SURJ NYC is a chapter of a national network organizing white people for racial justice.
We live in a time of great hope and possibility, yet a just world for all of us is not possible when racism and oppression keep us divided. This can make us forget how closely connected we truly are.
Racism is present throughout all of our contemporary institutions and structures. Racism is devastating to people of color and is closely intertwined with all systems of oppression. It robs all of us - white people and people of color - of our humanity.
We have the opportunity and responsibility to show NYC and the world what it means to take responsibility for our role as white people in these systems.
We stand for the dignity of the people murdered by the NYPD including Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Eric Garner, Ramarley Graham, Akai Gurley, and all who are unnamed in the media. We stand for accountability of our police, politicians, the corporate elite, and one another. We act collectively and publicly to break white silence. We learn from the long history of people of color and white people who struggled for ending all systems of oppression. We play our role in building a powerful multiracial majority for justice and liberation. We show up.