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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 morning, August 26 

Organizing For Education Justice 

with Marianna Islam, Director of Programs and Advocacy for the Schott Foundation for Public Education

Learn about what is possible when educators, students, parents and community members join forces to improve public education.  Learn about the challenges and opportunities in Massachusetts for education justice organizing.

Light refreshments

Childcare is available ó RSVP with number & ages of children

Donations most welcome


Saturday morning, September 2

Music of Dissent: Songs of Activism

~ More information to come ~


These programs are supported in part by grants from the following Local Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency:

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

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The Harvest: Brown v. Board, North & South

 Three Reading Circles

 October 2017

Dates and location to be announced

Facilitator: Mel Ptacek, PhD

Racial Justice Rising will host three reading circles in October to examine the history and continuing effects of Brown v. Board of Education and our nationís failed efforts to achieve racially integrated public schools.

Each circle will discuss different short readings as we explore the complex and shifting legacy of this difficult and sometimes violent attempt to achieve racial integration across the United States.

We hope you can join us for one or more of the reading circles. Please contact us to learn more.

This project is a collaboration with MassHumanities' statewide initiative, The Harvest: Brown v Board, North & South.

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.


NEW: video of our June 3 program, The Real Story of American History: My Story, Not His Story 

NEW: video of our May 27 program, Racial Justice In the Courts: Is It Possible?