Monday, January 28th • 11:00 M - 12:00 pm
Free the Vote Press Conference
HAPPENING RIGHT NOW! The statewide Free The Vote Coalition is announcing a bill, ACA 6, to restore voting rights to all people on parole in California. Initiate Justice Executive Director Taina Vargas-Edmond will speak along with several state legislators and representatives from other coalition members. You can watch it on live stream here.
Location: California State Capitol, West Side Steps, 10th & L, Sacramento
Monday, January 21 • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
5th Annual People's March to Reclaim King's Radical Legacy
Join us TODAY at the 5th Annual People's March to Reclaim the Radical Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a mass mobilization called by the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP). On this federal holiday, we will highlight not the sanitized version of Dr. King, but the militant leader whose ideas and political organizing on issues of white supremacy, political power, capitalism, and U.S. imperialism increasingly called for a radical restructuring of the economic and social systems in the U.S. The SURJ contingent will meet at Unify Credit Union on Oscar Grant Plaza at 11:30 am.
Location: Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland
Thursday, January 17 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Resisting Imperialism: Voices from the Migrant Caravan
Join the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) for political education that will connect the struggles of the migrant caravan at the US/Mexico border to other anti-imperialist border struggles internationally. There will be 5 speakers presenting on struggles in El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Yemen and Palestine. AROC will also be fundraising to help support the needs of the migrant caravan at our border. Event is free, but you can make a donation here. More info here.
Location: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia, San Francisco
THANK YOU for supporting the #12DaysToShowUp Fundraising Campaign!
We not only met our matching challenge of $10,800, but exceeded our $30,000 goal and raised over $42,000!! That means that about $10,500 will flow into the work of rural SURJ chapters to mobilize white people throughout the US. Additionally, about $31,500 will support the work of the 12 local Black, Indigenous, and people of color-led organizations that we profiled in our blog and social media. To further support our fundraising, contact firstname.lastname@example.org