Monday, November 26 • 5:00 - 7:30 pm
SURJ National Webinar: White Supremacy Culture: What Is It? What Can We Do About It?
Have you ever wondered why our work often gets bogged down in committee meetings? Or why it feels like there's no room for mistakes? Why does "but we've always done it this way" seem to have so much power? In this 90-minute webinar, we will start answering these questions and more by exploring what white supremacy culture is and how it gets in the way of our work. Registration is free.
Location: Online, webinar registration here
Ways to Respond to #Climate Fire, Sign the Petition, and Support Rural NorCal SURJ
California is on fire. Thousands have lost their homes and the death toll continues to rise. Here in the Bay Area, our eyes are burning and our lungs are choking with smoke. But we have to see through the smoke. From Bay Resistance, here's a guide with four ways to respond - protecting ourselves and our loved ones, serving our neighbors, aiding fire victims, and fighting for our air and our future. Then sign this petition, calling on Bay Area mayors to treat the smoke like a public health emergency. And the Rural Northern California SURJ Chapter in Butte County is fundraising to support fire survivors who've lost everything and need money for lodging, food, gas, and basic living expenses. Please donate here.
Tuesday, November 13 • 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Living on Ohlone Land
Learn about the protection and preservation of sacred Indigenous sites in the East Bay, with acclaimed speaker and activist Corrina Gould, spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone and co-founder of Indian People Organizing for Change (IPOC). She also hosts the annual Shellmound gathering in Emeryville, and formed the Sogorea Te Land Trust. Event is free.
Location: Golden Gate Branch Library, 5606 San Pablo Ave. Oaklan
SURJ Bay Area Statement on the October 27 Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue
As Jewish and non-Jewish members of SURJ Bay Area, we grieve the murders of Joyce Fienberg, Richard Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, Jerry Rabinowitz, brothers Cecil Rosenthal and David Rosenthal, husband and wife Sylvan Simon and Bernice Simon, Daniel Stein, Melvin Wax and Irving Younger at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday during Shabbat morning services. We hold these individuals, their loved ones, Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, and the broader Jewish community in our hearts. As we hold one another in our grief, let us be renewed in our work toward collective liberation. Continue reading the statement here. [Scroll down to see National SURJ resources on Anti-Semitism.]
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