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Resources for Racial Justice
Special Resistance Edition
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 events:
programs in Greenfield MA - please come!
Spoken Word, An Art With A
History, featuring Tem Blessed
Saturday, March 4, 10:15 a.m.
- 12:15 p.m.
Tem Blessed will lead us on a
journey through the history of spoken word,
using demonstration of the art as well as
Other western MA area spoken word
artists will also join us, and there
will be a short open mic opportunity for
The program is rated PG 13 for language
Childcare by reservation.
For more information, click on image,
event page on Facebook, or
photos from our February program,
The Evolving Face of Housing
video of our December program, Taste of
Brazil: The Story of Capoeira Dance
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
Other groups’ events:
Throughout the year, various locations:
Race Forward. Skills and
strategies to address structural racism and advance racial equity,
with emphasis on how to challenge and change institutional racial
All month, Amherst MA: Black History
Month events with the
Thursday, February 16, Amherst MA: Film
and discussion of Actions Are Illegal, Never People, with Jose
Antonio Vargas, followed by small group work on action projects,
organized by Coming Together.
Friday, February 17, Amherst MA:
Justice for Jeantel (and Trayvon): Fighting Dialect Prejudice in the
Courtroom and Beyond
Saturday, February 18, Turners Falls MA:
Moon Gathering with speaker Drew Lopenzina on
William Apess, Standing Rock, and the 1833 Mashpee
Wednesday, February 22,
We Need To
Stop The Injustice, film of TED Talk by human rights lawyer and
anti-death penalty activist Bryan Stevenson
Saturday, February 25, Greenfield MA:
Welcome The Neighbors Candlelight Vigil, 6-7 p.m., Greenfield
Common. The organizers say, "Standing for humane values, we
celebrate the power we have to care. What do you care about? What do
you hold dear? We will come together at the Vigil in celebration and
song ~ with kindred spirit. COME WARM THE NIGHT WITH HEART AND
Friday, March 10, Washington DC:
Rise With Standing
Rock, Native Nations March On Washington
March 17-18, Palm Beach FL:
Black Women Rise
Conference, a 2-day multigenerational, multiracial gathering
with keynote speaker Dr. Angela Davis
Saturday, March 25, Greenfield MA:
Welcome The Neighbors Candlelight Vigil, 7-8 p.m., Greenfield
Common. "This is an opportunity to stand for humane values in our
interconnected world. Acceptance, Equalty, Security, Understanding,
Consideration and Trust are but some of what all human beings need.
We want these for ourselves and for everyone. We will come together
at the Vigil in welcome and song." For more info: Anne, 413-774-2644
Tuesday, April 4, Great Barrington MA:
Patrice O'Neill, founder of Not in
our Town, 7 PM at the Mahaiwe Theatre, organized by
BRIDGE. They also have classes, action groups and more,
throughout the month in Berkshire County.
April 28-30, Kansas City MO:
White Privilege Conference
Saturday, May 13, Greenfield MA: All Souls Unitarian Church's annual Antiracism Film
September 2017, North Adams MA:
Mass MOCA Exhibit Wants You To Do More Than Just Talk About Race and
Articles, websites, and other resources
- Free signs!
Download beautiful protest signs and print them yourself. From Wes
Sam-Bruce at TheCuriousLife
from the Dream Corps
- U.S.12 Campaign with
7 Actions We Can Take Right Now
How To Make Your Social Justice Events Accessible to the Disability
Community, from rootedinrights
MA Actions & Events Calendar
Friday, March 10, Washington DC: Rise
With Standing Rock, Native Nations March On Washington
A message from Standing Rock, 2/5/17
Trump's Pipeline and America's Shame, by Bill McKibben at The New
Army Veterans Return To Standing Rock To Form A Human Shield Against
Police, by Sam Levin at The Guardian
Muslim in America
Muslim in Trump's America by Farah Amin, from Medium
What It's Like to Be Muslim in America, a TED talk with Dalia
What To Do If Immigration Agents Are At Your Door, in English and
Spanish, from the ACLU
Informed Immigrant, information for immigrants and their allies, in
English & Spanish
- and a little history:
The Illegal Land Grab of Mexico: U.S. Annexation, 1848 from TeleSur
Justice & Injustice
Black Parents Explain How To Deal With the Police, a video from This
Let's Be Honest, Episode 1: Keyedrya Jacobs with a one on one
conversation with the Chief of Police of Greenfield MA
The Asset Value of Whiteness: Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap,
The Future of Food is Black, by Shakirah Simley at Huffington Post
Immorality Of Inaction On Inequality, from BMJ
The Real Bowling Green Massacre, from Indian Country Media Network
Over My Dead Body: Tribe Aims to Block Construction of Border Wall,
from the Guardian
Whiteness, White Privilege,
Healing from Toxic Whiteness, an online training program for white
people committed to racial justice, from Everyday Feminism
Nothing Will Really Change Until America Reckons With Race, by Kali
Holloway at The Establishment
Frederick Douglass Opens Twitter Account From Beyond The Grave, from
One Hot Mess
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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