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Resources for Racial Justice
Our occasional e-newsletter, usually published once or twice a month,
with links to events, articles, videos, websites, & more relating to
racism & racial justice.
Martin Luther King And His Legacy
Deciding To Lead With Love Despite An Enraging Political Climate,
The Exploitation of Martin Luther King Jr's Legacy By White Supremacy,
from The Establishment
Which Martin Luther King Are We Celebrating Today? by Jason Sokol at
the New York Times
Stand With Standing Rock
Kandi Mossett and Linda Black Elk, Water Protectors
and organizers at Standing Rock, joined a gathering in Northampton MA a few days ago
Hear Kandi, Linda, and local organizers from Still Standing with Standing
Rock in an
interview on WHMP, Northampton.
Linda and Kandi gave us an update about the
situation now at Standing Rock and made some suggestions for supporters,
-Follow the Indigenous
Call the Army Corps of Engineers and demand that they issue an
environmental impact statement that addresses the Dakota Access
For accurate up-to-date info, see the
Sacred Stone Camp's website
They suggest donations
through these sites, which they know are reliable and support
different aspects of their work:
Water Protectors Legal
- Help the Water Protectors build the
Mni Wiconi Sustained Community, a
new model, climate adaptive community that will be a sacred gathering
place for generations to come.
Racial Justice Rising’s activities:
programs - please join us!
Free & open to the public at
the First Congregational Church of Greenfield,
43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301. Usually
on the first Saturday of the month, usually from
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. .
The Evolving Face of
Housing Discrimination, with Elizabeth
Saturday, February 4, 10:15
a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
At this free program, we 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 talk about wealth generation and how
discriminatory practices have shut
many black families out of the most common
intergenerational wealth transfer in the America
and have small group discussions about our own
experiences. Childcare by reservation.
Spoken Word, An Art With A
History, with Tem Blessed
Saturday, March 4, 10:15 a.m.
- 12:15 p.m.
journey through the history of spoken word,
using demonstration of the art as well as
lecture. Other western MA area spoken word artists will also
join us. The program is rated PG 13 for language
Childcare by reservation. More information
Past program updates
Check out Channel 22
video about our January 7th program,
The Road to Freedom. Also,
click here for links and reading
suggestions from presenters Momodou Sarr and
A video of our October
community forum, Building Relationships with the
Community and the Police.
resources from our November
program, Racial Disparities in U.S. Healthcare,
are now available.
Click here & see Links at bottom of page.
VIGIL FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
Every Saturday morning 9-10 a.m.
Greenfield Town Common
~ Please join us ~
Co-sponsored by Racial Justice
Rising and the Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition
Articles, websites, and other resources
Injustice Boycott, relentless, principled, organized long-term
resistance, with Shaun King
Unstoppable Together, organizations across the U.S. uniting in
Black Lives Matter
- The Movement for Black Lives issues a
call to action
State of New York murdered Kalief Browder... by Shaun King
State of the Dream 2017:
Mourning in America from United For A Fair Economy
Across the U.S., 16 JCCs Get Bomb Threats In A Single Day, from
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
United We Dream,
Together to Protect Immigrants & Refugees
First Peoples, Native Americans
More Arrests At Standing Rock, a video shared by Fusion
Other groups’ events:
Throughout the year, various locations:
Race Forward. Skills and
strategies to address structural racism and advance racial equity,
with emphasis on how to challenge and change institutional racial
Starting on Tuesday, January 10, online: Healing
From Toxic Whiteness, an online training program for white people
committed to racial justice, from Everyday Feminism
March 17-18, Palm Beach FL:
Black Women Rise
Conference, a 2-day multigenerational, multiracial gathering
with keynote speaker Dr. Angela Davis
April 28-30, Kansas City MO:
White Privilege Conference
September 2017, North Adams MA:
Mass MOCA Exhibit Wants You To Do More Than Just Talk About Race and
The members of Racial
are ordinary people who are troubled by the
persistent racism that plagues this country. Believing that
the damage caused by racism must be repaired before our
society can be whole, we work for just and respectful
treatment for all. We share a vision of a multi-racial,
multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-faith community.
Our mission is to:
Help build the
movement for racial justice by contributing to a deeper understanding of
systemic racism and racial justice.
Engage in restorative activities that help to heal the racial
divide and bring justice for people targeted by racism.
While much of our work is focused in
our local area, Franklin County, MA, we reach out to and are connected with the
broader movements in our region and the nation.
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