Saturday, January 14, 2017

Excited about the forming Merrimack Valley SURJ

One of the great things happening while I'm on sabbatical is that the congregation (UUCiA) is starting to get involved in the locally-forming chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice). Here you can find the Merrimack Valley chapter of SURJ page.

SURJ is "a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.

"Our focus is on working with white people who are already in motion. While in many activist circles there can be a culture of shame and blame, we want to bring as many white people into taking action for racial justice as possible. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world."

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