Surj Toronto Open Meeting 1 ** Note Location Change! **

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Surj Toronto Open Meeting 1   ** Note Location Change! **
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SURJ Toronto says
Welcome to SURJ Toronto's first open meeting!

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PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE MOVING LOCATIONS
Due to overwhelming positive response and attendance, we are moving our meeting location to the Tecumseh Auditorium in the Ryerson Student Centre located at 55 Gould Street. This is a short way from the Yonge and Dundas Subway Station. We apologize for this last minute change, but this room will allow us to hold up to 200 people, rather than 75.

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SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice) Toronto is an organization committed to community organization, education, and mobilization of white people as part of a multiracial majority for racial justice and supporting Indigenous sovereignty. This meeting will be facilitated by white folks and aimed at bringing in white folks to organizing for racial justice, but is open for anyone to attend!

This meeting will take place on sacred territorial land of the Anishinabek Nation and Haudenosaunee Confederacy and also the Huron-Wendat, Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit River. We recognize that as we do anti-racism work in Toronto, colonial violence is ongoing and that we do this work while occupying stolen land.

In this initial meeting, we will primarily be discussing SURJ Toronto, its mission and values, and focussing on mobilization plans to show up and counter an anti-Islam rally on March 4. This is also a place to bring your questions about the role of white people in this work.

We want to build a strong coalition to stand up against white supremacy and rising Islamophobia in Toronto. As these views become normalized by politicians and emboldened hate groups, our goal is to build a mass movement of white folks who are effective at showing up for racial justice.

Stay connected for upcoming meetings, workshops, and other opportunities to plug into action. If you are a Muslim and/or BIPOC organizer in Toronto and want or could use ally support at this time, please message our page or contact surjto@gmail.com.

The venue itself is accessible and we will still have a separate room (Shadd room) for childcare. Accessible gender neutral washrooms are on the second floor because unfortunately gender neutral washrooms on the first floor are not accessible.

Please let us know if you have any accessibility needs for this meeting and we will do our best to accommodate them. We are organizing this event with short notice and recognize that this meeting will not be fully accessible. We are committed to building accessibility of future meetings.

PLEASE COME TO THIS MEETING FRAGRANCE-FREE - please reduce/do not use perfumes, fragranced body care products, etc.
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