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Erin Heaney

National Executive Director
Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ)

Erin Heaney is the National Executive Director of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national organization that organizes in majority-white communities to undermine the power of the Right and bring more white people into multi-racial, anti-racist movements for justice. She brings over a decade of experience running grassroots campaigns for economic, racial and environmental justice and building organizations to enable transformative organizing. In her time at SURJ, Erin has shepherded significant growth and strategic shifts including the growth of the SURJ Chapter Network to over 175 local groups working on issues of policing, mass incarceration and immigration, the launch 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. Erin is a queer woman from a white Irish-Italian union family from Buffalo, NY where she lives with her wife Emma.