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By Laura Wetherbee

Beacon’s “Showing Up for Racial Justice” (SURJ) will host a community discussion series, launching it on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at “The BEAHIVE” on 291 Main St. Beacon, NY.

The SURJ – Beacon Chapter is amongst a national network of groups and individuals aiming to inform white citizens on how to vouch for racial justice. The first discussion of the series will explore the topic of the steps that can be taken to combat racism.

The organization is committed to establishing a multi-racial community capable of furthering an anti-racism agenda, and can be seen as a compliment to groups like “Black Lives Matter.”

At their meetings, Beacon SURJ will provide a forum for ALL to discuss how people can come together in the fight against racism.

There are currently seven SURJ chapters operating within New York.

Through community organization, education, and mobilization, the SURJ and groups with similar missions stride to lay the groundwork for the creation of a multi-racial majority.

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