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.

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In DC, we focus on how we can best support and follow the leadership of Black- and People of Color-Led organizing work, including Black Lives Matter-DC, EmpowerDC, Many Languages One VoiceONE DC, and the Stop Police Terror Project. We strive to be accountable to these organizations. We also connect with other white people to work on furthering our own political education and analysis, and to learn, canvass, advocate, organize, fundraise, and more.


To get engaged, start with some of the steps below. Then follow the links above to learn more about the SURJ DC chapter and its teams and partners, get educated, and donate.

  1. Sign up for our SURJ DC email list and respond to weekly asks & events. We compile SURJ and SURJ partner events and requests in a weekly email to make it easy for you to show up!

  2. Learn about our teams and let the Welcome Team help you join SURJ DC and connect you with meetings. Email

  3. Learn about our partners and follow them on social media.

  4. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

  5. Donate to SURJ DC. Half your donation supports our Black- and People of Color-led organizing partners, and half helps us continue to organize white people to challenge racism.

  6. Have an idea for a project or event that you don’t see happening? We depend on individual volunteers to accomplish our work, and value initiative within a context of accountability. Start by reaching out to to find out who might already be working on/thinking about your idea. We’ll do our best to connect you with someone who can be a thought partner, accountability partner, work partner, etc.

We look forward to getting to know you!

“We are showing up to take our responsibility as white people to act collectively and publicly….We know that to transform this country we must be part of building a powerful multiracial majority to challenge racism in all its forms.”  
- SURJ Nationa