Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13: RAPE, RACISM, AND THE HIDDEN COST OF FOOD
with Strong Oak
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA
Doors open at 9:45
Free childcare – RSVP to email@example.com
More info soon!
Vigil For Racial Justice
Whatever the weather
9 to 10 a.m.
Greenfield Town Common
Co-sponsored by the Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition
FOCUS ON YOUTH AND EDUCATION
Youth Forum on Race and Racism – Saturday, Oct. 20, Manchester NH
Pa’alante: Building A Youthl-Led Social Justice Program From The Ground Up – Saturday, Feb. 2, Holyoke MA
Books for kids
Picture Books That Teach Kids to Combat Racism, from What We Do All Day
Sotomayor Releases Two New Books For Young Readers, by Avery Anapol at The Hill
10 Year Old Writes Book About Standing Rock, by Rhiannon Johnson at CBC
Raising our children
How To Talk To Kids About Racism, An Age-By-Age Guide, by Alexander Mlynek at Today’s Parent
White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege In A Racially Divided America, by Margaret Hagerman
How To Raise Tolerant, Inclusive Kids, by Michele Borba at U.S. News and World Report
From A Vision For Black Lives: An End to the Privatization of Education and Real Community Control by Parents, Students and Community Members of Schools Including Democratic School Boards and Community Control of Curriculum, Hiring, Firing, and Discipline Policies
Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide For Educators and School Support Staff, from American Federation of Teachers
Why The Black Kids Still Sit Together, a short video with Beverly Tatum, by Felice Leon at The Root
My Challenge To White Parents This School Year by Kearie Daniel at Today’s Parent
White Teachers Need To See Color. Here’s Why, by Joy Mohammed at We Are Teachers
Ten Things Every White Teacher Should Know When Talking About Race, by Angela Watson at Cornerstone For Teachers
When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code, by Kayla Lattimore at NPR
Furor After Black 6-Year-Old With Dreadlocks Enrolls At Florida School, by Avi Selk at the Washington Post
Court Rules Alabama Town’s School Segregation Too Racist, by Michael Harriot at The Root
OTHER GROUPS’ EVENTS
Tuesdays Sept. 11- Oct. 2, Northampton MA: Dialogue Circles: Reparations
Thursday, Sept. 13, Amherst MA: Feinberg Series – State Violence and Revolution: Lessons From El Salvador
Thursday, Sept. 13, Holyoke MA: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome film and dialogue
Sept. 15-Oct. 15, Holyoke MA: Greater Holyoke Latinx Heritage Month
Thursday, Sept. 20, Amherst MA: Feinberg Series – Keynote Address/Inaugural James Baldwin Lecture with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
Saturday, Sept. 22, Brattleboro VT: Racial Justice Parade and Potluck
Sept. 28-30, Rowe MA: Ruby Sales: Healing the Hurt of White Supremacy
Monday, Oct. 1, Amherst MA: Feinberg Series – Imagining Community, Living In Community
Saturday, Oct. 6, Hardwick MA: Confronting Systemic Racism: Listening to Voices For Racial Justice
Monday Oct. 8, Holyoke MA: Taino Remembrance Day
Saturday, Oct. 13, Florence MA: African American History Walking Tour
Wednesday, Oct. 17, Amherst MA: Feinberg Series – 21st Century Socialism: Venezuela’s Communes in Historical Perspective
Saturday, Oct. 20, Manchester NH: Youth Forum on Race and Racism
Saturday, Oct. 27, Great Barrington MA: Toward a New Reconstruction: Land, Racism, and Economic Emancipation with Leah Penniman and Ed Whitfield
Thursday, Nov. 1, Amherst MA: Feinberg Series – Domestic Workers Building Dignity and Power, Past and Present
Monday, Nov. 5, Amherst MA: Feinberg Series – Dreams and Nightmares: The Promises and Perils of Revolutionary Visions
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 8-9, Amherst MA: Undoing Racism Workshop with the People’s Institute For Survival And Beyond
Nov. 8-10, Detroit MI: Facing Race, A National Conference, from ColorLines
Tuesday, Nov. 13, Amherst MA: Feinberg Series – People’s Encyclopedia and Zine Making Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 13, Amherst MA: Feinberg Series – All Organizing Is Science Fiction
Tuesday, Nov. 27, Northampton MA: Feinberg Series – Escaping Slavery, Envisioning Freedom
Saturday, Feb. 2, Holyoke MA: Feinberg Series – Pa’alante: Building A Youth-Led Social Justice Program From The Ground Up
Saturday, Mar. 2, Northampton MA: Feinberg Series – Beehive Design Collective: Mesoamérica Resiste For Educators
Thursday, Mar. 28, Amherst MA: Feinberg Series Capstone Event – PlugIn: Building Other Worlds Where We Are
Mar. 20-23, Cedar Rapids IA: White Privilege Conference
Email us your announcements of racial justice-related events and we will include in our listings if possible. Events from across the country and beyond are welcome!
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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