We are stronger together.

On March 11, organizers from all over the South collectively decided to adjust our plans and to continue to build our power. We will not travel to Little Rock and instead, we committed to participate virtually in the Organizing Intensive, Saturday, March 21, from 9am-4pm. 

Now even more people can join us!

The Southern Movement Organizing Intensive was planned for next weekend in Little Rock, Arkansas. The SMA Governance Council and registered participants (over 130 folks from all over the South) made a collective decision about how best to move forward given public health concerns about travel and gatherings. The National Nurses United, an SMA anchor group and the largest organization of registered nurses in the country, shared important details about practicing the precautionary principle to contain and mitigate the Coronavirus, and we discussed the systemic impacts of a public health crisis compounded by the existing crises our communities face everyday.

We look to the Southern People’s Initiative as our visionary framework to imagine strong, strategic demands and actions during this time. 

Join the all-day Organizing Intensive to build our skills. We will learn & share:

  • Fundamentals of Community Organizing for Collective Power
  • Critical Southern Frontlines in 2020
  • Action Planning in a Time of Crisis
  • Creative Plans for Southern Spring, 90 days of actions from April 1 – June 30

Southern Movement Assembly Action Plan 2020 

Every time we gather as a Southern Movement Assembly, we produce a plan of action. At the SMA8 in Mississippi in November 2019, we divided ourselves into three assemblies based on the elements of the Southern Peoples Initiative. In each of these assemblies we discussed our visions and strategies for 2020. We gathered on Saturday evening with representatives from each assembly and over 100 people participating as a large group to synthesize the ideas into an action plan.

The challenges we face in our communities are more urgent than ever, but we are stronger when we come together. Southern movement forces are ready to take action and grow southern power from the bottom up.