Racial Justice Resources

Learn More About Juneteenth

Understand the Legacy of Slavery

  • Watch 13th, Ava DuVernay’s documentary that connects mass incarceration and the prison-industrial complex to American structural racism and a loophole in the 13th Amendment. 

Learn & Act to Support Reparations Locally and Nationally


There are many resources available where individuals can sign up for newsletters, programs, etc.

 

Some places to sign up for periodic sources inspiration, information, and action:

Center for Antiracist Research.

Research center based at BU, directed by Ibam X. Kendi, founded in 2020.   Sign up for newsletter on website.

Black Lives Matter, Boston.

Sign up for notices of local actions and activities.

Violence in Boston

organizes impact teams to respond to crises and calls for lobbying.

Mahindra Humanities Center

Sign up for workshops, videos

Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.

Sponsors expert, often cutting edge panels. Sign up for their periodic newsletter.

Community Change

Sponsors Antiracist Organizing in the Suburbs workshops, SURJ Boston (Showing up for Racial Justice), and White People Challenging Racism workshops.   Sign up for announcements on the website.

UU Mass Action.

Massachusetts Unitarian Universalist advocacy network.   Often serves as a clearing house for racial and climate justice advocacy opportunities. Sponsors the Black Lives Matter working group.  Sign up for notices by emailing Patty Shepherd uu-mass-action-certified-working-group-black-lives-matter+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com.

Union Theological Seminary

sponsors interesting faith based racial and cultural explorations.   Sign up for announcements at their website.

NAACP.

Sign up for the newsletter at the website.   Mystic Valley NAACP.   Local chapter for Arlington, Medford, Malden.

Color of Change

sign up for notices of information and advocacy opportunities

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

part of The Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument in Birmingham, Alabama.  Sign up for their periodic newsletter and preview exhibits on their website.

The US National Park Service American cultures initiative

develops travel and resources documenting US cultural history.   Their website is not only aesthetically lovely, but contains an interesting bibliography.

The Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC

Contains the National Museum of African American History and Cultures,
the National Museum of African Art,
and the National Museum of the American Indian.
Each have events, exhibits and a mailing list.

The Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket

maintains a nice list of historic resources and places to visit.

The Harvard Bookstore

sponsors interesting events.   Sign up for the newsletter on the website.

Several important local efforts have a Facebook presence:

Arlington Fights Racism,
MaldenCORE,
Black Lives Matter, Cambridge.

 

Note:     This section of the website is still evolving.   Please watch this space as we identify more resources in the near future.

RJCC would love to hear from you with ideas, suggestions, and questions. Email us at: racialjustice@firstparish.info