Showing up For Racial Justice group disbands

The local chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice, which began in October 2016, is disbanding.

But coordinator Sondra Bolte said members will continue supporting racial and social justice through other avenues locally and nationally. SURJ’s local leadership decided that could more effectively be done in other ways.

“By no means does this mean that people have lost interest in racial justice,” Bolte said. “It’s certainly not that at all.”

Bolte said the group, which she volunteered for since January 2017, “ideally was meant to support other groups and elevate their voices.”

For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Republic.

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