February 23, 2023 -
Goat in the Road Productions of New Orleans recently presented an immersive play about a family of Sicilian grocers deciding whether to make common cause with Black/Creole grocers during the city's 1892 general strike. They were joined by community partners Step Up Louisiana and the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice to help raise awareness about the history behind the drama.
February 16, 2023 -
In a collaborative report highlighting bipartisan policy proposals for North Carolina to combat current threats to democracy, leading state and national voting rights advocates call for legislative action to ensure that elections are free, fair, accessible, and secure.
February 10, 2023 -
While public support for labor unions in the U.S. is at its highest level in a half-century, the portion of Southern workers in unions did not grow last year, even though unions added new members. But strikes and other workplace protests in the region jumped by over 20%, showing growing labor activism.
February 9, 2023 -
This week the family of Manuel "Tortuguita" Páez Terán, the Atlanta forest defender shot to death by Georgia state troopers, held a press conference to demand more details into the investigation of the incident. Here is the statement made by their older brother, Daniel Páez, a veteran of the U.S. nuclear Navy who was stationed in Georgia.
February 8, 2023 -
After making gains in the recent midterms, Republican lawmakers in states across the South are altering legislative rules to sidestep the usual process for passing bills. Pro-democracy advocates say the changes are an abuse of power that would harm marginalized communities and undermine the people's will.
February 2, 2023 -
The recent deaths of Black men at the hands of police in Memphis, Tennessee, and Raleigh, North Carolina, show that hiring more Black officers and chiefs does not change an inherently biased system.
January 26, 2023 -
MacArthur "genius award" winner Loretta Ross helped launch the reproductive justice movement and co-founded SisterSong, a Georgia-based nonprofit that works to improve systems impacting the reproductive lives of marginalized communities. Facing South spoke with the professor and public intellectual about conditions post-Roe — and how Southern legislatures that oppose abortion can make parenting easier.