Hi SURJB Family, below are a few additional updates/corrections to yesterday's newsletter, including some more great opportunities to get involved.

Indigenous Solidarity

🍎Webinar: Herring Pond Wampanoag Culture, History and Place-Based Knowledge

THURSDAY 9/3, 7-8 PM (use link above to register for the webinar)

In this presentation, Tribal Chairwoman Ferretti and Dr. Den Ouden will discuss the importance of teachings of Elders and other community members about Indigenous place-based knowledge: a knowledge which reflects the spirit and power of Indigenous peoples that is rooted in an enduring connection to land, water, and wildlife. Indigenous place-based knowledge offers us the guidance required to heal the earth and to end environmental exploitation and destruction.

⭐ The budding Indigenous Solidarity group would like to invite you to join us to reflect on the HERRING POND webinar on Friday 9/4, 7-8 pm. Everyone is welcome whether you attend the webinar or not.

RSVP here to get the Zoom link for the reflection:

SURJBindigenousSolidarity@googlegroups.com  

Get Educated

🍎 Boston KNAPSACK ANTI-RACISM GROUP

Knapsack is a multiracial/cross-class group of folks dedicated to the struggle for shared liberation. We engage in a variety of group discussions to build community and awareness, and take action to disrupt the systems of racism in the U.S. and beyond. We support the efforts of racial justice leaders and organizations.

See Knapsack's Meetup page for its ongoing Zoom meetings: racial justice dialogues, book discussions, activism, history activities, and more.

Here are some upcoming events:

  • Thurs. Sept. 3: Crafting Together for Racial Justice
  • Fri. Sept. 4: Overwhelmed as an Antiracist and Activist?
  • Sat. Sept. 5: Talking to Kids About Race and Racism
  • Wed. Sept. 16: The Water Dancer: book discussion
  • Engage in discussions on Facebook (⭐ it is not required to join this FB group to attend the Meetup group discussions)

Community Change, Inc.

SURJ Boston is a project of Community Change Inc (CCI), a Boston-based organization shining a spotlight on the roots of racism in white culture with the intention of dealing with racism at its source.

In 1968, as a result of the Civil Rights Movement and in response to the Kerner Commission which named racism as "a white problem”, CCI was birthed. CCI promotes racial justice and equity by challenging systemic racism and acting as a catalyst for anti-racist learning and action. CCI accomplishes its mission through education, advocacy and working in solidarity with others to organize for change.

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