Erin Heaney

Season 1, Episode 1

Episode Summary

This episode’s guest, Erin Heaney, is the Executive Director of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), organizing in majority-white communities to bring millions of white people into multi-racial movement. 

You’ll hear Erin talk about her own growth and development and you’ll also get a chance to hear her speak about the network of over 150 local groups that SURJ has developed and how predominantly white poor and working class, even and particularly in rural and Southern communities are critical to racial justice. 

She’ll also touch on how overlapping systems of racism and oppression have intentionally divided people from each other and their own self interests, and even their ability to form meaningful relationships.

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