SURJ PDX Pods
We’re excited to announce SURJ Pods, an 8-week small group discussion program for new and existing members of our community. These groups will focus on relationship building, learning, accountability and weekly action and will center the Movement for Black Lives’ 8 Demands. See the attached flyer for more information or view it online here.
If you are not able to commit at this time but are still interested in joining a pod in the future, please feel free to sign up for our waitlist and you’ll be contacted when we are able to add new sessions.
Continue to learn how racism impacts people, yourself included, and what you can do to bring about racial justice. Here are some resources to help you continue your education.
- Welcome to the Anti-Racism Movement – Here’s What You’ve Missed by Ijeoma Oluo (via Medium)
- White Allyship 101: Resources to Get to Work by Dismantle Collective
- For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies by Courtney Ariel
- Detour Spotting: For White Anti-Racists by Joan Olsson
- 15 Ways to Strengthen Anti-Racist Practice by Catalyst Project
- 103 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice by Corinne Shatuck
- A Guide to Allyship: Black Lives Matter & Why “All Cops Are Bastards” an open-source document
- Anti-Racist Resources for White People by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein
- How to be a Strong White Ally by Maxwell Boise
- Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources an open source document
- A Timeline of Events that Led to the 2020 ‘Fed-Up’-rising by Michael Harriot
- History Lesson Video ( ~7 min.) / Why Looting is Not the Issue
- Movement for Black Lives – Policy Platform (8 Demands)
- Reimagine Oregon (Including Policy Platform and Demands)
- A Call For Reparations: Nikole Hannah-Jones On The Wealth Gap (47-minute interview)
- What does it mean to be a co-conspirator? (6 minute video) interview with Dr. Bettina Love
- Until Justice Rolls Down by Urban League of Portland
- We Can’t Breath — An Open Letter to the Community by Marcus Mundy
- Can White Portland’s Fragility Handle a Megaquake? by Tiara Darnell
- Black Members of the Local Philanthropic Community Share Their Experiences
- Reflections on Talking to Kids about Racism by Anice Schervish Chenault
- Undoing Racism Workshops by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
- Multnomah County Library’s Anti-Racist Reading List
- Read books that celebrate and generate Black joy!
“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” — Fannie Lou Hamer