PEOPLES 100 DAYS IS HERE

On August 1st the Peoples 100 Day Countdown to the election began. The Peoples 100 Days is part of the Southern Peoples Initiatives to support coordination across movements. A vast amount of amazing work is happening throughout the South, and in this time of crisis we need to amplify our collective power rising!

REFLECTIONS FROM ROOTS WEEK

“SpiritHouse and Alternate ROOTS are two of the 14 anchor organizations supporting this effort, and we’ve helped create a space that increasingly honors the role of artists and cultural organizers in this new branch of social just movements.” – Nikki Brown

To read more please download the following statement!

A MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY SIN FRONTERAS on BUILDING UNITY IN A TIME OF DIVISION

We come from oppressed experiences and systems. We come divided by coloniality (thinking like colonial subjects), binary systems, racism, sexism, class divisions, culture, geography, and nationality. The educational system has perpetuated these divisions, so we must decolonize our learning and our minds. To be united is to create convergence and bring together all of the thinking towards synthesis to create an inclusive vision, and plan for action.

WE SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT 4 BLACK LIVES POLICY DEMANDS

Southern Movement Assembly anchor organizations participated in the development of the Movement 4 Black Lives policy demands, and we believe that it is a powerful tool that gives us road maps for how to push for transformative change on the local, state, and federal level.

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? If so: Sign on Here.

The Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice convened community and regional support organizations on July 25th as they continue to address issues and build towards a Peoples Assembly in Uniontown, AL and SMA VI

ACTION STEPS

 

August 1 – November 8 Peoples 100 Day Countdown

Peoples Movement Assemblies across the South will gather communities to address frontline concerns, create long-term visions for justice, and develop community-led positions on this time of crisis. Formerly incarcerated people and their families, communities affected by extractive & toxic industries, young Black people, workers, and refugee & immigrant communities will gather and develop our plan for the Southern Freedom Movement in the 21st century.

Upcoming Assemblies and Events

*For more information on these assemblies please email info@southtosouth.org

Alternate Roots – Roots Week – Arden, NC – August 10 – August 14

SpiritHouse Black Joy/ Black Resilience Wednesday – Durham, NC -Wednesdays (weekly)

Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice & Allies to Fight for Human Rights – Uniontown, AL –  August 15

Black Belt Citizens Uniontown Assembly – Uniontown, AL – August 20

Tennessee Wide Assembly – August 20

Formerly Incarcerated Peoples Assembly – Dothan, AL – August, 27

Women Watch Afrika – Clarkston,GA – Community Assembly – August 27

Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy – Climate Justice & Labor Assembly in New Orleans – September 1

Hondo Community Assembly in Texas – September 1

October 1-2 Southern Movement Assembly VI – Chattanooga TN

Bring your dreams, your visions, and your plans to the sixth regional assembly of frontline communities. We will sharpen our collective plan of action and prepare for the challenges and opportunities of 2017. Save the date and join us!

If you have any tech questions feel free to reach out to Jovan Julien at jovan@projectsouth.org.

For any questions about ongoing organizing efforts, reach out to Ash-Lee W. Henderson at ash-lee@projectsouth.org.

Much love and solidarity,

Southern Movement Assembly Governance Council Organizations
Alternate Roots | Regional

Black Workers for Justice | Raleigh, NC

Concerned Citizen for Justice | Chattanooga, Tennessee

Crescent City Media Group | New Orleans, LA

Georgia Citizens’ Coalition on Hunger | Atlanta, GA

Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy | Regional

National Council of Elders – South | Regional

New Jim Crow Movement | Jacksonville, FL

Project South | Atlanta & Regional

Southwest Workers’ Union | San Antonio, TX

SpiritHouse | Durham, NC

The Ordinary Peoples Society – TOPS | Dothan, AL

University Sin Fronteras | Atlanta, Bemidji, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Detroit, Jacksonville, San Antonio, & Puerto Rico

Women Watch AfrikaClarkston, GA