CALL FOR ARTICLES: The Change Agent “When We Fight, We Win!”

We are working in collaboration with The Change Agent (TCA), a biannual magazine publication used as a tool to help teachers and learners use advocacy skills and to promote social justice action as an important part of the adult learning experience. Our collaboration will ultimately be a special edition issue focusing on the theme: “When We Fight, We Win!”. We are excited about our relationship with TCA and the work they are doing to bring movement work to our people …

May Her Spirit Rise: A Tribute to Kiesha Webb

Our hearts are breaking. We are deeply saddened to share that on July 21, 2016, we lost a beloved Atlanta based SONG member, Kiesha Webb. Many in Atlanta know her from the Hot & Ready campaign crew, while others met and shared space with her at last year’s Bayard Rustin gathering. May her spirit rise. May she join the ancestors and find joy and peace. We know firsthand that the grief and isolation many of us struggle with often becomes …

Give OUT Day 2016: Help Fuel SONG to Meet the Demands Of Our Times

This year has been like a never-ending game of battleship. The political ground is shifting before our feet. The universe itself has turned herself inside out these past seven months calling forth humanity to step into righteous rage to stand up for and to pick sides, to get in the game, to take risks, and to fight for our lives. From the audacity of early morning ICE raids that kicked off the year to HB2 and SB1203 to the Pulse …

2016 Verano de Cenas, Chisme y Conexión

Todavía puedo sentir el calor encrespando del fuego en una noche ya demasiada calurosa, muchos de nosotros reunidos alrededor de nuestros mayores–líderes ancianos– para el Círculo de Legado en Gaycation. Todavía puedo oír a la Señora Kat decir “anda a hablar con esa chica, porque “puede ser que no estés aquí para hacerlo mañana.” A la noche siguiente, Omar Mateen entró a la disco Pulse y le disparó a más de 100 personas Latinxs LGBTQ, matando a 49 de ellxs. …

The Mandate: A Call and Response From Black Lives Matter Atlanta

The Mandate: A Call and Response from Black Lives Matter Atlanta from Southerners on New Ground (SONG) on Vimeo. On July 13, 2016, members of Black Lives Matter Atlanta (BLM ATL) organized civil disobedience to amplify the call for long standing local demands in light of the police killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Jerry Williams. Heavy police and state surveillance and presence attempted to halt and block the organizers.  These Black leaders would not falter. The Mandate is …