Up for Racial Justice