OUR MISSION

The Free Movement Project brings folks together to create a culture of health and justice.  Free Movement is a collaborative laboratory of creativity, freedom, and activism utilizing core Southern organizing strategies and principles. We are artists, advocates, faith leaders, grassroots leaders, community organizers, racial justice activists and supporters of health equity— dedicated to working together to create a powerful public art and organizing project in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Free Movement  is a project of Working Narratives, an arts and social justice organization based in Wilmington.

About the Conference

The Free Movement Conference is a annual event that brings together people from across the South who believe in creating a healthier and safer communities. More than 500 attendees participated in our inaugural conference in 2016.

This year attendees will have the opportunity to spend three days interacting with people committed to building grassroots power in the South. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this event.

Our History

The Free Movement Project evolved out of the first Black Man Running 5K in 2015. Black Man Running was a community-wide effort to design a large scale public art and social justice organizing project around making racial and health justice realities here in Wilmington.  In 2015, hundreds of people participated in artists residencies, social justice and health workshops with that objective in mind.

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