For too long, the Right has hoarded wealth and power by using strategic racism to convince white people that we have more in common with billionaires and corporate elites than with the people of color in our communities. At SURJ, we bring our folks in by offering a better alternative: a just, vibrant future where people of all races work together to win what we need. We do this work by building people power in multi-racial communities across our network — through campaigns, 200 chapters across the country, and deep local organizing projects.
Upcoming SURJ Events at UUCLV
Multi-Cultural Game Night
SURJ Hosts a Multi-cultural game night! Please join us as we engage in an opportunity to get to know one another better and develop more cultural competence for each other in a fun, but educational way! Let's play board games together!! Snacks will be involved :-) https://www.facebook.com/events/284639964568378
SURJ QUARTERLY General meeting
We are switching to QUARTERLY SURJ general meetings. We will have actions, events, opportunities to learn in between the quarterly meetings, at least once a month. Please watch for an event announcement.
SURJ Las Vegas is the local chapter of SURJ National. We focus on educating "white" folks on racial and economic justice and support one another in both our collective and individual attempts to make an impact in a troubling world. Holding ourselves accountable and calling in others who'd like to step into this journey with us is one of our priorities. Please join us sometime, we'd love to see you!
SURJ Book Study
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
We continue meeting every 2 weeks or so on Thursday evenings or Sunday mornings (schedule below) to read and discuss the Layla Saad book, Me and White Supremacy, available at Barnes & Noble, Target and the Clark County Library. You can also get it on Amazon. This is a follow-up after our first book, Ijeoma Oluo's 'So You Wanna Talk About Race'.
We will go through this book one chapter at a time and each chapter represents one day (It was originally written as a 28 day exercise) and do the journaling at the end of each chapter to discuss when we meet. There is a lot to unpack and we want to honor the process so we will be taking this book at a slower pace.. We will meet each time in person at UUCLV.
Please see the dates below for the next meetings:
Thursday, December 7 - 5:30pm