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.

June 30 (rescheduled from 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. The Potluck itself is every last Sunday afternoon and 100% drop-in friendly – no need to RSVP!

Wednesday, July 10, 6:00 – 8:00pm, Casual Meetup Drop-in from 6pm – 8pm at Peet’s Coffee, 5800 Northgate Dr, San Rafael. Let’s talk together about racial justice, and your experiences here in Marin. Bring a friend and join the conversation!

Saturday, July 13, 10am – 1pm Transforming White Fragility and Embodying Resilience: Based on the bestselling book by Robin D’Angelo, White Fragility is a term that defines a reaction to difficult conversations and criticism. This workshop will teach us how to be able to define a white fragility situation, become aware of our own fragility responses, and learn to shift into a more resilient state. The goal is to build capacity to practice embodying a more open reaction in order to stay engaged. Register online: https://transformwhitefragility.eventbrite.com

Sunday, July 28, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Racial Justice Book Discussion:  There There by Tommy Orange is a relentlessly paced multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. It tells the story of twelve characters, each of whom have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow.

Corte Madera Library,  707 Meadowsweet Dr. Find more information on these discussions here.

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 County

Marin City Health & Wellness Center 

Founded in 2006 by a grassroots effort to provide accessible primary care for low-income families of a historically African American community, we are an FQHC serving patients of all ethnicities from 4 clinic locations in Marin and San Francisco.

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.