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September 29, 2017

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



Free monthly programs

  Saturday, October 7, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking The Domination Code
A film by Dakota filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild, followed by a discussion facilitated by Strong Oak. 
Weaving together oral and written history and traditional Dakota beliefs, this film explains the history of US Supreme Court decisions which created legal dominion over non-Christian people and are the basis of our federal Indian laws and policies to this day.  
Film screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Strong Oak.  for more info

Saturday, November 4, 2017: Indigenous Grandmothers
More info to come

Saturday, December 2, 2017: Racism and Religion
More info to come

Reading Circles

October 9, 19, and 28: Reading Circles: The Harvest, Brown vs. Board, North and South
Three reading circles in October, facilitated by Mel Ptacek, PhD.  Join us for one, two, or all three.

Monday, October 9, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m.

We will examine the history and continuing effects of our nation’s failed efforts to achieve racially integrated public schools. Discussions will focus on the aftereffects of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case, in which the US Supreme Court struck down the “separate but equal” standard in education and other areas of American life. 

For more information

Photos, video, and links from recent RJR programs

 Organizing for Education Justice, August 26 with Marianna Islam
– Voices of Dissent, Music of Activism, September 2 with Gloria Matlock, Adam Matlock, Licia Sky, Arjuna Greist, and Marcia Gomes

Info and photos from other past RJR programs here

Videos of our programs and more on Racial Justice Rising’s YouTube channel   

Vigil for Racial Justice

Do Black Lives Matter To You?
Please join us.
Every Saturday, 9-10
on the Greenfield Common

Sponsored by Racial Justice Rising
and the 
Visioning Bear Circle Intertribal Coalition


Support Puerto Rico, Mexico






Saturday, September 30, Washington DCMarch for Racial Justice including March for Black Women

Sunday, October 1, Springfield MA:   Dismantling The Legal Institution of 21st Century Slavery

Sunday, October 1, Holyoke MA: March for Racial Justice, in solidarity with Washington march, organized by MERJ

Monday, October 2, Northampton MASanctuary in the Streets General Assembly

Sunday, October 8, Turners Falls MA:  Pa’alante Puerto Rico Fundraiser at La Mariposa

Sunday, October 15, Amherst MA: Sanctuary in the Streets Rapid Response Team training

Wednesday, October 18, Northampton MAConversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

Thursday, October 19, Washington DC: Building Racial Equity Training with Race Forward

Friday, October 20, Springfield MA:  Perspectives on Racial Justice in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter, a symposium

Friday, October 20, Holyoke MA:  Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera

Wednesday, October 25, Springfield MA: The Half Life Of Freedom: Race and Justice in America with Jelani Cobb

Saturday, November 4, Washington DC:  White People Marching for Black Lives

Email us your announcements of racial justice-related events and we will include in our listings if possible

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