Bring an Anti-Racist Lens to Direct Action Work

Thank you for showing up again this month to stand for racial justice in Kansas City!  Our meeting this month focused on solidarity action.  As the country embraces for a Trump presidency, we know that we will be entering a time of increasing mass protest.  Now, more than ever, we need to be prepared to bring analysis and strategy that centers racial justice to action spaces of which we are a part.  Now is the time to push ourselves, embrace our growing edge, and take risks we have been hesitant to take in the past.

We referenced a number of tools and resources for how we can show up powerfully and bring a strong anti-racist lens to our direct action work.  We wanted to make sure to make these available to you.

Here you can find the Enid Lee essay “Looking Through an Anti-Racist Lens.”
http://www.austinschools.org/campus/small/principal/documents/LookingthroughanAntiRacistLens.pdf

Here you can find the Catalyst Project’s “Tools for White Anti-Racist Organizing.”
http://collectiveliberation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Catalyst_Tools_for_White_Anti-Racist-Organizing.pdf

Here is the link to the website for the Midwest Academy and their book “Organizing for Social Change: Midwest Academy Manuel for Activists.”
http://www.midwestacademy.com/manual/

Lastly, we welcome your feedback on what we are doing well and what we can do better with our monthly mass meetings.  Please take a few minutes and fill our our mass meeting evaluation by clicking on the link below.
https://goo.gl/forms/ap7EUNeGLfVetNtf2

We will continue to let you know about opportunities to show up for racial justice in 2017.  Onward!

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SURJ KC is a 100% volunteer led organization committed to organizing white people for racial justice in accountability with People of Color.  We appreciate your financial support!

We must also commit to supporting the work of People of Color led groups that are organizing for racial justice. We are committed to giving 1/2 of our donations to local POC led groups and ask that you also make a matching donation to a POC led group fighting for racial justice. Here is a list of suggestions compiled with the help of the POC Power Team: Anytown KC • KS/MODA • One Struggle KC • RJN/ Reale Justice Network • Uzazi Village

Thank you for being a part of the movement for racial justice and our collective liberation!

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