DSM SURJ Newsletter, 11/02/19

Hey Beautiful Person: Vote on Tuesday

Not sure where to vote? Check at this link here. SURJ has met with several women of color candidates on the ballot Tuesday. Join a national trend of making representation happen in all levels of government.

Jacquie Easley – At Large (Jacquie4DSMAL)
Marlu Abarca – At Large (Marlú Abarca)
ToyA Johnson – Ward 4 (ToyA4Iowa for Des Moines Ward 4)
Chelsea Chism-Vargas – Ward 4 (Chelsea Chism-Vargas for Des Moines City Council, Ward 4)

Showing up in people of color-led spaces

November 3: Showing up in People of Color-led spaces in a Posture of Accountability. How do we not take the mic, but also speak up when we need to? Center people of color & listen deeply while also not expecting POC to do all the work or teach us? Antiracist postures are complex and have to be learned and practiced. Let’s talk tonight about how we show up in people of color led spaces in ways that are accountable–supporting and amplifying the work people of color are doing for justice & empowerment.

November 17: Immigration Justice and Equity in Education working groups. This and ALL third Sundays of the month. Join us to build connections and deepen our commitment to equity in education and immigration justice in Des Moines. Why working groups? Two reasons: 1) We hear from the educational and immigration groups with which we are in relationships of accountability. 2) We set the stage for successful, long-term action as a group. This is your opportunity to plug in deeper with SURJ. Whether you’ve been to many SURJ meetings or this is your first one, you’re invited!

Join us! Newcomers, returnees and longtime participants always welcome. DSM SURJ meetings are the first and third (working group) Sundays of each month, 6-8 pm at Drake University.  Childcare provided. All meetings held at Medbury Honors Lounge at Drake University at 6:00 pm. Park in the Olmsted Center Parking Lot located at 2875 University Avenue.

Conozca sus derechos con SURJ y AFSC / SURJ AND AFSC know your rights training

November 16  12:30PM-2:30PM in Des Moines. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WORKSHOP Want to know what to do if you encounter ICE? Documented or not, this training is for all who want to learn their rights and ways we can stand up for each other. In partnership with Des Moines SURJ, AFSC will present Know Your Rights training. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/13qzMVS9hNzHqBvj7After you sign up at the link above, the exact location will be shared by way of your preferred method one week before the event.

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