March 16, 2020 Update:
Our National Convening, which originally was set to take place in Milwaukee in May, will be postponed until further notice.
Once COVID-19 is contained, we will reach back out to you about rescheduling. We’re looking forward to being able to get together as a network and broader movement again.
2020 is all about building people power and using this power to transform our society into one that is liberated and free. When we’re in community with one another to build true multiracial democracy, make sure everyone’s voice is heard and represented, and achieve justice for all, we can make powerful things happen.
Our National Convening will be an opportunity for State Voices national staff, Table staff, and state and national partners to come together to build community and strategize around building BIPOC political power. We’ll discuss how to win in 2020, how we can protect voters and their rights, and continue to build people power in 2021 and beyond.
We’ll send more information about the convening, including an agenda-at-a-glance, travel and lodging information, and how to register, in the coming weeks.
Milwaukee’s History of Resistance.
Milwaukee has a rich history of resistance. BIPOC in the city have been fighting against oppression for a long time, from the 1967 summer uprisings where Black people rioted for housing for all, to the 1971 occupation of a Coast Guard station where Native and Indigenous activists demanded the return of the property to Indigenous people, to organizers with #LiberateMKE successfully stopping $14.5 million from going to the city’s police budget in 2019.
Our national convening will be an opportunity for us to talk about building power while honoring the history of Milwaukee and the freedom fighters who have come before us.
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