MASS SLAVERY APOLOGY
What is Mass Slavery Apology?
Mass Slavery Apology’s mission has two parts:
1. to provide resources for racial justice efforts and to welcome others into the antiracism/racial justice movement, and
2. to build public acknowledgement of the legacy of slavery and public support for reparations.
Our main projects at present involve sharing information with others, especially whites, about racism and white privilege. These include:
LOCAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION:
· ~ Our monthly event series. All programs are free and open to the public.
· ~ Monthly meetings of the Undoing Our Own Racism discussion group, free and open to the public.
~ Taking the “Let’s Talk Race Space,” our information table and display, to other groups’ events. ·
ELECTRONIC OUTREACH – local, regional, national, international:
· ~ Once or twice monthly email newsletter sharing antiracism events, articles, and links
· ~ This website
· ~ Facebook page
NETWORKING, COLLABORATION, MOVEMENT BUILDING: Our activities strive to bring individuals and groups who are new to antiracism into the movement, to develop relationships with others who are already committed, and to build collaborations with other racial justice groups and antiracist individuals locally, regionally, and nationally.
Mass Slavery Apology grew from many roots.
~ People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond: Several of our original members were part of a white antiracism group that formed after an Undoing Racism Workshop.
~ The Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage, 1998-1999: One of our original members several of our advisors participated in this 18 month journey retracing the path of the slave trade.
~ The New England Peace Pagoda: Based in Leverett MA, the Peace Pagoda organized the Pilgrimage.
The Valley Advocate mentioned Mass Slavery Apology in their article about reparations for slavery, 3/18/15.
Yes, the article has inaccuracies & gaps, but it's great that they are addressing such an important issue that gets so little notice in the popular press...
We hope you will join us at our upcoming events!
Saturday, April 11:
Using conversation and performance, a Black mother and son talk about their experiences and the relationship between history & current events
Saturday, May 2:
with Annie Rodriguez
Looking for ways to get more involved in racial justice work? After each workshop, we’ll have time for individuals and groups who are organizing racial justice actions to give a short summary of their projects, emphasizing how others can participate, and then to get together with people interested in participating. If you are organizing a project or action and are looking for support and participation, please send a summary of your project to (email@example.com). If you will not be attending the workshop, we'll read your summary to the group and make your contact details available.
Undoing Our Own Racism discussion group
Open to all who wish to discuss the racism they find in themselves and/or in everyday life.
The group meets monthly in Greenfield & follows a peer-run model.
Each meeting involves discussion of an article, video, or other race-related topic, splitting the time so everyone has a chance to speak.
Newcomers are welcome.
Next meeting: Tuesday evening, April 14. Topic to be announced.
We welcome your feedback!