To know where you're going,
it's good to see where you've been
As we plan for the new year and decade, learn about Traprock's work in 2020 here. We hope for our community's continued support.
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January 22-23, 2021
One plan for 2021, building on our opposition to the dangers and costs of nuclear weapons, is to join international celebrations and demonstrations on Friday-Saturday, January 22-23, welcoming the "Entry into Force" of the hard-won International Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons.
More on the Treaty here: https://www.icanw.org/
Stay tuned to our next e-news on January 12 for details
Penalty showcases the impact of the death penalty on the lawyers, the murder victims and the families of someone who is wrongfully convicted of murder. It follows the stories of a man wrongly convicted who spent 15 years on death row; a lawyer fighting against increasingly inhumane, botched executions; and a mother battling against the state's pursuit of the death penalty for her daughter's murderer.
Mass Peace Action
is hosting a two part study group on the book As Long as the Grass Grows
by Dina Gilio-Whitaker. The book examines environmental justice and injustice through the unique lens of indigenous struggles in the past and contemporary assaults. about the Indigenous fight for Environmental Justice.
The study group will meet on two Saturdays, Feb. 6 and March 6, 2021, from 2-4 pm, by Zoom. Sponsored by the Racial Justice and Decolonization Working Group and the Climate and Peace Working Group of Massachusetts Peace Action.
For more information and to register:
Dismantling Antisemitism, Winning Justice
This panel discussion from December 15th is online, offering a platform for social justice movement and political leaders as they share what fighting antisemitism looks like to them and how it connects to their own liberation struggles. Panelists will address their own experiences of fighting oppression, how they learned about and have experienced antisemitism, and how this informs their approach to the fight against antisemitism. Together, we will explore how learning from one another helps us fight against antisemitism, as well as those that seek to wield charges of antisemitism to undermine progressive movements for justice.
NO to the biomass power plant
you can help! See Climate Action Now's URGENT ACTION ALERT
And starting the New Year with hope for our future
Members of Musica Franklin support a Saturday Black Lives Matter vigil.
Note new date
: On Saturday, January 23rd, 2021,
Racial Justice Rising, Gloria Matlock's Twice as Smart Program and Vicki Citron’s Musica Franklin
will present the voices of Greenfield children discussing their lives during the pandemic. The zoom program, online at 1:00 pm
with the help of GCTV, opens with two 30 minute videos made by children. Musica Franklin will close with a song and violin playing.
RSVP to Guacomolly54@gmail.com
for zoom link
Check out our website at www.racialjusticerising.org
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Dress warmly! Despite winter weather, Saturday solidarity and peace vigils continue in Greenfield and Orange
On Greenfield Town Common: 10-11 am, Racial Justice Rising weekly vigil. If weather too bad, check with Guacomolly54@gmail.com
At Orange Memorial Park by the Peace Statue: 10 to 11 a.m.
11am-noon, Greenfield Weekly Peace Vigil.
Bring signs expressing solidarity Wear a mask