Southerners on New Ground Hold Their Annual Out South Convening 2018

For the past four years, SONG has set out to hold space via the Out South convening for their Southern kin to come together and engage in meaningful exchange. The convening aims to support folks to be  stronger, tighter, and more prepared to build the Southern movement.

Each year SONG takes stock of what is happening in the region, listens to their folks, and then, based on their outreach, sets the imperatives for Out South. This year, they engaged in shared capacity building and training. Out South took place  from September 13 – 16th, 2018 in Nashville, TN.

Goals for the Out South 2018 Convening:

  • Build regional capacity to take on campaigns that address mass incarceration

  • Build and deepen Southern movement relationships and skillshare across organizations

  • Sharpen analysis around the battles organizers are waging and the fights calling their name

  • Create a container where folks who are funding the work and doing the work can meet and  build relationships

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