Events

 Past RJR programs Other groups’ events

RJR CALENDAR

Highlighted days on calendar have scheduled events. Click on day for event information.

 

 VIGIL FOR RACIAL JUSTICE, EVERY SATURDAY

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.

 

  

FREE MONTHLY PROGRAMS

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  http://whai.com/closings/http://whai.com/

Saturday, June 2

Racial Justice – Climate Justice
With Tem Blessed and Russ Vernon-Jones

Racism and climate change are connected.  Deepening our awareness of the connections will help us be more effective in eliminating both.  People of color and indigenous people are already disproportionately bearing the harmful effects of climate change. 
In poetry and prose Tem and Russ will challenge us to take these issues on together and offer signs of hope for the inclusive, just world we are building together.

 

 


Poor People’s Campaign, local organizing

40 Days of Action, a major campaign in the tradition of Dr. King, is scheduled to begin on Mother’s Day.    

Learn more, including info about local western MA organizing, on our page about the PPC.


 

The Blood Is At The Doorstep

RJR is co-sponsoring a showing of this important film.
Thursday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.
Griswold Theater, American International College, 1000 State Street, Springfield MA 01109

 

 

OTHER GROUPS’ EVENTS

Friday, May 18, Turners Falls MA: Long River, Deep History, with Lisa Brooks and Christine DeLucia, sponsored by The Nolumbeka Project

Saturday, May 19, Turners Falls MA: Day of Remembrance, Commemoration of Great Falls Massacre, with The Nolumbeka project

Sunday, May 20, Springfield MA:  Poor People’s Campaign Non-Violent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training

May 14 – June 22, U.S:  Poor People’s Campaign’s 40 Days of Action

Monday, May 14, U.S.:  Poor People’s Campaign Moral Monday focusing on Children, Women, Youth, People with Disabilities, and the Right to Education

Tuesday, May 15, Amherst MA: Imperial Dreams, film and discussion

Friday, May 18, Northampton MA:  Wisdom, Analysis and Inspiration from Seasoned Organizers

Monday, May 21, Amherst MA:  Racial Equity Organizers Meeting, sponsored by UROC/ARE. Why do we elect and hire White Candidates despite best intentions to diversify? How do we support Candidates of Color? What procedures and practices do we need to change?  6-8 p.m. at First Church of Amherst, 65 Main St. Enter from Spring St parking lot. For more info:   urocofspringfield@urocofwesternmass.emailnb.com

Monday, May 21, U.S.: Poor People’s Campaign Moral Monday focusing on systemic poverty, racism, immigration, voting rights

Monday, May 28, U.S.: Poor People’s Campaign Moral Monday focusing on war economy and veterans

Monday, June 4, U.S.: Poor People’s Campaign Moral Monday focusing on ecological devastation, the health of the planet, and the right to health care

June 8-10, Northampton MA: Undoing Racism Workshop with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, organized by UROC of Western MA. For more info: urocofspringfield@gmail.com or 413-222-8793 , or click here to register 

Sunday, June 10, Amherst MA: Race Amity Day Celebration

Monday, June 11, U.S.: Poor People’s Campaign Moral Monday focusing on wages, housing, and services – everyone has a right to live!

June 11-17: #Say Her Name Week Of Action To End Violence Against Black Women and Girls

June 11-17, Harrisburg VA:  2018 Coming To The Table National Gathering And Training Workshop

June 22-24, Baltimore: 2018 annual meeting of N’COBRA, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America

June 23, Washington DC: Poor People’s Campaign  large national/international demonstration

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!