Racial Justice Reading Group

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Reading Group 2.0


Join us for a 8-Month Reading Group beginning Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Meetings are on 2nd Thursday’s for 8-Months)


Month #1: What is at stake in anti-racism work?

Month #2: What are the costs of racism to white people?

Month #3: The Abolition of Enslavement

Month #4: Montgomery Bus Boycott

Month #5: Little Rock Nine

Month #6: Multi-racial Organizing

Month #7: Showing Up Imbalanced and Incomplete

Month #8: Showing Up From a Place of Love and Solidarity

For more information contact: Marie Francis at dragonflyshift@gmail.com

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READING MATERIAL – SURJ General2.0Curriculum


Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Reading Group 1.0

Are you interested in building an anti-racism collective? A reading group will meet monthly at UUCSV to work through the 1.0 Showing Up For Racial Justice curriculum available on Whiteawake.org.


Month #1: Develop group norms; Share personal stories

Month #2: Structural racism/white supremacy, and how this is distinct from individual bias

Month #3: Race as a “social construct” and a “divide and rule” strategy

Month #4: How, when, and why did our families become White?

Month #5: What historical policies created the racial wealth gap?

Month #6: The Cost of Racism to White People

Month #7: Collective Liberation and the Work Ahead


To sign up, join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shenandoahvalleyracialjustice/

Then RSVP to the 1.0 Curriculum Sign Up event and take the meeting times poll here: https://www.facebook.com/events/229843080809396/

Not on Facebook? Email Marie at dragonflyshift@gmail.com

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READING MATERIAL – SURJ Showing Up for Racial Justice 1.0