Categories & Tags: community organizing

A year in, Moral Monday movement plans new protests, more organizing   |   April 29, 2014
Today marks one year since 17 North Carolinians were arrested for nonviolent civil disobedience at the General Assembly while protesting Republican plans to restrict voting rights...

 

Jumpstarting the vote in North Carolina   |   February 7, 2014
In North Carolina, it's called the "Monster Law" -- the 56-page bill passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) last year that ushered in some...

 

In North Carolina, commemorating an innovative strategy in the war on poverty   |   November 15, 2013
Community leaders and residents gathered in Durham, N.C. this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Fund, a groundbreaking nonprofit created by Gov. Terry...

 

NC local elections find students fired up to fight rights rollbacks   |   October 10, 2013
If the local elections that took place across North Carolina this week are any indication, the Republican effort to roll back voting rights in the state and enact other regressive...

 

VOICES: A call for a second Operation Dixie   |   September 11, 2013
By Douglas Williams and Cato Uticensis, The South Lawn There are no fortresses for labor; no metaphorical stone walls that we can shelter ourselves behind to try and ride out the...

 

What's next for Moral Mondays?   |   August 2, 2013
This week's Moral Monday protest in Raleigh, N.C. was the 13th and last of this year's legislative session, which ended last week. It was also the biggest protest yet...

 

Drowning in industry in Houston's East End   |   April 11, 2013
By Ada McMahon, Bridge the Gulf If you want to get a sense of what the Keystone XL pipeline would do to Gulf Coast communities (and which communities will bear the brunt of...

 

Life after coal: Does Wales point the way?   |   March 5, 2013
By Tom Hansell and Patricia Beaver, The Daily Yonder "Communities always change, industries come and go. It was foolish of us to think at the end of the 1985 miners strike...

 

From the Southern Exposure Archives: With the People   |   January 18, 2013
Interview with James Orange by Bob Hall This year marks the 40th anniversary of Southern Exposure, the print magazine published by the Institute for Southern Studies, the...

 

With election over, the Peoples' First 100 Days begins   |   November 7, 2012
Back in September, over 250 grassroots community leaders from throughout the South came together at the Southern Movement Assembly in Lowndes County, Ala. and launched a campaign...

 

Social Justice Organizing in the South   |   April 23, 2009
Today, there is an important national debate underway about the South. Political strategists, grassroots organizers, funders and others concerned about social justice are...

 

Waging Peace (1982)   |   November 1, 1982
In 1973, Southern Exposure published Volume I, Number 1, "The Military and the South." That issue grew out of two parallel movements, the civilrights and the anti-war movements,...

 

Stepping Stones (1982)   |   March 1, 1982
Excerpt from The Introduction: If you happen to get your news from the networks or most newspapers, you will find out an awful lot you need to know. You will also be depressed....