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I believe our movements can win.

by Erin Heaney, SURJ National Director

I believe our movements can win. And I know white people have a crucial role to play in getting us to the world we all deserve. 

Over the course of the next eight weeks,

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If we don’t talk about race, we lose to the right

by Erin Heaney, SURJ National Director | Photo by Sierra King, Survival Media Agency

Today I’m more convinced than ever that our collective future in part depends on our success in organizing white people away from the solidarity of whiteness

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This fight is personal- and urgent

Sending greetings from my hometown, Buffalo, where we are in the final throes of a big fight. As many of you know, my family has lived and organized here for generations.

Our Sheriff Office is the largest in New York

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Moving From Passive Racism to Active Anti-Racism

We all have our own stories of transformation- stories of how we got activated to fight for racial justice and the communities that helped us along the way. Today, we’re sharing some of the story of Dahlia Ferlito, co-founder of

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How sheriffs play a role in upholding white supremacy

Many of us know the story of Selma, AL, where the Black Freedom Movement took bold action  through direct actions to end segregation and fight for Black voting rights. Segregationist Sheriff Bull Connors in Birmingham, AL led violent attacks against

Take Action to Stop the Line 3 Pipeline

In this time of immense climate catastrophe and inadequate government response, Indigenous-led movements across the country are fighting for a survivable future for us all. SURJ, Indigenous Solidarity Network, Catalyst Project, Rising Tide North America, and thousands of others are

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