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Racial Justice Rising (RJR) invites participation in events that we host or are hosted by partners in the community– to further our mission to challenge and transform systemic racism and create healing and justice. Visit the Events Archive page for prior events.

Looking for programs? We create or co-create educational programs funded by libraries and Massachusetts Local Cultural Councils: RJR Programs.

Latest Event

Reparations Teach-In

Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 6:30 to 8pm EST on Zoom, by The Reparations Collective What are Reparations? Questions and Conversation. You are invited to this virtual event! Free. All welcome. Co-sponsored by WMSURJ and Racial Justice Rising Advance registration required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

More Events

Pocumtuck Homelands Festival

August 5 & 6, 2023 Unity Park, Turners Falls MA Announcing this partner event in our community: the Pocumtuck Homelands Festival and River culture present a celebration of Native American art, music and Cultures! Racial Justice Rising is honored to be invited to table. Stop by on Sat. August 5th and visit us. When those… Read More »RJR and Partner Events

Indigenous Voices Film Series

November 2022 & On-going Produced by the Nolumbeka Project and Jennifer Lee (Northern Narragansett) in collaboration with Turning Tide Films; Directed by Robbie Leppzer Additional downloadable resources for teachers and lifelong learners are provided. Films are free here. Referenced in Daily Hampshire Gazette here.

Culture of Reparations Weekend

Fri. Dec 16 – Sun. 18, 2022 Friday 9am – Sunday 5pm Virtual and in person at Greater Friendship Baptist Church 328 Tibet Avenue Savannah, GA 31406by Truth Telling Project Registration required. To register, scroll down to choose which events to join. Truth Telling Project’s “Culture of Reparations Weekend” is happening a week from now! We… Read More »RJR and Partner Events

We eagerly invite you to these three facilitated online training sessions sponsored by the Greenfield, MA Mayor’s office.

• Monday, November 28 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. • Monday, December 5 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. • Monday, December 19 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The City has engaged the services of two experienced facilitators to host a series of community conversations on race, gender, class, equity and other important topics. “Dialogues Across… Read More »RJR and Partner Events

Standing TOGETHER Against Racism and Antisemitism

September 13, 2022 – Please join us for an inspiring presentation by Yavilah McCoy, an anti-racism activist and third generation Jewish woman of color. Yavilah is a renowned national speaker, educator and spiritual practitioner. She will explore racism and antiseimitism as they impact both Black and Jewish communities and the relationships between us.

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