Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice.
More articles, websites, and other resources
Black Lives Matter, Black Organizing
– Exclusive Black Lives Matter Statement on Trump’s Election from Mic.com
– An Interview With the Founders of Black Lives Matter, from TEDWomen2016
– Six Black Feminist Concepts You Need To Know, by Melissa Brown at Resist
– 5 Things To Do In the Wake of Trump’s Victory, by Opal Tometi
Criminal Justice & Injustice
– Great Falls Books Through Bars is a local (western MA) group sending books to people who are incarcerated
– The Police State Policing Police, How’s That Working For You? by Kai Huschke at Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
– A List of African-American Owned Grocery Stores and Farmers Markets, from Black Doctor.org
– 26 Latino-owned Businesses To Shop From This Season, from Remezcla
– Immigrant and Refugee Children, a Guide for Educators and School Support Staff. Tools and resources to help protect and prepare youth and families in case of an immigration and customs enforcement (ice) raid, by United We Dream’s Dream Educational Empowerment Program, the National Immigration Law Center, First Focus and the AFT
– Fidel Castro and the Cuban Role In Defeating Apartheid, by Matt Peppe at Mintpress News
Indigenous, First Peoples, Native Americans
– Global #NoDAPL Month of Action, a video from Sacred Stone Camp
– Veterans’ apology at Standing Rock, video from Our Revolution and article from Daily Kos
– What Native Americans Couldn’t Do Until … from OMG Facts
– The Injustice Boycott, organized by Shaun King to demand an end to police brutality and racial injustice, is in its first phase.
– The Art of the Protest, Here’s how protesting has succeeded, by Tina Rosenberg in the New York Times
– How To Keep Fighting, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garcia on what fuels her fight, a video from Fusion
– Ten Ways To Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide, from Southern Poverty Law Center
– Feel Like You’re At Risk? A list of your rights and where to get help – for Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQ, disabled people, protesters, sexual assault survivors, and more, from the ACLU
– Quotes to make the world a better place, a 1-minute video from BrightVibes
– Strict Voter ID Laws Are The New Jim Crow, video & article by Kenrya Rankin at Colorlines
Race & Class
A short video on Race & Class by Chescaleigh Ramsey at Decoded
Read any good books lately?
– An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
– 10 Books By Indigenous Authors You Should Read, by Emily Temple at Literary Hub
– African American Women Writers, by Jone Johnson Lewis at About Education
Whiteness, White Privilege, White Antiracism
– Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves, from POC Online Classroom
– Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex, An Indigenous Perspective and Provocation, from Indigenous Action Media
– Whiteness, An Explainer, with Anna M. Sterling at Fusion
– The Identity Politics of Whiteness by Laila Lalami in the New York Times Magazine
– White People: Your Comfort Makes You Bad Allies, by Donyea Coles at Resist Media
Other groups’ events:
- Weds. December 21, Springfield MA: Stand Against Islamophobia and Racism, organized by Jewish Voice for Peace Western MA
- March 17-18, Palm Beach FL: Black Women Rise Conference, a 2-day multigenerational, multiracial gathering with keynote speaker Dr. Angela Davis
- 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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