weekly newsletter - august 26, 2019
Thursday, September 5 • 8:00 – 11:30 am
Pack Federal Court! No Asylum Ban!
Gather outside federal court and then show up at the 9:30 am hearing to oppose Trump's ban on folks who must transit through third countries to seek asylum in the United States. Last month people rallied and then packed the courtroom before Judge Tigar granted a preliminary injunction against Trump's asylum transit ban. The Ninth Circuit overturned Tigar in most of the country and sent the case back to the judge — now to hear the case to restore the injunction nationwide. Let's again demonstrate where our communities stand — on the side of folks seeking protection in the United States.
Location: Ronald Dellums Federal Bldg. & U.S. Courthouse, Courtroom 6, 2nd floor, 1301 Clay St. Oakland
Weekly Newsletter - August 19, 2019
Friday, August 23 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Never Again for Anyone: Action at ICE
Join the Month of Momentum, 30 Days of Action to Close the Camps, JVP, SURJ, and IJAN for an action that explores the connection between the forced displacement of asylum seekers and refugees coming into the US and their confinement in US concentration camps with the ongoing forced displacement of the Palestinian people, as a result of the founding and on-going colonization of Palestine by the state of Israel, and the confining of Palestinian people into walled ghettos, refugee camps and the large concentration camp of Gaza. More info.
Location: ICE, 630 Sansome St, San Francisco
Weekly Newsletter - August 12, 2019
Tuesday, August 13 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
SURJ Marin: Conversations from the Heart
Have you found yourself involved in challenging conversations with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers about race? Join SURJ Marin to practice these conversations in a safe and supportive space. Whether you’d like to share your current interest in racial justice, talk with your loved ones and neighbors about changing the name of the Dixie School District, discuss what it means to ‘take a knee’ when the national anthem is played, or engage in conversation about our country’s treatment of migrants and asylum seekers, you’ll come away with more confidence in your ability to stay in conversation around important issues related to racial justice. Come learn how to engage and respond effectively. Do your part to break white silence! Event is free. Register today.
Location: First Presbyterian San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo
Weekly Newsletter - August 5, 2019
Tuesday, August 6 • 6:45 – 9:00 pm
Introduction to SURJ
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. You’ll hear about SURJ's pathways for entering the work, including committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We'll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. Please RSVP - space is limited.
Location: Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
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