RACIAL JUSTICE RISING
MASS SLAVERY APOLOGY
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:
Racial Justice Rising & Not In Our Town (NIOT)
will be walking in
The Franklin County Fair Parade
Thursday afternoon, September 8th
to share the message: NO PLACE FOR HATE
(NIOT is a new group committed to preventing and addressing hate crimes in Greenfield.)
We need to know how many will be walking.
If you want to join us, email firstname.lastname@example.org
See videos of our programs and more on Racial Justice Rising's YouTube channel.
Articles, websites, and other resources
Activists Wanted: Aidan Beatty of Grassroots Campaigns in Amherst MA contacted us with this request:
"I am reaching out to you as a fellow activist organization in Western MA. We are currently recruiting leadership for our national campaigns on topics such as voting rights, LGBT rights, and free speech/right to protest. I wonder if you would promote our organization to any of your members who may be looking for a job and want to pursue their activism as a career. We are prioritizing applicants who come from a background in local activism. 413-345-2642 or email@example.com.
African Americans, Black Lives Matter
- A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice from the Movement for Black Lives
- A True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black (1996), a YouTube video
- The Legacy of Lynching, On Death Row, by Jeffrey Toobin in the New Yorker. "In Alabama, Bryan Stevenson is saving inmates from execution and memorializing the darkest episodes of America’s past."
- Story of Venture Smith, an African prince turned slave turned writer
- Federal Judge Says Black Lives Matter, by Mark Joseph Stern at the Slatest
- It Would Take 228 Years For Black Families To Amass The Wealth of White Families, by Kate Davidson at the Wall Street Journal
Criminal Justice and Injustice
- Picture Books That Teach Kids to Combat Racism, from What We Do All Day
- An End to the Privatization of Education and Real Community Control by Parents, Students and Community Members of Schools Including Democratic School Boards and Community Control of Curriculum, Hiring, Firing, and Discipline Policies, from A Vision for Black Lives
- Finding Good Pain Treatment is Hard, by Abby Goodnough at the New York Times
- The 5th Graders Who Put Mexican Repatriation Back in the History Books, by Lana Cupchoy at Yes! Magazine
White Privilege/White Antiracism
- White Supremacy, Overt and Covert, a graphic shared on Facebook
- 10 Ways White Supremacy Wounds White People, A Tale of Mutuality by Greg Elliott at the American Friends Service Committee
- Is Santa white? Tim Wise responds to Fox News
- How To Support Black Lives Matter without Making It About You, by Collier Myerson on Fusion
Other groups’ events:
The members of Racial Justice Rising 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.
Thank you, readers who send us information for these newsletters! We welcome links to articles, videos, event listings, and other resources.
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