Showing Up for Racial Justice Kansas City (SURJ KC) is a local network organizing white people for racial justice in accountability to People of Color (POC). Through Personal Support, Political Education, and Solidarity Action, SURJ KC moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice. We have seven shared values from which we do our work and call these our Points of Unity.
SURJ KC launched in May of 2016, in part, out of a growing request from POC. We believe it is the responsibility of white people and not the burden of POC to organize white people for racial justice. While we organize white people, we do our work in accountability with POC and mobilize white people to show up in POC led spaces for racial justice. We also believe racism affects all of us, and so we organize for our collective liberation.