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Act Up Accountably

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

White Folks: Act Up Accountably Notes from the SURJ Action Team        We are experiencing a profound moment in history right now in response to continued systemic anti-Black racism with the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner being some of the latest miscarriages of justice. While the actions and protests have been amazing, there also has been tension and much written about how white people specifically are showing up, and unfortunately some of how we have been showing up has not been helpful. We know that...

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12/4 SURJ Call Notes and Resources

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thank you for joining the SURJ call on Ferguson on Thursday, December 4th (see notes and audio below).  We had over 225 people on the call and many more who were out in the streets.  Special appreciation to Alicia Garza from #BlackLivesMatter and Maurice Mitchell from Ferguson Action for joining us on the call. As promised, here are materials and information to help you engage more white people in local actions in support of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, the people of Ferguson and NYC  and the ongoing fight against systemic...

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SURJ DOJ Street Action Kit

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Blog, General Resources, Info & Resources | 0 comments

Below you will find an action planning created by SURJ (and friends) to help you plan your action on the Department of Justice or US Attorneys office. We put what we thought are the most critical items at the top. Thanks for being brave, bold and supportive. Please let us know if you have any feedback, comments or questions  at info@showingupforracialjustice.org   Table of Contents: SURJ Action Kit SURJ Talking Points for Media & Messaging Action Checklist Definition of Action Roles Action Chants Step-by-Step...

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11/29 SURJ Ferguson Call- Notes Next Steps & Audio

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Where do we go from here? Thanks to so many of you who joined us for the SURJ call on Ferguson this weekend.  We got a great response from the 1,100 people who registered, more then 500 people who were on the call and many others who were unable to join.  You can find notes, additional resources and an audio link to the call below. As promised, here are materials and information to help you engage more white people in local actions in support of Mike Brown, the people of Ferguson and the ongoing fight against systemic...

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Which side are you on? A SURJ response to the Grand Jury in Ferguson

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now is the time to show up for racial justice for Michael Brown and his family, and for Ferguson.  Once again, a white police officer has been allowed to kill an unarmed Black youth without repercussions.  Who will be next? Which is the next community to be turned into police state for exercising their freedom to assemble?  It’s time to show up for racial justice! Right now your help is needed: Art by Dignidad Rebelde 1. Go to actions  (see a list of actions here: http://fergusonaction.com/).  The Ferguson...

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Base Building Conversations

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Over the past several months, the Basebuilding Team of SURJ has hosted conversations to the lessons of history, current challenges and collective action.  Topics have included growing a core leadership with Portland SURJ, the Lessons of Freedom Summer with Freedom Summer participants, white racial justice activists in immigration work, and the critical role of Accountability in our work. You may listen to any of these conversations by following this link. Appreciation to Maggie Potapchuk and Sean O’Neill who helped...

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Police Brutality Action Kit

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Blog, Campaigns, Police Brutality Action Kit, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Police Brutality Action Kit Created by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Click here for a PDF version of this toolkit. 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 killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO; Eric Garner on Staten Island, NY; Ezell Ford in Los Angeles, CA; and John Crawford in Beavercreek, Ohio  are the latest in...

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All Out August 2: Not1More Deportation!

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in #Not1More, Archive, Blog, Campaigns | 0 comments

  Now is the time for all of us to stand up for justice for all immigrants.  President Obama recently stated that he will take action on immigration. The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and Not1More Deportation are keeping up the pressure and are organizing a mass mobilization in Washington, D.C. on August 2. The national Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) action team encourages everyone to support the efforts to demand that President Obama take executive action and halt deportations now! Will you...

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SURJ Endorses #NOT1MORE Campaign: End all deportations now!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in #Not1More, Campaigns, No Room for Racism 2012 | 0 comments

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...

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Justice for Trayvon Action Kit

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Blog, Campaigns, Justice for Trayvon Martin | 13 comments

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...

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