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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Facing Opposition Forces


Doors Open: 4:00 PM
Program Starts: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM

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Lessons from fighting the Klan, COINTELPRO, dictators, & militias

On the evening before Juneteenth, leaders from National Council of Elders & Project South will facilitate a dialogue between movement veterans to share their experiences facing state and vigilante counter-organizing. We will discuss preparation and tools we need for our movement today.

Urgent questions about infiltration, surveillance, movement security, and counter-movement opposition face organizers in this moment just as they faced organizers in movements of the past. 21st century organizers are asking 20th century leaders three critical questions:

What was your experience facing off organized opposition?

What do we need to anticipate and prepare for?

What skills and tools do we need today?

Join movement veterans:

Nelson Johnson, survivor of the Greensboro Massacre

Glory Kilanko, Women Watch Afrika & Nigerian freedom movements

Gus Newport, co-organizer with Malcolm X

Loretta Ross, long-time reproductive justice leader

These freedom fighters will share lessons from their experiences facing neo-Nazis, the KKK, militarized dicatorships, COINTELPRO, assassinations, rightwing militias, clinic defense, and church burnings—and they will discuss preparation and tools we need for our movement today


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Admission: No Charge