Entries by Jovan

Unite to Fight Organizing Institute

The Unite to Fight Summer Organizing Drive kicked off with a successful 5-day Institute. 70 people from 19 organizations in AL, GA, FL, TN, NC, LA, & TX came together to participate in University Sin Fronteras daily classes, organizing & strategy training, media training, and cultural celebrations! Carolyn Pittman, Director of the Georgia Citizens’ Coalition on […]

Southern Movement assembly Dothan

Dothan AL, August 2013 40 organizations met in Dothan, Alabama on August 30-31, 2013 in the third Southern Movement Assembly since September 2012. The Assembly was held in the Baptist Bottom community, hosted by The Ordinary Peoples Society (TOPS). The Assembly followed a dynamic four months of Freedom Summer that included base-building, liberated educational spaces, […]

Walk For Dignity

The Southern Freedom Movement made history by walking from Jacksonville to Sanford last week! Over 100 people walked with us at some point on the journey, and hundreds more contributed to the effort from states around the South and the country. The organizations and community members who walked recognize that we cannot seek solutions to […]

Day of Dignity

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, organizations take over 7 Southern state capitols with actions, assemblies, and teach-ins. The Day of Dignity actions and assemblies  mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and collect the visions for the next 50 years from the rising Southern Freedom Movement in this […]

Southern Movement Assembly II in JAX, FL

“The Southern Freedom Movement Began when the First Enslaved Person decided to resist”– Trap Bonner, Crescent City Media For many years our organizations and movements have talked about how we BELONG together + we must work across our different issues – worker rights, immigration, anti-hunger, anti-poverty, but now with the Southern Movement Assembly we are creating a […]

Southern Movement Assembly 1 Lowndes County, AL

Almost three hundred community leaders gathered in Lowndes County, Alabama on September 22, 2012, and together, we are regenerating the Southern Freedom Movement.  Large delegations of young people from every state in the South, migrants living in Alabama and beyond, Black organizers and leaders from 10 states, and LGBTQ organizers from five states came together […]

The People’s First One Hundred Days

In September 2012, over 250 grassroots community leaders from throughout the South came together at the Southern Movement Assembly in Lowndes County, Alabama. There they planned the People’s First 100 Days, a series of coordinated regional actions and community assemblies aimed at building a Southern Freedom Movement. Starting the day after the elections, the People’s […]