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October 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

LGBTQ FSA Brown Bag Conversation with Black Love Resists in the Rust and Buffalo’s Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm | Register on Zoom

Gather with members of the LGBTQ FSA on Zoom for a panel conversation with guests from two local organizations about accountability partnership towards abolition and the movement for multiracial justice.

 Josie Diebold MSW ’18, PhD Candidate, School of Social Work

  • Erin Heaney, National Director, Showing Up for Racial Justice
  • Natalia Marte JD ’20, Advisory Board Chair, Black Love Resists in the Rust
  • Athena Matua, Professor, School of Law

About BLRR and SURJ:

Black Love Resists in the Rust (BLRR) is a member-led, abolitionist organization of Black folks and POC that believes – through leadership development, a shared politic, and community organizing – we will build safe and flourishing communities that resist the ills of white supremacist, cis-heteropatriarchal, capitalism; including policing.

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network organizing white people against white supremacy. At SURJ, we’re working towards a world where every community has what they need to not just survive, but to thrive. We believe we get there by working together and following the leadership of communities that directly experience racism and economic injustices. And we believe white people have an important role to play. The local SURJ chapter is SURJ Buffalo.

The Brown Bag Conversation series are casual opportunities to learn and engage, open to members of the UB community. This specific event is also open to the public and is in collaboration with the Professional Staff Senate Inclusion and Diversity Committee, Office of Inclusive Excellence, and Minority Faculty and Staff Association.


October 20, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Online via Zoom