SURJ-Twin Cities is a Minnesota chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. White people have been told for years by Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) activists that we need to educate and organize our own people. So that's what we try to do at SURJ-TC.
The SURJ-TC is an organization made up of a core team and members. Our core team is responsible for choosing campaigns, interacting with accountability partners, and making strategic decisions for the organization. Our members take on projects that support our campaigns and advance our mission, vision, and values.
We are a leaderful organization—which means everyone involved with SURJ-TC can take on leadership in some way. We are committed to leadership development and shared decision-making throughout the organization.