This month is Black August, which was started by Black freedom fighters held inside California prisons to lift up the many Black liberation struggles taking place across the U.S. and the world. Since 1979, Black August has been a time to build unity, solidarity, and commemorate the fighters who have come before us and were taken too soon by the state and its racist vigilantes.
In that spirit, we invite organizers, freedom fighters, and community members from all over to join us in Durham, NC for a Commemorative One Year Anniversary Gathering to Honor Charlottesville, Defend Durham, and Smash White Supremacy!
Black people, people of color, im/migrants, and working class people continue to come under intensified attacks. From police killings to raids and deportations, eviction crises and gentrification, to mass incarceration and unemployment, the need for solidarity is more crucial than ever.
Join us for workshops, political discussions, and actions to commemorate the one year anniversary of the righteous fightback in Charlottesville, VA against white supremacists and the people’s toppling of a confederate monument in Durham, NC.
Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26
How to Topple a Statue, How to Tear Down a Wall
Commemorative One Year Anniversary Gathering to Defend Durham, Honor Resistance in Charlottesville and Smash White Supremacy! – Durham, NC
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your organization is interested in endorsing the conference and/or if you have any ideas for workshops, panels, discussions, or actions we should take up!
Initial conference endorsements include (list still in formation):
Stop Killing Us (SKU)
Comite de Accion Popular (Raleigh)
Fighting for Im/Migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE)
Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia (MERI)
Raise Up for $15
Take Em Down Jax
NC Environmental Justice Network
Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
North Carolina Green Party
Coalition for Health Care of NC
Take Em Down Nola
National Black Conference
NC National Lawyers Guild
Silent Sam Sit-In
Workers World Party
People’s Revolutionary United Collective (Charlotte)
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Anna Malinowski, Charlottesville SURJ
Maya Little, Chapel Hill defendant in Silent Sam case