Santa Cruz CZU Fire Resources

Our hearts go out to the families who are impacted by the fires in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties. We wish everyone peace and comfort moving forward.  

Evacuees can access donations at shelter sites.  

Fire Support Group for families who’ve lost their homes.

Rebuilding tips from Santa Cruz County for those affected.

Others can donate:

  • Puente’s Emergency Fire Relief Fund
  • Nonperishable goods and new items for evacuees accepted at 114 Walker St., Watsonville, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday, or Santa Cruz County Warehouse, 1082 Emeline, Santa Cruz, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through September 1. Prepared meals, alcohol and used bedding or clothing are NOT accepted.
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz is fundraising for young readers affected by the wildfires.

SURJ SC July Meeting

We’re back! Join SURJ Santa Cruz on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 @ 7 PM on Zoom to learn more about SURJ’s mission as part of a multiracial movement for justice, and get to know more of your community members with a shared passion for change. We’ll discuss SURJ’s values and the Theory of Change which holds us accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). We’ll also talk about the many ways you can get involved in organizing, taking action, and removing the veil of white supremacy. And, we’ll want to hear what’s on your mind and how you plan to engage to end white silence. Please come and invite your friends and family! Just email surjsantacruz@gmail.com for the link.

Movie and Discussion Night: 13th.


’13TH’ is probably the most important film you’ll ever see. DuVernay’s film is downright incredible. – Clayton Davis | AWARDS CIRCUIT

Join SURJ Santa Cruz on Saturday, July 18, at 6:30 pm (via Zoom) to watch and discuss 13th, Ava DuVernay’s award-winning documentary about the thirteenth amendment and the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. Invite your family and friends, and click here to register. We hope to see you there! 

Movie and Discussion Night: I Am Not Your Negro

“Director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished – a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.”


Please join SURJ Santa Cruz on Saturday, June 13, from 7–10 PM for a Netflix Party & Zoom viewing and discussion of I Am Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck. You’ll need access to a Netflix account.

How to discuss:

Email surjsantacruz@gmail.com for the zoom link. Open the link at 7 PM Saturday.

How to watch:

  1. After you join us on Zoom, the Netflix Party link will be provided.
  2. Open the link in Google Chrome; confirm you are signed in to your Netflix account.
  3. Click “NP” on the top right corner to join the Netflix Party.

We hope to see you there!

RSVP to the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/258650855552034/

#EndWhiteSilence Car Caravans

Coming Together to End White Silence

In response to the killings of George Floyd and far too many other Black people at the hands of police officers, SURJ Santa Cruz organized two socially-distanced car caravan protests on June 2 and 5. Strong turnout showcased the depth of community support for ending white silence and showing up for racial justice in the Santa Cruz community. Take a look at some photos from the events and join us next time.