Aug. 25 & 26 Durham conference: One-year anniversary of Charlottesville/toppling of confederate statue

SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26

Commemorative One Year Anniversary Gathering in Durham, NC to Defend Durham, Honor Resistance in Charlottesville and Smash White Supremacy!

Next month begins Black August, which was started by Black freedom fighters held inside California prisons to lift up the many Black liberation struggles taking place across the U.S. and the world. Since 1979, Black August has been a time to build unity, solidarity, and commemorate the fighters who have come before us and were taken too soon by the state and its racist vigilantes.

In that spirit, we invite organizers, freedom fighters, and community members from all over to join us in Durham, NC for a Commemorative One Year Anniversary Gathering to Honor Charlottesville, Defend Durham, and Smash White Supremacy!

Black people, people of color, im/migrants, and working class people continue to come under intensified attacks. From police killings to raids and deportations, eviction crises and gentrification, to mass incarceration and unemployment, the need for solidarity is more crucial than ever.

Join us for workshops, political discussions, and actions to commemorate the one year anniversary of the righteous fightback in Charlottesville, VA against white supremacists and the people’s toppling of a confederate monument in Durham, NC.

Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26
How to Topple a Statue, How to Tear Down a Wall

Commemorative One Year Anniversary Gathering to Defend Durham, Honor Resistance in Charlottesvilleand Smash White Supremacy!

Durham, NC

** Registration information forthcoming**

Please contact us at if your organization is interested in endorsing the conference and/or if you have any ideas for workshops, panels, discussions, or actions we should take up!

Initial conference endorsements include (list still in formation):Defend Durham
Stop Killing Us (SKU)
Comite Accion Popular (Raleigh)
Fighting for Im/Migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE)
Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia (MERI)
Workers World Party
People’s Revolutionary United Collective (Charlotte)
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Anna Malinowski, Charlottesville SURJ

Maya Little, Chapel Hill defendant in Silent Sam case