At General Assembly, our faith passed bold Actions of Immediate Witness to affirm the moral calls for justice coming from the Movement for Black Lives to #DefundPolice. Now is the time to get to work! In partnership with Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) we are calling folks in Georgia to have values-based conversations that move the hearts and minds of community members. Join us on Thursday, July 16, 6-8pm ET/3-5pm PT* for our first national phonebank to Georgia.
Rev. Meg Riley is joining us to give a welcome and share her experience with anti-racist work and organizing. Learn about how our Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to act in this moment.
As Southerners on New Ground (SONG) says, “We need more of us AND more from us” confronting white supremacy and capitalism within our institutions, organizations and ourselves. We are already witnessing sweeping changes in public awarness and opinion around racism and policing– but we need sustained organizing to move folks into sustained action. With more folks like you talking to voters, we can move our communities to shift local power to support anti-racism in Georgia.
Join us next Thursday from 6-8pm ET/3-5pm PT to bring our values and commitment to action with white voters in Georgia.
What to expect:
We will host a mini-training and practice session and then start calling. To get a headstart, check out these help guides for an overview of the ThruTalk system and example script.
If you’ve been in this work for weeks or decades - we know folks come into social justice work through invitation and welcome and stay because they are transformed in action. Together our groups will be a key part of spreading anti-racist values to work towards racial justice in our time. This phonebank is open to people of all racial identities and will target white voters.
*This event was previously promoted for Saturday, July 18, but has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 16th.
Nora Rasman, WI Lead Organizer
“Organize yourselves. White liberals and progressives have a responsibility to organize their communities for social justice using an explicitly anti-black racism frame. There is no need to hide behind black or people of color organizations. Commit yourself to organizing poor and working class white folks. We are capable of organizing our communities. Our children need everyday white folks to work harder to ensure that black women don’t have to worry about dying after failing to signal properly, walking while transgender or trying to protect their children.”
- Charlene Carruthers