Saturday, March 31st, 2018 • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come celebrate poetry for racial justice story time! This month's story time will be led by Oakland poet and educator, Nancy Johnson James, along with SURJ Bay Area's Youth and Families Committee. We will engage the whole family with poems, stories, activities and art.
Meets 6 Wednesdays: 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2
SURJ Bay Area Study & Action is a community of learners committed to examining the histories of white supremacy and resistance movements, and building our abilities to effectively take action in support of Black and people of color-led organizations fighting for racial justice.
Saturday March 24, 2018 • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Members of the White Noise Collective will facilitate a workshop exploring the difficult conversations in our lives around race and power. How do we approach the challenging conversations, whether it’s about confederate flags, Donald Trump, cultural appropriation, Palestine/Israel, or even just racism and racial justice in general?
Wednesday March 21, 2018 • 6:30 PM - 8:30PM
This free SURJ workshop will dive into the history of voter suppression and mass incarceration from slavery, through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights movement, into the present day of New Jim Crow, and discuss details around - and signature-gathering for The Voting Restoration and Democracy Act of 2018, a ballot initiative that will restore the right to vote to more than 162,000 incarcerated folks and those on parole in California, a disenfranchised group that is disproportionately Black, Brown, and poor. This ballot initiative is led by Initiate Justice. Free but please RSVP.
Saturday March 10, 2018 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dive into the history of Voter Suppression and Mass Incarceration from slavery, through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights movement, and into the present day of the "New Jim Crow".
Presented by SURJ Bay Area in collaboration with Indivisible SF, we will discuss "The Voting Restoration and Democracy Act of 2018", a ballot initiative that will restore the right to vote to more than 162,000 folks who are incarcerated and on parole in California, a disenfranchised group that is disproportionately Black, Brown, and poor. At the end, participants can be trained on signature gathering for this critical ballot initiative, led by Initiate Justice.
Wednesday March 07, 2018 • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This workshop will provide the context for the Voting Restoration & Democracy Act of 2018, including essential understanding of voter suppression history in the United States and California. Learn concrete actions you can take over the next several months to help restore voting rights to 162,000 incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in California. This effort is led by Initiate Justice.
ASL Interpretation provided by Terps for Bay Area Resistance (TBAR).
Sunday March 04, 2018 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A fundraising party to celebrate, learn about, and support the work of Initiate Justice and their campaign to restore voting rights to people who are incarcerated or on parole in California. The party will include homemade appetizers, beverages, and a silent auction of artwork by incarcerated artists and others.