Events

RJR’s FREE ON-LINE PROGRAMS

Our 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, Pelham, Rowe, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Where Is The Kindness? Homelessness, Migration, and Immigration
Saturday, October 15 at 2 p.m.

First United Methodist Church,
25 Church Street, Greenfield MA

Free, IN PERSON PROGRAM
Donations are welcome! ~ Masks optional

Join students and staff of Twice As Smart as they explore immigration, migration, and homelessness — topics filled with adversity for many — using the powerful mode of song.

This will be an interactive program, so please bring your family’s migration and/or immigration stories and experiences to share.

With students Bella, Jay, Jemenae, Johan, Jose, and Leilani, and instructors Gloria Matlock, Becca Eowind, and Michael Nix.

Twice as Smart is a Greenfield, MA program that assists children with their educational endeavors. Director Gloria Matlock and her team teach communication and homework skills, financial literacy, and other topics.

19th Annual Anti-Racism Film Festival,
Sunday, October 23, 2022

Announcing an event by one of our local collaborator’s for racial justice, All Souls Unitarian Univeralist Church of Greenfield.
399 Main Street, Greenfield MA
(corner of Hope & Main)

Free Admission

At a time when conflict over race, religion, immigration, and personal privacy threaten to divide us, this Festival is offered in the hopes of creating greater tolerance and collaboration as we build a community that is strong, healthy, and respectful of differences. Facilitated discussions to follow films. In concern for Covid in our community, masks are recommended. Donations appreciated.

Of note: The 6pm film “Descendant” is co-produced by Essie Chambers, a graduate of Greenfield High.

RECENT EVENTS

Standing TOGETHER Against Racism and Antisemitism
Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 – 8:30 on Zoom

We support this event because neither racism nor anti-semitism
will be removed from our culture if we allow these two destructive forces to put us in separate camps.  We must unite to transform the gravely mistaken culture of white supremacy into a culture of valuing and caring for the rights & well-being of all.

Register for this free event

For more information, contact standtog@evebw
(Additional co-sponsors)

Conversations about Racism
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 6- 7:30 pm

Carnegie Public Library (outdoor tent)
201 Avenue A, Turners Falls (Great Falls), MA

Join us this June as we co-host this program with Racial Justice Rising. This is an in-person program held under the Carnegie Library Tent. The program will focus on the experiences of three local Black people, Jeanne Hall, Gloria Matlock, and Dick Hall, who have generously offered to share what it means to be Black in Franklin County, MA, and the country.
Download Flyer – Conversations about Racism


PAST EVENTS


ONGOING EVENTS

WEEKLY VIGIL

Every Saturday from 11 a.m. – noon 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 11 a.m. to noon on the Greenfield Common to keep the presence alive.”

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.