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Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Providence is happy to invite members of the public to an Open Meeting that will be held on October 2, 2018 at 7 PM. The meeting will be held at the Providence Friends Meeting House at 99 Morris Avenue.

“In the past several years, SURJ has worked on a series of projects, developed and led by our Accountability Partners, that we have tried to dedicate appropriate time and energy to. We have a childcare collective for parents in POC-led organizations, we canvassed various wards in the city to build support for the Community Safety Act, and we have tried to be of service in many other ways. Our goal is to build our base and capacity by inviting to this Open Meeting those who have been activated by the events of the past 24 months and introduce them to anti-oppression principles and concepts. Those who think they would like further involvement and development will be given the opportunity of further engagement leading to membership,” said Lindsay Paiva, an organizer with SURJ.

SURJ Providence is part of a national network that works to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. With multiple POC-led organizations across the Greater Providence area as Accountability Partners, SURJ seeks to channel the energy and resources from those looking to get involved in the struggle and engage in the movement based on their individual capacities, talents, and skillsets. Our goal is to move white folks into accountable action as part of a multi-racial movement through community organizing, mobilizing, and education. All are welcome at SURJ meetings, an inclusive space that welcomes and appreciates the presence, support, and contributions of all those interested in attendance.

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