Direct Action for Racial Justice

Join SURJ Bay Area for our engaging Direct Action training dedicated to teaching you the framework and skills needed to take action for racial justice. This interactive workshop is designed to give you real-time experience of being in a protest while also building our understanding of direct action from the perspective of white people participating in the movement for racial justice.

We talk about the importance of direct action, centering Black and people of color voices, our perspective on relating to police, legal rights, and more. We teach direct action skills through the use of scenarios, discussion and role plays. Space is limited to 60 people per workshop and you must pre-register to attend.

Cost: The workshop has a suggested donation of $10-$35 to cover event expenses, and support future organizing within SURJ Bay Area and our partner organizations. No one turned away for lack of funds- please contact with ticket requests or questions. Lunch will be provided.

Materials: Please take a moment if you have not already done so to familiarize yourself with the SURJ Mission, Vision and Values. Also, another document that guides a lot of our work is the BASAT Protocol and Principles for White People Working to Support the Black Liberation Movement. 

Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible. The entrance is a ground floor, street entrance. Bathrooms are ADA compliant. Please refrain from wearing perfume or heavily scented products our of respect for people with chemical sensitivities. There will *not* be sign language interpretation during the workshop, however, HOH folks will be accommodated with prioritized seating during group discussions and participatory activities. Inform people from our SURJ team, and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Contact: with any questions or concerns.





June 11, 2017 at 9:30am - 3:30pm
1714 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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Lynn Levey ·