Social Justice SURJ:

 

Please join us! We meet quarterly at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples at 12:00pm in Thomas Hall. 

See the UUCGN Calendar for upcoming dates. 

 

The next Fort Myers Monthly Meeting will be on February 16th at 1:00pm, held at
All Faiths Unitarian Congregation 
2756 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901


Did you know that according to the Economic Policy Institute, median household wealth for white families is 12 times higher than that of black families?  Click here to read more about the wealth gap

Part of our privilege as white people is that even if we are not personally wealthy, we are connected to resources and wealth through our proximity to other white people. This is why it is important for us to contribute to and share fundraisers such as the two identified on this page.

Racial Justice Pot-Luck Dinner Parties in North Naples
We are having pot-luck dinner parties twice a month on a Friday in North Naples - kids welcome.  The White Ally Toolkit Workbook discussions will have role playing, accountability, and fun!  All are welcome.  Please RSVP and get dates/directions by emailing to this address:  surjswfl@surjswfl.com

The next meeting will be February 22nd at 5:30PM. 

It is OK if you haven't attended previous discussions.

WHITE ALLY TOOLKIT.  Here is a great resource to learn more about how you can make a difference.  The White Ally Toolkit has set a huge goal  to flip the 55%/45% split of white people who think that racism against whites is as big of a problem as racism against people of color to a 45%/55% by 2025. The White Ally Toolkit focuses specifically on helping white folks have more effective encounters with white friends, co-workers and family who are skeptical that racism is a problem.  Applying current research on persuasion, we have traveled the country giving workshops to thousands, produced books, online webinars and community-building subscriptions to help #MoveTheNeedle on racism and create a more beloved community.  The White Ally Toolkit leaves participants with concrete skills for using their own racial background as a tool to advance racial equity.

We encourage you to find a SURJ SWFL issue that speaks to you and get involved:

  • Environmental Racism in Fort Myers

  • SURJ SWFL Court Observer Program

  • Book and Movie Discussions about Racism/Privilege

  • Ending the 287g Initiative in Collier County

  • Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

  • Fair Food Program with the CIW

  • Raising Anti-Racist Children

  • Removing Symbols of White Supremacy

  • Just and Equitable City Planning in Collier and Lee

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