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SURJ ED Erin Heaney is an Atlantic Fellow

We are thrilled to announce that SURJ Executive Director Erin Heaney was awarded the prestigious Atlantic Fellowship for Racial Equality, joining an impressive community and alumni network of global leaders in anti-racism work. For the next 18 months, she’ll be working with a cohort from the United States and South Africa to develop strategies for fighting anti-Black racism and building a better future for all of us. 

We need white leaders who are clear-eyed about the stakes of this moment– and who have a sharp strategy about how we rise to the urgency of these times while building movements for the long-haul. 

As a national leader in organizing white communities for racial and economic justice, Erin brings a robust vision of white folks’ role in our shared movements to the cohort.

And follow Erin’s journey in the cohort at @erin_heaney on Twitter.