Intro to SURJ Meeting with guest speaker Taina Vargas-Edmond @ Sierra Club, Oakland [15 November]

Intro to SURJ Meeting with guest speaker Taina Vargas-Edmond


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15
November
18:45 - 20:45

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Sierra Club
2101 Webster St, Suite 1300, Oakland, California 94612
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority. Come learn about our current work and activities.
Featured Speaker: Taina Vargas-Edmond, Founder and Executive Director of Initiate Justice
An organization that works both inside and outside of prisons to write, pass, and implement California state ballot initiatives to dismantle the prison industrial complex. Their current initiative — the Voting Restoration and Democracy Act — aims to restore voting rights to incarcerated folks and folks on parole.

You'll also hear about SURJ's new pathways for entering the work, including Study and Action groups as well as committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We'll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice.

Building Accessibility: There are two entrances to Sierra Club Office building on Webster and 21st both of which are accessible for mobility devices. The building has an elevator, and the kitchen space, conference room, and restrooms can also all accommodate mobility devices.

Scents: The Sierra Club’s space endeavors to offer a scent free environment; however as the Club is currently transitioning towards the use of only scent free products, we cannot guarantee an entirely scent free space. We ask everyone to please arrive at meetings fragrance free to support access for folks who experience multiple chemical sensitivities and allergies. This means using only body products and laundry detergent that say “fragrance free” or “unscented” on the label and do not have scented ingredients.

Restrooms: Restrooms are currently labeled in a gender-binary way. The Sierra Club is working on changing this and has an office policy that all restrooms are available to anyone, regardless of lived or perceived gender identity. We ask that folks choose the restroom that is right for them, and that no one question a person’s chosen restroom.
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