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Vermont Hills United Methodist Church

6053 SW 55th Drive
Portland, OR 97221, US (map)

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  • Saturday
    Jun 24 2017
    Door Knock with SURJ!

    Please join our 7th door knock! Actions like this are a great way to practice having conversations about racial justice with other white folks, which is something our POC partners have asked SURJ to do.

    This doorknock we're adding something new-- action! We'll be supporting the family of Christopher Kalonji, who was murdered by Clackamas County deputies last year in his home. At the door we'll ask people to sign a postcard to the Clackamas County District Attorney, in keeping with the request of Irene Kalonji, Christopher's mother.

    At this doorknock we'll continue to sell Black Lives Matter yard signs to raise money for BLM Portland. In April 2016, SURJ National kicked off a yard sign campaign to mobilize white people to support the Black Lives Matter movement. They explain that the signs are "tools to initiate conversations around race in predominantly white communities." You can read more about the project here.

    WHEN: Saturday, June 24th from 1 to 5 pm

    WHERE: Meet at Vermont Hills United Methodist Church, 6053 SW 55th Drive, Portland

    WHAT: We’ll start with a training, head off in pairs to canvass the Multnomah/Hillsdale neighborhood, and return to the training location to debrief. If you have knocked before and want to skip the training, plan to arrive at 2:00 pm and let us know your plans in advance.

    RSVP: Please let us know if you’re planning to show up! Follow this link to rsvp by Thursday, June 22nd:

    https://goo.gl/forms/2ezkM3fc7gD7LiDk2

    WILL THERE BE SNACKS? Yes! We recommend that you bring a water bottle or travel mug to take with you while canvassing.

    CAN KIDS COME? Yes! But because of limited interest in the past there will not be child care provided.

    If you’re unable to come on June 24th but wish to remain involved, stay tuned! There will be more opportunities to do so in the future.

    SURJ PDX is a Portland based group focused on educating, organizing and mobilizing white people to work for racial justice. We work effectively within a multiracial movement for justice. We work to connect people in the Portland area while also supporting and collaborating with national racial justice organizing efforts.

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