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January Olympia SURJ general meeting 2020
January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Olympia Showing Up for Racial Justice has a monthly General Meeting that is open to the public on the 4th monday of the month from 6-8 with a newcomers/core values meeting from 5:30pm-6.Tonight Sarah from SURJ national will be visiting to get us plugged in nationally and to help us map out a strategic plan for the coming year.Our core organizers also meet once a month together and in meetings throughout the month… if you are interested in becoming a core organizer or a more involved general member, please contact us.——————-SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.We work to connect people while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. the Olympia SURJ chapter is a multi-racial group striving to put white people in motion to fight white supremacy. We are accountable to many people, we are accountable to BIPOC-led organizations and Justice Struggles, we are accountable to each other, and we are accountable to our community, which includes YOU. Our olympia SURJ chapter hosts monthly GENERAL MEETINGS from 6-8pm and you are invited! There will be lots of updates on work happening and ways to plug in or get in motion. We will be talking about the work being done with our core organizers, general membership, and accountability partners. There will be teachings and opportunities to TAKE RISKS, connect with each other and build trust. There’s lots of work to do so please join us in showing up for racial justice. Our General Meetings offer an opportunity to share events, announcements and work that folks might not know about. Bring a friend and/or try to connect with someone you haven’t yet met during tonight’s gathering. Bring your wallet as you will learn about ways to make reparations and contribute to needs of our BIPOC community members. We continue to grow deeper connections, by getting to know each other, building with each other, and sharing strategy by asking and sharing “How are you? How’s your family? What have you done today to fight white supremacy?” are you NEW TO SURJ, or do you have a desire to GO BACK TO OUR SURJ basics and CORE VALUES? please arrive a half hour early to participate in our new member orientation from 530-6pmaccessibilityThe United Churches of Olympia is on the 12, 13 and 68 bus routes. There are parking lots in front of and behind the church, there is also off street parking behind the church. The building has a ramp and ADA compliant restrooms. Enter at the main doors on 11th Avenue. There are no stairs, the meeting is on the main floor. our monthly meetings have snacks provided, thanks to the on-going support of the Olympia Food Coop. Childcare IS provided for this meeting. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you will need childcare (so we roughly know how many children to expect) or if you have any other access needs. thanks.WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONNECTING WITH YOU!https://www.facebook.com/events/575596936331539/