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10th Anniversary Celebration

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Racial Justice Rising’s 10th anniversary. Enjoy a feat of delicious cultural dishes!

10:15 a.m.— 12:15 p.m. Doors open at 9:45 a.m.
First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA

Thank you Greenfield Recorder for your article about the event.

View the video!

REPARATIONS RESOURCES shared during the program:

Actions we can take
Sign Mass Slavery Apology’s statement: Facing Our Unhealed Past with Hope for Transformation, Justice and Reconciliation
We plan to take these signatures to the Massachusetts State House and ask for a formal apology and commitment to reparations for slavery in our state. The signatures show our legislators there is support for this cause.

Support N’COBRA (National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America). Read their primer about reparations.

Ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor HR 40, a federal reparations remedy bill currently in congress.  Call 202-224-3121 to find out how to contact your representative.

Consider starting an Individual Reparations Account. Michael Eric Dyson describes the idea om this video.

Consider joining Western MA Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ)’s reparations campaign

Self Education

HR 40 Primer from N’COBRA

Video: Webinar on “Reparations: From Conversation to Action” (January 30, 2018)

A Nation Built On The Back of Slavery And Racism, an infographic from Yes Magazine

Video on Post Traumatic Slave Disorder by Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary (London 2008)

Read Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson.

Read White Supremacy Culture by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun

Attend a Walking In Balance Training with the Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition.

Attend an Undoing Racism Training with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.  (If you are in the western MA area, contact regional organizer UROC .)

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