Racial Justice Events in Marin
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Saturday, June 13 • 4:00 – 5:30 pm Fairfax Library Online Film and Discussion.
The number of infants who die before their first birthday is much higher in the US than in other countries. And for African-Americans, the rate is nearly twice as high as it is for white Americans. Why is this the case? We will explore this topic given its relevance to the current moment, by watching a 30-minute film followed by a conversation facilitated by SURJ Marin (Showing Up for Racial Justice) and the Fairfax Library. Raw truths about systemic racism in its many forms are now part of the national dialogue, and we encourage you to join us as we focus on this particular issue.
Racism and Allyship in 2020: A Racial Justice Workshop.
Monday, June 15, 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Zoom. Free event. Pre-register here
Do you live in Marin County, CA? Are you a white person who wants to show up as an ally for People of Color during this pandemic? Back by popular demand, SURJ Marin is again offering our workshop called Racism and Allyship. Join us to explore the impacts of COVID-19 on disparate Marin communities and share ideas on how we, as white allies, can support equity and transformation throughout the county.
Reclaim Our Vote Virtual Phone Bank Looking for a way to do anti-racist work from home? Join SURJ Marin in phoning out-of-state voters who have likely been purged from their voter rolls. Together, we will provide voters with the tools they need to cast their ballots in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and more!
Reclaim Our Vote (ROV) is a civil rights / voter outreach campaign organized by the nonpartisan Center for Common Ground of Virginia, with partners like Black Voters Matter, the NAACP, and Mi Familia Vota. The ROV campaign is led by people of color and has reached out to nearly a million voters since 2017. Through outreach to people in states with long histories of voter suppression, ROV has increased turnout among voters of color by large margins.
Please join us every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 12-2pm PST to phone bank for ROV. No experience is necessary as we will meet on Zoom for training and ongoing support to make calls. Please come ready with a phone and computer or iPad/tablet.
In this challenging time, let’s come together and support every person’s right to vote! Sign up at surjmarin.org/events
Saturday, June 27th • 11am – 6pm Marin City Virtual Juneteenth Community Festival 2020.
“With this very first online festival, we bring you music, dance, spoken word, and a line up of entertainers that will rock your world. You will, from home, be transported to the Harlem Renaissance, the beginnings of Hip-Hop, be a part of the Black Arts Movement, or be mesmerised by the words of leaders that are as relevant now as they were when their words were first uttered. In our live interactive Pod Casts we will host conversations with thinkers of all ages discussing what it means to be, and how to be, free; physically and emotionally; as individuals and as a society.”
America’s history of racial inequality continues to undermine fair treatment, equal justice, and opportunity for many Americans. The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) believes we must acknowledge the truth about our history before we can heal: truth and reconciliation are sequential.
As a nation, we have not yet acknowledged our history of racial injustice, including the genocide of Native people, the legacy of slavery and racial terror, and the legally-supported abuse of racial minorities.
When we engage truthfully with our history, we are better equipped to address contemporary issues ranging from mass incarceration, immigration, and human rights to how we think and talk about cultural moments and icons.
EJI designed A History of Racial Injustice as a set of tools for learning more about people and events in American history that are critically important but not well known. This digital experience highlights events on this day in history with rich detail and intuitive sharing features. Find the daily /monthly calendar here.
Find news on upcoming events and actions throughout the Bay Area at SURJ Bay Area’s website!