Over the past 3 years, Black Lives Matter DC has grown from an idea hashed out by a small group of relative strangers in the basement of MLK Library to a leaderful ecosystem of artists, activists, organizers and healers committed to liberation. They’ve shut down highways and built communities of love and support all in the name of Black Liberation. Over time, their core programming has expanded from monthly weeks of action to weekly Black only healing sessions, monthly coordinating meetings & open houses, leadership within the Movement for Black Lives DC Steering Committee, and regular multiracial gatherings.
SURJ DC is a chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change