Monday, March 23 • 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
Shutdown KKR Online Day of Action #WetsuwetenStrong
Want to get out a little rage on the internet on Monday? Here's a day of online action for you to support the land defenders of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in BC Canada who are fighting the building of 417-mile, multibillion-dollar Coastal GasLink pipeline, despite having rights and title to their land since time immemorial. Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) is one of the major investors in the pipeline project and if enough people tell KKR that people across Canada and the U.S. won’t let the pipeline be built and lean into their partnerships principles, they could pull out of the deal. Get the online toolkit here for sample emails, social media posts, graphics, research and more. Click here to sign on to a letter to KKR executives.
Dear SURJ Bay Area community,
In light of the ever-changing directives and circumstances around COVID-19, we have decided to postpone upcoming SURJ Bay Area workshops and events. In times like these, we need to work to resist white supremacist culture of individualism. It is important that we stay connected as a community while practicing physical distancing; we believe this is the best way to keep each other safe. Things are evolving rapidly around us and we hope to have some remote/online events and actions to share with you in the coming weeks. COVID-19 is highlighting and exacerbating the vast inequities and injustices in our country and is hitting low-income, disabled, houseless, undocumented, incarcerated, and other vulnerable communities the hardest. We’re also seeing increases in racism and xenophobia in the wake of this crisis.
How do we show up in the face of this? SURJ Bay Area, with the help of our community partners, has compiled a list of resources so we can stay healthy while continuing to show up for racial justice in the face of COVID-19, and below, you’ll find some ways to take action remotely. Bay Rising has also compiled a toolkit to help us adapt our organizing.
Wednesday, March 11 • 5:00 pm
SURJ Webinar: Charlene Carruthers - A Black Queer Feminist Lens Gets Us All Free
National SURJ's monthly webinar features Charlene Carruthers, a strategist, writer, and leading community organizer in today’s movement for Black liberation. She is the founder of the Chicago Center for Leadership and Transformation and author of Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. She also previously served as National Director for Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100).
Location: Online, Register for the webinar here.
Saturday, March 14 • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 3 • 4:00 – 8:00 pm
TGI-Justice Project Weekly Mail Night
The Transgender, Gender-Variant, and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP) will be holding weekly mail nights every Tuesday until July 7th. Help in corresponding with trans, gender- variant, and intersex people inside prisons by responding to letters they send to TGIJP from all over the country. You'll have the chance to send out legal resource guides, policy updates, and Stiletto, TGIJP’s newsletter. Free dinner provided in an abolitionist space.
Location: TGIJP, 1349 Mission St. San Francisco
Sunday, March 8 • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday, February 24 • 5:00 – 6:30 pm
SURJ Faith Webinar: Rome Will Destroy Us: Resisting Anti-Judaism in John
The Lent 2020 lectionary readings from the Gospel of John are challenging for Christians trying to counter anti-Jewish/anti-Semitic interpretations of these stories. Tune in to this webinar, led by SURJ’s National Faith Coordinator Rev. Anne Dunlap, to explore alternative readings. In a time when anti-Semitic violence is on the rise, Christians have a responsibility to dismantle anti-Jewish/anti-Semitic readings of the Bible. And given the key role anti-Semitism plays in upholding white supremacy, for white Christians this responsibility is even more pressing. Register for the webinar here.
Tuesday, February 18 • 4:00 – 8:00 pm
TGI-Justice Project Mail Night
The Transgender, Gender-Variant, and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP) will be holding weekly mail nights every Tuesday until July 7th. Help in corresponding with trans, gender variant, and intersex people inside prisons by responding to letters they send to TGIJP from all over the country. You'll have the chance to send out legal resource guides, policy updates, and Stiletto, TGIJP’s newsletter. Free dinner provided in an abolitionist space.
Location: TGIJP, 1349 Mission St. San Francisco
Monday, February 10 • 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Intro to SURJ San Francisco
The San Francisco chapter of SURJ invites you to join them to learn more about how you can show up for racial justice in the city. Learn about SURJ’s organizing principles and philosophy and some of the paths you might take to go deeper into this work to move white people to act responsibly as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. Lots of work to do in San Francisco and you are needed!
Location: Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St. San Francisco
Thank you for your support!
During SURJ's end-of-year fundraising campaign, #12DaysToShowUp, we raised more than $53,000 from 431 donors! This means we're sending some $4000 to each of 13 local, Black, Indigenous, and people of color-led partner organizations. We are so grateful for all your contributions, big and small! Still want to donate? Click here.
TODAY! Monday, January 20 • 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Reclaim MLK's Radical Legacy Rally and March
The Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) will lead a mass mobilization of people from across the Bay Area for this 6th annual event to lift up Dr. King's radical leadership and his stands against war, capitalism, empire, poverty, and white supremacy. This year's demands are: Housing is a Human Right, Close the Camps, No School Closures, End Police Repression, Climate Justice, and No More War. Bring your family and friends to help us make a commitment to build just and equitable communities that Dr. King would be proud of. Want to join the SURJ Contingent? Meet us at 11:30 am in front of Unify Credit Union on the plaza.
Location: Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland
MOMS 4 HOUSING NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! The court ruled in Wedgewood's favor, and the Moms received an eviction notice. To support, sign up for text alerts at 510-800-7810 and follow along on social media.
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