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 MEETINGS AND EVENTS
SURJ RI Open Meeting- What’s Next For White People: How we understand and engage the fight against white supremacy post-Capitol insurrection and Biden inauguration.
SURJ RI invites you to gather in community to discuss the white supremacist coup attempt at the Capitol on January 6th. We will reflect on the patterns within our electoral politics and policing systems that led to this moment, discuss the connection to racial justice efforts here in RI, and point toward action steps at the local and national levels
When: Tuesday February 9th, 7:30-9pm
Register through this link.