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olympia SURJ Sept 2019 general mtg POT LUCK
September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Showing Up for Racial Justice – 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 across the country 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
Our olympia SURJ chapter hosts monthly GENERAL MEETINGS the fourth Monday of each month, with Pot Luck gatherings happening quarterly. September brings another POTLUCK and you are invited! Please bring a dish to share if you are able, or attend hungry, there will be plenty of food. Invite a friend and/or try to connect with someone you haven’t yet met during tonight’s gathering. We continue to grow deeper connections, by getting to know each other, building trust, and sharing strategy by asking and sharing “How are you? How’s your family? What have you done today to fight white supremacy?”
Monday, September 23rd is also the first day of the Federal Court, Excessive Force trial in Tacoma, in support of Justice for André Thomson and Bryson Chaplin, against the City of Olympia and Olympia poLice terrorist/officer Ryan Donald. Today will have been jury selection. There will be updates from the courtroom and ways to support the Chaplin-Thompson family. Our local surj chapter kickstarted as a response to the racist police shooting of André and Bryson. We continue to be in an accountability relationship with the Chaplin-Thompson family, taking action. Please join us and hold André and Bryson in our hearts as they navigate The retraumatizing System
Justice for André & Bryson
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 530-6pm
The United Churches of Olympia is on the 12, 13 and 68 bus routes. There are parking lots on 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. This meeting is a pot luck, and at our monthly meetings snacks are 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 have an idea of how many kids to expect. please contact us if you have other access needs or suggestions. thanks.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEING YOU!