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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.

Check out this video for a quick overview of our goals and activities.

Coming Events

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


Saturday morning, August 26 

A program on the intersection of racism and education 

with Marianna Islam, Director of Programs and Advocacy for the Schott Foundation for Public Education

More info coming soon

Light refreshments

Childcare is available RSVP with number & ages of children: email@racialjusticerising.org

Donations most welcome


These programs are supported in part by grants from the following Local Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency:

Amherst, Ashfield, Charlemont-Hawley, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Hadley, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Pelham, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Wendell



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.

To support Racial Justice Rising

Donate online using the yellow Donate button in the top right of your screen,

or send a check made payable to PDF/RJR to our fiscal sponsor, the Peace Development Fund:

Peace Development Fund
PO Box 40250
San Francisco, CA 94140-0250

A Special Thank You To

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, Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont-Hawley, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Hadley, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Pelham, Plainfield, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Wendell