Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice.
FOCUS ON REPARATIONS FOR SLAVERY
…Event listings follow this section…
Some reparations groups
National Coalition Of Blacks for Reparations in American (N’COBRA)
HR40 Primer from N’COBRA
Historical timeline of reparations payments made by U.S. government, state, cities, religions, and educational institutions, 1866-2018, by Dr. Allen J. Davis, Ed.D.
Thoughts about reparations
40 Acres and a Mule Would Be At Least $6.4 Trillion Today: What America Really Owes Black America, an infographic by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn & Jeff Neumann at Yes! Magazine
The Case For Reparations, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, at the Atlantic
Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes The Case For Reparations, audio recording of a June 2015 talk on WNPR
The Debate Over Reparations For Slavery In The U.S., by Nadra Kareem Nittle at ThoughtCo.
Millenials May Shift Public Opinion on Slavery Reparations, by Jesse J. Collins at N’COBRA
Action and calls for action
U.S. Owes Black People Reparations for History of Racial Terrorism, Says U.N., by Ishaan Tharoor at the Washington Post
University of Glasgow to Make Amends Over Slavery Profits of Past, by Martin Belam at The Guardian
Black Farmers To Receive Payouts From Federal Lawsuit, by Carolyn Brown at Black Enterprise
Georgetown University to offer slave descendents preferential admission status, by Kathryn Vasel at CNN
Jamaica is Calling on Britain To Pay Millions in Reparations by Rowena Mason at Business Insider
Reparations: The Time Is Now, a guide from Coming To The Table
Speakers Call For Federal Reparations, by Janelle Odionou at the Cornell Daily Sun
This Could Be Reparations’ Best Chance Since 1865, by Salim Muwakkil at In These Times
Days of Reparation to African People: International Speaking Tour with the Uhuru Solidarity Movement: White Reparations to African People
Ideas for individuals (with an understanding that this does not replace action by the government, but is a patch until that happens)
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America, by Michael Eric Dyson, introduces the idea of “Individual Reparation Accounts”
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3: WISDOM FROM THE INDIGENOUS ELDERS
with Grandmother Nancy Ardry and Lessert Moore
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
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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
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OTHER GROUPS’ EVENTS
Sunday, Oct. 21, Turners Falls MA: Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad (A Little Bit of So Much Truth). A film about Oaxaca, with special guest speakers.
Tues. Oct. 23, online: Coffee Woke Them Up: A Conversation With the Starbucks Upstanders
Weds. Oct. 24, St. Petersburg FL: A Day of Reparations to African People
Thursday, Oct. 25, Cambridge MA: White Fragility with Robin Di Angelo and Jack Hill
Saturday, Oct. 27, Charlemont MA: Race: Facing the Truth, Owning Our Past
Saturday, Oct. 27, Amherst MA: Know Your Rights with the Amherst NAACP
Saturday, Oct. 27, Great Barrington MA: Toward a New Reconstruction: Land, Racism, and Economic Emancipation with Leah Penniman and Ed Whitfield
Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, online: What White People Can Do About Racism
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
Monday Nov. 5, Philadelphia: A Day of Reparations to African People
Monday Nov. 5, Ashville NC: A Day of Reparations to African People
Tuesday Nov. 6, NYC: A Day of Reparations to African People
Wednesday, Nov. 7, Amherst MA: How To Be An Antiracist, with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Thursday, Nov. 8, North Adams MA: 2018 Public Policy Lecture: Ta Nehisi Coates
Thursday Nov. 8, Boston: A Day of Reparations to African People
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
Tues, Nov. 13, Portland OR: A Day of Reparations to African People
Tuesday, Nov 13, Amherst MA: Feinberg Series – All Organizing Is Science Fiction
Wednesday, Nov. 14, Washington DC: Mashpee Wampanoag Land Solidarity Walk and Rally
Weds, Nov. 14, Seattle WA: A Day of Reparations to African People
Saturday, Nov. 17, Greenfield MA: May We Live In Interesting Times: Building Just Communities In A Time of Chaos, Greening Greenfield’s annual forum
Tuesday, Nov 27, Northampton MA: Feinberg Series – Escaping Slavery, Envisioning Freedom
Saturday, Feb. 2, Holyoke MA: Feinberg Series – Pa’alante: Building A Youthl-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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