Entries by Jovan

A People’s Victory on the Bridge in Selma

At the 50th commemoration of Selma, it was ordinary people, who do extraordinary things, at the lead and at the center of the 70,000 people gathered who marched across the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge. As rumors and misinformation fly around the internet about what happened in Selma this weekend, our Southern Movement Assembly delegation want […]

A People’s Victory on the Bridge in Selma

At the 50th commemoration of Selma, it was ordinary people, who do extraordinary things, at the lead and at the center of the 70,000 people gathered who marched across the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge. As rumors and misinformation fly around the internet about what happened in Selma this weekend, our Southern Movement Assembly delegation want to amplify the […]

Angela Corey is the Bull Connor of Today

By Stephanie Guilloud, Project South Co-Director As Project South heads down to Jacksonville, Florida for Marissa Alexander’s final hearing, we reflect on our work in alliance with New Jim Crow Movement over the last two and a half years of confrontation with DA Angela Corey’s version of state violence. In 1965, Bull Connor in Birmingham […]

Southern People’s Initiative

On MLK Day January 19, 2015, as we remembered Southern Movement legacy, 14 organizations committed to participate as anchors on the SMA Governance Council, to advance the Southern People’s Initiative, a 2-year Action Plan in coordination with grassroots groups working across many frontline struggles to transform our conditions and advance social movements for the liberation of […]

Principles of Unity

Southern Movement Assembly Principles of Unity The principles that connect the members of the Southern Movement Assembly reflect many years of organizational partnerships and a synthesis of ideas based in collective practice and historical example. The principles serve to name who we are, what we believe, and our purpose for working together to regenerate and […]

Southern Movement Assembly IV Atlanta, GA

Over 300 people traveled from all 13 Southern states and around the county to participate in frontline assemblies on Climate Justice, Violence, Education Justice, Civic Engagement, Culture, and Radical Labor & Migration. The SMA culminated a summer of actions with the Unite to Fight Organizing Drive.

Stand Our Ground Week

Southern organizations converged in Jacksonville FL in late July 2014 to demand that the state Free Marissa Alexander Now! Reproductive Justice groups, grassroots organizers, Black feminist scholars, and youth joined New Jim Crow Movement to march on the Duval County Courthouse.

Unite to Fight Tour brings TOPS, other groups together

The Rev. Kenneth Glasgow and other civil rights activists are touring southern cities this summer, signing eligible incarcerated voters up to vote and bringing to light alleged non-compliance with laws allowing people held in prison to vote. Glasgow held a press conference outside the Dothan City Jail on Thursday and said that many incarcerated people […]