Date(s) - 02/11/17
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Additional Information (if available)URL for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1517933768236296/.
White supremacy hurts all of us. The economic, political, environmental, and social violence of white supremacy most immediately impacts people of color but we all suffer from its existence. White supremacy strips us of our humanity and tears us apart from each other. It upholds oppressive structures that keep everyone down, except those who already hold power in this country. It has been used to pit workers against each other, to strip public institutions of their power, and to keep communities from realizing their common interests.
SURJ is a white anti-racist organization committed to organizing other white people to fight for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as a part of a multi-racial majority to end white supremacy. We believe that it is incumbent on white people to dismantle the racist structures that we largely benefit from. We are committed to collective liberation, understanding that none of us are free until all of us are free.
Long Island has a long history of racism, segregation, and systematic discrimination in housing, schools, transportation, and government. Long Islanders must come together to confront this reality and chart a path forward to a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable existence for all of its people. We must stand in solidarity with all marginalized and oppressed communities in the fight for racial justice and the end to white supremacy.
Join us as we launch Showing Up For Racial Justice on Long Island. We will work alongside civil rights organizations, racial justice groups, and other community partners to actively combat racism and discrimination in our communities.
Families with children are welcome!
Refreshments will be served!
Need a ride from the train? No problem! Just contact us ahead of time. The closest LIRR station is Stony Brook (on the Port Jefferson line).