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What is Kwanzaa

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December 10, 2023; First United Methodist Church, Greenfield, MA; Kwanzaa celebration with singing and a meal

Reparations Teach-In

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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… Read More »Reparations Teach-In

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.

December #2

Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice. Racial Justice Rising’s activities: Saturday, January 7 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St, Greenfield FREE The Road To Freedom, Anti-Slavery Activity in… Read More »December #2

December #1

Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice. Racial Justice Rising’s activities: Saturday, January 7 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St, Greenfield FREE The Road To Freedom, Anti-Slavery Activity in… Read More »December #1

November #1

Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice. Special Post-election Section New Voting Restrictions in Place for First Time in 2016, from the Brennan Center for Justice. Voter Suppression Targets Latinx Voters in… Read More »November #1

October #2

Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice. Racial Justice Rising’s activities: Saturday, November 5 Of all of the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane. –Martin… Read More »October #2

October #1

Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice. Racial Justice Rising’s activities: PLEASE JOIN US for a free program: Racial Disparities in U.S. Healthcare Saturday, November 5, 2016 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (doors open… Read More »October #1

September #2

  Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice. Racial Justice Rising’s activities: You are warmly invited to Building relationships with the community and the police A Community FORUM Saturday, October 1, 10:15 a.m.… Read More »September #2

September #1

Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice. Racial Justice Rising’s activities: Please join us as we resume our monthly program series ~ Saturday, September 10, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (doors open… Read More »September #1

August #2

~ please Join us as we resume our monthly program series ~ Saturday, September 10, 10:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m. (doors open at 9:45) Local Speak-Out: How are you feeling about the escalating violence against Black, Brown, and immigrant people? Facilitated by Gloria Matlock and Keyedrya Jacobs The facilitators will create… Read More »August #2

July #2

Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice. Racial Justice Rising’s activities: Saturday, August 6th, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE! The Nolumbeka Project’s 3rd annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival featuring Native American artists, musicians, vendors,… Read More »July #2

July #1

In the wake of the recent killings…. A few local (western MA) protests/vigils/actions: Today, July 8, 6 p.m., Amherst MA:  Every 28 Hours Saturday, July 9, 9-10 a.m., Greenfield MA: Vigil for Racial Justice Sunday, July 10, noon-3, Holyoke MA: Protest Against Police Brutality Monday, July 11, 3-5 pm, Springfield… Read More »July #1

June #2

  Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice. Racial Justice Rising’s activities: LOCAL NEWS In the last few weeks a Greenfield Town Councilor has been the subject of anonymous racist emails sent… Read More »June #2

May #2

  A once or twice monthly e-newsletter with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our activities: Community Conversation Next Saturday, June 4th, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (doors open at 10) First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301 Please join… Read More »May #2

May #1

  Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month, with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to racism & racial justice. Racial Justice Rising’s activities: Please consider coming to our Community Conversation on June 4th in Greenfield 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (doors open at… Read More »May #1

December #2

  Many people have told us what a great resource these newsletters are, that they always learn something, that they immediately share them with friends and colleagues. If you appreciate this resource, and are able, we welcome your donations! Use Donate button above or by check. We appreciate your support!… Read More »December #2

December #1

  Many people have told us what a great resource these newsletters are, that they always learn something, that they immediately share them with friends and colleagues. If you appreciate this resource, and are able, we welcome your donations! Use Donate button above or by check. We appreciate your support!… Read More »December #1

November #1

  Many thanks to our generous donors and to the Peace Development Fund, our fiscal sponsor You can now donate to Racial Justice Rising online – just click the Donate button in the upper right of this page. All donations are tax-deductible. Join us at our free monthly programs in… Read More »November #1

October #2

        New name! We are now Racial Justice Rising – a name that we think better reflects of our goals and mission. Mass Slavery Apology continues as the name our statement of apology for slavery – the project that got us started. (We hope you will read… Read More »October #2

October #1

Who’s Racial Justice Rising?? Where’s Mass Slavery Apology? We’re still doing the same work, and we think our new name, Racial Justice Rising, better reflects of our goals and mission. Mass Slavery Apology continues as the name our statement of apology for slavery – the project that got us started.… Read More »October #1

September #2

New name! Mass Slavery Apology has changed its name to Racial Justice Rising. We think the new name is a better reflection of our goals and mission. The name Mass Slavery Apology will still be used for the project that got us started: our statement of apology for slavery. Welcome… Read More »September #2

August #2

  Welcome new readers! We are always glad to connect with others who share our commitment to racial justice. We send out this digest of news & info once or twice each month. Let us know if you have any comments or contributions ~  You can learn more about Mass… Read More »August #2

July #2

Mass Slavery Apology’s activities: The Undoing Our Own Racism discussion series is not meeting in June, July, or August. Saturday, August 1, Turners Falls:  Pocumtuck Homelands Festival. We’ll have a table with information & conversation at this beautiful event organized by our friends at the Nolumbeka Project. Come say hi! … Read More »July #2

August #1

  Welcome new readers! We are always glad to connect with others who share our commitment to racial justice. We send out this digest of news & info once or twice each month. Let us know if you have any comments or contributions ~  You can learn more about Mass… Read More »August #1

July #1

   Mass Slavery Apology’s activities Saturday, July 11th Giant Eclectic Yard Sale 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 132 Federal Street, Greenfield Hey local folks, c’mon over!  All sales will support our free monthly programs. Art, antiques, plants, antique photos, ephemera, Asian imports, small furniture, collectibles, books, household goods, toys, clothes,… Read More »July #1

June #2

Folks, it’s been another hard week. The tragedies keep on coming. I am grateful for the truth-tellers, the activists, the fighters for justice. ……………………………………………………….. Mass Slavery Apology’s activities: Join us in our work to undo racism! Have you read Facing our Unhealed Past? Our apology for slavery starts with a… Read More »June #2

December #1

Just a quick note for western MA area readers. First, we hope you will be able to come to our free program this Saturday, December 5th: Education Or Miseducation: By Accident or Design? with Dr. Mulazimuddin Rasool  10 a.m.-12:30 at the First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street in Greenfield ——————————————————————— Confederate… Read More »December #1

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