We don’t want to wait for another Black child to be murdered by police, for another ICE raid that steals away our neighbors, for another violent attack on a mosque or place of worship or the whitewashing of another cultural mural in order to take action. That is why we are changing the date of our Mass Meeting to Friday, June 9th at 7:00PM, to launch a new organizing and mobilization effort here in Austin so that we can be ready when we are needed, including on Saturday, June 10th at the Anti-Islamophobia Rally!
As white people, and as members of Undoing White Supremacy Austin, we have been organizing in Austin for over three years: building a strong group, hosting Community Dialogues and Unlearning Circles, showing up in solidarity at City Council or in the streets, and providing childcare for mamas of color organizing for racial justice. We have also been active on the Mayor’s Task Force on Racial Equity, the Equity Action Team and have been working for a racially just Code Next.
We invite you to come together with us to deepen our connections, strengthen our ability to support frontline communities, and use our privilege in service to the crucial work ahead. Please bring your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers or members of your faith community to this meeting.
This meeting will help us have a shared vision and understanding so that, together, we can build an ongoing UWSA Action Mobilization Network, UWSA-AMN, that shows up when needed to ensure that justice is done. You and your family and friends are a vital part of this. Please come learn more about how we as a white community can be more effective in transforming Austin into a more racially just and equitable city in collaboration with groups led by people of color.
This meeting will be followed up with a Mass Training on Saturday, June 24th, starting at 10:00AM, to better prepare ourselves for the work ahead. We encourage you to mark your calendars now to ensure your participation.
If you have any questions or want to get in touch, please respond to this email! We hope to see you in this growing effort to build a strong movement of white people working against all forms of oppression here in Austin!