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


We used to be known as Mass Slavery Apology, and that is still the name of the project that started our work, our statement of apology for slavery and commitment to restorative action.  

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

Please join us for a free presentation and discussion

Saturday, November 5, 2016

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


What is known about the inequities, likely causes, and potential solutions?

with Dr. Stephen Martin

Dr. Stephen Martin is a practicing family physician and a resident of Northfield. Since 2011, he has been a member of a Boston University research team exploring ways to help people, especially young African Americans, with their health care during and before the reproductive years. He has published and presented on racial health care disparities, including "The Health of Young African American Men."


First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301

Free childcare. Please RSVP with number and ages of children

For more info: email@racialjusticerising.org

A couple of resources:


Upcoming programs:

December 3rd: 

Taste of Brazil, The Story of Capoeira Dance 

Tuzinho Demelo began studying Capoeira as a child in Brazil, where he was born and raised. He has trained with masters of this compelling form of Martial Arts Dance and continues to study Capoeira traditions and techniques. Tuzinho performs, lectures and has introduced the art of Capoeira throughout the United States. In this program, he will share the real meaning behind the Dance and demonstrate its complex techniques.

January 7: a program on the Underground Railroad in Greenfield MA, with Momodou Sarr and Joan Featherman

Follow-up from our October 1 community forum

Building Relationships with the Community and the Police

with Greenfield Police Chief Robert Haigh

facilitated by Keyedrya Jacobs and Robert Tobin

Article in Greenfield Recorder

Video on Channel 22 News



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

Printable flyer

Video of June 25th vigil from GCTV

Volunteer with RJR!

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


Check out our YouTube page.

Videos of some of our programs, and more...




Peace Development Fund

First Congregational Church of Greenfield

New England Peace Pagoda

CopyCat Print Shop

Traprock Center for Peace & Justice

The Massachusetts Cultural Council and the following Local Cultural Councils:

Amherst, Bernardston, Buckland, Deerfield, Gill, Leverett, Montague, Northfield, Orange, Shelburne, & Warwick MA