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.

SAVE THE DATE! Monday, July 26, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Is Policing With HEART Possible?
with Queen-Cheyenne Wade

Join us via Zoom

To register in advance for this meeting, click on the link below: 

Please join Racial Justice Rising and Traprock for a special Zoom presentation and conversation about Cambridge HEART and how to organize around alternatives to current policing.

The Black and Brown community has been calling for change for many years, especially with the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade. That is what prompted the creation of The Cambridge Holistic Emergency Alternative Response Team (HEART). How did this happen and what will it mean?

Presenter Queen-Cheyenne Wade is one of the founders of The Cambridge HEART Program, a community-created holistic response program in Cambridge that works outside of policing systems to address harm and conflict in marginalized communities. Based in Greater Boston, her work focuses on ending cycles of carceral/colonial violence while building transformative justice, youth leadership, and Black Marxist frameworks. Queen-Cheyenne organizes with The Black Response Cambridge, Community For Us, By Us, Greater Boston Marxists, and FTP Boston.

Learn more about the Cambridge HEART Program here.


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.


Reparations June with the Movement for Black Lives – a series of virtual events