Haymarket Books, a Chicago-based independent publisher, is organizing an online conference titled “The Artistry of Black Organizing in the 21st Century” on August 5.
Prominent Atlanta-based organizers will be speaking at the event “about the deep, intersectional, and transformative struggle for Black liberation.”
The speakers are:
- Mary Hooks, co-director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG), a political organization for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South.
- Monica Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong, the National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.
- Toni-Michelle Williams, an auto-theorist, performance artist, and executive director of Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative (SNAPCO).
- Tiffany Lethabo King, an associate professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University.
“Much of the ‘back of the house’ organizing that has made the current rebellion and political moment possible goes unseen. So often images of protestors in the streets capture our collective attention and imagination. People often think that protests and marches define organizing. However, so much of what Black organizers do involves more mundane and less sexy work like: mutual aid, transformative justice, fundraising for bail, working to fight evictions, healing and care work,” the event brief says.
The event is free to attend, however, attendees who are able to make a donation in support of the organizers’ work are encouraged to do so. Donations will be shared between SisterSong, SONG and Solutions Not Punishment to support their organizing work.
You will receive a link to the video conference on August 5, after you register through Eventbrite.