Iowa City SURJ - Showing Up for Racial Justice

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for 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.

We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

People of color are welcome to be part of SURJ, too, but the focus on white allyship may call for us to do some work on ourselves and our own thinking that may be less action oriented, and more awareness oriented.

2 protests

December 12, 2017, 7:00 pm

Iowa City, IA

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Book Group

We will be discussing the section “Inner Work” pp 186-214 of Waking Up White. 

Recommended reading: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. A link to a PDF of this is at:

December 3, 2017, 4:00 pm

Iowa City, IA

ICSURJ Meeting

Join us for discussion about difficult family conversations on race as we head into the holidays. We will also share ideas and resources we have found helpful and highlight upcoming racial justice events in the area.