As a part of SURJ Bay Area’s #12DaysToShowUp Fundraising Campaign — and our ongoing commitment to racial justice and reparations — 50% of all donations raised for SURJ are passed on to local POC-led organizations. The other 50% will be used to fund under-resourced rural SURJ chapters and to support our own work mobilizing white people in the Bay Area.
Donate to SURJ Bay Area before December 31 to help us reach our year-end fundraising goal of $20,000.
In addition to your donation to SURJ, we encourage you to match donations directly to POC-led organizations like those we’ve featured each of the 12 Days of this campaign.
SURJ’s Youth and Families committee is comprised of active members who aim to begin the process of dismantling white supremacy at the root by mobilizing youth, parents, youth workers, and educators for racial justice. Throughout the past year, they have done this by:
One of our partners in this work is Abundant Beginnings. Founded and run by Black queer women, Abundant Beginnings is a community education and empowerment initiative whose youth and family programing has a social justice praxis focus for students of color, gender queer students, and differently abled learners. Summer camps, curriculum development, community education, and school building initiatives are the focus of their work in the Bay Area. They strive to create individual, community, and environmental change by fostering intergenerational, land-based learning practices. Abundant Beginnings’ Freedom Bus transports students who are part of their Forest Freedom Preschool and Camp Programs, where they are "growing children rooted in trust, love and justice - blossoming in independence."