Tri-Town Against Racism

To the Editor;

            The leadership team of Tri-Town Against Racism (TTAR) is grateful to the residents of Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester who have shown us such overwhelming love and support by trusting us with their stories, donating funds, and the many, many book donations. It may appear that not much is happening at this time, but be assured that we are diligently at work building a strong organizational structure that will allow us to continue to grow in a manageable fashion. Our membership currently stands at 942 and growing.

            Tri-Town Against Racism strongly believes that Black lives matter, however it is important to note that we are not a Black Lives Matter organization. We are a local group who’s sole purpose is to create an actively anti-racist community here in the Tri-Town. We would like to note that there is another group in our community that began after TTAR was formed, they have a similar name, which has caused some confusion. There was some discussion to merge these two groups, but it was mutually determined that was not feasible due to some fundamental differences. Community members should feel free to join both groups, but please be aware that we are Tri-Town Against Racism.

            As we continue to organize and build our community, please be sure to check our Tri-Town Against Racism Facebook page. Our Cape Verdean History and Culture sub-committee is posting weekly, so we can all learn more about our area’s rich Cape Verdean history. We have several other initiatives in the works which will be rolling out in the near future. Keep an eye on our page for “Call to Action” posts which will give our members ways to engage in the important work we are doing.


Your TTAR Leadership Team 

Jenn Hunter

Portia DePina

Alison Noyce

Barbara Sullivan

Tangi Thomas

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