By Madeline Halpert
Art by Jimmy Simpson
SURJ’s Communications Director, Grace Aheron, spoke with the New York Times about SURJ’s toolkit for engaging friends and family in conversations about racial justice and the ongoing uprisings:
Grace Aheron, the communications director for Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of groups that organize white communities to turn out for anti-racist action, says there are basic principles that should be respected in any conversation about police brutality and protesting.
“That black people’s lives matter is not something that’s up for debate right now,” she said. “There’s a sanctity of human life.” Her organization developed a tool kit to help people engage with specific arguments related to the protests and police violence.