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Mar 16, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, film screenings at the Fairfax Library focused on how sea level rise is affecting communities of color. Post-film discussion led by SURJ Marin and Shore Up 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 – 2:30pm, 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

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Other actions and events in Marin

Change the Name of the Dixie School District in Marin County

Send your comments to the Dixie Board of Trustees in support of the Live Oak Valley Elementary (LOVE) and Sojourner Truth new name proposals. Deadline is 3pm, March 13. Send email to commentonpetitions@dixieschooldistrict.org or comment online at https://www.dixieschooldistrict.org/comment-on-petitions

More info on actions you can take here.

Mar 12, 5:00pm, Dixie School District Board meeting. Tell Board of Trustees the time to change the name is NOW. Public hearing and votes on Live Oak Valley Elementary and Sojourner Truth new name proposals. Public comment is limited to two minutes per person. Dixie School District, 380 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael.

Mar 16, 9:00am, The Silent March starts at 9am sharp and ends at approximately 10am. The Silent March departs from Dixie Elementary School, 1175 Idylberry Road, San Rafael, CA. The Silent March ends at Old Dixie Schoolhouse Museum, 2255 Las Gallinas Ave, San Rafael, CA. The length of the parade is two miles downhill on sidewalks. RSVP ONLINE.

SURJ Marin is calling on people across the Bay Area to demand that the name of San Rafael’s Dixie School District be changed. Established during the Civil War, the district’s first schoolhouse was built by several pro-confederacy residents who named it Dixie in defiance of those in the area who were pro-Northern. Visit the Change The Name website to learn more and add your name to the list of public supporters. Here you’ll also find suggested actions you can take — from writing a letter to the Dixie School District Board of Trustees to suggesting a new name for the school district.

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Now through April, Photography Exhibit: Does My Voice Count? Voter Suppression Then and Now, photographs by Jim Lemkin, College of Marin Library, Learning Resources Center, 2nd Floor Lobby

Now through May, Native Expressions ongoing art exhibit, Museum of the American Indian,  2200 Novato Blvd., Novato

Mar 5, 6:00 – 9:00pm, Candlelight vigil,  film screening of Light in the Darkness, panel discussion and audience Q&A. Osher Marin JCC. Free – please RSVP here.

Mar 19, est. time 6pm, Dixie School District Board meeting, offer public comment in support of the name change! 380 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael

Mar 28, Marin White Educators for Racial Justice (WERJ) Monthly Working Group, Youth in Arts, 917 C St., San Rafael

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Find news on upcoming events and actions throughout the Bay Area at SURJ Bay Area’s website!