A MESSAGE FROM The Ordinary Peoples Society AND the Free Alabama Movement
FACILITATION TEAM TRAINING
On September 2nd and 3rd the SMA VI facilitation team converged from across the south! Together we continued preparing for SMA VI, worked out site support planning, began synthesizing Movement Briefings that have been coming in from across the south.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR SMA VI
The Southern Movement Assembly VI Governance Council and Organizing Team held a National invitation call on September 6, 2016.
Listen to a recording of the call to learn about the rising Southern Freedom Movement, how to participate in the SMA process, preparing your delegation, and listen to examples of community assemblies from across the region!
- Who is coming from across the south?
- What are Movement Briefings and why are we asking communities to invest energy in them?
- What are the specific calls to action for the final 50 days of the Peoples 100 Countdown?
To download the audio click here!
REGISTER NOW FOR SMA VI – an additional logistics update will be mailed out Sept. 10th
On October 1st-2nd Southern Freedom Fighters from across the South will convene at SMA VI in Chattanooga, TN. SMA VI will gather forces who will bring with them Movement Briefings from their communities and bases that describe what is happening in their communities. These Movement Briefings will ensure that rather than just a gathering of individuals, we will come together as representatives of our communities to plan our collective next steps. The goal of SMA VI is to co-create a Southern Movement Blueprint to define our strategies moving into 2017. For more information on how to generate a Movement Briefing please download and use the Peoples 100 Day Action Packet
JOIN THE SOUTHERN PEOPLES INITIATIVES
Are you or your organization ready to sign on for the Southern Peoples Initiatives? Does the work you do advance a new economy, a functional democracy, or community-driven safety? Are you ready to organize a community assembly to demand action in this moment and develop Movement Briefings? Are you ready to build a delegation to the Southern Movement Assembly VI in October and shape a Southern Movement Blueprint?
Sign on below.
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Participate in and/or support an assembly near you
- Add your upcoming events or assemblies to the Southern Peoples Initiatives calendar to show our power together by filling out the online form here.
Organize a delegation from your community to attend Southern Movement Assembly VI
- Download Action Packet and facilitate an Assembly to produce Movement Briefings
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Georgia Citizens’ Coalition on Hunger | Atlanta, GA
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New Jim Crow Movement | Jacksonville, FL
Project South | Atlanta & Regional
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SpiritHouse | Durham, NC
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