Racial/Social Justice Resources

Together We RiseThe Lexington Human Services Department stands together against racism and injustice in any form. We understand and are committed to the basic rights of our fellow citizens, and will stand united for justice for all.  We will continue to encourage every citizen to treat one another with respect and civility regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We will continue to support and advocate for to those who have experienced hate and discrimination, and encourage others to do the same.  We take this pledge fully aware that the struggle to eliminate racism will require an ongoing transformation within our community, as well as within the institutions and structures of our society.  It is our responsibility to educate ourselves and others about the privileges afforded to some, and not all, have profound impacts on the world in which we all live. While no words can heal an unjust world or solve the pain that has been caused, we all must listen with an open heart and speak out whenever necessary.  Racism has no place in our world and the time for change is now. 

If you or a loved one would like to speak to a clinician for support contact:
The Lexington Human Services Department 
Sharon Gunda, LCSW at 781-698-4851 or sgunda@lexingtonma.gov

Joint Statement on Recent Hate Crimes from town leaders.

Racial Justice Organizations in Lexington

Association of Black Citizens of Lexington

Lexington Human Right Committee

Lexington MLK Day of Service Committee

Racial Justice Organizations in Massachusetts 

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) New England
Black Lives Matter Boston
Black Boston
Coalition for Social Justice
Communities for Restorative Justice 
Justice and Social Action Resources
Lawyers for Civil Rights 
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls

National Organizations for Racial Justice

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Black Lives Matter
Campaign Zero
Color of Change
Equal Justice Initiative
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Center for Policing Equity
Southern Poverty Law Center

Race and Social Justice Book Lists & Action Steps to Build Racial Amity