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SURJ SAN MATEO is a group of people who organize, mobilize and educate white folks and other folks with privilege for racial justice in San Mateo County.


We are part of a multiracial movement and the SURJ National Network with over 200 chapters and affiliates in 46 states.


We work with accountability partners led by People of Color to show up in the ways they request and are supporting issues such as housing justice, immigration rights and reimagining public safety.

Read more about what SURJ San Mateo
has done in our community in the

May 2021 Advocate Newsletter


SURJ San Mateo in Action


Educational Opportunities

SURJ Bay Area

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Thursdays @ 5:00 PM

Fridays @ 12:00 PM

Want to take tangible steps to end racial injustice and white supremacy? Join a SURJ Action Hour! This is one way to truly Show Up for Racial Justice and it's just an hour a week. SURJ Bay Area Action Hours meet over Zoom to take concrete steps together ~ calling elected officials, signing petitions, etc. There are two times to choose from during the week: Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 pm or Fridays from 12:00-1:00 pm.

SURJ National

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February 16 @ 12:00 PM

March 16 @ 12:00 PM

Join SURJ's monthly Abolition Action Hour to come together to take collective action with our partners in the fight for racial and economic justice. In one-hour gatherings, participants make calls, sign petitions, send emails, and take online action to close jails, defund police, invest in communities, protect Indigenous rights to land and water, and more! You’ll receive training and support throughout the session as well as a community of fellow SURJ members to take action with. All are welcome whether you’re a long-time member or are just hearing about SURJ for the first time.

Anti-Harassment Training

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Anti-Asian American and xenophobic harassment have been on the rise across the U.S. In these one-hour interactive workshops, co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and Right To Be, you’ll learn methodology for responding to harassment by (1) trusting your instincts, (2) reclaiming your space, and (3) practicing resilience. They also offer Bystander Intervention Training for various real-life situations. Click below for more information on these free workshops.

Calling In Conversations


January 31 @ 4:00 PM

Calling In Conversations are loosely-themed Zoom chats with Loretta J. Ross and Loan Tran about your experiences, stories and questions.

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Join Loretta J. Ross for Calling In Conversations this month as they discuss Bravery! Where does bravery begin in us, and what is its role in Calling In?

Community Foundation of San Carlos

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Created as an educational and self-reflection tool by Eddie Moore Jr. and Debby Irving, renowned diversity and equity professionals

Community Foundation of San Carlos offers a challenge that examines the history and impacts of racism, power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity. It allows participants to take a self-guided learning journey to learn, reflect and take action. Each section includes an introduction on a particular topic, followed by several resources such as podcasts, articles, or videos, and many topics have been adapted to apply to San Mateo County. Whether one has a desire to begin to learn more or one wants to further their journey in antiracism education, this is a fantastic resource!

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