RACIAL JUSTICE RISING
MASS SLAVERY APOLOGY
RACIAL JUSTICE RISING
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.
Weekly Vigil for Racial Justice
Every Saturday, 9-10 a.m., at the Greenfield Common
Please join us!
Saturday, June 4, 10:30 a.m.-12:30
First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301
Please join us in conversation
We will listen to concerns, share our thinking up to this point, and discuss how to move forward. We know we have made mistakes and that some are angry, hurt, or feel marginalized by us. We assume all will come in good faith as we will.
We also know many people welcome the potential return of monthly programs and other ways RJR can be of use in the community. We will need your support to increase the capacity of this tiny, all volunteer organization in order to do that.
The conversation may include:
-What happened before, during and after our Jan. 9th program, White Privilege Then and Now
- Our revised mission statement and new accountability policy and Facebook policy
- How we will move forward
- Comments & questions
Everyone's input is welcome.
Facilitators: Carol Stewart and Keely Malone
As always, free childcare.
To reserve, please email email@example.com by May 30th
Become an active member of RJR!
We have heard from many people who are looking forward to Racial Justice Rising resuming our monthly programs and initiating other activities in our community.
We are a tiny all-volunteer group and we will need more active participation in our work in order to resume our programs or initiate other activities. Would YOU like to join us in this exciting work?
We are planning a meeting on Wednesday evening, June 8th to talk about ways community members can contribute. Please email us to learn more.
We now have a YouTube page!
Check it out! Videos of some of our programs, and more...
MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
The Massachusetts Cultural Council and the following Local Cultural Councils:
Amherst, Bernardston, Buckland, Deerfield, Gill, Leverett, Montague, Northfield, Orange, Shelburne, & Warwick MA