Our video and action group series continues!
Thursday, December 7, 2017
at The Jones Library at 7:00PM
(The video/action group series will occur on some Tuesdays and some Thursdays. A full list of dates is available here.)
“13th” – a powerful documentary which explores the history of race and the criminal justice system in the United States.
We will show the second half (50 minutes) of this Academy Award nominated film by Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma. This film offers key perspectives on how systemic racism operates in our time. (We showed the first half in October. Please join us even if you didn’t’ see the first half. The second half stands on its own. )
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: