Please join us for our next event:

Thursday, October 20, 2016
at The Jones Library at 7:00PM

This will be a 2-part meeting:

1) We will view and discuss
“Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence”
a 20 minute video talk by Derald Sue, the primary developer of the idea of micro-aggressions.  He identifies common difficulties in trying to talk abut race and proposes four steps to becoming a genuine anti-racist.   (See Video Series and Action Meetings for more information.)

2) We will meet in small groups to advance work on  3 new  anti-racism action projects:

* Schools Initiative
* Legislative Initiative
* Listening Project Initiative
(See Join One of the Current Coming Together Action Projects for more information.)

We have Black Lives Matter yard/window signs available again! Click here for more information and/or to request a sign.


“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: