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Welcome to the La Crosse Area SURJ Chapter! Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a nationwide network of people, particularly calling in white people, organizing for racial justice. SURJ envisions a society where we struggle together with love for justice, human dignity, and a sustainable world. The La Crosse Area chapter maintains focus on… Continue reading About
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Reviewed by Ron Malzer “I was born in 1956 on a kitchen table in Chicago.” This is how Ben Blue (1) began his life, and it is how he begins his book “My Name is Not Chief: The Life of an American Indian.” Ben is Ho-Chunk. He is also a university faculty member teaching in… Continue reading Book Review: My Name is Not Chief
Written by Grace Deason, La Crosse Area SURJ Member “This is heartbreaking. So much damage is being done right now.” “There is something wrong with these border patrol agents. How could they do this to children?” “When is someone going to do something? I wonder when it will end?” Maybe you read these sentences somewhere:… Continue reading How White Supremacy Culture Causes (and Sustains) Inhumane Treatment of Immigrants and Refugees
Written by Alice Benson, La Crosse Area SURJ Member The La Crosse Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) chapter recently noticed Kickapoo Coffee’s decision to change their name. These local coffee roasters are taking this action based on their understanding that continuing to use their name would be an act of cultural appropriation. From their… Continue reading Kickapoo Coffee Models Accountability
Written by Ron Malzer [firstname.lastname@example.org] “Not so long ago, if someone had called me a racist, I would have kicked and screamed in protest. ‘But I’m a good person! I don’t see color! I don’t have a racist bone in my body!’ I didn’t think I had a race, so I never thought to look within… Continue reading “Waking Up White”: The Journey from Complacency to Understanding
We’re very excited to share that the SURJ “Barrier Busters” Endowment, a scholarship/educational fund will be one of the organizations benefiting from the proceeds of this amazing event. Enjoy a variety of delicious Mac and Cheese dishes cooked and shared by many local hospitality industry partners. March 2 11:00-1:00 Radisson Center La Crosse, WI Everyone… Continue reading Join SURJ for Beer By Bike Brigade’s March MACness!!