About Us

SURJ Marin is part of a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice.

Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice with passion and accountability.

SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.

We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

SURJ Marin Chapter shared values:

  • Calling people in, not calling out
  • Take risks, make mistakes, learn, and keep going
  • Tap into white mutual interest; organize out of mutual interest
  • Accountability through collective action
  • Understand that we may not get the validation we hunger for
  • There is enough for all

Connect with SURJ Marin!

View the full calendar of events throughout Marin on our Calendar Page.A

Dixie no more!

On April 16th, the Dixie Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the school district and Dixie Elementary School. With your support, together we moved the arc of the moral universe a little more towards justice. Thank you. — Bruce Anderson

May 18, 2 -4 pm, HOUSING EQUITY:  COMMUNITY LAND TRUSTS Join us for this event on Housing Equity. We’ll view several short films followed by a discussion with members of SURJ Marin, Marin Environmental Housing Collective, and Community Land Trust Association of West Marin (CLAM) to explore how Community Land Trusts can change the future of Marin. Fairfax Free Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.All Library events are free. 

May 26, 12pm – 2pm, Study & Action Potluck Come join us as we eat tasty food, discuss the works of visionary writers and artists of color, and encourage each other towards new forms of action, growth, and resistance! Sign up with your email address to receive the reading at the beginning of the month.
Sign up with your email address to receive the reading at the beginning of the month. The Potluck itself is every last Sunday afternoon and 100% drop-in friendly – no need to RSVP!

May 26, 3 – 4:30 pm, Racial Justice Book Discussion: Kindred, by Octavia Butler. The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. There are plenty of copies available through the Marin libraries – please join us! Marin City Library, 164 Donahue St.

June 23, 1pm – 2:30pm, Racial Justice Book Discussion This month we’re discussing Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. San Rafael Library, 1100 E St

Accountability Relationships

SURJ Marin has committed to act and serve as white allies to these organizations led by people of color based in Marin County, and to donate a major portion of our net fundraising proceeds to these organizations.

 Multicultural Center of Marin, San Rafael 

At the Multicultural Center of Marin, we celebrate the cultural wisdom that is inherent in our people and our communities. Through trainings, mentorship, collaboration, and community organizing, we provide the pathways and opportunities for people of our diverse communities to come together in strength, that they may become a wellspring for creating positive, community-rooted solutions throughout Marin CountyM

Community Partners

YWCA of San Francisco & Marin, San Rafael YWCA San Francisco & Marin is proud to be a part of a national movement dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.