Our monthly program series is supported in part by grants from Amherst, Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont-Hawley, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Heath, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Monday, October 4, 2021 at 7 p.m.  
Know Your Rights, with Rebecca Kozak of the National Lawyers Guild

Join us via Zoom!  To register in advance for this meeting, click on the link below:

Learn about your rights and effective tactics if you have an encounter with the police!

The National Lawyers Guild’s Know Your Rights: Stop and Search clinic is part lecture, part Q&A, covering First Amendment rights specifically relating to interactions with the police, Fourth Amendment rights, FBI questioning, police encounters with immigrants, and more.  It is meant for community members, immigrants, non-citizens, students, and those targeted by law enforcement  or living in over-policed communities—anyone who wants to  know their rights when interacting with law enforcement. The workshop is participant oriented and meant to provide the most essential tools when interacting with law enforcement. 

Run by an attorney who has experience representing protesters, it offers an opportunity to ask about your own approaches to activism.

Rebecca Kozak has been a public defender with the Committee for Public Counsel
Services for the past nine years, practicing out of the Chelsea District Court, Dorchester, Boston Municipal Court, and Suffolk County Superior Court. Rebecca graduated from Northeastern University School of Law. 


Every Saturday from 10-11 a.m. on the Greenfield Common

According to a member of RJR’s coordinating committee, “Back in the last week of May 2020 when George Floyd was killed, Racial Justice Rising vigiled 5 times.  It was clear that this was not going to be pushed under the rug and that the movement we’ve all been longing for was finally happening. RJR sent out the message that we were going to be out there every Saturday from 10am to 11am on the Greenfield Common to keep the presence alive.”



Meets twice a month for 1½ hours, via Zoom. The meetings are from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. EST on the first and third Wednesday each month. See Reparations Committee for more information.





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