Newly formed racial justice chapter launching in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The newly launched Columbus chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice wants to do whatever it can to promote that concept.

SURJ attempts to move white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability, according to its national website at

The local chapter is awaiting official recognition by the national organization. About 20 people attended the local group’s first meeting, although more than are on the mailing list.

Please read Thursday’s edition of The Republic for more details.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.