SURJ Columbia meets are held at 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month in a meeting room at Richland County Public Library, 1431 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201.

Recorded here are the minutes from February 12:

  • Mission – discussed, revised, and approved by consensus the following:
    • SURJ Columbia is part of a national network organizing White people to be part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice. We educate White people about systemic white supremacy. We collaborate with and are accountable to anti-racist organizations led by People of Color. We build relationships, skills, and consciousness that lead to action for mutual liberation.
  • Organization
    • Sarah agreed to stay in a leadership position and asked Alan to be a co-leader. The group agreed that we follow a project-based leadership model.
  • Action/Leader
    • Kara – will talk to Carolina Peace and Columbia College about bystander intervention workshop
    • Sarah – will plan I Am Not Your negro Feb 24 – March 2 (scheduled for Thursday, 3/2 at 6PM, Nickelodeon Theater)
    • Eve – March/protest person – if you plan to attend a march, contact Eve via columbiasurj@gmail.com and she’ll add it to our events
    • Gareth and Kara – consciousness raising conversation –  2/26 @ 3PM
    • Elyn – calling in workshop – will do some research
    • Curt – ask Laura Cahue of Grassroots Alliance for Immigrant Rights to speak at our next meeting on 3/12
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