This September, SURJ turns 10! To mark this anniversary, the Coordinating Committee of SURJ San Francisco (CoorComm) cordially invites you to a one-day community- and vision-building retreat. Please RSVP on Action Network if you plan to attend so that we can ensure we have enough lunch for everyone (https://actionnetwork.org/events/10-years-of-showing-up-surj-san-francisco-fall-retreat).
Our relationships with one another are our most powerful asset in the fight against white supremacy. Whether we are showing up in solidarity with our accountability partners or calling our folks into community with all those dedicated to collective liberation, we are most effective when we are able to build on a solid foundation of strong, human connections with each other.
To this end, we are organizing this one-day in-city retreat with the aim of creating and bolstering relationships — and, through these connections, forging a vision of the work to come. Please join us from 10 am to 6 pm on September 21, 2019, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Noe Valley for a day of work and play. In addition to spending time building a shared vision of our collaboration in the coming year, we believe a top priority for the day should be to create space to cultivate a deeper interpersonal understanding of why we show up and what we need to make this work sustainable.
The schedule for the day will be finalized at the beginning of the day with the input and consent of all those who attend, with plenty of flexibility for breaks. The agenda will include community-oriented discussions, an overview of the history and future of SURJ, a facilitated "pod mapping" exercise, and a long lunch picnic with games and unstructured time. All of this will culminate in creating a strategic roadmap for the chapter's work in the coming year and beyond.
Lunch will be provided, and donations to cover costs will be gratefully accepted.
- This event is free admission.
- This space is wheelchair accessible.
- To help us provide a chemical and fragrance free event, we request you refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes or scented oils.
- This is a kid-friendly event