Anti-Racism Resources

It is incumbent upon each of us to educate ourselves, our families, our friends, and our communities to become allies. Our “Resources” tab provides links to materials to assist such efforts. Resources are regularly updated, so check back frequently. read more

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Ally Story: Risking Careers/Paychecks for BLM

Second installment in an occasional series. read more

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Watch: Strategies For Engaging Across Disagreement

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Juneteenth

Wondering or have questions about Juneteenth? Ridgefield Allies posted a short, informative slide show each day this week (June 15-19, 2020) as quick guides to get you started in learning about this holiday tradition. We’ve embedded all 5 slide shows on this page, making it easy for you to begin learning. read more

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Ally Story: An Allies Valentine

In the mid-1970s I was a student at Amherst College.  Although there were many ways that Amherst was substantially imperfect, there were also many ways in which Amherst created a strong, healthy and inclusive sense of community.  This is a story about allies and community. read more

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Allies’ Book Club Via Zoom

Series One ~ “White Fragility” by Robin DeAngelo

You may purchase “White Fragility” for curbside pickup at Books on the Common at 404 Main St, Ridgefield, by emailing or by calling (203) 431-9100. Read the book summary or purchase online at Books on the Common’s online store. read more

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Ridgefield Allies Logo Contest! Open Call for Submissions!

Ridgefield Allies is holding a contest to create an artistic representation (aka: “a logo”) to promote the organization’s mission of awareness and anti-racism. The logo should encompass the group’s mission and goals (please see our website About page). We encourage submissions from anyone who wishes to participate! The logo will be used on the Ridgefield Allies website, materials, as well as promotional items. read more

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How to Respond to “Riots Never Solve Anything!”

A quick roundup of things to say to Saltine Americans clutching their pearls over rioting and looting:
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For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies

Author’s Note: I’m writing this in hopes that it can be used to lighten the load of marginalized folks, keeping in mind that not all marginalized people want to engage in the ally conversation, and that is perfect as well. For those who do, my prayer is that when someone asks you the question, “how can I be a stronger ally?” you might choose to save your breath/energy and send this in its place. 
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