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The Southern Movement Assembly is committed to creating a region-wide Southern infrastructure to advance and regenerate the Southern Freedom Movement in the 21st century. It has three Southern initiatives: A New Economy, A People’s Democracy, and Protect and Defend Our People. We work from a blueprint created from what we have learned in our regional […]
‘Detroit’ is a case study of the limits of the white gaze. By Frank Joyce / AlterNet August 3, 2017, 6:58 AM GMT 2.7K190 Print 100 COMMENTS Still from the movie Detroit. Photo Credit: Screenshot / YouTube Are you thinking of seeing Kathryn Bigelow’s movie Detroit? Don’t. Read John Hersey’s book The Algiers Motel Incident instead. It is one of the […]
In 2016, The National Council of Elders decided to commemorate 50th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic antiwar speech, delivered April 4, 1967 at the Riverside Church in New York City. Others, including Riverside Church also honored the speech. Originally sponsored by Clergy and Laity Concerned, the speech has special resonance for […]
Catherine Meeks has recently been appointed as Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta. The Center will replace and expand the work of the Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism which will be decommissioned in November, 2017. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church has entered a partnership […]
Hey Elders, Sure will miss seeing all of you. I know you understand that the movement we called “Sanctuary” in the ’80’s has become relevant since the election in faith communities, cities and counties, universities, and now states. I can’t be with you for check-in on the 17th but the link below will give you […]
By Shea Howell Silence is not an option April 2, 2017 The Reverend Dr. William Barber II marked the beginning of activities reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s call for a radical revolution in values in “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence.” On Sunday morning, April 2, Dr. Barber […]