Southerners On New Ground (SONG) Presents: Race, The Election, and Regenerating Our Democracy
Part of the coordinated launch of the People’s First 100 Days by the Southern Movement Alliance:
A post-election conversation with SONG founder Suzanne Pharr, SONG Virginia Field Organizer Salem Acuña, and Virginia Organizing Organizer Cathy Woodson about some of the most important issues the candidates didn’t tackle during the election cycle of 2012.
Recorded on November 8, 2012, at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA
Kenyon Farrow’s Coverage of SONG’s Work on Amendment 1 in North Carolina
“I have long argued that the half-baked comparisons to the civil rights movement by same-sex marriage opponents was a losing strategy among African-American, but Barber, because he is Black, and a brilliant speaker, was able to do what most of the LGBT led campaigns at the state level have failed to do: connect the anti same-sex marriage strategy to the Tea Party, and other racist conservative configurations.”