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, March 2
RACISM IN THE PRISON EXPERIENCE: AN OVERVIEW FROM THE OUTSIDE, VOICES FROM THE INSIDE
Lois Ahrens from the Real Cost of Prisons Project will speak about racism in Massachusetts’ criminal legal system, and two formerly incarcerated people will talk about their experiences within that system.
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., doors open at 9:45
First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA
Free childcare – RSVP to email@example.com
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Saturday morning, April 6 – LIES WE TELL OUR CHILDREN
More info coming soon …
View the video of our 10th Anniversary Celebration in January!
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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Meet the former federal prosecutor who wants to abolish prisons by Ephrat Livni at Quartz
Incarceration vs. education: America spends more on its prison system than it does on public schools, by Valerie Bauman at the Daily Mail
Black History Month
Five Truths About Black History, by Jeffrey Robinson at the ACLU
If You Knew What The N-Word Meant to Our Ancestors, You’d Never Use it, by Brando Simeo Starkey at The Undefeated
A Black History Month Reading List, from Overdrive
Reading Black History Month, from Grove Atlantic
Black-Owned Business Directory, from Official Black Wall Street
Buy Black All Month Long, by Sasha Williams at We Buy Black
Reparations: The Time Is Now, from Coming to the Table
Me & White Supremacy – The Workbook, by Layla F. Saad
University of Virgin Islands first 4-year HBCU to offer free tuition, by Milan Harris at Blavity
How Colonization of the Americas Killed 90% of Their Original People – and Changed the Climate, by Mark Trahant at Yes!
Decolonize Your Classroom, from Liberated Genius
Dear White People, Stop Making Racism All About You, by Shannon Barber at Yes!
Speak Up – Opening A Dialogue With Youth About Racism, from Rossier On Line
OTHER GROUPS’ EVENTS
Sunday, Feb 24, Amherst MA: Black History Month Celebration with Citizens for Race Amity Now
Sunday, February 24, Deerfield MA: Native Voices, Recovering American Histories Lecture Series: Fictive Kin: Frank Speck, Gladys Tantaquidgeon and Other Native Informants
Feb 24-March 24, online: Roots Deeper Than Whiteness, a 3-session online course
Monday Feb 25, Boston and other cities: Press conference and legislative demand delivery
Tuesday, Feb 26, online: Webinar: Understanding antisemitism and its intersections with white supremacy and white nationalism
Weds, Feb 27, Amherst MA: Dorceta Taylor: Diversity In Environmental Organizations
Saturday, Mar. 2, Northampton MA: Feinberg Series – Beehive Design Collective: Mesoamérica Resiste For Educators
Thursday, Mar 7, Westfield MA: Race, Equality, and the Modern Age of Segregation, with Nikole Hannah-Jones
Thursday, Mar 7, Amherst MA: Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
March 7 – April 4, Greenfield MA: Responsible Whiteness, a three-part workshop
Weds, March 13, online: Webinar: Understanding and Organizing to End Racial Capitalism with Robin DG Kelley
Mar. 20-23, Cedar Rapids IA: White Privilege Conference
Saturday, March 23, Durham SC: Let’s Talk Racism Conference
Sunday, March 24, Deerfield MA: Native Voices, Recovering American Histories Lecture Series: Through An Indian’s Looking Glass, William Apess, Pequot
March 25-26, Providence RI: Interpreting Slavery and Freedom in New England
Tuesday Mar 26, Westfield MA: We Gon’ Be Alright: Race and Resegregation in Today’s America, with Jeff Chang
Thursday, Mar. 28, Amherst MA: Feinberg Series Capstone Event – PlugIn: Building Other Worlds Where We Are
Thursday, March 28, Amherst MA: America in Transition: Documentaries About Trans People of Color
April 6-7, Northampton MA: Showing Up Whole in Racial Justice Work – free!
April 8-10, Oakland CA: Othering and Belonging 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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