The Southern Movement Assembly is an organizing process and a convergence space that centers the voices and experiences of grassroots leadership on multiple frontlines. Organizations take actions locally and regionally to confront poverty, racism, and violence and to build political power in our communities. The Assembly is a movement governance process that is a combination of political education, discussion, planning, action, and synthesis.
Southern Movement Assembly VII
Building communities of practice, growing our movement, and exercising collective power that is coordinated and united around a set of principles
WHERE: Whitakers, North Carolina
WHEN: October 26 - 29, 2017
WHO: 500 community leaders and people fighting on every frontline in every state of the South and beyond
WHAT WILL WE DO: a collective agenda for the time will be generated based on assessed needs!
FOR WHAT: To continue building a Southern Movement Village that can meet our community needs in this moment.
“Our community is the source of our power. We can create a culture of liberation.”
-Ruben Solis, University Sin Fronteras
General Assembly Call – August
The Southern Movement Assembly holds monthly calls to gather our folks, stay updated with organizing on the ground across the region, and support each other to grow our forces within the Southern Freedom Movement of the 21st Century.
WHERE: Online Using Maestro Conference Calls
WHEN: August 23, 2017 6PM EST / 5PM CST
WHO: Community leaders and people fighting on every frontline in every state of the South and beyond!
WHAT WILL WE DO: we will present updates from the teams generating plans for SMA VII, work together to deepen the plans, and hear from each other about how to support our local work!
FOR WHAT: To continue building the infrastructure that will hold our Southern Movement Village at SMA VII.