Group Study: "Unlearning" Discussion Group

This group will meet monthly beginning in February 2022.

The first date will be released via our enews. If you're not already on the list, sign up here.

This Unlearning discussion group will provide white folks in Northern New Mexico a safe space to explore and unpack issues of race and racial justice. Ten days before the group meets, NNM SURJ will send out that month's media to review - an article, a video or a podcast. The Unlearning meeting itself will be 90 minutes long, and facilitated by members of Northern New Mexico SURJ.

While we will hold the container for the discussion, there are no experts in this space. We strive to create room for open discourse where we can all talk, ask questions, and be together in the struggle for greater understanding. As we discuss issues related to racism, white supremacy culture, police and prison abolition, Indigenous Sovereignty, and climate justice as racial justice, we hope to better understand the pervasiveness of white supremacy, learn to recognize ways we may unconsciously perpetuate it, and strategize together how we can begin to unravel it in ourselves and the systems around us.

Anyone is welcome to join us! No previous study of race or racial justice is required. The only thing we ask is that participants read the SURJ National Values and our chapter's local values so that you are aware of that framework coming into the discussion.

While the sessions will be on zoom for the foreseeable future, we hope to host in-person sessions across Northern New Mexico when the dangers of COVID pass. We can't wait to see you and learn beside you.