Atlanta 2018

Join Southerners on New Ground, Critical Resistance, and Gallery of the Streets for a weekend celebrating Southern abolitionist organizing this November 8 – 10 in Atlanta, GA. 

In celebration of SONG’s 25th anniversary and Critical Resistance’s 20 years of abolitionist movement-building, Critical Resistance (CR) is partnering with SONG for a weekend of community-oriented events. Our goal is to uplift the past legacies, present struggles, and future commitment to abolitionist strategy and struggle with SONG’s membership and Critical Resistance friends in Atlanta. The events will be held in conjunction with the conversations on abolition in the South that are taking place during the American Studies Association conference. Please join us!

THURSDAY EVENING

Kickoff backyard party with Critical Resistance and SONG!

Join us to uplift past legacies, present struggles, and future commitment to abolitionist strategy and struggle in the South! Refreshments provided. 

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 6:00-9:00PM
Address: 580 Holderness Street SW [backdoor]
RSVP on Facebook and spread the word widely.
Contact: kindred@southernersonnewground.org
Donate: Make a gift to CR and SONG here.  Donations accepted and encouraged, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

SATURDAY DAY

CR South Retrospective Presentations and Discussions

In recognition of 15 years since CR South regional conference in New Orleans (2003), CR members and longtime friends will be hosting two sessions during the American Studies Association (ASA) conference on Critical Resistance South at Fifteen: The 21st-Century Landscape of Abolition in the U.S. South and Beyond.

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 2:00-3:45PM and 4:00-5:45PM
Address: The Westin Peachtree, 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Sixth floor, Chastain F room.
Contact: jess@criticalresistance.org

Presenters include: Tamika Middleton, Ellen Reddy, Masai Ehehosi, Kung Li, Daniel Horowitz-Garcia, Paula Austin, Ruthie Wilson Gilmore (chair), Jordan Flaherty, Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Shana Griffin, Taylor Money-Worthy, Elissa Underwood, Wesley Ware, Lydia Pelot-Hobbs (Chair), and Avery Gordon. Panel is part of the Critical Prison Studies Caucus.

SATURDAY EVENING

Join Gallery of the Streets for a performance of the “prologue: we begin with play” of [b]reach: adventures in heterotopia: a postmodern global funk visual opera.

See the full invitation here.

PRISONER #25 travels to Other Spaces to get free from dystopia.

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 7:00-9:30PM
Address: 585 Wells Street, Suite B2 [red door], Atlanta, GA 30312
RSVP: agalleryofthestreets@gmail.com