October 27, 2022 -
The cofounder of the Atlanta social justice nonprofit Women Engaged recently spoke with Bard College history professor Jeannette Estruth about the organization's nonpartisan civic engagement efforts in Georgia, its work promoting Black women's human rights, and how Southern organizers are shaping a new standard of political representation.
September 29, 2022 -
Workers at dozens of Starbucks locations in Southern states have unionized despite the region's harsh anti-union laws and the coffee chain's intimidating tactics, which have included terminations, surveillance, and mandatory anti-union meetings. This week the company announced it would begin bargaining with Starbucks Workers United in October.
September 2, 2022 -
A proposal to build a $90 million police training facility in an area that's been referred to as the "irreplaceable green lungs" of Georgia's largest city has spurred a grassroots resistance movement that's brought together land defenders and police abolitionists.
August 25, 2022 -
Taiwanna Milligan, who helped organize a recent strike at the Dollar General store where she works in South Carolina, participated in a series of Worker Power Trainings held by Raise Up members in several Southern communities this summer. She shares what she heard from some of the workers who participated.
April 8, 2022 -
Facing South talked with three organizers in the nation's poorest state who are part of a movement to bring greater democracy to rural electric cooperatives. Founded during the New Deal to power communities the big private utilities refused to serve, co-ops today stand accused of a lack of inclusivity and transparency, which organizers are working to change.
March 23, 2021 -
The organizer who pioneered politically transformative get-out-the-vote efforts in Georgia is now using that existing infrastructure to get some of the state's most vulnerable residents vaccinated against COVID-19.
March 11, 2021 -
Passed by the House earlier this week and championed by President Biden, the pro-labor law could break the stranglehold that right-to-work laws adopted under Jim Crow have placed on workers' power in the region. But it has to get through the Senate first.