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Organizing

Confronting Racial Bias At Work, from Race Forward

Feel Like You’re At Risk? A list of your rights and where to get help – for Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQ, disabled people, protesters, sexual assault survivors, and more, from the ACLU

If Immigration Agents Show Up At Your Door, a poster from ACLU of Northern California

Important Information for Immigrants and Allies, from the Center for New Americans in western MA

National Actions and Groups

10 Ways To Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide, from Southern Poverty Law Center

AJ+  News

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
– Feel Like You’re At Risk? A list of your rights and where to get help – for Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQ, disabled people, protesters, sexual assault survivors, and more, from the ACLU

The Art of the Protest, Here’s how protesting has succeeded, by Tina Rosenberg in the New York Times

Black Lives Matter

Brave New Films

Color of Change, campaigns against injustice

Colorlines, news for action

Defending Free Expression, a Tool Kit For Writers and Readers, by Masha Gessen at PEN

Despair is Not A Strategy, 15 Principles of Hope by Abby Brockman at Medium

Haymarket People’s Fund

Indivisible – a practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda

Love Army, Fight Different  with Van Jones, Tem Blessed, and more

Movement for Black Lives

POC Online Classroom, Celebrating the Brilliance of Marginalized Peoples

Poor People’s Campaign, A National Call For Moral Revival

Race Forward, the center for racial justice innovations

Racial Equity Tools Support for people and groups who are working for inclusion, racial equity and social justice. The site includes ideas, strategies and tips, as well as a clearinghouse of resources and links from many sources.

Real Cost of Prisons Project

Resistance Manual includes links to Trump’s agenda, essential readings, resources, political issues, more

Southern Poverty Law Center tracks hate groups, publishes a “tolerance” curriculum for schools

SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice)

The Two Things That Will Determine Our Fate by Taj James

United We Dream, Standing Together to Protect Immigrants and Refugees

Unstoppable Together

White Privilege Conference

Be An Effective Activist

5 Ways To Disrupt Racism, short film from VideoRev and the UK Racial Justice Network

Access Suggestions for Mobilizations, from Sins Invalid – so everyone can participate

Bystander Intervention Training More Important Than Ever, by Christina Cauterucci at Slate

Cynicism Will Not Build A Movement. Collaboration Will, by Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter

Deciding To Lead With Love Despite An Enraging Political Climate, by Rinku Sen at Colorlines

Don’t Be A Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding To Racist Attacks, a video from the Barnard Center for Research on Women

How To Be A Racial Justice Hero All Year Long, from Colorlines

How To Stay Outraged Without Losing Your Mind, by Mirah Curzer at Medium

Self Care for People of Color After Emotional and Psychological Trauma, from Just Jasmine

Self Care Means Acknowledging That Structural Racism Exists, by Doretta Lau at Huffington Post

There Are Ways To Reduce Racial Bias. Calling People Racist Isn’t One of Them, by German Lopez at Vox

 

26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets

A Bibliography For the Revolution, from #BlackLivesMatter Nashville

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter issues a Statement on Trump’s Election, by Aaron Morrison at Mic

Black Lives Matter Syllabus: Voices from The Movement – dozens of videos and more

Black Protests vs. White Riots, a new 3-minute film from Brave New Films

Black Women Matter, a video from For Harriet

How A Hashtag Defined A Movement, the founders of Black Lives Matter on how it all began, from EmergingUS

Interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter, TED talks, October 2016

Shattering the Myth of the Leaderless Movement, by Barbara Ransby at Colorlines

The Movement for Black Lives:  A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice

Why having a predominantly white police force is dangerous to the Black community, a video from Atlanta Black Star

413 Staying Connected For Action

ACLU Immigrant Protection Project of Western MA

All Souls Church annual Anti-Racism Film Festival, held every spring

The Amherst Branch NAACPFacebook page may be more up to date than website.

Amherst Human Rights Commission

Arise for Social Justice, Springfield MA

BLM413

Coming Together, Amherst MA

Crossing the Waters Institute for Cultural Exchange, building alliances between artists and others in the U.S. with groups in Africa

David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History and Underground Railroad Studies, Florence MA

Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution

Gardening the Community, Springfield MA

Great Falls Books Through Bars

Greenfield Human Rights Commission

Healing Racism Institute of Pioneer Valley

It’s no confederate flag, but the Massachusetts state seal is still pretty awful, by Yvonne Abraham at the Boston Globe

Lost River Racial Justice

Massachusetts for Equality and Racial Justice (MERJ)

Mass Slavery Apology, RJR’s keystone project

Multicultural Bridge, Berkshire County, MA

New Massachusetts Hotline To Report Civil Rights Complaints

The Nolumbeka Project, preserving New England’s Tribal Heritage

Not In Our Town Greenfield MA, organizing to prevent hate crimes and bullying

Nuestras Raices, promoting agri-culture in Holyoke

Pioneer Valley Workers Center, building power with low-wage and immigrant workers throughout Western Massachusetts

Racial Justice Rising – that’s us!

The Reparations Collective focuses on the western Massachusetts area, especially Franklin County; The Collective believes that reparations for Black and Indigenous folks is vital for justice. 

The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro VT

Slavery in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts, a book by Dr. Robert H. Romer of Amherst

Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue Project, Florence, MA

Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership

Undoing Racism Organizing Collective brings Undoing Racism Workshops to the region

Visioning BEAR Circle Intertribal Coalition works to prevent sexual and domestic violence in the intertribal communities of the Northeast & to prevent violence against Mother Earth.

Western MA Health Equity Network
– Listing of Regional Racial Justice Resources

Western MA SURJ – Showing Up for Racial Justice

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