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Racial Justice Rising

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

We used to be known as Mass Slavery Apology, and that is still the name of the project that started our work, our statement of apology for slavery and commitment to restorative action.

We strive to bring everyone 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.

Coming Events

Saturday, December 3, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.:

Taste of Brazil - The Story of Capoeira Dance. All ages program!  For more information

Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.:

Free training! What Is The World We Wish To Build: Solidarity In A Time Of Supremacy

with Mikaela Simms and Janaki Natarajan  For more information

Saturday, January 7, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.:

The Road to Freedom: Anti-Slavery Activity in Greenfield MA, including drawing parallels between strategies used to defeat slavery and our current situation.

With Momodou Sarr and Joan Featherman

For more information

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