Hi SURJB Family, below are a few additional updates that didn't make it into yesterday's newsletter.

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⭐️ 🍎 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.)

⭐ Meetings planned for this week:

  • Wed. Sept. 9: Overwhelmed as an Antiracist and Activist?
  • Wed. Sept. 9: Writing Out, Speaking Up
  • Thurs. Sept. 10: Open House to Debrief on Past Knapsack Meetings
  • Sat. Sept. 12: Real Talk: Knapsack 101
  • Our next book discussion: The Water Dancer, Wed. Sept. 16

Join the Facebook discussions (it is not required to join this FB group to attend the Meetup group discussions).

🍎 SURJ Boston Brunches

September Brunch: Let's Do Electoral Work
Sunday, September 13, 12:30-2:30 PM

The critical November 3rd election is fast approaching and there is much we can do between now and then to effectively engage in swing states. We'll provide a variety of connections to organizations with which you can work to make a difference. Expect to hear representatives from Boston Youth Organizing Project, Seed the Vote, SURJ National phone bankers, and Swing Left. This Brunch is a project of SURJ National.

Register for the brunch by clicking here. You will receive an email with a Zoom link.

Contact Amelie Ratliff for more information: amelie.ratliff@gmail.com

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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