SpeakOut's Fiscally-Sponsored Projects

SURJ - Showing Up for Racial Justice - Bay Area Chapter

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. There are over 175 chapters and affiliates nationwide including the Bay Area Chapter. Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. SURJ works to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. SURJ envisions a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world. SURJ Bay Area Chapter sponsors workshop and events. Learn more at SURJBayArea.org. You can make a donation and support SURJ's work HERE. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                                                                                                   All My Relations Podcast

All My Relations is a podcast hosted by Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) and Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) to explore what it means to be a Native person in contemporary America. To be an Indigenous person is to be engaged in relationships — relationships to land and place, to a people, to non-human relatives, and to one another. All My Relations is a place to explore those relationships, and to think through Indigeneity in all its complexities. Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native peoples today as we keep it real, play games, laugh a lot, and even cry sometimes. Learn more here.

Asylum-Seekers Sponsorship Project

Asylum-Seekers Sponsorship Project is grassroots project created to find sponsors for asylum seekers who have no contacts in the US. Without sponsors, people are likely to remain in detention -- which in and of itself is inhumane treatment -- and it is exponentially harder to win a case from detention where they likely have no legal support. Through this work, ASSP educates sponsors on the immigration system and activates sponsors to speak out/stand up against the inhumane treatment and criminalization of migrants. Their goal is to build an asylum seeker support system, designed in collaboration with and maintained by asylum seekers and empower asylum seekers to advocate for themselves and live independent and successful lives (as defined by them). Learn more here.

7th Empire Media

7th Empire Media is Shalini Kantayya’s production company with a mission to create a culture of human rights and a sustainable planet through imaginative media that makes impact. Kantayya’s films include her debut feature film, Catching the Sun, about the race for a clean energy future. The documentary premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Her science-fiction film about the world water crisis, A Drop of Life, won Best Short at Palm Beach International, and was broadcast on national television in the U.S. and India. She has received recognition for her work from IFP Spotlight on Documentary, New York Women in Film and Television, and the Jerome Hill Centennial.  A William J. Fulbright Scholar, Kantayya is a Sundance Fellow, a TED Fellow, and a finalist for the ABC/Disney Directing Program. Kantayya is an Associate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Learn more here.

Speak Out with Tim Wise Podcast

Speak Out with Tim Wise was an informative and entertaining podcast aimed at promoting multiracial democracy and justice in dangerous times. The show, which ran 2017-2020, featured the biting, factual, and humorous commentary of its host, Tim Wise, alongside dialogue with some of the nation's leading scholars, artists and activists, as well as grassroots community leaders whose voices are often ignored in the dominant media. Past episodes are available wherever you get your podcasts. Supporters via Patreon still receive exclusive articles and commentaries by Tim.




Project 562

Created by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip), Project 562 is a multi-year national photography project dedicated to photographing over 562 federally recognized tribes in The United States resulting in an unprecedented repository of imagery and oral histories that accurately portrays contemporary Native Americans. This creative, consciousness-shifting work will be widely distributed through national curricula, artistic publications, exhibitions, and online portals. Learn more here.