Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our 38th birthday with us! We are so fortunate to have such a great community of feminists and book lovers! Celebratng our Southern organizing legacies with Pat Hussein, Linda Bryant, Mandy Carter, and Anne Olsen. Charis Books staff photo. Charis welcomes Mara B. Collins, the newest member of our Charis Family who will rent the back office for her marriage and family therapy practice, Bird's Eye View. — with Mara B. Collins and Steph Guilloud For more birthday photos please check out our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CharisBooks
We Have Not Been Moved: Celebrating the Radical South with Mandy Carter and Southerners on New Ground
As part of Charis Books and More's 38th birthday celebration, we invite you to join us for an evening celebrating our shared legacies of struggle and triumph in the radical queer South as we honor the work of Mandy Carter and Southerners On New Ground (SONG). In 1993, Carter was one of the six co-founders of Southerners On New Ground (SONG) and she served as its Executive Director. Founded in Durham, NC with current offices in Atlanta and outposts throughout the South, SONG’s purpose is to build progressive movements across the South by developing transformative models of organizing that connect race, class, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Specifically, SONG integrates work against homophobia into freedom struggles in the South. SONG will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next year in 2013. Mandy is one of three co-editors of the new book, We Have Not Been Moved:Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America, and we look forward to hearing her thoughts on the current state of intersectional politics as well as listening to her reflections on where we have been. We invite activists from all parts of Georgia (and beyond) to join us in celebrating our (nearly) forty year histories of this work and to talk more about the exciting futures of our organizations and our movements. This is a Charis Circle Founding the Future of Feminism Event and the suggested donation is $5.