Announcing the 3rd Round of Member Initiated Projects!

[English Below] La red familiar de SONG es la base de nuestra membresía y de nuestra organización. Como se indica en nuestra teoría de cambio, “cuando SONG pueda organizar para cambiar las dinámicas de poder y construir una comunidad querida en el sur –poniendo en el centro la visión, la esperanza, el deseo y la resiliencia– mientras que apoya a personas oprimidas por las instituciones a construir organizaciones y a desarrollar una base de líderes conscientes que actúan como catalizadorxs …

We’re Hiring!: Join the SONG Team

Do you want to help strengthen SONG’s campaign muscle across the region? Wanna join our fight to reach abolition in our lifetime? Join our team! SONG is looking for Campaign and Statewide Organizers in Virginia and Tennessee. Both of these positions are essential in growing our regional reach and power. You can find job descriptions and more information about how to apply in the links below: Virginia Campaign and Statewide Organizer (Deadline August 23) Tennessee Campaign and Statewide Organizer (Deadline …

A Letter from SONG’s Co-Director, Roberto Tijerina

La historia del origen de SONG es ampliamente conocida. En el 1993, tres lesbianas Negras y tres lesbianas blancas se juntaron durante la primera conferencia de Creating Change que tuvo lugar en el Sur, en Durham, Carolina del Norte. Percibieron una necesidad. El Sur seguía siendo menospreciado–y pasado por alto en cuanto al financiamiento–por la izquierda progresista. Mientras tanto, la derecha reconoció tanto la importancia de esa región que el programa político que habían implementado a lo largo de los …

SONG’s Black Mamas Bail Out Action Haggadah Insert

Each year at the Seder, Jewish folks read this line in the Passover Haggadah, “In every generation, a person is obligated to see themselves as if they had left Mitzrayim.” SONG offers our Haggadah insert to uplift the question, “We must ask: what are we willing to do to fight for freedom?” As justice-loving people across race, class, culture, and faith, we all have a stake in building a world where safety does not equal policing, targeting, or caging Black, …

BREAKING: Durham Judges Refuse to Eradicate the Use of Money Bail Or Include Needs Assessment Model in New Policy

After a long campaign to end money bail in Durham led by grassroots organizations, Judge Evans and Judge Hudson have implemented a new policy that ignores the need for bail reform. This decision comes after 2 years of public pressure, outreach, reuniting over 30 Black mothers with their families and an in-depth courtwatching program to monitor patterns in courtrooms. Their policy claims to diminish the use of bonds and increase the use of pretrial release but actually criminalizes mental health …