Aloha Is Not A Task, Nor A Courtesy, It Is Kuleana: ¡Melenie Mahinamalamalama Eleneke PRESENTE! 1959 – 2013

  It is with great respect and love that SONG offers this tribute to our sister Melenie Mahinamalamalama Eleneke. It is a rare life that is guided by a personal sense of responsibility, and a true commitment to the tenants of Aloha. Melenie Mahinamalamalama Eleneke — Auntie Mel as she loved to be called – did just that. An international transgender rights activist, hula dancer and devoted auntie and sister died peacefully this month in her home in Daly City, CA. …

End of Summer Updates from SONG

From SONG’s Gaycation in June to the Rolling Out of Our Regional Campaign Work to New Staff Hires in Alabama to our Rural Organizing Work and Report – We’ve Been Busy and So Have you!

Celebrating the Dream 9: Immigration Reform and Beyond

Like many of you, we at SONG have continued following the tide of the national immigration debate as it rose to the spotlight and fell to the wayside in a matter of months. We’ve witnessed our people’s resilience in the continued push for a reform bill that would be in line with our visions for liberation and immigrant justice, a reform that would acknowledge and help stop the reality of mass deportations, mass detentions and the forced separation of countless …

SONG is hiring a North Carolina Field Organizer!

SONG is seeking a part-time field organizer for the state of North Carolina!  This position will be based out of North Carolina’s Triangle / Triad area. Are you a visionary in North Carolina with organizing experience?  Are you passionate about grassroots organizing, base-buliding, and have a deep love for (and understanding of) oppressed and marginalized communities?  Are you interested in being part of building a regional campaign that will transform education, both inside and outside of the school system??

Marry the Movement

 Producer: Southerners On New Ground Director, Cinematographer, Editor, GFX: Sowjanya Kudva English Closed Captioning Available at The Supreme Court of the United States has issued many opinions affecting the lives of marginalized people across the country this week. We know that here in the South our SONG family will be grappling with the reality of our lives, many of which have been made worse by the Supreme Court’s rulings affecting Affirmative Action, the Voting Rights Act, the Indian Child Welfare …