The People’s Anti-Racism Unconference

TN Anti-Racist Network, April 16, 2015

On April 17-18, 2015, TARN is sponsoring “The People’s Anti-Racism Unconference,” a two-day event in Nashville, Tennessee. There is No Cost to Attend. The Unconference will offer workshops, presentations, lectures, panels, and exploration of the intersections of anti-racism and anti-oppression work in Tennessee and the South. We seek to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, overcriminalization, the concentration of police surveillance in communities of color, police killing of people of color, and other racist legislative priorities. We seek to facilitate a space where anti racism ideals can grow into action. Join the discussion as we take on the broken and misguided rationale of the racist groups that have flocked to Tennessee to wave their anti-Black and anti-Brown flags and inspire such dangerous legislation.

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What will the UnConference look like?

Beginning Friday evening, you’ll find all kinds of people sharing knowledge, information, ideas, and solidarity. People making new friends and important contacts. People learning new skills or refreshing old ones. Presenters sharing up-to-date information on a variety of organizing fronts. Workshops to help us explore issues like privilege; cross issue organizing tactics; activist art and music; and direct actions. Sessions will begin Friday evening, with dinner provided. Sessions will continue through Saturday. Opportunities to participate in direct actions will be offered, including an anchor event, the protest of American Renaissance at Montgomery Bell State Park. We hope more actions will spontaneously emerge.

[Editor’s Note: You can read more about the Tennessee Anti-Racist Network and the Unconference here.]

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