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#Katrina15toRita15: Honoring Katrina’s Impact on the South - Origins of the Southern Movement Assembly - Shared screen with speaker view
Colette Battle
03:08
taking care of a delivery
Stephanie Guilloud
06:47
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I2kx7f1fkTWMwmz-RihiGktYKBzGbwZY22ojlKMRxTc/edit
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
31:41
Welcome to everyone joining today’s session! This is part of the #GulfSouth4GND Community Rising Series. Join us for future sessions at noon CDT throughout this week: https://www.gcclp.org/gcclp-events
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
33:32
Share this conversation out on social media with hashtags: #GulfSouth4GND, #Katrina15toRita15, and #SouthernPeoplesPower
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
35:17
Stephanie Guilloud is the co-director of Project SouthEmail: stephanie@projectsouth.orgWebsite: projectsouth.orgTwitter: https://twitter.com/ProjectSouthFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectSouthAtl/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/projectsouthatl/?hl=en
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
37:21
This is “Not just a commemoration of a date but a celebration of resistance and a remembrance everything that we’ve lost and gained over the last fifteen years.” - Stephanie Guilloud, Project South#Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND #SouthernPeoplesPower
Colette Pichon Battle
40:00
National Voter Registration Day - Sept. 22
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
42:27
“What our generation and our elders and teachers and young people after us decided is - we needed to build our own infrastructure, our own movement response to disaster and crises like this that would continue and become more and more frequent.” - Stephanie Guilloud, Project South#Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND #SouthernPeoplesPower
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
43:15
Jerome Scott is the founder of Project South.Email: jerome@ssbuilt.comWebsite: projectsouth.orgTwitter: https://twitter.com/ProjectSouthFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectSouthAtl/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/projectsouthatl/?hl=en
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
48:00
“Katrina was the most enlightening moment about the deepness of white supremacy and the deepness of how the state will respond not just to poople of color but to poor white folks. If we’re in the zone of disaster, the resistance of that moment will depend on our ability to organize ourselves.” - Jerome Scott, Founder of Project South#Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND #SouthernPeoplesPower
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
50:37
“We can stop this. This is not inevitable. The only way to stop it is for us to unite. Not just activists - we’re not enough. We have to make sure we’re in our communities mobilizing our families and friends and reaching out to other working and poor people throughout this country. We’re the only ones that can do it.” - Jerome Scott, Founder of Project South#Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND #SouthernPeoplesPower
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
51:11
Trupania Bonner is the Director of the Crescent City Media Group and is on the board of Project SouthEmail: trap@the-mediagroup.usWebsite: https://www.the-mediagroup.us/Twitter: https://twitter.com/MediaGrouprFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/crescentcity.mediagroup
Stephanie Guilloud
53:30
You can find amazing videos like Crescent City Exodus produced by Trupania Bonner - Crescent City Media Group Films: https://vimeo.com/user4779138
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
53:48
After Katrina, “The population was used as a tool and a strategy to disenfranchise poor people and people of color in Orleans Parish and across the Gulf Coast.“ - Trupania Bonner, Crescent City Media Group#Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND #SouthernPeoplesPower
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
55:25
For folks who joined late, please share this conversation out on social media with hashtags: #GulfSouth4GND, #Katrina15toRita15, and #SouthernPeoplesPower
Stephanie Guilloud
55:39
The first U.S. Social Forum was organized in 2007 and anchored by Project South
Stephanie Guilloud
56:09
20,000 people converged in Atlanta for five days and we initiated the People’s Movement Assembly process
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
57:45
“The Southern Movement Assembly is working to build community governance and social movement infrastructures where everyone has a voice, everyone’s issues are as important as the other’s, and we create the opportunities to share equitable resources throughout the process.” - Trupania Bonner, Crescent City Media Group#Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND #SouthernPeoplesPower
Stephanie Guilloud
58:08
SMA Principles of Unity: http://southtosouth.org/principles-of-unity/
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
01:05:04
“It’s safe for us to say that capitalism is working just the way to supposed to. That’s the way they designed it. They designed it not to respond to crises by helping people but to respond to crises by making a profit. The crisis that we’re going through is a crisis of the system of capitalism.“ - Jerome Scott, founder of Project South#Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND #SouthernPeoplesPower
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
01:06:39
“How are we going to unite and what are we going to unite around? That has to be a vision of the future that protects us and provides for our livelihoods.“ - Jerome Scott, founder of Project South#Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND #SouthernPeoplesPower
Stephanie Guilloud
01:08:54
The Southern Movement Assembly is a multiracial, multi-issue, multigenerational movement alliance of grassroots organizations across the South that practices democratic governance, coordinates shared actions, and convenes peoples movement assemblies of frontline communities to grow bottom-up power and build infrastructure for long-term liberation.
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
01:10:35
“We’re rooted in space and in place, and that means we take local leadership very seriously.” - Stephanie Guilloud, Project South
#Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND #SouthernPeoplesPower
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
01:12:20
“We knew that no matter who gets elected - these presidential terms cycle in and out but movement has to stay, movement has to be a constant, has to keep growing and strengthening and can’t be at the whim of the electoral cycle.” - Stephanie Guilloud, Project South
#Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND #SouthernPeoplesPower
Trupania Bonner
01:12:49
My fav was Jax for a while
Colette Pichon Battle
01:14:07
Zimmerman Verdict was in response to Trayvon Martin murder in Florida
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
01:19:14
The SMA had a “Southern vision for mutual aid. Mutual aid liberation centers will be needed whether for an immediate crisis… or for these ongoing crises that are going on all the time.“ - Stephanie Guilloud, Project South#Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND #SouthernPeoplesPower
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
01:25:18
“You all are already a part of the southern freedom struggle - come be a part of the Southern Movement Assembly, and help us build!” - Stephanie Guilloud, Project South
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
01:25:21
southtosouth.org
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
01:27:24
Donate to the frontlines of Hurricane Laura:Mutual Aid Disaster Relief’s efforts in Lake Charles:tinyurl.com/MADR-LauraSouthwest Louisiana Center for Health Services: bit.ly/SWLA-HealthDonate to River of Life Church in Lake Charles, LA: theriver-iota.comThe United Houma Nation: bit.ly/UHNDonateThe Zion Travelers Cooperative Center (bit.ly/ZionTravelers). Mail checks to:Zion Travelers Cooperative, PO Box 1468, Braithwaite LA 70040Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing (BISCO) (bit.ly/BISCO-FB). Mail checks to: BISCO, 800 High St., Houma, LA 70360
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
01:28:09
Donate to the frontlines of Hurricane Sally:Donate to Central Gulf Coast People’s Council’s Sally Relief (AL):bit.ly/CGCPC-Sally-ReliefDonate to Africatown C.H.E.S.S.: africatown-chess.orgCenter for Fair Housing (AL): Mail a check made out to the Center for Fiar Housing to: Attn: Center for Fair Housing; PO Box 161324, Mobile, AL 33610Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: bit.ly/MADR-Donate(More to come as we confirm work on the ground.)
Matthew (He/They), GCCLP
01:29:19
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Stephanie Guilloud
01:29:40
Register for the People’s Democracy Assembly at southtosouth.org/call