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 …

The Lorde’s Werq: Black Leadership Development Cohort 2019!

[En Español] In 2017, SONG launched the BLM Cohort leadership development project as a pilot in the state of North Carolina. We sought to develop, sharpen, and strengthen of a body of 15 Black queer, trans and gender non-conforming leaders across the state. Over the course of a year, these member-leaders have loved on, supported, and lifted up Black leadership, fortified connections to each other for the road ahead. From Asheville, Charlotte, to Durham, BLM Cohort members led work on …

We’re Hiring!: Join the SONG team

We’re hiring to help support our ever growing work and our membership across the South. We’re excited to announce that we’re looking for new team members to join our growing staff! You can find job descriptions and more information about how to apply in links below. Note: Each job description has varying application deadlines. Send all of your questions to hiring@southernersonnewground.org. We have no open jobs at this moment. Share this Post