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Connect with SURJ Marin!

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May 18, 2 -4 pm, HOUSING EQUITY:  COMMUNITY LAND TRUSTS Join us for this event on Housing Equity. We’ll view several short films followed by a discussion with members of SURJ Marin, Marin Environmental Housing Collective, and Community Land Trust Association of West Marin (CLAM) to explore how Community Land Trusts can change the future of Marin. Fairfax Free Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.All Library events are free.

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.

May 26, 3pm – 4:30pm, Racial Justice Book Discussion This month we’re discussing Kindred, by Octavia Butler. There are plenty of copies available through the Marin libraries – please join us! Marin City Library, 164 Donahue St

June 22, 10:30am – 12noon, What the Bleep is SURJ???? We answer your questions and invite you to join the conversation — come join us!  Please pre-register online here.

Have you been curious about SURJ Marin? Join us for an afternoon dedicated to learning more about our values, our mission, and what we’ve been up to in Marin, and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.

— Connect with other Marin residents interested in racial justice.

— Practice having courageous conversations about race.

— Join in a local collective action to support racial equity.

June 23, 1pm – 2:30pm, Racial Justice Book Discussion This month we’re discussing Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. San Rafael Library, 1100 E St, San Rafael

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Other actions and events in Marin

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


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May 20, 7pm, VIEWS & VOICES BOOK CLUB, Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson at the Mill Valley Public Library (Not a SURJ event) Come discuss your thoughts on Stevenson’s book and the larger question of systemic change.

Can you change a system from within? Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson certainly thinks so. In his profoundly moving memoir, Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson paints a very real, very troubling picture of ways in which the criminal justice system fails some of its most vulnerable. Stevenson shares his unforgettable experiences as a defense lawyer fighting and winning justice for his wrongly convicted clients. Battling against extreme odds, Stevenson demonstrates that perhaps our best chance for reform lies in maintaining our compassion and hope. In the words of New York Times reviewer, Nicholas Kristof, “Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.” Registration recommended. Click here to register.

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

June 29, 10am – 6:30pm, 3rd Annual Marin City Juneteenth Community Festival Our 3rd Annual observance commemorates the delayed announcement to the enslaved in Texas of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Many call this important day a 4th of July for African-Americans. Held in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by trees, the event features live bands: Jazz Fusion, R&B, Afro World, Blues; a Community Gospel Choir and Local Talent. Cozy Food Court offers delicious meals for all tastes. Shop in our African Marketplace or Youth Enterprise Zone. Free Admission. Purchase a VIP Ticket for special service-perfect for venerable elders & those with special needs. Find tickets and information here.

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