In the summer of 1692, Puritan judges in Salem, MA condemned 20 people of witchcraft and publicly executed them. Now, 330 years later, visitors to this seaside city will find a simple, peaceful memorial erected in 1992 with 20 granite benches that jut from the walls, each bearing the name of a person unjustly accused and killed. This article published in Folklife Magazine by Rachel Christ-Doan and Jill Christiansen from the Salem Witch Museum marks the 30th anniversary of the…
Here is a recent article by investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell – our Salem Award Recipient for 2022 – about new proof against Carolyn Bryant Donham in the Emmett Till case. Carolyn Bryant falsely accused the 14 year old teenager of sexual harassment, which led to his torture and murder by a mob in 1955. You can read the full article here
Voices Against Injustice honors investigative journalist and author Jerry Mitchell as the 2022 Salem Award recipient. Mr. Mitchell has made a career of reopening unsolved murders from the civil rights era over the last three decades. In 2018, he founded the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, the mission of which is “to improve lives, bring reform, expose injustices, give a voice to the voiceless, shine the spotlight on fraud, corruption and wrongdoing, and highlight the unseen champions of what is…
Join Voices Against Injustice for a free virtual screening of MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY in advance of a live virtual event on Monday January 31 from 7 – 8:30pm which includes a discussion on the film and issues impacting Massachusetts as well as time, for those interested, to take action and advocate around the issues. Register to receive links to both the film and online event here: https://tinyurl.com/VAIBrooksCounty MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY, a documentary film by Jeff Bemiss, Lisa Molomot,…
The Salem News gives a positive review of the September 22nd event hosted by Voices Against Injustice and Peabody Essex Museum, “Salem Remembers: Connecting Past and Present.” Read the story here:
Press Release from “The Salem News” about “Salem Remembers: Connecting Past and Present” event on September 22nd. Read the Press Release from The Salem News:
A free virtual event hosted by Voices Against Injustice and Peabody Essex Museum September 22 @ 5 pm. Please join us. More Info Here
On September 22, 2021 @ 5:00pm, VOICES AGAINST INJUSTICE and PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM will host a virtual event to commemorate the Salem Witch Trials anniversary. Read the Press Release.
New law in Connecticut marks national progress in effort to end felony disenfranchisement. Read about the details here: .
Cosecha immigration activists march near the White House on April 30 to demand more immigration action from President Biden. Read NPR article here:
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Virtual Event Co-hosted by Voices Against Injustice and Peabody Essex Museum. Honoring Cosecha Massachusetts for their courage and leadership in the immigrant rights movement and for their response to the pandemic. We will also be honoring student leaders who are raising their voices against injustice and making a difference in the community. Stay tuned to our Calendar of Events for details.
Monday, April 26, 2021 – Virtual Event Co-hosted by Voices Against Injustice and Salem State University Center for Civic Engagement. Visit our Calendar of Events for registration and details.