Events

Racism and Allyship in 2020: A Racial Justice Workshop.

Saturday, July 18, 4:00 – 5:30pm. Click HERE to pre-register. The Zoom link will be emailed to you before the event.

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 Phone Banks – 2nd and 4th Sundays. WHEN: 2nd and 4th Sundays at 12pm-2pm PT

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!


Join us for our July Book Discussion! Sunday, July 26, 430-530pm, on Zoom.

Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy–from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans–has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair–and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend? Join us to discuss this important book! You can buy this book through our local independent book store, Book Passage, or check your local library for book, ebook or audio.

Pre-register here. The Zoom link will be emailed to you before the event.


Marin Freedom School faces challenges in volatile year While demonstrations around Marin County are putting renewed focus on social injustice, an educational equity program in Marin City is under financial stress.

The Freedom School, an annual event for the past decade, is at risk of being about $50,000 in the red from coronavirus-related fundraising setbacks. The Hannah Project, which runs the Freedom School in coordination with the national nonprofit Children’s Defense Fund, was created in 2008 to boost academic proficiency and college attendance by low-income youth of color in Marin City and elsewhere. Read the full article here; Donations to Freedom School can be made at the school’s fundraising page at GoFundMe.com. Check out the Hannah Freedom School’s website here to learn more.