Showing Up for Racial Justice Rhode Island (SURJ-RI) is a community of organizers working to fight for racial justice. Through discussions, community organizing, and action, we mobilize white people to act as part of a movement for racial justice with passion and accountability. We are a chapter of the national network SURJ- Showing Up for Racial Justice



We plan actions and workshops to engage white people around the system of white supremacy, and the ways we can work toward dismantling it. One of our core values is to be accountable to people of color organizing to end racism, so for this reason we commit to consulting with our comrades, colleagues, and peers as we organize actions in order to continue to follow the lead of people most impacted by racism and white supremacy. We seek to mobilize white people to act in solidarity with and add capacity to racial justice movements led by people of color.



SURJ-RI Winter Dialogue Series


We at SURJ-RI would like to invite you to our first Dialogue Series of the year. This series is geared toward engaging white folks in building analysis about race, racism and white supremacy on internal, interpersonal, institutional and structural levels.  If you've been curious about SURJ or wanting to get involved, this is a perfect entryway and introduction. 

The Series will take place (over zoom) over the following four Wednesdays:
February 9th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
February 16th, 7:00  - 8:30 PM
(no meeting Feb 23)
March 2nd, 7:00  - 8:30 PM
March 9th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Please complete this application by Tuesday, February 1st to join our series: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegPI8oj9bCE9BK7-v2ERhqSF8_1HRIrnFpUqltn6xMzr2ubA/viewform

If you are unable to make it to this series, we look forward to welcoming you to the next series. You can email showingupforracialjusticeri@gmail.com with any questions or to let us know you are interested in attending a Dialogue Series in the near future.

IDEI Winter Anti-Racism Series:

Letter from a Birmingham Jail






Join the IDEI team and Providence Black Study Syllabus for a three-part workshop on Dr. King’s prophetic and powerful Letter from a Birmingham Jail facilitated by Marco A. McWilliams. This is a chance to do a deeper dive into Dr. King’s written works, one that is particularly salient for the current racial climate in the US today, and an opportunity to recommit to daily challenging racism in your spheres of influence.


These three progressive “lunch and learn” style workshops will all take place virtually and while we would love your participation in all three, you can register for individual sessions as your schedule allows.





We use one on ones to connect with new people who are interested in getting involved in our work, to build relationships, answer questions, and help you figure out where to connect.


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