The purpose of the Racial Justice Committee is to encourage and help focus the Amherst League of Women Voters’ work to understand and challenge systemic racism, both locally and nationally. We will collaborate with other like-minded local efforts who share this goal. We intend to educate ourselves and our organization about racism at the individual, community and organizational levels with a commitment to listening. We seek a solution-oriented understanding of what it means to be anti-racist. In working against racism in our community, we intend primarily to partner with other organizations rather than initiating projects on our own.

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Racial Justice Task Force

Letter and Invitation from RJC

May 19, 2022

In the wake of the senseless Buffalo shooting, we urge all to join us on May 22 to welcome three exceptional individuals, learn about the new programs, and give your support to the work that lies ahead.

Homelessness in Amherst

April 18, 2022

With Kevin Noonan, Executive Director of Craig's Doors, continuing the Judy Brooks Conversation Series. Register in advance.

Brown Bag: Future of Amherst Schools

January 23, 2022

Speaker: Doreen Cunningham, ARPS Assistant Superintendent for Diversity, Equity and Human Resources. Click to join.

Racial Justice Committee Goals and Objectives

December 19, 2021

The Racial Justice Committee outlines its goal and objectives for 2022.

How Single Payer Health Care Combats Racial Disparities

December 19, 2021

A "Brown Bag" event hosted by the LWVA Racial Justice and Healthcare Committees. Click here to join.

Racial Justice TF Brown Bag

October 16, 2021

Our Brown Bag Program resumes on October 23, 2–4 p.m. with a review of the work of  both the RJTF and Town initiatives. Click here to join.

LWVA Supports Continuation of CSWG

June 20, 2021

The Amherst League of Women Voters and its Racial Justice Task Force has sent a letter supporting the continuation of the Community Safety Working Group.

Building a More Diverse Amherst Town Government

May 13, 2021

The League of Women Voters of Amherst has released a report with suggestions to support the Town Resolution on Racial Equity in seeking greater diversity on Town committees, boards, commissions, and Town staff.

Racial Equity and Housing

April 12, 2021

The series on affordable housing in Amherst continues with a forum on Racial Equity and Housing, Tuesday, April 20, at 6:30. Go to bit.ly/racialequityandhousing to join on Zoom.

LWVA Event to Feature Six Community Organizations

March 20, 2021

Six grassroots organizations will reflect on their work, how they might work together more effectively and how the greater community can get involved at the LWVA Racial Justice Task Force event Working Towards Racial Equity: A Round Table and Dialogue.

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