At the Mason Square Farmers Market, summer 2013
George at Occupy Wall Street,
Slavery Apology presents the first program in our new 2014
Conversations For Racial Justice
Join Us For A
January 4, 2014, 10 a.m.-noon
First Congregational Church
43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301
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What is Mass Slavery Apology?
Slavery Apology's work for racial justice and healing grew from an
apology for slavery written by
three of our members, all
with guidance from advisors of color. Since it was completed in 2009, we have
expanded our group and our focus.
Our main projects at
- Educating others, especially
about racism and white privilege. In addition to this website and our
apology statement, we:
Speak in the western MA area about working for
racial justice, racism and white privilege, the Interfaith Pilgrimage of Middle
Passage, and other related topics.
We also facilitate around racism and white privilege – two barriers
to creating inclusive communities.
Describe our work and/or table at
events in the western MA area. We can bring part or all of
our engaging display [outdoors,
indoors] addressing racism,
white privilege, and working for racial justice, as well as copies
of our apology statement and other handouts.
and building collaborations with other antiracism activists through
events, this website, and our
- Seeking signatures for our
apology statement. The statement is a powerful voice for racial healing,
transformation, and education, and we invite people of European descent
to join us by adding their signatures.
Facing Our Unhealed Past
Some time ago, a group of us, friends brought together by a common desire
to confront racism, traveled to
New York City to see
The Maafa, A Healing Journey. The
Maafa is a moving and enlightening theater piece about slavery and
its vestiges through the ages. When a local friend mentioned that she
hoped to stage a similar production with a focus on our area of western
Massachusetts, we were prompted to think about how we, a group of
whites, could contribute to this healing journey.
We decided that we wanted to offer a
formal apology to African Americans and all other descendants of those
who were enslaved in the United States.
With guidance from African American
and Native American activists/educators, we have written this apology
for slavery, including commitments to restorative
Wondering what other readers think about our
We've received many comments...
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Ceremonies & Port Markers Project
Over the next
several years, the Middle Passage Ceremonies & Port
Markers Project will offer remembrance ceremonies
commemorating the 2-6 million Africans who perished in the
Middle Passage of the transatlantic slave trade.
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