Monday May 20, 2019 • 9:00 AM - 4:00PM
Join SURJ in supporting the annual statewide lobby day in Sacramento sponsored by Legal Services for Prisoners with Children/All of Us or None (LSPC/AOUON) for formerly-incarcerated people and family members with incarcerated loved ones.
Quest for Democracy Day supports pending legislation that affects people impacted by incarceration and this year, SURJ is being asked to lobby alongside LSPC/AOUON members coming from all over California.
Saturday May 18, 2019 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join SURJ Bay Area’s Queer and Trans Committee for a backyard garden party!
We’ll be selling flower and herb seedlings that we’ve been growing and are ready to send off into your gardens and windowsills. There will be food, music and a raffle!
This event will be a fundraiser for the Transgender, Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP). We are also amplifying TGIJP’s open letter on the struggle for housing security for their Black trans members.
Saturday May 11, 2019 • 1:00 PM - 3:00PM
Participants will learn how SURJ shows up to lobby in accountability with our partner organizations and the ways that policy combined with grassroots movement can be used as a tool for collective liberation.
Quest for Democracy Day (Q4D) is an annual statewide lobby day in Sacramento sponsored by Legal Services for Prisoners with Children/All Of Us Or None (LSPC/AOUON) for formerly-incarcerated people, family members with incarcerated loved ones, and allied organizations. Q4D supports pending legislation that affects people impacted by incarceration and for the second year in a row, SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is being asked to lobby alongside LSPC/AOUON members coming from all over California.
Thursday May 2, 2019 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ASL Interpretation provided if requested by Tuesday April 30th at 5pm
Recent years have seen important fights - and important wins - in the struggle to dismantle the prison system in California. From repealing sentence enhancements, to shutting down jail expansion plans, to working to restore voting rights to folks on parole.
Come hear from four incredible movement leaders at the frontline of these struggles about victories, strategies, and the importance of campaigns and coalitions in the continuing movement to dismantle the Prison Industrial Complex. Their stories will highlight the small and big ways you can also contribute to creating a more progressive vision of justice than mass incarceration.