Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice.
Articles, websites, and other resources
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
Other groups’ events:
Feinberg series at UMass Amherst: U.S. In The Age Of Mass Incarceration:
- Wednesday, October 26, Amherst MA: Resisting Police Violence in Springfield and Beyond: Mothers, Scholars, and Queer People of Color Speak Out
- Thursday, October 27, Amherst MA: A Conversation with Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams, author of “Concrete Demands: The Search for Black Power in the 20th Century” and “The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women’s Struggles against Urban Inequality”
- Tuesday, November 1, Amherst MA: Concentration Camps American Style: Japanese Americans and WWII, with Dr. Franklin Odo
- Monday, November 7, Amherst MA: Know Your Rights, a workshop with Atty. Luke Ryan on handling encounters with law enforcement. 6:30pm, Campus Center 904, UMass Amherst
- Thursday, November 10, Amherst MA: “Alien” Incarcerations, Migrants In Detention
- Tuesday, November 15, Amherst MA: Historicizing the Incarcereal State, Race Sex and Power in Early America, with Jen Manion
- Tuesday, November 29, Amherst MA: Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Record
And other events
- Friday, November 4, Cambridge MA: The Color of Culture: Reshaping Ourselves and Our Communities for Racial Equity with Tiffany Taylor Smith
- November 10-12, Atlanta GA: Facing Race, A National Conversation: Our Stories, Our Solutions, organized by Race Forward
- November 14-18, Litchfield CT: Beyond Diversity 101, Dispelling the Myths of Black Inferiority and White Superiority
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:
- Help build the movement for racial justice by contributing to a deeper understanding of systemic racism and racial justice.
- Engage in restorative activities that help to heal the racial divide and bring justice for people targeted by racism.
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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