SURJ invites you to show up for the Movement for Black Lives and other communities targeted by Trump. Please join us in holding signs and banners to call attention to brutality by police on unarmed Black men and women, and demonstrate solidarity to all those being attacked by the White House agenda. Let’s make our empathy and support for Black and other people of color visible and public. Rain or shine!
Meet under the awning of the Grand Lake Theater of Lakeshore and MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland.
Throughout the East Bay and nationally, folks have been holding weekly gatherings on prominent street corners and freeway overpasses, holding signs and making visible our support for Black communities in these critical times. These gatherings – or “human billboards” – have been a simple yet effective way of channeling anger and sadness over injustice into collective action and solidarity.
For those of us who are white, it’s a way to stand up as a powerful white voice that opposes Trump and the white nationalist politics he represents, to commit to ending white silence and visibly supporting racial justice.
For all of us, it’s a concrete way to put our heart and soul into action – to show those we support that we stand with them and strongly oppose the Trump agenda. It’s a way to be in community with each other, to share with like-minded people a belief that a loving, humane, compassionate world is possible, and to take a small step towards making that happen.