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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.
Special Post-election Section
Racial Justice Rising’s activities:
Taste of Brazil, The Story of Capoeira Dance
10:15 TO 12:15, doors open at 9:45
FREE! ALL AGES PROGRAM!
a product of the slave trade between
Brazil and Africa, has been described as a
martial art, a dance, an art form, and a form of
Tuzinho Demelo began studying Capoeira as a
child in Brazil and has taught it for many
years. In this program, he will share the real
meaning behind the Dance and demonstrate its
First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43
Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301
Free childcare. Please RSVP with
number and ages of children
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
RACIAL JUSTICE RISING AND VISIONING B.E.A.R. PRESENT a two
What is the World We Wish to Build: Solidarity in a time of
Sat. December 10 & Sun. December 18,
10 am to 5 pm
(location to be announced)
With Mikaela Simms and Janaki Natarajan
We are confronted with racism:
What is it?
What are our learned
Is it a social construction or biology?
What does it
look like in the world today... in the U.S....in our everyday
What do we want? How do we build it?
We will explore these
issues, determined to find courses of action. We will all
commit to a place of openness, fearlessness and community when
we delve into these issues.
registration fee can be waived or reduced if the cost would
prevent you from attending.
For more info
and to register
Save the dates!
Free monthly programs in Greenfield
Saturday morning, January 7
Learn about the Underground Railroad in Greenfield MA
with Momodou Sarr &
Saturday morning, February 4
History of Housing Discrimination
with Elizabeth Bridgewater
At our November 5, program, Racial
Disparities in U.S. Health Care, Dr. Steve Martin shared
statistics, info, and resources about institutional racism in
our health care systems.
VIGIL FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
Every Saturday morning 9-10 a.m.
...whatever the weather...
Greenfield Town Common
~ Please join us ~
Co-sponsored by Racial Justice
Rising and the Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition
Volunteer with Racial
We are a tiny all-volunteer
group, and our active community of volunteers
makes our work possible.
It takes a village...
a high school junior who plans to go to medical school,
is part of our village.
Knia's Dream To Be A Doctor, will tell you about her dreams
and achievements, and how you can help.
More articles, websites, and other resources
Justice & Injustice
New Massachusetts Hotline To Report Civil Rights Complaints
Report Hate At School
- report incidents to the Southern Poverty Law Center
When Did Police Officers Replace the Principal's Office? by Victor
Leung at ACLU
Environment & Racism
The People of Eight Mile, AL Deserve Justice, a petition from Color
First Peoples, Native Americans
Interactive time-lapse map shows how the U.S. took more than 1.5 billion
acres from Native Americans, by Rebecca Onion and Claudio Saunt at
How To Talk About #NoDAPL: A Native Perspective, by Kelly Hayes at
Ways You Can Help The Standing Rock Sioux Fight The Dakota Access
Pipeline, by Jay Syrmopoulos at Free Thought Project
Standing Rock Syllabus, from NYC Stands With Standing Rock
Whiteness, White Privilege,
White Friends, We Need To Get Real... (post from Twitter)
Other groups’ events:
November 17, Amherst MA:
David Billings of The
People's Institute will speak about his new book, Denial, The
Persistence of White Supremacy in U.S. History and Life
November 17, Lee MA:
Awards Ceremony with Peggy McIntosh
Saturday, November 19, Turners Falls MA:
Moon Gathering, Connecting Sacred Sites In Nolumbeka
Thursday, November 24, Plymouth MA:
National Day of Mourning
with the United American Indians of New England
November 29, Amherst MA: Collateral
Consequences of a Criminal Record
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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