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October #2

Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice.

Racial Justice Rising’s activities:

Saturday, November 5

Of all of the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.

–Martin Luther King


Inequities, Likely Causes, Potential Solutions

with Dr. Stephen A. Martin

Saturday, November 5, 2016

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA

FREE ~ Donations Welcome

For childcare, RSVP with number & ages of children

Please share! Health care professionals and those in allied fields are especially welcome.

For more information

Save the date for these upcoming programs!

Saturday morning, December 3  

Taste of Brazil, The Story of Capoeira Dance

Tuzinho Demelo of Capoeira Brasil Hartford will share the real meaning behind the dance and demonstrate its complex techniques.

Saturday morning, January 7

A program on the Underground Railroad in Greenfield

with Momodou Sarr and Joan Featherman

Keep posted for more~

Our programs are on Saturday mornings, usually first Saturday of the month, at First Congregational Church.

 Always free!


Every Saturday morning 9-10 a.m.

…whatever the weather…

Greenfield Town Common

~ Please join us ~

Co-sponsored by Racial Justice Rising and the Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition

Volunteer with Racial Justice Rising!

We are a tiny all-volunteer group, and our active community of volunteers makes our work possible.

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

How A Hashtag Defined A Movement, the founders of Black Lives Matter on how it all began, from EmergingUS

Asian Americans

– #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


Decolonize This Place

Criminal Justice & Injustice

–  U.S. Police Chiefs Group Apologizes For Historical Mistreatment of Minorities, by Tom Jackman at the Washington Post

Great Falls Books Through Bars

The Police Killings No One Is Talking About: Native Americans Most Likely To Be Killed By Cops, from Democracy Now


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

5 Ways To Disrupt Racism, short film from VideoRev and the UK Racial Justice Network

Hate Map from the Southern Poverty Law Center

POC Online Classroom, Celebrating the Brilliance of Marginalized Peoples

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

Voices of Standing Rock

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:

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:

  • 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.

~Interested  in becoming more involved in RJR’s work? Email us for more info.

Thank you, readers who send us information for these newsletters!  We welcome links to articles, videos, event listings, and other resources.


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