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

Apr 23, 6:00 – 8:00pm, The Brainwashing of My Dad, film screening and discussion at the Marin City Library

Apr 27, 3:00-4:30pm, Racial Justice Book Club discussion, open to the public, facilitated by SURJ Marin: The Line Becomes a River:Dispatches from the Border, by Francisco Cantú, Fairfax Library

May 1, 6 – 8pm, Meetup Casual drop-in from 6pm – 8pm at Aroma Cafe, 1122 4th St, San Rafael. Let’s talk together about racial justice, and your experiences here in Marin! Bring a friend and join the conversation!

May 4,  11am  – 1pm, Conversations from the Heart, Come learn how to engage and respond more effectively through deep listening, finding common ground and speaking from the heart. Please pre-register online here

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! The monthly Study & Action Potluck is a drop-in-friendly event geared especially (but not only!) towards white folks who are excited to immerse themselves more in the history and heart of the fight for an equitable future.

Remember, the Potluck is drop-in friendly, and there are only three requirements: 1) please do the reading! 2) come excited to discuss the work from a place of vulnerability, curiosity, and mindfulness, and 3) bring a tasty snack or beverage to share.

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!

Please note the S&A Potluck location, a cozy home in Fairfax, is also home to one reclusive cat. Questions?  Please contact the organizer 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 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.