Sean O'Neill

Leadership Team | SURJ: Showing up for Racial Justice

Sean O'Neill is an anti-racist educator and organizer in the Seattle, WA. Sean is an Organizing Collective member of the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (Seattle) and is on the national Leadership Team of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). Additionally, Sean is the West Coast Development Coordinator at the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES).

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

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

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.

Speakers: Dara Silverman, Rachel McCoullough, Sean O'Neill, Carla Wallace