MASS SLAVERY APOLOGY

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--Mass Slavery Apology

 

What is Mass Slavery Apology? 

Mass Slavery Apology’s mission has two parts:

1.  to build public acknowledgement of the legacy of slavery and public support for reparations, and

2.  to provide resources for racial justice efforts and to welcome others into the antiracism/racial justice movement....  

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FREE Monthly Progam Series

First Saturday morning most months

First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St, Greenfield MA

 

Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (doors open at 9:30)

REPARATIONISTS ARE THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS:

A Workshop on Reparations for Slavery

with

Woullard Lett

"What's owed in justice should never be given in charity."  -Anonymous

Many people have recently learned about the idea of reparations for U.S. victims of African chattel slavery from  an article by Ta-Nehisi Coates’ in the Atlantic magazine. But the issue is not new. Advocates have a long history and the reparations movement is currently evolving from education to enforcement. The call for immediate action is aligned with moral authority, international law, and contemporary social and economic conditions.

Woullard H. Lett serves on the board of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA), and is Legal Redress Committee chairman for the Manchester NAACP, a member of the New England Regional Resilience Circle Network steering committee, a member of the Manchester Police Commission, and co-founder of two pan-Africanist, anti-racist, social capitalist organizations, Ujima Collective in Manchester, NH and Ujamaa Family Chicago.

 

 - FREE (Donations Welcome)

Childcare Available (Please let us know number of children & ages in advance)

BRING your courage, your inquiring mind, & your compassion.

For more information: email@massslaveryapology.org

 


Saturday, December 6, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (doors open at 10:30)

REVISITING THE MIDDLE PASSAGE:

with

Ingrid Askew, Tim Bullock, & Melinda Holm

In 1998, a group of walkers left Leverett MA on a 13-month journey, retracing the slave trade down the east coast, through the American south, then to the Caribbean and finally, South Africa. 

This healing journey was one of Mass Slavery Apology’s roots. 

In this interactive workshop, playwright and international activist Ingrid Askew, Tim Bullock of the New England Peace Pagoda, and videographer Melinda Holm will share the voices of participants through film, spoken word, and conversation.

 - FREE (Donations Welcome)

Childcare Available (Please let us know number of children & ages in advance)

BRING your courage, your inquiring mind, & your compassion.

For more information: email@massslaveryapology.org


 

MANY THANKS TO THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF GREENFIELD

This program is supported in part by grants from the Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Montague, New Salem, Orange, and Shelburne Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 


View our April program:

First Peoples of Franklin County: History Heritage & Current Events

 

(Click Playlists, click Special Features, scroll down list of programs and select Franklin County's First Peoples)

 

Many thanks to the Nolumbeka Project and Greenfield Community Television!


 

"Undoing Our Own Racism" Community Dialogue Group

Open to all who want 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 includes discussion of a video, article, and/or other race-related topics, splitting the time so everyone has a chance to speak. Newcomers are welcome.

Discussion guidelines for dialogue group meetings

Email Mass Slavery Apology for more information