Showing Up for Racial Justice

SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)


This week we were joined by our minister, the (newly) Reverend Sarah Prickett. We discussed the place for racial justice in her social justice ministry. “My goal”, said Rev. Sarah, “is universal liberation. Becoming an antiracist congregation will lead to liberation not only for those who have been oppressed, but for everyone bound by their roles.” That’s a small piece of a 90-minute conversation, but we will have more to share in the coming weeks and months.

Our next vigil in support of migrants seeking asylum in the United States will be on December 23rd from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Northshore Park. Migrants have formed caravans as a way to defend themselves against predation on the way to the US. Our president wants to treat these caravans as an invading force. We will show our support by singing, chanting and making our presence known at what we call the “Peace Bridge”—the bridge over Lake Woodlands on Lake Woodlands Drive.

SURJ meets every first and third Thursday of the month. Come join us as we learn and work to expand our comfort zone.