How Can White People Get More Whites Showing Up for Racial Justice?

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Saturday, 11/15
1:50 pm to 3:20 pm

Obama's presidency and the continued economic recession have triggered a largely white racist backlash by the Tea Party, anti-immigrant organizations and conservative political commentators. More white people are needed to show up and speak out against racism. Presenters will share experiences for recruiting and engaging white people in racial justice efforts and working in alliance with organizations of color, particularly drawing on the experience in the South. In this interactive session, participants will share stories and strategies and learn about the work of SURJ: Showing up for Racial Justice, a national network of white people organizing nationally and locally to confront racism.