Category: Current Events

My Mom Already Fought For This

On Friday, I opened my email to this message from a dear friend of my mother. My mom died in 2020… Thinking about Sandy as I watch this unfold. And you. And her granddaughters. One of those granddaughters – my daughter – texted me from a rally in NYC with a photo of a sign held by another protester… SERIOUSLY? My MOM already FOUGHT for THIS!!…

Longing for a safe space

Time and time again, this country has shown black Americans that they do not have a safe space. Not when walking home with a bag of skittles, not when playing with nerf guns at the park, not when getting pulled over by police, and not when sound asleep in their own apartment.

More than one year ago today

Well over a year ago, my REACH colleagues and I accepted the reality that we would be doing…

2021 Immigrants’ Day

On Tuesday May 4th, immigrants, refugees, and their supporters virtually descended on the Massachusetts State House for…

It’s About Power

Yesterday, REACH’s Executive Director, Laura Van Zandt, sent a version of this message to our staff and board addressing the events happening across the country and we wanted to share it with all of you. We do this work because we believe change is possible. Some days, that feels harder than others. The pain and death that is disproportionately impacting people of color and Black Americans…

It’s Ok Not to be Ok – Especially Right Now

By Mikaela Calcagni If you are like me, you have been spending more time scrolling through social media while self-quarantining. With that, I’ve seen many people posting messages about “making the most” out of this pandemic and the free time that comes with it. For those people who have picked up a new hobby or have finally started that novel they have wanted to write, that’s…