Join our growing network to take action for racial justice in Boston


Ways to Get Involved

 


WORKING GROUPS

Working groups each have a different focus, and there is space for people to form more working groups focused on an action, issue, or task.  After getting acquainted with SURJ Boston, attend a Working Group meeting to lend your skills and energy to this important people-powered work!  To connect, come to the general monthly meeting or email us at SURJ@communitychangeinc.org.

Housing Justice ● Acting in coordination with local housing justice organizations around issues of gentrification, displacement, affordability, and more.

Pathways ● Welcoming new people. Helping people connect with SURJ and other anti-racist organizing in the Boston area.  Connecting people in-person and digitally with SURJ.

Strategy / Action ● Mobilizes SURJ membership into meaningful and accountable action. Sets up relevant training and learning opportunities for the chapter. Attends to SURJ Boston’s overall strategy for basebuilding and organizing

Community ● Building community within SURJ Boston and the greater community of anti-racist organizing. 

Coordinating Team ● Coordinating between the working groups, hosting our open monthly meetings, and facilitating group conversations.

Childcare ● Providing childcare support for meetings and events. Building a collective that can offer childcare to support the movement for racial justice in Boston.

Accessibility / Disability ● Making SURJ an open and accessible space to people with disabilities and an inclusive space to all new members. Providing guidance/training to other working groups and affinity groups on how to make meetings and actions more accessible. Space to explore the intersection of disability justice and racial justice.

Public Education ● We recognize that racism and white supremacy culture are embedded in public education and harmfully impacting students, teachers, and parents/guardians. We are accountable for taking action to support people of color-led groups working to create a more equitable and just education system for all students in Boston (and the surrounding area).  Our goals are to increase civic engagement of white people for racial justice in our school system, activate teachers to be racial justice advocates in their schools, and support/provide resources for existing POC organizations and parents in our schools.

College/University/Teen ● Engaging teens and college students, and staff/faculty/admin to engage in individual school chapter-building, and regional action and networking.

Immigration Justice ● Mobilizing allies to support immigrant lead organizing to fight back against the racism of immigration policies and enforcement.

Identity Groups

  • Jewish Caucus

  • LGBTQIA+ Working Group

  • Working Class Caucus

Neighborhood Groups

  • Allston/Brighton

  • Brookline

  • Cambridge/Somerville

  • Dorchester/Mattapan

  • Fenway/Kenmore/Downtown

  • Jamaica Plain/Roslindale

  • North of Boston

  • Roxbury/Mission Hill

  • South Boston