Program Team

The Program Team focuses on offering opportunities to learn more, go deeper, and grow skills in awareness, understanding, and resistance of racism and white supremacy through programs and events, such as workshops, “living room conversation” series, book studies, and film screenings. There are many events planned for 2017. Keep an eye on our Events page and follow our Facebook page to learn about upcoming gatherings. You can also join TSURJ’s mailing list to receive newsletters and email alerts with more information.

Monthly Workshops & Mass Meetings

During 2017, TSURJ plans to host monthly gatherings to educate and skill up white people to better support local communities of color in their organizing against and undermine white supremacy. These events and workshops will focus on preparing people for collective action through discussion of the SURJ values and skill-based objectives for each workshop. There will be quarterly ‘mass meetings’ held to introduce SURJ’s mission, vision, and values to anyone who wants to attend and help to connect people with TSURJ’s activities and teams.

Living Room Conversations

Small gatherings which meet to strengthen our anti-racist lenses and share experiences and explore together how to live and act as anti-racist, inter-sectional activists for racial justice. In 2016, Living Room Conversations (LRCs) on anti-racist parenting, anti-racist and inter-sectional feminism, and white privilege were held. Training for LRC facilitators will be offered in February 2017.

Want to be trained? Email tsurjprogram@gmail.com for more information.

Community Workshops

The Community Workshops launched in January 2017 after 6 months of development. We are training/building a facilitator team and creating an outreach plan to schedule beta-test workshops through May 2017. The purpose of the workshop is to share how racism was constructed to benefit white people as a tool of divide and conquer and to support people to show up for racial justice in the coming year. Workshops are 2 hours long and designed to be offered to groups (churches, synagogues, civic organizations) that have a shared mission and want to learn more about how racism operates and what they can do about it. The workshop focuses on educating and engaging white people, and, those of any racial background are welcome!

For more information about joining the facilitator team and/or scheduling a workshop with your community, email tsurjworkshop@gmail.com.