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Intersectional and Intergenerational Organizing for Justice with Mandy Carter and Matt Meyer

Event date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Two renowned radical justice organizers discuss learnings and challenges for successful movement-building in an era of ascendant white supremacy.

Mandy Carter and Matt Meyer seek to engage deeply with intergenerational audiences about strategic organizing and intersectional movement-building in this current sociopolitical moment, drawing on historic lessons from such diverse figures Bayard Rustin, Black & Puerto Rican political prisoners, the Black Manifesto movement for reparations, and much more.

Together, Mandy Carter and Matt Meyer are co-editors, with Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez, of  We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America, an essential text for organizers committed to the intersections of resisting structural racism and war/imperialism. Matt has also written and edited several other books, most recently White Lives Matter Most: And Other ‘Little’ White Lies.
Mandy Carter is a Durham-based Black queer activist who co-founded Southerners On New Ground and the National Black Justice Coalition. She works in the Carolinas and nationwide for racial, gender, and LGBTQ justice. 

Matt Meyer is a white Brooklyn-based writer, educator, and activist who currently serves as chair of the International Peace Research Association, and co-chair of the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s National Council.

This is a Charis Circle Founding the Future of Feminism Event. The suggested donation is $5 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Event address: 
184 S. Candler St.
Decatur, GA 30030
We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America Cover Image
By Elizabeth Betita Martínez (Editor), Matt Meyer (Editor), Mandy Carter (Editor), Cornel West (Foreword by), Alice Walker (Afterword by), Sonia Sanchez (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781604864809
Availability: Special Order
Published: PM Press - October 5th, 2012

A compendium of writings that detail the grassroots actions of social and political activists from the civil rights era of the early 1960s to the present day, this book reviews the major points of intersection between white supremacy and the war machine through historic and contemporary articles from a diverse range of scholars and activists.

White Lives Matter Most: And Other
By Matt Meyer, Sonia Sanchez (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781629635408
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: PM Press - October 2018

Modern-day movements to end racism in the U.S. seem sadly doomed to fail. If a more sober analysis of U.S. history is not considered, our efforts will lead to continued fragmentation—or worse.