SURJ Endorses #NOT1MORE Campaign: End al...

On April 5th, people around the country are taking to the streets to demand an end to deportations in the United States as part of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network’s Not1More campaign. More than 1,000 people are deported daily, and Obama Administration’s deportation total is predicted to reach 2 million people in April. That is two million too many. As white people committed to racial justice, we hold up the leadership of communities of color who are most impacted by daily realities and violence of white supremacy. We are with the organizations...

Justice for Trayvon Action Kit

Created by Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) Want to download this entire action kit as a pdf?  Click here Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) was formed in 2009 by white people from across the US to respond to the significant increase of targeting and violence against people of color in the aftermath of the election of Barack Obama. The case of George Zimmerman is the latest in a long series of extrajudicial (outside the law) killings of people of color in the United States. We mourn the loss of life, see the impact on communities of color and believe that...

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Toolkit

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Toolkit Issue at Hand There are 11 million people living in the United States without legal status. In early 2013, a group of biparistan U.S. Senator, also know as the “Gang of Eight,” introduced the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S.744) , a comprehensive immigration reform bill. If this bill is enacted, the U.S. immigration system would undergo the largest overhaul known in recent history. The bill opens up many new pathways to citizenship for undocumented peoples, and...

Connecting the Base Builders & Expa...

–By Carla Wallace Over the past year, the Base Building Work Group of Showing Up for Racial Justice has held trainings for over 23 community based groups, aimed at helping white leaders engage more white people in racial justice work. Over 50 people from around the country came together in two trainings to strengthen their ability to grow a broader base of white people engaged in racial justice work. During the trainings, hosted by the Highlander Research and Education Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, and by White Anti Racism Network in Baltimore, Maryland,...

Inspiring the “Move” in “Movement”: A R...

–By JLove Calderon The SURJ Action Team launched this last October with a month of action leading up the 2012 elections called NO ROOM 4 RACISM. Our hope was threefold: to inspire and engage more white folks to think, move, and act with a racial justice lens; to raise the level of white visibility in challenging racial inequities; and to expand public attention to systemic racism—particularly the racial impacts of public policies and policymakers’ actions. With little lead time but lots of heart, over 40 organizations and individuals responded from...

No Room 4 Racism Week #5: Get Out the Vo...

Thanks to everyone who participated in the the No Room 4 Racism campaign so far this month. The response continues to be fantastic!  Over 50 organizations and individuals have signed up to be part of the campaign.  If you haven’t signed up yet please do by clicking here. Check out our Facebook page showingupforracialjustice for all the pictures and messages people posted about what they think about stopping the school to prison pipeline and equity in education.   Follow us on twitter using the hashtag #noroomforracism  or at @showup4rj for the...

No Room for Racism Week #4: Voter Suppre...

Thanks to everyone who participated in the the No Room 4 Racism campaign so far this month. We had a great response.  Now over 50 organizations and individuals have signed up to be part of the campaign.  If you haven’t signed up yet please do by clicking here. Check out our Facebook page showingupforracialjustice for all the pictures and messages people posted about what they think about stopping the school to prison pipeline and equity in education.   Follow us on twitter using the hashtag #noroomforracism  or at @showup4rj for the messages that...

No Room for Racism Week #3: Injustice in...

We are now entering our third week of our month long campaign, No Room for Racism. The response continues to be amazing. More groups and individuals are taking action to make their voice heard. If you haven’t signed up please click here to take action and make racial justice a priority during this election season. Race, racism and racial justice aren’t being adequately covered during this election season. Join us! Take action for racial justice with this week’s toolkit focused on Injustice in the Criminal “Justice” System! To see pictures and messages...