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Racial Justice Rising's Events
Free monthly programs at the First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301. Please join us!
Saturday, March 4, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Spoken Word, An Art With A History featuring Tem Blessed
Tem Blessed is a multi-talented performer, emcee and spoken word artist who astounds audiences with his unique blend of poetry, hip-hop music, and relevant social messages. Tem has been inspiring people for years with powerful messages focused on personal transformation, critical thinking and global responsibility.
Tem Blessed was born in West Africa and came to New Bedford, MA when he was just a few years old. Growing up in New England, it didnít take Tem long to fall in love with hip-hop. Before he even took the stage, the artist within him was already born. Tem started rhyming since the time he was a young boy.
Coming up as a young artist Tem Blessed was inspired by more than just a great sound. He stood strong to ideals like intelligence and integrity. His idea was to build something constructive as opposed to being destructive. A positive message sounded throughout Temís work as he developed a philosophy that shied away from some of the negative stereotypes associated with hip-hop.
Tem's love of music, his experience, his care of the natural world, and his roots in West Africa come together in the music he creates.
These programs are supported in part by grants from the following Local Cultural Councils:
Amherst, Ashfield, Charlemont-Hawley, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Hadley, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Pelham, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Wendell
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
Become an active member of RJR!
We are a tiny all-volunteer group and we will need more active participation in our work in order to resume our programs or initiate other activities. Would YOU like to join us in this exciting work?
Please email us to learn more.
~ TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF OUR PAST PROGRAMS ~
New: video of our December program, Taste of Brazil, The Story of Capoeira Dance, with Tuzinho from Capoeira Brazil Hartford
OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS
Throughout the year, various locations: Interactive
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
Monday, January 16, Northampton MA: MLK Day 2017, How We Shall Resist
Thursday, January 19, Amherst MA: Film and discussion:
We Need To Talk About An Injustice, a video talk by Bryan Stevenson
of the Equal Justice Initiative, followed by action projects in
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