Welcome to SURJ Northland!
We are a newly-formed organizing collective of white people in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin who envision a world without institutional racism, white privilege, and systemic violence against communities of color. SURJ stands for Showing Up for Racial Justice.
We aim to be a long-term presence in the Northland, educating and organizing white people to (1) understand their stake in ending racism, and to (2) organize with and in support of people of color-led movements for racial justice. We are about helping our community build skills, create a shared language and vocabulary to talk about racism, and take real action that leads to sustained social change. We support the self-determination of people of color, and honor their leadership. SURJ Northland is affiliated with SURJ, a national network of groups and individuals who are organizing white people to act for racial justice.
We are just getting started, and we'd love for you to join us!
On June 23rd SURJ Northland held its first-ever public gathering: a potluck at Peace UCC in Duluth. It was an incredibly inspiring evening! If you weren't able to make it, don't worry, there will be more opportunities to connect. We plan to host two more get-to-know-you potlucks this summer (details below), as a way for anyone who is interested to connect, and learn more about our work. We hope that you can join, whether you were able to make it to the June potluck, or are completely new to SURJ! And if you have any other questions, feel free to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org). We're always happy to meeting one-on-one with anyone who is interested. Please share this invitation with those you think might be interested!
Tuesday, July 12th @ 6:00 PM
Please RSVP here. Once you RSVP you will be emailed more information about the event, including the location.