Join a Committee

You can be part of SURJ Marin! Organizing, planning, and carrying out events and actions is an important part of our racial justice work, and we are all volunteers — each person contributes their unique set of skills, passion, and energy to help create a variety of ways for people to mobilize and engage in racial justice actions at whatever level they’re ready for.

Each of us is committed to our core mission: 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.

If you’d like to check out what a committee does, just email the contact below, and we will welcome you to come to a meeting and see whether it’s for you.

We also have working groups that focus on specific issues, such as our Racial Equity Assessment Project, affordable housing, and Change the Name. If you’d like to check out a working group, just email us!

SURJ Marin is led by our Core Group which meets each month on the third Sunday at 10am. Core Group members are actively engaged in committees and/or working groups and we use consensus-based decision making processes. If you’re interested in becoming a voice in our chapter’s decisions and direction, please talk with your fellow group members once you’ve joined a committee or working group to be invited to the next meeting!

Communications Committee manages our social media platforms, electronic newsletter, calendars, and publicizing events and actions. Email Lisa Doering if you’d like to help! 

Education Committee develops curriculum for our workshops, study groups, and forums.  Email Nicole Nelson to find out how you can be part of the team!

Combined Engagement and Outreach Committee Meeting! We meet bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Engagement Committee plans events to engage new members, including book clubs, film screenings, workshops, Meetups, and forums. Email Debra Taube if you’d like to get involved! Outreach Committee builds connections with other organizations throughout Marin, including our accountability partners and other groups that also help to create change. Email Lisa Bennett to find out how you can help make these important connections!

Policy Committee advocates for legislative change that tackles the problems of systemic racism at the local and state level.  We take our lead from our POC accountability partners, focusing on the issues of mass incarceration, police brutality, and racial and gender inequities. Email Debbie Toizer to find out how you can help make these important connections