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Week 4 Featured Action: Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Partial Description from SURJ: SURJ’s role as part of a multi-racial movement is to undermine white support for white supremacy and to help build a racially-just society.
That work cannot be done in isolation from or disconnected from the powerful leadership of communities of color. It is one part of a multi-racial, cross-class movement centering the leadership of people of color.
Therefore, SURJ believes in resourcing organizing led by people of color, and maintaining strong accountability relationships with organizers and communities of color as central part of our theory of change.
Click here to read more about SURJ on their website.
The SURJ Network is made up of chapters and affiliates across the country. “Chapters” are groups that have emerged since SURJ’s founding, rooted in SURJ’s values and theory of change. “Affiliates” are groups that existed previous to SURJ’s founding, share SURJ’s values, and have chosen to affiliate with the SURJ network. Click here for a map and list of SURJ chapters and affiliates.