WHAT WE DO
Belchertown Voices for Justice (BVJ) was formed in January 2017, after a community potluck celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., and in response to the first executive order banning refugees and immigrants. Since then, BVJ members have gathered to learn, organize events, and take action in response to injustice.
Although we expect it to evolve as we do, our current guiding statement is:
"We are residents and friends of Belchertown, MA who are committed to creating a welcoming, safe, and inclusive community. We stand against the politics of hate that seek to divide us and redouble our commitment to the values of freedom, justice, and equality that bind us as a community. We embrace nonviolent direct action as a principle and guiding philosophy."
We hope you'll join us.