Showing Up for Racial Justice Education Fund (SURJ-EF)
Showing Up for Racial Justice Education Fund (SURJ-EF) is a national network of groups and individuals working for a world where racial and economic justice thrive and where all communities are free from violence and fear. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ-EF works to undermine white supremacy and move white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice.
We organize white communities to work for justice
SURJ was founded in 2009 by two queer white women from the South responding to the call from Black movement leaders to organize white people within our own communities. At that time, fear, racism, and scarcity mindset was being stoked in white hearts and minds in reaction to the election of the US’s first Black president. Now, SURJ is the largest formation of explicitly anti-racist white organizing in US history, where chapters and members are working for a world where racial and economic justice thrive and all communities are free from violence and fear.
SURJ-EF moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability by: (1) base-building and deep organizing projects in strategic Appalachian and Southern states, (2) mobilizing our national base of over one million people to take action in local and national campaigns, and (3) our 150 volunteer-led SURJ chapters & affiliates in nearly all 50 states. Our strategy of moving white people into multiracial liberatory movements is possible due to deep partnerships with BIPOC-led movements at the local, state, and national levels.
Support SURJ Education Fund
We ask all donors to match their donation to SURJ-EF with a donation of an equal or greater amount to an organization focused on racial justice that’s led by people of color.
Your support will ensure that SURJ Education Fund can support our nearly 200 grassroots chapters and affiliates across the country. SURJ Education Fund is a charitable organization as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.
If you have a general question about SURJ-EF, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.