The purpose of the Racial Justice Committee/Task Force 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

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.

Working Toward Racial Equity

February 17, 2021

March 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Zoom

RJTF Offers More Resources

December 21, 2020

A podcast and more...

Opening Meeting Talk by Traci Parker

September 29, 2020

The recording and slides from LWVA's Opening Meeting on September 17 are now on line.

LWVA supports creation of Resident Safety Committee

September 14, 2020

Statement of the Amherst League of Women Voters Racial Justice Task Force for the September 14 meeting of the Amherst Town Council.

Statement of Purpose and Goals

July 23, 2020

Adopted by the RJTF on July 23, 2020.

LWVA urges solidarity with black community

June 15, 2020

Letter from LWVA spokesperson Adrienne Terrizzi.