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

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

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.

     Canal Welcome Center, San Rafael

The Canal Welcome Center serves Canal Community residents, immigrants and low-income families of Marin County in advancing their social, cultural, and economic well being and participating fully in the broader civic life of U.S. society.

     Marin City Community Services District, Marin City

Marin City is an Inclusive, Safe, Healthy, Thriving, and Environmentally Conscious community where all youth, adults, and seniors have an opportunity to reach their fullest potential.
To this end, Marin City Community Services District provides public parks and recreation, street lighting, and refuse collection services to Marin City residents. Further, The District provides public leadership in all matters that affect the community, including economic development, education, health and wellness, public safety, physical infrastructure, transportation, zoning, signage, land use planning, housing, and redevelopment.