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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.
Racial Justice Rising’s activities:
PLEASE JOIN US
for a free program:
Racial Disparities in U.S.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (doors open
First Congregational Church of Greenfield
43 Silver Street,
Greenfield MA 01301
Dr. Stephen A. Martin will talk
about racial healthcare inequities, likely causes, and potential solutions.
Free snacks and
To reserve childcare or for more info:
Click for flyer
Save the date for these
December 3, 2016: A program on the Brazilian martial arts
and dance form Capoeira with Tuzinho of
January 7, 2017: A program on the Underground Railroad in
Greenfield MA, with Momodou Sarr and Joan Featherman
Our programs are on Saturday mornings,
usually first Saturday of the month, at First Congregational
Church. Always free!
More about our
October 1 community forum,
Building Relationships with the Community
and the Police
with Greenfield Police Chief Robert Haigh
facilitated by Keyedrya Jacobs and Robert
Article in Greenfield Recorder
Video on Channel 22 News
videos of our programs and more on
Racial Justice Rising's
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
African Americans, Black History, Slavery
U.S. Owes Black People Reparations for History of
Racial Terrorism, Says U.N., by Ishaan Tharoor at the Washington
Speakers Call For Federal Reparations, by Janelle Odionou at the
Cornell Daily Sun
Black Explorers We
Should Celebrate Instead of Columbus, by Rhonda Racha Penrice at The
Quest To Find Slave Ships That Sank In Atlantic, from the Washington
23 Ways To Get
Killed If You Are Black In America, a video with Alicia Keyes,
Beyonce, Talib Kweli, Janelle Monae, and more
Justice & Injustice
Free online tool for police to determine if they are enacting bias
in traffic stops, from RTI International
Police Originated From Slave Catching Patrols, from CounterCurrent.
- As of 9/20/16,
Shot and Killed At Least 2195 People Since Ferguson, by German Lopez
and Soo Oh at Vox
Pass the Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act, a
petition from Credo Action
Racial Profiling Starts in Preschool, by Kali Holloway at Alternet
10 Books About Residential Schools To Read With Your Kids, by
Chantelle Belrichard at CBC News
How Microaggressions Are Like Mosquito Bites, a short video from
The Invisible Man, an infographic from the Robert Wood Johnson
First Peoples, Native Americans
Official Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Against DAPL
Ranchers Tote Guns As Tribes Dig In for Long Pipeline Fight, by Jack
Healy at the New York Times
Indigenous People & Water Protectors Arrested, a short video from
Red Warrior Camp at Dakota Access Pipeline
All The Real Indians Died Off and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans,
a new book by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker, from Beacon
More Cities Ditch Columbus Day for Indigenous People's Day, from
U.S. Government to pay $492 million to 17 American Indian Tribes,
by Rebecca Hersher at NPR
Why do 40 Masssachusetts high schools still have Native American
Mascots? by Alison Pohle at Mass.com (This was written a year and a
half ago, wonder what the number is now.)
Hijabi World, voices of young Muslim women in a short film by Julie
Whiteness, White Privilege,
Whites Who Are
Scared They Will Be Called Racist, a video with Kathy Obear from
Philippe After Hours
For White People Who Believe Black Lives Matter, by Rebecca Griffen
at Huffington Post
Other groups’ events:
Thursdays, October 13 & 20 and November 10, Westerly RI:
Race, The Power
of An Illusion, film and discussion
Thursday, October 13, Amherst MA: U.S.
Neoslavery, A History of the Prison Industrial Present.
Free, with Dennis Childs
October 14-16, Boston MA: Momentum
Training by Ayni. "We give progressive organizers the tools and
frameworks to build massive, decentralized social movements."
Friday, October 14, Northampton MA:
Black Lives Matter, A Dialogue On the Movement, with Janaya Khan
and Opal Tometi
Saturday, October 15, Amherst MA:
Resistance Movements with Mandy Carter. Free, registration
October 15, Holyoke MA: Transforming
Education for Social Justice organized by the Collaborative for
October 17, Amherst MA:
Chained In Silence, A History of Black Women and Convict Labor,
with Talitha LaFlouria
Tuesday, October 18, Boston MA:
Surveillance and its role in racial health disparities, a brown
bag lunch at Community Change, Inc.
October 20, Amherst MA:
Race Talk & The Conspiracy of Silence, a 20 minute video
followed by discussion, part of Coming Together's new series of
Video and Action meetings
Sunday, October 23, Cambridge MA: Black
& White Women: Reconciling Our Past,
Redefining Our Future with
A. Faith English
Wednesday, October 26, Amherst MA:
Resisting Police Violence in Springfield and Beyond: Mothers,
Scholars, and Queer People of Color Speak Out
Thursday, October 27, Amherst MA:
A Conversation with Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams,
author of “Concrete Demands: The Search for Black Power in
the 20th Century” and “The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women's
Struggles against Urban Inequality”
Tuesday, November 1, Amherst MA: Concentration
Camps American Style: Japanese Americans and WWII, with Dr.
Friday, November 4, Cambridge MA: The
Color of Culture: Reshaping Ourselves and Our Communities for Racial
Tiffany Taylor Smith
November 7, Amherst MA: Know Your Rights, a workshop with Atty.
Luke Ryan on handling encounters with law enforcement.
6:30pm, Campus Center 904, UMass Amherst
Thursday, November 10, Amherst MA: "Alien"
Incarcerations, Migrants In Detention
10-12, Atlanta GA: Facing Race, A National Conversation: Our Stories, Our Solutions,
organized by Race Forward
14-18, Litchfield CT:
Diversity 101, Dispelling the Myths of Black Inferiority and
November 15, Amherst MA: Historicizing
the Incarcereal State, Race Sex and Power in Early America, with
November 29, Amherst MA: Collateral
Consequences of a Criminal Record
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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