Weekly Newsletter - March 30, 2020
Monday, March 30 • All Day
Call Alameda County Board of Supervisors to Demand Healthcare, Not Handcuffs
Last week the Audit Ahern coalition discovered that the sheriff was trying to push through a request for $85 million dollars to hire more deputies. We must not let this happen. During this pandemic, we must support healthcare workers, keep folks housed and fed! This is our money, we should have a say in where it is spent. Call your supervisor on Monday and tune into the livestream of the County Supervisors meeting on Tuesday to let them know we are holding them accountable.
Weekly Newsletter - March 23, 2020
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.
Weekly Newsletter - March 16, 2020
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.
Weekly Newsletter - March 9, 2020
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
Weekly Newsletter - March 2, 2020
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
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