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Join us at our Vigil For Racial Justice, co-sponsored by the Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition — every Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Greenfield Town Common.




One Saturday morning most months at the First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301. Free childcare, light snacks, everyone welcome.

Cancellations due to weather will be announced on WHAI, 98.3 FM and


Saturday, August 25 – Meet The Candidates

Meet the Candidates for the First Franklin District House Seat for a discussion focusing on racism and racial justice.

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon at First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield. Doors open at 9:30. Free and open to the public.

Please join us to meet the candidates running to represent the First Franklin district in the Massachusetts House, replacing Stephen Kulik. Discussion will focus on issues of racism and racial justice.  Come ask the candidates about your concerns related to these issues.  Click here for more information including a list of candidates participating.  Note: We will not be able to offer refreshments or childcare at this event.

Co-sponsored by Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition and Not in Our Town—Greenfield


Saturday, September 1 – Voices of Dissent: Music of Activism  

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA. Doors open at 9:45.
Childcare available – RSVP to

In celebration of activism!

The performer list is still in flux, so check back for more info!

Gloria Matlock and Michael Nix
Gloria is a lifelong performer, an educator, and an active member of Racial Justice Rising.  Michael is a contemporary classical composer, and educator. Together, they have been exploring the traditions of African American music.
Link to Gloria and Michael peforming at People’s Music Network  (Starts at about 2:25)

Adam Matlock
Adam is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who performs with a number of different projects, in New Haven, New York and beyond.  
Link to Adam’s Youtube channel
Profile on NewMusicUSA

Licia Sky 
Licia is a songwriter, performer, and workshop and retreat leader.

Learn more about her and her work on her website.

Link to Licia performing on The Song


Irene I-SHEA Shaikl

I-SHEA is a conga artist, an eclectic performance and teaching artist, and an advocate for social systemic change.

Link to her band Rebirth’s Facebook page




August 2-16, online: Why Color Matters, A Consciousness Raising Workshop, with the Center for the Study of White American Culture

Saturday, August 4, Turners Falls MA: Pocumtuck Homelands Festival organized by the Nolumbeka Project

Wednesday, August 8, online:  Alt-Right and Immigration, with SURJ

August 9 and 11, NYC: Using Comics To Foster Creative/Critical Convos About Race/Social Justice

Friday, August 10, Turners Falls MA:  The Prison In 12 Landscapes, film screening with Great Falls Books Through Bars

Saturday, August 11, Florence MA: African American History Walking Tour

Saturday, August 16, Greenfield MA: Stand Together Against Racism BBQ with the Greenfield Family Center

Saturday, August 25, Worcester MA: Reparations: Call For Healing and Justice 

Thursday, September 7, Amherst MA:  King In The Wilderness, film and discussion

Saturday, September 8, Florence MA: African American History Walking Tour

Saturday, October 6, Hardwick MA: Confronting Systemic Racism: Listening to Voices For Racial Justice

Saturday, October 13, Florence MA: African American History Walking Tour

Saturday, October 27, Great Barrington MA: Toward a New Reconstruction: Land, Racism, and Economic Emancipation with Leah Penniman and Ed Whitfield

November 8-10, Detroit MI: Facing Race, A National Conference, from ColorLines

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!