Please join us for our next event:
Thursday, September 8, 2016
at The Jones Library at 7:00PM
This will be a 2-part meeting:
1) We will view and discuss
“You Can Help Stop the Violence Against Young Black Men” –
a 20 minute video talk by Verna Myers which has some important suggestions about how we might free our minds of internalized racism and take effective action, and
2) We will introduce, discuss and start planning 3 different proposed anti-racism action projects.
(Note: This event is on election day in Amherst and Pelham. Please vote before you come. Please consider how your vote might best contribute to racial justice.)
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: