One of the most important things white people can do to combat racism is talk to other white people. This is how we practice anti-racism. Joining a SURJ doorknock is a great way to grow your skills. We offer training, time to practice, and participants go out in pairs for support and learning. Please join our March doorknock, and be part of a community of people taking on racism one conversation at a time.
WHAT: On Saturday, we’ll start with a training, head off in pairs to talk to people in SW Portland, and return to the training location to debrief. If you have knocked before and want to skip the training, plan to arrive at 1:30 pm and let us know your plans in advance.
This month we will have a particular focus on Quanice Hayes, a 17 year old black youth who was murdered by the Portland Police on February 9, 2017. At the doorwe'll ask people to sign a postcard to Multnomah DIstrict Attorney Rod Underhill demanding accountability, training, and an investigation into Quanice's death.
RSVP: Please let us know if you’re planning to show up! Follow this link to rsvp for either action by March 20.
WILL THERE BE SNACKS? Yes! We recommend that you bring a water bottle or travel mug to take with you while canvassing.
CAN KIDS COME? Yes! But because of limited interest in the past there will not be child care provided.