SURJ KC is a local network organizing white people for racial justice.

What We Believe

Through personal support, political education, and solidarity action, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We do this work from a set of seven shared values, which we believe are also essential points of unity for a winning racial justice movement.

Enough for Everyone

We believe that there is enough for all of us, but it is unequally distributed and structurally contained to keep resources scarce. We must attack the economic structures that maintain racial castes.

Tap Into White Mutual Interest

Our own liberation as white people is inextricably linked to racial justice. Mutual interest means we cannot overcome the challenges and shared oppressions we face unless we work collectively for racial justice.

Be Accountable to People of Color

We develop organizing strategies and tactics for engaging our white communities and seek feedback from leaders and organizations led by People of Color on our plans, direction, and actions.

Take Risks, Learn, Keep Going

We commit ourselves to taking action for racial justice and making an impact from our own situatedness. We encourage white people to take risks in their own networks of relationships to build an anti-racist culture.

Growth is Good

No one will be excluded from our work based on their race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal ethics, if they share our values. All have something valuable to share and receive in this work. A variety of interests and styles is important and encouraged.

Practice a Space of Love/Calling In

A space of love also means holding each other accountable and pushing one another to take risks and step outside of comfort zones by recognizing our privilege, implicit biases, unconscious attitudes, and challenging ourselves to do better.

Act from an Intersectional Analysis

Racism is interconnected with classism, patriarchy, homophobia, imperialism, ageism, ableism. We are committed to using an intersectional analysis of these oppressions and promote behaviors (i.e group norms etc) that confront all of them.

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Resources

We’ve compiled resources to guide our members in Building anti-racist analysis, Developing anti-racist strategy, and Organizing tools.

After certain Mass Meetings, we post resources related to the meeting topic. Check out the latest resource updates on the right.