Resources and Information from SURJ
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This is a special issue with links to community response and mutual aid resources, webpages and groups.
Hope you’re doing well – stay safe!
We want to share regional resources for mutual aid, support for those who are the most affected on the basis of health but also by the economic impacts of the spreading disease.
Donate to a food bank! Don’t stockpile groceries! When everyone only takes what they need, there’s enough for everyone!
Think of supporting your local businesses by buying a gift-card or a voucher that you can use in the future. Put a dollar in a jar if you’re having a drink at home and send the money to your favorite bartenders or donate to an emergency fund!
Regional Groups and Support Networks:
Mutual Aid/Support Waterbury, Bridgeport, New Haven and Surrounding Areas
document for sharing resources:
New Haven Area Mutual Aid
CoronaVirus CT Community Support / Apoyo Comunitario – link
Internet Book of Critical Care (IBCC)
Corornavirus Tech Handbook
Coronavirus Community Care Resource Guide
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief – When Every Community is Ground Zero: Pulling Each Other Through a Pandemic
Things To Do (at home for free!)
Collection of free resources – link
Time magazine and National Geographic for kids
Museums offering virtual tours
Free films from Indigenous film makers
Storytime for children
Fundraisers and Solidarity Campaigns:
Solidarity with Incarcerated People:
SURVIVING INSIDE: commissary payments for incarcerated people
Urgent Action Needed to Protect Individuals in Connecticut’s Prisons and Jails from Coronavirus-19 Pandemic
The Coronavirus Could Spark a Humanitarian Disaster in Jails and Prisons
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response & Resources from The Justice Collaborative
‘Stay home?’ 500,000 homeless Americans can’t follow coronavirus advice
Perspective from disabled folks
National Fund for bartenders
Fund for musicians impacted by Covid-19 shutdowns:
ACTIVIST SONGBOOK audition process is now entirely online. (March 14th & 28th library auditions are canceled) You can submit video or audio of you performing a song or rap here
Sat Mar 28th 1pm The Annual Meeting of Promoting Enduring Peace (PEP)
More Details coming at www.PEPeace.org
Including Exclusive Video of Naomi Klein’s Lecture at Harvard AND we will announce the winner or winners of the 2020 Gandhi Peace Award
Opportunities to Get More Involved
To hear about more opportunities, join the SURJ New Haven General Body Google Group. We use this group to let members know about last-minute events and actions, as well as to coordinate SURJ’s presence at actions. Go to groups.google.com, search for our google group, and click “join.”
Another way that SURJ members can get more involved is by volunteering with our committees and working groups to organize and facilitate events. These groups often meet outside of general body meetings. If you see a project you might be interested in, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected with the co-chairs.
Recommended Media of the Week:
Tiny Pricks Project
the material record of Trump’s presidency
by Diana Weymar
SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. Join us!