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Racial Justice Rising

is a small racial justice group based in Franklin County, Massachusetts.

We strive to bring people into the racial justice movement by sharing information about racism and white privilege, building relationships and building collaborations with other racial justice groups and antiracist individuals locally, regionally, and nationally.

Racial Justice Rising was formerly know as Mass Slavery Apology, and that is still the name of the project that started our work - our statement of apology for slavery, including commitments to restorative action.

Coming Events

Free monthly programs at the First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301. Please join us!


Saturday, February 4, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

The Evolving Face of Housing Discrimination

This program will explore different expressions of housing discrimination in American history. What has it looked like over the years and what does it look like now? We will also discuss community housing resources and how to best utilize them, and how to build a system that provides decent housing for all.

With Elizabeth Bridgewater of the Windham and Windsor Housing Trust

For more information


Saturday, March 4, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Spoken Word, An Art With A History

Tem Blessed will take us on a journey through the history of spoken word through demonstration of the art as well as lecture. Other western MA area artists will also join us. The program is rated PG 13 for language and content.

More info to come....


Weekly Vigil for Racial Justice


Every Saturday, 9-10 a.m. at the Greenfield Common

Please join us!

Co-sponsored by Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition

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Volunteer with RJR!

We are a tiny all-volunteer group, and our community of active volunteers makes our work possible.

Check out our YouTube page!

Videos of some of our programs, and more.

Thank You To Our Supporters!

Peace Development Fund

First Congregational Church of Greenfield

New England Peace Pagoda

CopyCat Print Shop

Traprock Center for Peace and Justice

The Massachusetts Cultural Council and these Local Cultural Councils: Amherst, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont-Hawley, Greenfield, Hadley, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Pelham, Plainfield, Shelburne