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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 affordable housing, immigration rights and police oversight.

Read more about what SURJ San Mateo has been doing in our community in the
May 2021 Advocate Newsletter


SURJ San Mateo in Action


Educational Opportunities

Monthly Sessions

SURJ New Member Orientation

Second Tuesday of the Month @ 5:00 PM

Are you ready to make a deeper commitment to racial justice work? Have you taken action with SURJ in the past and are ready to learn more about the organization? Join our SURJ National Member Orientation to hear more about the history of SURJ, the work we’re doing, and how to get more involved as a member. Orientations are offered the second Tuesday of every month.

Bystander Intervention Training 


Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the U.S. and the world. In these one-hour interactive workshops, co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and Hollaback!, you’ll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without ever compromising your safety. Workshops are available on multiple days and times. Click below for more information on this free training.

SURJ San Mateo Teach-In

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Dismantling Racism Not Relationships

Thursday, October 14 @ 6:00 PM

You've likely heard of the “cancel culture” or the “call-out culture” but what does it mean to “call-in” someone? How do you approach someone to disrupt racism when there's a power imbalance? What are the best ways to influence change? How do you handle the messy emotions that arrive with conflict?  What are the four white privilege barriers that get in the way of progress? What do you do when someone calls YOU in? We'll cover this and more at our encore sessions of SURJ San Mateo’s Teach-in.