Kindred Sounds Volume 6

kindred sounds 06

TRACK LIST   Kindred Sounds is a semi-regular curated playlist created by Southerners On New Ground designed to ground, inspire, and move us to action. Share this Post

Honoring SONG Co-Founder Joan Garner

Joan Garner

Joan Garner is wearing a red jacket in this group photo of former SONG Co-Directors, Board Member, Co-Founders and Family. Photo Courtesy  Mab Segrest. It is with a heavy heart that we share with y’all the news of Joan Garner’s passing after a prolonged battle with breast cancer. Joan was a brilliant Black femme lesbian who helped co-found SONG 24 years ago. Her work is ever present here in the South and she never stopped working to advance our shared …

The Time Has Been Come To Get Free: Announcing Roberto Tijerina as SONG’s Interim Co-Director

Roberto Tijerina

Dear SONG family and friends, Twelve years ago, I unknowingly started a journey toward finding chosen family and a political home. As a queer man from an immigrant family, I was cutting my political teeth doing work around immigrant rights, language accessibility, and queer liberation in Chicago. I was given the opportunity to learn about the history and practice of Southern organizing at the Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee, and it was there that I learned about popular …

A Bittersweet Goodbye: An interview with Salem Acuña and J. F. Lyles

  SA: I came to SONG as a volunteer/baby queer in early 2011 through Hermelinda Cortés who had just been hired as a Virginia Field Organizer for SONG in the fall of 2010. Hermelinda and I had known each other peripherally through similar activist circles we were part of in Richmond, VA. As SONG was just starting to do listening sessions and base-building work, Hermelinda reached out to me wanting to have a one-on-one to talk about SONG and her …

Kindred Sonidos Volume 5

Kindred Sounds is a semi-regular curated playlist created by Southerners On New Ground designed to ground, inspire, and move us to action. Share this Post