Anti-Racism Work

As an agency, our interest in undoing racism is to recommit ourselves to NELCWIT’s mission as an “antiracist grassroots organization dedicated to social and political change in a world free from violence and all forms of oppression” and to align the organization more closely with this aim.  Although NELCWIT’s work is most specifically focused on sexual and domestic violence, we understand violence to be much broader. We know that in order to eradicate violence, we must look at its structural and institutional forms as well.  

For this reason, we view our work as an anti-violence agency as a commitment to anti-oppression and anti-racism work.  In order to do this work successfully, we decided that we must first analyze the structures of power that exist within our own organization.  Our focus is on institutional racism: how NELCWIT interacts with racism and racist structures, and how we can change and influence these structures to eliminate the perpetuation of racism within our organization.

Every member of our agency is engaged in this process and takes part in meetings and training.  We are committed to being a social change agency that works against all forms of violence. We take this as an ongoing process of growth and change within our organization. 

For immediate crisis intervention, please call our 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 413-772-0806

To talk to someone in person, please come to our Greenfield location during the following walk-in hours:

Monday-Thursday, 9AM-4PM
Friday, 9AM-1:30PM

We are located at 479 Main St., Greenfield, MA