Showing Up for Racial Justice in Louisville

A way to help St. Matthew’s with the work of racial reconciliation

Members of St. Matthew’s attended the new member gathering of Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice (LSURJ) on July 21. Below is a 15-minute video of part of the meeting. (Visit LSURJ’s Facebook page for more videos and information.)

Learn more about Showing Up for Racial Justice at www.showingupforracialjustice.org/about | Read more about the Episcopal Church and today’s movement for racial justice here:
http://emmaustable.blogspot.com/2015/08/black-lives-matter-and-episcopal-church.html


About Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice
“LSURJ (Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice) is part of a national network of white folks organizing other white folks for racial justice. Through action, conversation and creativity we work to dismantle institutional and personal racism in our community.” From the Facebook Event Announcement

“The battle is and always has been a battle for the hearts and minds of white people in this country. The fight against racism is our issue. It’s not something that we’re called on to help people of color with. We need to become involved with it as if our lives depended on it because really, in truth, they do.” — Anne Braden


These are times when challenging racism and working for racial justice is as critical as ever, or more so. We believe that those of us who are white have a special ability and responsibility to break white silence, and support other white people to act for racial justice. Showing Up for Racial Justice Faith is part of the national SURJ network focused on growing a broader base of white people showing up for racial justice. SURJ Faith supports people to use our own story to help connect with other white people about why racial justice matters to all of us.”
– Carla Wallace, organizer (Louisville)

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