SparkleBark 2016 Art Residency!

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Are you an artist, maker, or crafty queer of any kind AND a SONG member? If so, we have GREAT news for you! In collaboration with our dear friends at Sparkle Bark Farms outside of Asheville, NC, we are piloting a new project offering a total of 6 artist residencies this summer starting in late July through mid August! Artists, Makers, Crafty-Queers and SONG members from all dimensions! Just like in all of SONG’s work we will also prioritize LGBTQ …

HB2 Goes Into Effect Tomorrow. DONATE to SONG Today!

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(English transcript below. Help us turn this transcript into captions by volunteering your time. Email hermelinda@southernersonnewground.org) Last week, North Carolina lawmakers held a ‘special session’ to pass House Bill 2. SONG members and staff fought back by mobilizing people, leveraging regional resources, and amplifying stories of resistance. Our members, supporters, and partner organizations demonstrated leadership, vision, and fierce love for our communities and ourselves. LGBTQ people in North Carolina and all over the South are strong, resistant, and brave. Now …

Get In Formation with SONG to Fight HB2 In North Carolina!

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Last week, leadership in the NC state legislature called a special session to work overtime to legalize discrimination through the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, otherwise known as HB2. This bill isn’t just about bathrooms. It is a clear and direct attack by the right wing on transgender, queer, lesbian, bisexual, and gay people who do not fit prescribed gender apperances and roles. It is intended to make us fearful in public spaces and to use us as a …

Thoughts from a North Carolina SONG Member In Opposition to Anti-Immigrant HB 318

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This was a speech written by SONG member China Medel for a rally in opposition to anti-immigrant House Bill 318 in North Carolina. My name is China Medel, I’m a member of Southerners on New Ground who has made North Carolina my home for eight years. I am the grandchild of Mexican immigrants, who came to this country looking for a better life, who worked in the sugar beet fields, the silver mines, and the railroad yards of the American …

SONG Launches Free From Fear

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Free From Fear: SONG Announces Local Campaigns Across the South “What could be born in our communities if LGBTQ people and people of color were not afraid to walk our streets, lead in our towns, and fully lean into our own bodies and lives?” This is a guiding question for SONG’s new work. Free From Fear is one organization’s pledge to a wider collective movement commitment to fight and defeat fear and violence our towns, cities, region and country that …