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SURJ Door Knocking Project

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Archive, Blog, Campaigns, Info & Resources, Programs | 0 comments

Folks in SURJ are excited to rollout our Door Knocking Project. If your group is interested in door knocking white neighborhoods with Black Lives Matter Signs, order your signs here and let us know your plans at info@showingupforracialjustice.org.   About the Project In late April 2015, SURJ held a national action call on taking action in solidarity with Baltimore. A member of a local SURJ affiliate group in St. Louis, the Anti-Racist Collective (ARC), shared a big success story from their experiences taking out yard...

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Mother’s Day Action Kit

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Archive, Blog | 0 comments

SURJ Mother’s Day Action Toolkit     Below you will find an action toolkit created by SURJ (and friends) to help you plan your action on Mother’s Day. As we watch the protests in Baltimore, we are reminded of that so many Black mothers mourn the deaths of their children to police brutality.  Please share the Mother’s Day Action Toolkit  with other families and parents. Thanks for being brave, bold and supportive. Let us know if you have any feedback, comments or questions  at...

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SURJ Door-Knocking Call 5.7.15 Notes

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Archive, Blog | 0 comments

SURJ Call: Door Knocking May 7, 2015    [7:07] Dara Silverman, SURJ – Welcome. We are joined by Betty Robinson, White Racial Justice Organizer in Baltimore, Maryland.   Betty Robinson: Baltimore Update: On Friday (May 1) the Baltimore States Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, brought charges against 6 police officers ranging from second degree depraved heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office to false imprisonment. Friday afternoon into the night there were rallies, marches...

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SURJ Yard Sign FAQ

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Archive, Blog | 0 comments

1. Who is SURJ and what is this project? Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Check out our website to read mission and values. In late April 2015, SURJ held a national action call on taking action in solidarity with Baltimore. A member of a local SURJ affiliate group in St. Louis, the Anti-Racist Collective (ARC), shared a big success story from their experiences taking out yard signs reading “Black Lives Matter” in...

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Next steps to support #BaltimoreUprising

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Archive, Blog, Donate, Info & Resources | 0 comments

As you probably heard, all of the officers involved with the murder of Freddie Gray were indicted today. This would not have happened without the powerful youth-led actions in Baltimore and across the country. Last night, over 500 people joined a call to hear first-hand reports from people in Baltimore and discuss taking action for racial justice at this crucial moment. Click here for detailed notes from last night’s call. We are working on getting a recording of the call to post on our website. SURJ (and...

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Solidarity with #BaltimoreUprising

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Archive, Blog, Events, White People & Racial Justice | 0 comments

Please join Showing Up for Racial Justice on Thursday, April 30th at 5pm PT/6pm MT/7pm CT/8pm PT, for a national action call to learn more about the uprising in Baltimore, solidarity actions around the country, and to make a plan to take action with others in your area. Make sure to register for the call, details below. This call is for for white people who want to take action in solidarity with communities of color to stop police violence. We remember #FreddieGray, #MyaHall and #RekiaBoyd, all young black people killed...

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Families for Racial Justice Notes

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Notes from Families for Racial Justice Call- 4/13/15 Welcome! This conference call was convened by SURJ- Showing up for Racial Justice.  Over the next hour, we will be focusing on families for racial justice, thinking about parents and people in families trying to engage people at all ages in racial justice (RJ) work. There’s a new blog Raising Race Conscious Children and because there’s been a call from Mothers Against Police Violence (correction- the group has changed their name to Mothers United for Justice)....

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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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