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CoJourn for Racial Justice

June 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Announcing a 12-week pilot version of CoJourn specifically in support of Racial Justice!
Kick-off Event Sunday, June 28th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm EST

Whether you are a long-time Racial Justice activist, or brand new to thinking about race and racism, it is clear that NOW IS THE TIME to boldly move forward, and take our work to the next level.

CoJourn for Racial Justice will help you clarify your role, identify next steps, and set up a structure for success to be an ongoing part of the solution in a sustained way.

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The 12-week pilot program will include:

Video instructions and Guidebook on how to use the CoJourn framework for support and accountability in a compassionate, celebration-focused way

An opportunity to be matched with a CoJourn partner also interested in racial justice, or work with someone you choose

A CoJourn for Racial Justice Resource List including our favorite existing curated lists. This will include ideas for action, community-care, and education for folks from different racial identities, roles, and experiences with racial justice work
Monthly group meetings to check-in, get support, share successes and resources (meeting attendance is optional, and will be held on Zoom)
Group Kick-off session (Sunday June 28th, 7-9 pm)

On-call support from a diverse team of expert coaches along the way (coaches are all experienced social justice educators / change-makers and familiar with the CoJourn program)

CoJourn for Racial Justice Co-Collaborators and Coaches:
Angelica Castro, M.A., CPC, Social Justice Educator, Certified Professional Coach
Oscar Collins, M.Ed., Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant
Jessie Cooley, M.Ed., Nonprofit Leadership, Social Justice Educator and Mediator
Latrina Denson, M.Ed., Social Justice Educator, Higher Education Administration
Karl Henricksen, CoJourn Co-Founder
Molly Keehn, Ed.D., CoJourn Co-Founder
Elise Manning, M.S.W., LICSW, Trauma-Focused Psychotherapist and Collaborative Artist
Jen Matos, Ed.D., Higher Education Faculty and Certified Professional Coach
Emily Pritchard, M.Ed., Educator with Social Justice Focus, Performing Artist
Tanya O. Williams, Ed.D. Social Justice Educator, Certified Professional Coach

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10:00 am

Saturday Vigils for Racial Justice

August 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2020

We will hold a regular vigil for racial justice on Saturdays from 10-10:30 AM. All are welcome. Please wear a mask and prepare to social distance. Bring a sign if you like.

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11:00 am

01027: A Knee Is Not Enough Rally & March

August 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event hosted by 01027: A Knee is Not Enough in partnership with Massachusetts Jobs with Justice!/ Western Mass. Jobs with Justice!
WHAT: March, rally, and BIPOC speakers (more information to come). We ask that everyone adhere to social distancing guidelines & wear masks at all times. We will be making SIGNS together or bring your own. We encourage you to bring NOISEMAKERS.
*We are looking for VOLUNTEERS, email
WHERE: More information to be provided soon.
WHO: YOU! and 01027: A Knee is Not Enough, a BIPOC led, community-based, grassroots group that was founded in partnership with Massachusetts Jobs with Justice! after the Easthampton police department and public officials took a knee for eight and a half minutes to acknowledge the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police, but did not follow up with further action.
We demand that the city of Easthampton commits to more than just a symbolic protest on behalf of Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color in our city. Because police violence is an ever-present threat in our country and in our city, we demand that the city of Easthampton and the Easthampton Police Department commit to reallocating their resources, investing in our community, and prioritizing the safety and well being of BIPOC people in Easthampton and beyond.
Our list of demands can be found here:
Contact us at

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6:00 pm

Flashlight Vigil!

August 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in remembering the lives lost at the hands of police. Please bring masks, flashlights, and signs, and maintain proper social distancing. More information on the flyer!

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