Our video and action group series continues!
Thursday, March 8,  2018
at The Jones Library at 7:00PM

“How Coded Racial Appeals Have Re-Invented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class”
w/ Ian Haney Lopez

In several incisive videos, this engaging Latino scholar lays out how the racism of Dog Whistle Politics has poisoned our political life ever since the late 1960’s and has enabled the wealthy to get policies enacted that hurt white people and people of color alike.  He has some surprising perspectives about the intersection of race and  class and strong recommendations about how we can help stop the plutocrats by telling this story.  Please join us.

We will also meet in small working groups to advance  our  anti-racism action projects:

*Climate Change-Racism Connections
* Schools Initiative
* Legislative Initiative
* Support for individual actions and conversations

For more information please see: Join One of the Current Coming Together Action Projects


“Coming Together” is a project for the greater Amherst, MA area to engage the community to talk about race, better understand each other, stand against racism, and build a healthier community.

How much racism is there in the Amherst area?
“Not much”, say many white people.  “I experience it all the time”, say many people of color.  Racism can be hard to see when you are white.

Painful realities, but not about blame or guilt
Although there are painful realities that must be faced in understanding contemporary racism, this project is not built around blame or guilt.  It is designed to engage people of good will of all racial identities in getting more connected with each other to create a community with more equitable access, participation, outcomes, and understanding.  (We do suggest that most white people have more to learn about contemporary racism.)

Who is this for?
Everyone in and around Amherst, MA, of all racial backgrounds, is invited to embark on this exploration together.  Use this site to: