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Erin Heaney of Showing Up for Racial Justice

Erin Heaney

Erin Heaney is the executive director of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), organizing in majority-white communities to undermine the power of the Right and bring millions of white people into multi-racial movement. In her time at SURJ, Erin has shepherded significant growth and strategic shifts including the growth of the SURJ Chapter Network to over 150 local groups, the launch and growth of SURJ’s electoral organizing programs and the robust centering of and expansion of SURJ’s organizing in poor and working-class, rural and Southern communities. Prior to her work at SURJ, Erin was the founding director at the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York, a multi-racial, grassroots, member-led organization that supported front-line communities to win victories over corporations that harmed their communities.

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