Carry on the Struggle of Departed American Giants

When a brother in arms falls on the battlefield, it is our duty to pick up his sword and carry the battle forward.  John Lewis and CT Vivian dedicated their lives to the fight for voting rights for all Americans.  They were instrumental to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.  We can show them our love and respect by carrying forward the fight to extend, preserve, and protect the voting rights of all people. read more

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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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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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