Events

 


WEEKLY VIGIL

 
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.”

 


FREE ON-LINE MONTHLY PROGRAMS

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

When We Can Breathe Again….. An Update

Saturday, January 23, 2021
1 p.m. online
Link from our Video Gallery

Racial Justice Rising and Musica Franklin present the voices of children describing how they are surviving during the pandemic.

Children from Gloria Matlock’s Twice as Smart program have made two 30 minute videos
during the pandemic. The most recent, made in September, is about COVID.
The videos will include the children talking about how things have changed over the last four months and what their hopes are for the future.

The program will end with a performance by the children from Vicki Citron’s Musica Franklin.


FILM AND DISCUSSION: MOSSVILLE: When Great Trees Fall

Free film and discussion, December 3-7, 2020
Please join us! Click here for more information

 


FILM AND DISCUSSION: THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA

Free film and discussion, September 10-14, 2020
Please join us! Click here for more info

“In some countries children pick crops for 14 hours a day. The United States is one of those countries.”

The Harvest/La Cosecha (2011) - IMDb

 


REPARATIONS WORKING GROUP- New Members Welcome

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.




POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN

Learn about the Poor People’s Campaign

The Poor People’s Campaign, A National Call for a Moral Revival