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.

Racial Justice Task Force

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.