Please join SURJ Baltimore for these upcoming events!
If you know of any events that we should be including in this weekly newsletter, please let us know by emailing email@example.com The events below include many that are led by people of color, some of whom are Baltimore SURJ’s accountability partners. It’s important that when white people show up, we follow their leadership.
Saturday, November 12
Learn Deep Canvassing techniques with NOVA and DC SURJ -
Last chance for new canvassers!
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
This is the final fall deep canvassing day for folks who are new to deep canvassing, so if you've been thinking about joining in or are curious about what deep canvassing is all about, now's your chance! For folks who have been deep canvassing before we'll be running a smaller training focused on how we're sharing our stories on the doors (And for folks who can't make it this time- there will be more deep canvassing weekends in the spring!)
GOALS: With SURJ NoVA and SURJ DC, we'll learn about how to ask questions and listen to other white folks who are conflicted about race, with the goal of changing hearts and minds. The day starts with lots of support, a full training, and practice with a partner. We'll be on the doors talking with people and then coming back so we can learn together about what worked and what didn't. Research has proven this strategy can actually move people but it's new to the movement for racial justice.
If you are interested, contact Betty Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and for car-pooling.
Monday, November 14
SURJ Baltimore Event, Talking With Friends and Family About Race
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
3326 Keswick Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211
We will focus on building strategies that help us:The SURJ Base Building Committee is hosting an event to help us practice talking with our friends and family about racism. RSVP on The Facebook Event Page.
- interrupt racism in conversations
- understand strategy around organizing in white spaces (SURJ) for racial justice
- talk with friends and family about race and racism
- reframe Thanksgiving
Saturday, November 19
Baltimore American Indian Center Pow-Wow
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Towson University - 2nd Floor Union Garage Entrance
Adults $10 , Children $5
Cultural presentations, Native American dance and drum, jewelry, art, clothing, and food. Traditional powwow native dancers invited. The public is cordially invited to the event. Contact email@example.com or 410-675-3535.
Monday, November 21
Baltimore SURJ Monthly Meeting
6:30 – 8:30 PM
SURJ National Conference Call: Fail- Fest - Working through failures
8:00 PM EST
Real talk from white racial justice organizers about the mistakes we’ve made, how to be accountable, and how to love ourselves/each other through it. SURJ Baltimore is looking for volunteers who are willing to participate and report back to the group about what was covered, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Register for the call here!
Petition demanding justice for Terence Crutcher
Petition in support of Colin Kaepernick. Also check out kneel4justice.org.
Donate to the bail fund of protesters who are demonstrating against the killing of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, NC.
A resident of the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood has expressed interest in starting a literacy program at Tubman House, and is looking for volunteers who may be able to help tutor children after school. Contact email@example.com.
Every Wednesday - Action demanding Justice for Tyrone West
Tyrone West, 44, was murdered by 12-15 Baltimore City and MSU police officers on July 18, 2013. Ever since, his family has been organizing weekly actions to demand accountability. The location changes every week. To find out about upcoming actions, follow their Facebook page.
Weekly Jail Support
Local activists are organizing weekly jail support for individuals being released from Baltimore City Detention Center. They need volunteers on Sundays from 3:30 PM- 1 AM, and are seeking donations of water bottles, juice, granola bars, etc. More information is located on the event Facebook page. Contact 443-943-6131or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
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