From the rural hollows to urban neighborhoods, Southern communities are pushing back - they are shaping a narrative of resistance. How are we building power in the grassroots, community development and philanthropic sectors? Narrative Strategies for Southern Organizing is about bringing forward analysis and organizing strategies for pressing issues. In the face of regressive policies and white supremacy how are Southern civil and human rights groups responding using the power of arts and organizing? What are the strategies and campaigns we should be aware of? How do southern movements center their organizing and strategies? Where are faith and grassroots leaders connecting? What are the opportunities and tensions within our movement work?

The coordinator for this track is Paul VanDeCarr.


Tracks are looking for hands-on workshops, strategy sessions, and meet-ups that share stories, skills and best practices. Your session/workshop should be engaging and interactive. Including people who are direct stakeholders or who are directly impacted by the issue strongly aligns with Free Movement's goals of building grassroots power, and should be encompassed as often as possible.

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Sessions must be accessible to all bodies, genders, and ages by creating a space that is inclusive and welcoming.