An event for all community members – viewing and discussing a video and advancing 4 action projects:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
at The Jones Library at 7:00PM

(The video/action group series will occur on some Tuesdays and some Thursdays beginning in the Fall of 2017.   A full list of dates will be available soon.)

This will be a 2-part meeting:
1) We will view and discuss:

A stimulating video with perspectives on racism.   We have not yet selected the video for September.  We welcome suggestions for videos we might show in 2017-2018.

2) We will meet in small groups to advance work on  4  anti-racism action projects:
* Schools Initiative
* Legislative Initiative
* Listening Project Initiative
* Climate Change-Racism Connections
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: