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SURJ General Meeting
February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Given the issue of public reaction to the Parkland youth activists this week compared to how BLM youth activists have been treated we have changed Monday’s meeting agenda. We’d love to spread the word to as many community organizations as we can. This is an incredibly important discussion to be had – and not only important to discuss but important to figure out what we as SURJ and allies are going to do about it. A huge shout out and kudos to Sam for suggesting we make this change.
We will have brief committee and campaign updates, but spend the bulk of the meeting on the topic below:
Discussion: Disparities in societal reaction to BLM youth versus Parkland youth
Janaya Khan in their The Root essay asks the critical question: “Why was it so easy to support the Parkland youths while the youths in the Movement for Black Lives were repudiated and disregarded? ”
Join SURJ ROC at their General meeting, Monday February 26th for in-depth discussion about this manifestation of our racialized society. In addition to discussing how this disparity harms us all, we will brainstorm together ways we can further advance racial justice and ensure BLM youth activists get the support they deserve.
Suggested readings: https://www.theroot.com/why-it-hurts-when-the-world-loves-e…;
In the Huffington Post, in their “Black Voices” section, Feb. 22, 2018. “We Need To Talk About Black Lives And Gun Violence After The Florida Shooting” By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman