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Racial Justice Rising

is a small racial justice group based in Franklin County, Massachusetts.

We strive to bring people into the racial justice movement by sharing information about racism and white privilege, building relationships and building collaborations with other racial justice groups and antiracist individuals locally, regionally, and nationally.

Racial Justice Rising was formerly know as Mass Slavery Apology, and that is still the name of the project that started our work - our statement of apology for slavery, including commitments to restorative action.

Coming Events

Free monthly programs at the First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301. Please join us!



Saturday, April 1, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (doors open at 9:45)


First Congregational Church

43 Silver Street



Racial Justice In the Courts: Does It Exist?

with Attorney Buzz Eisenberg



Saturday, May 6, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (doors open at 9:45)


First Congregational Church

43 Silver Street



Have You Seen My Childhood? Understanding Grief in Adopted Children

with Karmen R. Smith, CMC, RMHCI, RMFTI



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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Volunteer with RJR!

We are a tiny all-volunteer group, and our community of active volunteers makes our work possible.

Check out our YouTube page!

Videos of some of our programs, and more.

Thank You To Our Supporters!

Peace Development Fund

First Congregational Church of Greenfield

New England Peace Pagoda

CopyCat Print Shop

Traprock Center for Peace and Justice

The Massachusetts Cultural Council and these Local Cultural Councils: Amherst, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont-Hawley, Greenfield, Hadley, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Pelham, Plainfield, Shelburne