RSVPs are required for this event! RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUjXvYwnitbZzoCzjLkS1C1rbAqQ6MEgsi4MgumoUsZHs3dg/viewform?usp=sf_link
SURJ Baltimore hosts a day of education, training, and planning for the Maryland legislative session.
The agenda will include:
-Presentations from accountability partners including Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Out for Justice, and CASA
-Advocacy skill-building sessions
-District break-outs --connect with other people in your district to plan and strategize.
This event is free of charge. We aim to raise at least $700 in order to cover honorariums for our accountability partners as well as the cost of the space, so please consider making a contribution.
People from districts outside of Baltimore City are strongly encouraged to attend! The more districts that are represented, the more effective we can be during the legislative session.
SURJ Baltimore is a chapter of the national organization Showing Up for Racial Justice (showingupforracialjustice.org).
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)'s goal as part of a multi-racial movement is to undermine white support for white supremacy and to help build a racially just society. That work cannot be done in isolation from or disconnected from the powerful leadership of communities of color. It is one part of a multi-racial, cross-class movement centering people of color leadership. Therefore, SURJ believes in resourcing organizing led by people of color, and maintaining strong accountability relationships with organizers and communities of color as a central part of our theory of change.