Frequently Asked Questions
Is TSURJ just for white folks?
TSURJ is a chapter of National SURJ, whose purpose is to move white people into accountable action as part of a multi-racial movement for racial justice. This means organizing white people, which we believe is labor that white folks should do and have been called to do by Black, Indigenous, communities of color for decades. People of all races & ethnicities are welcomed and encouraged at TSURJ gatherings.
How can I get involved? I want to join a working group/planning crew.
Currently, TSURJ is focused on fostering relationships and sharing ways to be meaningfully involved in movement work across the Triangle. Through social media, e-blasts and occasional events, we promote 1) upcoming events & actions led by trusted local organizations/groups, 2) calls to move money to support anti-racist organizing, 3) resources for learning more about race, anti-racist work, & movement building. We are a 100% volunteer organization with no paid staff. If you are interested in supporting the behind-the-scenes work of Triangle SURJ chapter, fill out this form https://bit.ly/TSURJGettingInvolved.
How do I become a member of TSURJ? Since TSURJ began in 2015, we have consistently decided to not be a membership organization – we are a hub for building relationships and supporting anti-racist organizing in the Triangle. We encourage you to become a member of National SURJ and/or support the plentiful membership organizations in the Triangle: Durham for All, SONG, People’s Alliance, and Durham Beyond Policing.