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Racial Justice Rising is part of Valley Gives on May 2nd and we’re hoping to make history!  But you can get a sneak peek at our page and also make donations starting at noon on April 25th. 

This is our first fund drive and we want to make it count.  What does that mean?  It means that if we are able to establish and mobilize a solid donor base, we will have the resources to expand our programs and extend our reach in the Pioneer Valley.  It means that we will be able to respond rapidly and effectively to mounting instances of racial injustice in our midst. It means that we will have an ever widening impact on building a movement for racial justice in the community.  We need you to help us realize this vision.

Early on-line giving begins at noon on Tuesday, April 25th and the opportunity to donate runs through May 2.  Please click on this link now and affirm your commitment to racial justice in the Valley and beyond.

Note: the video above will NOT be visible on May 2 because the platform hosting Valley Gives worried that videos would take up too much bandwidth and slow down the ability to make and track donations. So click on it now!

We so appreciate your support!

To see the video any time, click here. To make your donation on or before May 2, click here.

Valley Gives is a 24-hour online giving event that allows individuals to support good work throughout the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Acting collectively on a single day, people like you can support nonprofit and charitable organizations in Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin counties  that hold a broad range of missions - all focused on our community’s hopes and needs. 

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!


Rescheduled! Racial Justice in the Courts

See below


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




Saturday, May 27, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (doors open at 9:45)

all other info is unchanged


First Congregational Church

43 Silver Street



Racial Justice In the Courts: Does It Exist?

with Attorney Buzz Eisenberg



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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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