Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice.
It takes a village…
Knia, a high school junior who plans to go to medical school, is part of our village.
Her GoFundMe site, Knia’s Dream To Be A Doctor, will tell you about her dreams and achievements, and how you can help.
More articles, websites, and other resources
Criminal Justice & Injustice
– Report Hate At School – report incidents to the Southern Poverty Law Center
– Since When Did Police Officers Replace the Principal’s Office? by Victor Leung at ACLU
Environment & Racism
– The People of Eight Mile, AL Deserve Justice, a petition from Color of Change
Indigenous, First Peoples, Native Americans
– Interactive time-lapse map shows how the U.S. took more than 1.5 billion acres from Native Americans, by Rebecca Onion and Claudio Saunt at Slate.com
– How To Talk About #NoDAPL: A Native Perspective, by Kelly Hayes at Transformative Spaces
– 10 Ways You Can Help The Standing Rock Sioux Fight The Dakota Access Pipeline, by Jay Syrmopoulos at Free Thought Project
– Standing Rock Syllabus, from NYC Stands With Standing Rock
Whiteness, White Privilege, White Antiracism
– White Friends, We Need To Get Real... (post from Twitter)
Other groups’ events:
- Thursday, November 17, Amherst MA: David Billings of The People’s Institute will speak about his new book, Denial, The Persistence of White Supremacy in U.S. History and Life
- Thursday, November 17, Lee MA: BRIDGE Awards Ceremony with Peggy McIntosh
- Saturday, November 19, Turners Falls MA: Beaver Moon Gathering, Connecting Sacred Sites In Nolumbeka
- Thursday, November 24, Plymouth MA: National Day of Mourning with the United American Indians of New England
- Tuesday, November 29, Amherst MA: Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Record
- April 28-30, Kansas City MO: White Privilege Conference
- Through September 2017, North Adams MA: Mass MOCA Exhibit Wants You To Do More Than Just Talk About Race and Violence
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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