Showing Up In This Movement Moment
Date(s) - 02/22/17
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson UU Church
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The Movement is growing, people are showing up in new and old ways in this city every day! Many of us have been together on the streets & using our collective power together. As we show up, we are learning that we will be required to gain new skills. We are also learning that the ways in which we naturally rush to action, as white people, can actually duplicate the culture of White Supremacy we are showing up to push against.
How do we show up in this Movement Moment, as white people?
Making room, listening, stepping back, centering & lifting up the voices of those who power refuses to validate… these are all skills that white folks, living in a culture of White Supremacy, will never come to naturally. They are new movement skills that we have to develop together.
If you are interested in that work, interested in SHOWING UP in this movement moment in new ways. Join Us.
You can learn about SURJ and our chapter here in Houston and begin dismantling, resisting & divesting from Racism, and all the forms that oppression takes, with us.
*Snacks and Drinks will be available
*THE BUILDING IS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
*We will meet in Westwood Hall on the Emerson Unitarian Universalist campus. Park in the right hand side parking, when facing the church from Bering.
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN
HELPING EDUCATE, ORGANIZE, AND MOVE WHITE PEOPLE
TO ACT AS PART OF A MULTI-RACIAL MAJORITY FOR
JUSTICE WITH PASSION AND ACCOUNTABILITY.
**SURJ HTX, a chapter of the national Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) network, is a group of individuals focused on organizing, educating, and mobilizing white people for racial justice in the Houston area. Through outreach and education, we seek to engage white people in the fight to actively unlearn and dismantle white supremacy and racism.