Two weeks ago yesterday, I unfortunately became unemployed (long story I’m not gonna share on social media, but regardless I’m being considered for a part-time weekend therapist position I hope works out)!
I’ve been at peace about it oddly enough, and I think I know why! Because of organizations like “Showing Up for Racial Justice,” and the need for my advocacy to go beyond contributing financially to organizations, social media posting, and personal self-reflection/education!
I discovered Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) while reading an article tonight about the 6 ways we can be what Dr. Ibram X. Kendi calls “Anti-Racist.” Their values and beliefs so thoroughly align with mine that I’ve signed up to start a SURJ Chapter here in JC because we need one!
Here’s what SURJ is all about:
“SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.
We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.”
I’m excited to have time to do things like this, which truly excite me and get my blood going! I’m incredibly in love with therapy and counseling, but it’s not my only interest and passion.
Social justice, racial equality, racial reconciliation, and working to make my community better are also huge passions of mine!
I’m very excited to begin this new journey of advocacy and mobilized action in our community! If you’re a white person and want to join me in this adventure please contact me on social media, especially if you’re passionate about racial and economic justice!
Check out SURJ’s site/info, and if you feel it’s something you wanna get on board with then please come join me in getting this going. I’d love the help!
Let’s fight for racial and economic justice together!