A letter from SURJ co-founders on #NationalComingOutDay

On this National Coming Out Day and all the celebrations it entails, our mood is somber as the Supreme Court make-up threatens hard won LGBTQ equity. We are STILL fighting for basic human rights for queer and transgender people.

With this threat, our…


The word crisis comes from the ancient Greek word that means “turning point” deriving from the verb which means “to decide.” Crises come when we reach a breaking point, and we have to make a choice as to which path we will take. The current crisis we are in exposes…


Three years ago on August 11 and 12, over 700 white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, VA for the “Unite the Right Rally,” a gathering that resulted in, among other traumas, the murder of Heather Heyer, a local white anti-racist counter-protestor, may she rest in power. Charlottesville became famous for the…


Poor & working class survivors for Black lives

We are white women raised in poor and working class families. We are in full solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives call to defund the police and invest in the services that keep communities safe. We live in the US South…


When my friend Micah and I sat down to watch “Crip Camp,” directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, we were excited to see that a film like this was on Netflix. However, we were also skeptical about this being the same type of film that we’ve always seen in…


The rise of Federal repression in Portland, OR shows that our actions and movement work for Black Lives have Trump and the Right afraid. The powerful uprisings led by Black Lives Matter protestors in Portland, OR and across the nation have shifted public consciousness around the destructive role of police…


#SixNineteen

by Amanda Stahl, SURJ Disability Access Co-Coordinator

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is supporting the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) actions tomorrow, June 19th, and over the weekend to demand all levels of government defund the police, invest in Black communities, and force Trump to resign.

We as white…


Withdraw your Consent: Defund the Police

by Hilary Moore, SURJ Leadership Team Member

Article updated August 28, 2020

Millions of people world-wide have taken to the streets to express outrage at the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by Minneapolis police officers on May 25, 2020. “Defund the Police,” a demand from the Movement…


Real NASCAR fans know this sport started because our people needed to outrun the cops. It started during Prohibition, when drivers tricked out their cars to run moonshine without getting caught. Our people were moonshiners because we wanted the power to decide our own futures and take care of our…


Another world is possible: solidarity with Minneapolis

Living in a world without police violence is possible and is on its way.

Yesterday, nine Minneapolis City Council members publicly committed to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and begin a community led process to re-imagine and reinvest in a transformative model of…

Showing Up for Racial Justice

SURJ is a national network that moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice.

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