The Action Team focuses on opportunities to use our bodies and our voices to fight white supremacy and address systems of injustice. We prioritize joining actions which support the ongoing work of black and brown led organizing within the Triangle.
Susan Reynolds speaks at a Poor People’s Campaign action at the NC State Capitol, 2018
In the past, members of the Action Team:
- Engaged in civil disobedience and direct action support with the Poor People’s Campaign
- Partnered with Poor People’s Campaign organizers to offer direct action training in Durham
- Participated in phone banking to fundraise for SONG’s annual Black Mamas Bailout
- Attended Durham city council meetings and wrote letters to council members advocating against the use of police body cameras until a better/more accountable process around their use could be developed
- Engaged in a deep canvas campaign effort in partnership with America Votes that helped to successfully unseat 5 term Tea Party incumbent Marilyn Avila in Wake County’s 40th district
- Took part in demonstrations and civil disobedience organized by Durham Beyond Policing in an effort to stop the building of a new 8 million dollar police headquarters
- Participated in anti-Islamophobia canvassing in Raleigh organized by Jewish Voices for Peace in response to Islamophobic and anti-refugee demonstrations
- Provided support in the form of logistics, supplies, training, and turnout for the Charlotte Uprising in response to the killing of Keith Lamont Scott and Justin Carr
- Worked in coalition with a multiracial group of organizations to plan a coordinated response to Klan activity in the wake of the Trump election
- Worked with members of Ready the Ground to train and turn out marshalls to local demonstrations, marches, rallies and vigils in order to ensure the safety, accessibility, and effectiveness of these movement spaces
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Ansel Dow is arrested at a Poor People’s Campaign action at the NC State Capitol, 2018