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SURJ at the White Privilege Conference

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

  SURJ is excited to welcome you to Louisville for a weekend of workshops, strategizing, and relationship building. SURJ Leadership Team has been working with our affiliate Louisville SURJ to make it a great week. SURJ events will be held in conjunction with the 2015 White Privilege Conference from March 11-14, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, check out our schedule of events and details...

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Questions From the Field: Why should white folks organize white folks for racial justice?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

1) History is full of moments when white people have been asked by leaders of color to take up this particular piece of work with other white people.   Almost fifty years ago civil rights and black liberation movement leaders called on white people to go organize other white people. Again, in the wake of the 2008 election of Obama when people of color and white racial justice activists called on white people to step up and we created SURJ. In 2010, white people supported domestic workers who partnered with domestic...

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Our Shared Organizing Values

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Showing Up for Racial Justice is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. Below are organizing values that we share as a network, as we move together to engage more and more white folks in the movement for racial justice. Our Shared Values ** Calling people in, not calling out** Our focus is on working with...

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Sparks and Resources for #ReclaimMLK

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Blog, General Resources | 0 comments

Sparks and Resources for Religious Leaders   SURJ compiled these resources for #ReclaimMLK weekend 2015.  Please share and use to help bring social justice into your community or congregation.   Christian Interdenominational “My challenge is simple: Listen intently to the cries and challenges of young people of color Pray for justice in the streets of Ferguson and throughout our nation Act by getting involved in the local struggle for racial justice in your community” #BlackLivesMatter Call to Clergy...

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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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11/29 SURJ Call on Ferguson- Audio

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/Surj-ferguson-call-1128141.mp3

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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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