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.
 

Join organizers and community members to share your work and connect to the Southern Movement Blueprint, a broad, coordinated plan of action to dismantle oppression and practice liberation. 

First Monthly General Membership Assembly Call!

On March 13, 2017, 50 organizations, communities, and individuals jumped on the first Southern Movement Assembly General Membership Call!

From Little Rock, Arkansas organizing to protect public schools to folks shutting down the Nashville, TN city council to demand justice for Jocque Clemmons to organizing in Whitesburg, KY to shift federal prison construction towards community-based economies, Southern movement is rising!

For more updates from the frontlines of liberatory struggle across the South check out the map below!

Updates from the South

Each month, we will hear directly from different frontline organizers across the region so we can stay informed about what is happening on the ground. This will help us learn from each other about our work.

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National Nurses United

NNU is
  • Southern Workers School starting the weekend of April 22 in Atlanta hosted at the Project South offices (with other sessions via on-line video).  Purpose is to build worker power through collective exercise of rights with or without collective bargaining. The school will train activists and leaders in the historical imperative to organize at work. And provide the skills to do so.

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Today, March 13th, Washington (Minnesota) filed an “Emergency Motion to Enforce Preliminary Injunction”  and hold a hearing on Trump’s Second Muslim Ban with Judge Robart, US District Court, Western District of Washington.
Judge Robart responded today and ordered Trump to file a response to the hearing request by no later than 4:30 pmTuesday, March 14th. If there is a hearing, it will not be before March 15th, says Robart.
I’m not sure what this will mean for the March 16th beginning of the ban.
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Healthcare-NOW Georgia +

The Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare, initiated by Healthcare-NOW, National Nurses United, Labor Campaign for Single Payer, Physicians for a National Health Program and more “organizes to win improved Medicare for All – a single payer healthcare system… and sees the movement for healthcare justice as a central component of a broader movement for social and economic justice.”  
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Friends of the Congo

The youth in the heart of Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo are engaged in a fierce social justice battle to bring about peace and justice in this vital country to the future of the African continent. They are calling on peace loving and justice seeking people throughout the globe to stand in solidarity with them as they wage this dignified fight.
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Letcher County Governance Project

We’re in Eastern Kentucky. It’s great to hear all of y’all’s voices.  About a year ago, $444 million was allocated to build the fourth federal prison in our congressional district.  We started organizing against that.  It’s the only federal prison proposal in the country right now.  We’ve been caught in a back and forth with the head of the Planning Commission and our Congressman.

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Black Lives Matter, Nashville

Peace Everyone. Right now, we unfortunately have to deal with a murder by a police officer in community housing.  We’ve been trying to support the family and build on long-term work to have the police be accountable.  We’re in the process of constructing a Citizen Review Board.  We shut down the City Council a few weeks ago.  That public display of democracy turned things around.  We won through direct action and narrative.  Thanks for keeping up with what we’re doing.

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Little Rock Collective Liberation

We’re a mostly white ally group doing multi-racial organizing and anti-racist education. We hold a bi-monthly study group that has averaged ten-fifteen people for over five years.  But since the election, about 50-100 have showed up.  The last few meetings have been studying the Blueprint.  Most of our energy has been geared toward the Save Our Schools Campaign.
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SpiritHouse

We are doing a Southern Regional Book Study, a process we have used for several yers.  They had been city-wide. This one is southern wide.  It involves discussions of the book “Incarceration Nation” to be part of the blueprint calling for defending our people and tearing down walls.

Please click the button below to learn more about the HFZ Regional Book Study!

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STEPS Coalition

We seek to build a democratic movement with sustainable justice. Working with several groups in the area.  We have a PMA that will happen in a couple of months.  We’re also going to used the PMA process with an NAACP committee on the Gulf Coast.  WE had 600 people march, a good turnout for this area.  We have been identifying priorities and cultural framework for people who are new to the movement.  Finally, we’ll find out soon if we’ll get an implementation grant for Energy Democracy.

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Hondo Empowerment Committee

40 miles from SA and 100 from the Mexican border. Since the beginning of the year, we have protested at the Mexican Consultate, the MLK March prootint the May 1 Initaitave for a New Social ecoonly.  We’ve had a peoples market and a community garden.  We’re planning a Workers Assembly on April 20 to plan May 1 activities, including joining a march in SA.

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NC Public Service Workers Union-UE Local 150 / Black Workers For Justice

We’ve been building assemblies over the year, especially one over the last three or four months.  We’ve been building the Southern Workers Assembly, which came out of a protest at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte. There are about 140 workers’ group.  We have been building a workers’ school and will have one in Atlanta in April.

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