SURJ BaseBuilding and Action Calls

Chapter Series on Accountability

Accountability to people of color-led organizing is a core principle in all of SURJ’s work.  This fall we’ve developed a series of calls to give chapters an opportunity to dig deeper into the nuts & bolts, challenges, and complexities of accountability.  All chapters are encouraged to participate, especially if you’re going to do work in relationship to the Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform or fundraising.

The Real Challenges of Accountability: This call will provide space for participants to discuss the challenges of accountability and get support.  Some themes likely to emerge are disagreement, critique, too much/lack of directives, power, accountability in majority white areas.  

November 3rd: 8pm EST / 5pm PST  Register here!

 

Fail Fest: Real talk from white racial justice organizers about the mistakes we’ve made, how to be accountable, and how to love ourselves/each other through it.

November 21st: 8pm EST / 5pm PST  Register here!

When Local & National Accountability are in Tension: Enough said :)

TBD - December 6th: 8pm EST / 5pm PST  Register here! or December 14th: 8pm EST / 5pm PST  Register here!

 

 

 

SURJ Organizing and Base-building Training Schedule: Fall 2016

Join SURJ leadership from across the country to hone our skills this fall. Please share these registration links widely with your membership and others interested in joining the movement for racial justice. 

Building Strong Teams and Structures: August 30th at 9 EST 

Happy Birthday! Stages of Group Growth and Conflict: September 28th 8 EST

SURJ Media Training: October 26th 8 EST 

The Election is Over! Implications for Our Organizing Strategies: November 16 at 8 EST

Metrics for the Movement: Capturing our work to celebrate, be more effective, and hold ourselves accountable. December 1, 8 EST

Questions? Please email our organizing director at surjerin@gmail.com 

 

 

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SURJ Base Building Call Schedule 2016

If we are going to build the kind of world we all want, we need a lot more white folks joining the fight for racial justice. The Base Building team in SURJ is launching an exciting series of calls to help local chapters hone skills, learn from what is working in other areas, and grow the base we need to challenge white supremacy now, and over the long haul.

All calls are on Tuesday nights at 8pm et/ 7pm ct/ 6pm mt/ 5pm pt

Date

Registration Link

Topic

Tuesday, February 23rd 8pm et 

1-1s

Register for the Feb. 23 Call

Tuesday, March 29th, 8pm et

Workshopping base-building challenges 

Register for the March 29 Call

Tuesday, April 26th, 8pm et

Canvassing

Register for the April 26 Call

Tuesday, May 31st, 8pm et

Workshopping base-building challenges 

Register for the May 31 Call

Tuesday, June 28th, 8pm et

House parties 

Register for the June 28 Call

Tuesday, July 26th, 8pm et

Workshopping base-building challenges 

Register for the July 26 Call

 

 

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SURJ Basebuilding October 2015: Building Accountability Across Racial Lines, Part 2

October 27, 2015

Check out the notes here.

Download audio here.  (Note: Call starts at 30:15 mins)


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SURJ Basebuilding September 2015: Building Accountability Across Racial Lines, Part 1

September 29, 2015

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Download audio here.  (Note: Call starts at 34:15 mins)

SURJ Basebuilding August 2015: Calling People In--Deeper Skills

September 1, 2015

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Download audio here.  (Note: Call starts at 32:40 mins)

White People Take Action for Black Trans Lives

August 27, 2015

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Download audio here. (Note: Call starts at 21:21 mins)

SURJ Basebuilding July 2015: How to Engage White People Through Campaigns

July 28, 2015

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Download audio here. (Note: Call starts at 27:28 mins)

How to Start a SURJ Chapter

July 6, 2015

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SURJ Action Call for Faith Leaders Against the Burning of Black Churches

July 2, 2015

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Download audio here.

SURJ Basebuilding June 2015: Organizing From a Place of Mutual Interest

June 23, 2015

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Download audio here. (Note: Call starts at 30:44 mins).

SURJ Basebuilding May 2015: Strategies for Rural and Small Town Organizing

May 26, 2015

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Download audio here. (Note: Call starts at 20:40 mins).

SURJ Door Knocking Call 

May 7, 2015

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Families for Racial Justice Call

April 13, 2015

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SURJ Basebuilding April 2015: Starting and Building Your Local SURJ Group

April 28, 2015

Download audio here. (Note: Call starts at 12:38 mins).

SURJ Basebuilding: Accountability

September 2014

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SURJ Basebuilding: Call with Portland SURJ

May 2014

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SURJ Basebuilding: Immigrant Rights Solidarity Work

July 2014

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SURJ Basebuilding: Reflections on Freedom Summer

June 2014

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