Welcome to 2019! Let's make this a powerful year of white people showing up against the white supremacy deeply rooted in our country and making beautiful moves towards collective liberation!
Surj organizing Stories: Down to the Nitty Gritty
Watch this interview with Sarah Stockholm of Olympia SURJ and the SURJ Coach for the state of Washington about SURJ organizing as part of the De-Escalate Washington Campaign to win the ballot initiative 940.
Watch this interview with SURJ Nashville to learn about their organizing as part of the Community Oversight Now coalition to help create a Civilian Oversight Board to hold police accountable in Nashville.
Donor Testimonial: Nadia from Eugene: I love donating to SURJ because of the way it leverages the donations to expand the work done by the many chapters. When we decided locally to jump into the work for racial justice SURJ provided direction, structure, assistance and resources, thus helping us increase our effectiveness. The toolkits and phone calls have enabled us to expand and deepen our leadership and to connect to other chapters in sharing our experiences, thinking, and resources. In this way SURJ multiplies its impact and builds momentum for justice that would be impossible if each group were working independently. Please make a meaningful donation to SURJ!
Surj political education calls
We are excited to be kicking off the new year with a series of webinar calls that will address a new topic each month. This month we are focusing on resistance to, and creating alternatives to policing. There is a call on January 28th with Andrea Ritchie, organized by SURJ Faith, about the history of policing, and a follow up call for SURJ Network folks on February 5th to share stories and questions about past, current and future work that folks have done organizing against the police. Click here for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10A8Q7-4TVbE1prFcaeTnr-NvxxKFZhuRlzS0wxzHBkA/edit?usp=sharing
Sponsorship program There is still a need to sponsor! Please sign up to sponsor and spread the word if you haven't yet!. We have a very strong sponsorship team that is getting requests for sponsorship, vetting sponsors, and matching sponsors and folks looking for sponsorship. Please fill out this form to get the process going! We have placed over 100 people with sponsors and have recently got a request for 40 new trans people who are crossing the border and 40 other family members as well.
SURJ Calendar! We are excited to announce that we now have an official SURJ calendar on our website!This way chapter and network members will be able to go directly here to find calls that are coming up. We will also include links to call notes and recordings following the calls for those that you are not able to attend!