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.

Feb 24, 3:00 – 4:30pm, Racial Justice Book Club meeting, open to the public. Discussion facilitated by SURJ Marin: The Sellout by Paul Beatty, Marin City Library

Feb 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Casual Meetup open to the public, led by SURJ Marin. Drop in for coffee and a chance to talk together about racial justice, Aroma Cafe, 1122 4th St., San Rafael

Feb 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, film screening of Freedom Riders at the Marin City Library (every 4th Tuesday). Post-film discussion led by SURJ Marin.

Mar 16, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, film screening at the Fairfax Library (bi-monthly). Post-film discussion led by SURJ Marin.

Mar 30, 3:00-4:30pm,  Racial Justice Book Club meeting, open to the public. Discussion facilitated by SURJ Marin: White Fragility  by Robin DiAngelo, South Novato Library

Mar 31, 12:00 – 2:00pm, bi-monthly Study & Action Potluck, sign up online

Apr 15,  7:00 – 9:00 pm, What the @*&# is SURJ? intro meeting, pre-register here.  Osher Marin JCC

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 Community Services District

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.

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.