SpeakOut's Fiscally-Sponsored Projects

SURJ - Showing Up for Racial Justice - Bay Area Chapter

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. There are over 150 chapters and affiliates nationwide including the Bay Area Chapter. Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. SURJ works to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. SURJ envisions a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world. SURJ Bay Area Chapter sponsors workshop and events. Learn more at SURJBayArea.org. You can make a donation and support SURJ's work HERE. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                                                                                                   All My Relations Podcast

All My Relations is a podcast hosted by Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) and Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) to explore what it means to be a Native person in 2020. To be an Indigenous person is to be engaged in relationships — relationships to land and place, to a people, to non-human relatives, and to one another. All My Relations is a place to explore those relationships, and to think through Indigeneity in all its complexities. Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native peoples today as we keep it real, play games, laugh a lot, and even cry sometimes. Learn more here.

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Asylum-Seekers Sponsorship Project

Asylum-Seekers Sponsorship Project is grassroots project created to find sponsors for asylum seekers who have no contacts in the US. Without sponsors, people are likely to remain in detention -- which in and of itself is inhumane treatment -- and it is exponentially harder to win a case from detention where they likely have no legal support. Through this work, we want to educate sponsors on the immigration system and activate sponsors to speak out/stand up against the inhumane treatment and criminalization of migrants. Our hope is that we can build an asylum seeker support system, designed in collaboration with and maintained by  asylum seekers and empower  asylum seekers to advocate for themselves and live independent and successful lives (as defined by them). Learn more here.

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7th Empire Media

7th Empire Media is Shalini Kantayya’s production company with a mission to create a culture of human rights and a sustainable planet through imaginative media that makes impact. Kantayya’s films include her debut feature film, Catching the Sun, about the race for a clean energy future. The documentary premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Her science-fiction film about the world water crisis, A Drop of Life, won Best Short at Palm Beach International, and was broadcast on national television in the U.S. and India. She has received recognition for her work from IFP Spotlight on Documentary, New York Women in Film and Television, and the Jerome Hill Centennial.  A William J. Fulbright Scholar, Kantayya is a Sundance Fellow, a TED Fellow, and a finalist for the ABC/Disney Directing Program. Kantayya is an Associate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Learn more here.

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Speak Out with Tim Wise Podcast

Speak Out with Tim Wise is an informative and entertaining podcast focused on racial and economic justice in the age of Trump. It’s hosted by Tim Wise is one of the country's leading anti-racist writers, educators, and media commentators. He is the author of seven books, including White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. The podcast features the biting and humorous commentary of its host, along with interviews with some of the nation’s leading scholars, activists and artists as well as grass roots organizers whose voices are often ignored in mainstream media. You can become a patron and receive extras including commentaries and other perks. Learn more here.

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