SHOWING UP FOR
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
WHAT WE DO
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.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Join the SURJ Childcare Collective!
SURJ RI Childcare Collective is a multi-racial group of volunteer childcare providers who love to play and fight for racial justice! We provide free childcare services for meetings and events held by social justice organizations and initiatives led by people of color in Providence and the surrounding area.
Want to join the collective? Come to our training! We will think about transformative justice + childcare, roleplay tricky situations, and share resources/activities/hopes/dreams.
We ask members of the collective to commit a minimum of four hours a month to providing childcare + participating in organizing.
Please consider if this a time commitment you can make before coming and RSVP here to help us plan ahead.
Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/childcaremarch11
We are hoping to put together childcare kits at the training so if you have any new or gently used books, coloring supplies, puzzles, or games to donate, please bring them along.
New to SURJ? Have Questions?
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