MASS SLAVERY APOLOGY
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What is Mass Slavery Apology?
Mass Slavery Apology’s mission has two parts:
1. to provide resources for racial justice efforts and to welcome others into the antiracism/racial justice movement, and
2. to build public acknowledgement of the legacy of slavery and public support for reparations.
Our main projects at present involve sharing information with others, especially whites, about racism and white privilege. These include:
LOCAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION:
· ~ Our monthly event series. All programs are free and open to the public.
· ~ Monthly meetings of the Undoing Our Own Racism discussion group, free and open to the public.
~ Taking the “Let’s Talk Race Space,” our information table and display, to other groups’ events. ·
ELECTRONIC OUTREACH – local, regional, national, international:
· ~ Once or twice monthly email newsletter sharing antiracism events, articles, and links
· ~ This website
· ~ Facebook page
NETWORKING, COLLABORATION, MOVEMENT BUILDING: Our activities strive to bring individuals and groups who are new to antiracism into the movement, to develop relationships with others who are already committed, and to build collaborations with other racial justice groups and antiracist individuals locally, regionally, and nationally.
Mass Slavery Apology grew from many roots.
~ People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond: Four of our core group members were part of a white antiracism group that formed after an Undoing Racism Workshop. All core group members have attended or commit to attending an Undoing Racism Workshop.
~ The Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage, 1998-1999: Two of our core group members and all of our current advisors participated in this 18 month journey retracing the path of the slave trade.
~ The New England Peace Pagoda: Based in Leverett MA, the Peace Pagoda organized the Pilgrimage.
We hope you will join us at our upcoming events!
Saturday, February 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Doors open at 9:30
Area Black Lives Matter activists will screen a new documentary of their October trip to Ferguson, discuss their local organizing, and talk about the role of white allies in the Black Lives Matter movement, followed by a question and answer session featuring youth leaders.
Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Doors open at 9:30
FOOD JUSTICE: What is it? A workshop with Liz O'Gilvie and Catherine Sands
What does food justice mean in our individual lives? Is it attainable? What are the ingredients of a more just food system?
What do just systems look like? Who needs to be in the conversation? Who is missing from the conversation? Why?
Saturday, April 11:A mother and son on being/raising a Black male in the U.S., including performance and Q&A
Saturday, May 2:A workshop on Latino history and experience
Undoing Our Own Racism discussion group
Open to all who wish to discuss the racism they find in themselves and/or in everyday life.
The group meets monthly in Greenfield & follows a peer-run model.
Each meeting involves discussion of an article, video, or other race-related topic, splitting the time so everyone has a chance to speak.
Newcomers are welcome.
We welcome your feedback!