Showing UP for Racial Justice (SURJ) Santa Cruz County

Watch here for the date of our next Introduction to SURJ SCC Meeting!

Join us to learn a little more about SURJ SCC and get some ideas about how to plug into antiracism work, as well as meet other like-minded folks from the county!


“WE NEED YOU DEFECTING FROM WHITE SUPREMACY AND CHANGING THE NARRATIVE OF WHITE SUPREMACY BY BREAKING WHITE SILENCE.” Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and Special Projects Director at the National Domestic Worker Alliance

For decades, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) have been asking white people to organize our own. That’s how SURJ began 11 years ago. Now, more than ever, we need all hands on deck.

SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Santa Cruz County is part of a national network of over 175 chapters and affiliates nationwide who are organizing white people to work for racial and economic justice for all. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multiracial, cross-class movement for justice with passion and accountability.

Our chapter includes all of Santa Cruz County: Santa Cruz and Watsonville, North County: Felton, Ben Lomand, and Boulder Creek.


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