Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)


1959 Highlander Way
New Market TN  37820

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Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

This effort came out of the South and through relationships, the effort quickly spread to a national network of over 120 people from numerous organizations, and 20+ states from every region of the U.S. We welcome you to join this effort.

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SURJ 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. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with lo

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Founded: 2009

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Past Events

Success Stories Of Cross Class Organizing

Success Stories Of Cross Class Organizing
08:00 pm - 07/12/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

This call will feature a number of chapters from across the network to share stories about successful cross-class organizing strategies and campaigns in their anti-racist...

What To Do When White Supremacists Come To Town

What To Do When White Supremacists Come To Town
08:00 pm - 06/20/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

White supremacist organizing and violence is on the rise in communities across the country. And while we know that this is not new, their boldness and unapologetic...

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Why It Failed

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Why It Failed
08:00 pm - 06/14/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Join SURJ for a workshop to learn and discuss on why the white left and SDS failed to effectively follow Black leadership and align itself alongside and behind the...

Class Privilege Call - Tools And Resources

Class Privilege Call - Tools And Resources
08:00 pm - 05/17/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

This call will offer a number of tools and facilitation guides to begin or continue action orientated conversations about class in your group. The call is best for...

Political Education: White Nationalism / Fascism 101

Political Education: White Nationalism / Fascism 101
08:00 pm - 05/16/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

During this call, researcher and journalist Chip Berlet will sketch an overview of how white nationalist populism can lead to fascism; how they operate in our times;...

Political Education: Interrupting Patterns of White Feminism

Political Education: Interrupting Patterns of White Feminism
08:00 pm - 04/18/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

In this movement moment when millions of white cis-women* are becoming mobilized and radicalized in opposition to Trump, how can we push the movement to organize...

Political Education: Call to Action - What, Why, How?

Political Education: Call to Action - What, Why, How?
08:00 pm - 03/21/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

SURJ talks about the importance of taking action for racial justice. What does that mean exactly? What is useful action, how does action relate to education, what...

Class Culture Part 2: Conflict

Class Culture Part 2: Conflict
08:00 pm - 03/16/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

We know that each class brings a diverse range of cultural norms. When we come together in cross class spaces, sometimes those differences lead to conflict. This...

Anne Braden and the Lessons for Today's Struggles

Anne Braden and the Lessons for Today's Struggles
08:00 pm - 03/09/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Cate Fosl, Anne Braden's biographer and director of the Anne Braden Institute at University of Louisville will lead a conversation about Anne’s 1940s- 1970s efforts...

Cross Class Solidarity and Anti-Racist Organizing

Cross Class Solidarity and Anti-Racist Organizing
08:00 pm - 03/02/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

SURJ has made a commitment to lifting up the leadership of poor and working class people in our work as we organize white people to join anti-racist work. This...

Poor and Working Class Call

Poor and Working Class Call
08:00 pm - 02/28/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Join us for our regular SURJ Poor and Working Class Call. We will be sharing updates on teams, projects, campaigns, and trainings. Also join us for discussions...

Political Education: Racism 101

Political Education: Racism 101
08:00 pm - 02/21/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

This workshop is meant for people who are new to anti-racist work and interested in the basics: what is racism, how it operates, what is white privilege, what do...

Fundraising for SURJ Chapters

Fundraising for SURJ Chapters
08:00 pm - 02/15/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Join us for a workshop to learn tools and strategies for successful fundraising campaigns, both to support chapter activities and people of color led organizing....

Nuts and Bolts of Power Research

Nuts and Bolts of Power Research
08:00 pm - 02/09/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

This call will dig into concrete tools to research targets for actions and organizing campaigns. Joain the Public Accountability Initiative to learn how you can...

Class Cultures and Social Movements

Class Cultures and Social Movements
08:00 pm - 01/26/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

We will be joined by activist, scholar, and author Betsy Leondar-Wright for a call discussing class cultures. The social or economic class doesn't just describe...

Poor and Working Class Basebuilding

Poor and Working Class Basebuilding
06:00 pm - 01/24/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Join us for a training call on tools for poor and working class people to do effective outreach, recruitment, and leadership retention in our communities. Learn...

Researching Our Real Enemies: Who Benefits the Most from Racism?

Researching Our Real Enemies: Who Benefits the Most from Racism?
08:00 pm - 01/12/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Join SURJ and SURJ Action for a teach-in on how we can use power research to learn who benefits most from racism nationally and in our communities. The training...

Disability and Racial Justice, a community conversation

Disability and Racial Justice, a community conversation
05:00 pm - 01/04/2017

At Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Join us for a Disability community conversation about the need to build greater racial justice politics and action within the disability rights movement and in our...

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