About Us & Our Work
The primary goal of the Basebuilding Working Group is to help new members find ways to advocate for social justice and fight white supremacy. We also help existing SURJ SF Working Groups to engage individuals with the skills they’re looking for to continue their work.
We tend to think of ourselves as “social justice facilitators,” speaking with prospective members 1:1 to determine how they can engage with anti-racist organizing in a way that will be both meaningful and interesting to them.
We also aim to strengthen the bond between existing members, creating virtual and physical spaces where current SURJ SF members can get to know one another better. We believe that individuals who are engaged and who find community within the movement will be more effective in their work.
Recent Events & Initiatives
How often do we meet?
We meet weekly for ½ an hour, though our schedule does fluctuate depending on our bandwidth.
We typically do anywhere between 1–5 hours of work for SURJ SF per week depending on the initiatives and tasks at hand.
We would love to talk to you if you’re interested in joining the fight against white supremacy and advocating for social, racial, and economic justice in San Francisco and beyond!
As a way of entree into the group, we commonly reference:
The SURJ SF Accountability Organizations: we strive to connect our work to the larger movement by responding to calls from and raising money for our accountability organizations. This is not an exhaustive list.