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.


Racial Justice Rising will have a table at the Pocumtuck Homelands Festival Aug 6 and 7th. Please stop by our table to say hello. 


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.
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The Racial Wealth Gap with Lotte Leib Dula of Reparations 4 Slavery
Thursday, May 12, 7-8:30 p.m. on Zoom:

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Using a spoken presentation and slide show, short video,
and group discussion, and leaving space for questions and
answers, presenter Lotte Lieb Dula will guide us to a deeper
understanding of reparations for slavery.

After a disturbing discovery about her ancestry, Dula, a
retired financial strategist, founded www.reparations4, a portal for white families wishing to walk the path of racial healing through making reparations.




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.”


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.