The SURJ Corvallis mission is to act in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to dismantle white supremacy and work toward the liberation of all. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, we seek to move white people to act passionately and with accountability as part of a multiracial majority. SURJ Corvallis fosters a space where all are welcome to build relationships and skills for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love—for justice, human dignity, and a sustainable world.
We value taking risks, making mistakes, learning and changing behavior, and persevering. We endeavor to call people into anti-racist work. We value holding ourselves accountable to the organizing and leadership of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
SURJ values, from National SURJ
SURJ’s values ground our work and have been developed and honed over more than a decade of organizing. We believe we must have an inclusive, openhearted approach to organizing— bringing more and more people into this work rather than creating barriers to participation— while maintaining clear commitments to justice. Read more …