This Thanksgiving, SURJ is offering a few ways to help support white folks in having tough conversations with other white folks -- conversations that are necessary if we want to break silence about race in this country:
SURJ Holiday Mobile Hotline: When you get stuck during Thanksgiving conversations, SURJ has you covered. Simply text SOS to 82623, and we’ll send you some key talking points that tend to come up in these tough conversations. It’s vital for white people to break white silence about the danger of Trump’s presidency -- we we’ll make sure you have the tools you need to have those conversations over the holidays!
(And if you're into emoticons, you can also just text to 82623!)
Thanksgiving Discussion Guide: These conversations are tricky, and often get "in the weeds" fast. We've put together two discussion guides that give some more substantial talking points for those tough conversations, as well as some questions you can ask to elicit feedback and avoid conversational shut-downs. Click here for this year's new discussion guide focused on Indigenous solidarity. Or click here for last year's racial justice discussion guide!
Thanksgiving Placemat: Looking for a quick reference guide for some of those tough conversations? Check out our updated printable placemat, which you can use as a guide as you're navigating dinner table discussions!