END THE CONFEDERATE STRANGLEHOLD

Oppose the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Atlanta, November 9th at 1PM, 2019

On November 7-11, the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) will hold their annual convention at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta. The UDC is a racist group which erects Confederate monuments, sanitizes slavery, and has openly celebrated white supremacy. In its early years, the UDC promoted and worked alongside the Ku Klux Klan.
 
Today, the UDC fights local communities trying to remove their Confederate symbols. By promoting the mythology of the “Lost Cause”, the UDC still helps violent white supremacists to recruit and grow. While the UDC claims not to be a hate group, it works year-round to normalize racism.
 
The UDC’s convention is being held near a heavily Jewish and immigrant neighborhood of Atlanta. They’re not wanted.
 
Since Marriott International hotels insist on hosting the racist gathering, we’re organizing the largest, loudest, most energetic protest in the history of the UDC convention.
 
Join a coalition of community and activist groups on November 9th to oppose the UDC convention. 

The United Daughters of the Confederacy are holding their 125th National Convention in Atlanta.

They want us to Be Silent.

We must organize to oppose them.

MAIN PROTEST: November 9th, 1:00 PM

MEETING AT THE CORNER OF CLAIRMONT WAY AND SOMERVALE COURT

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FrontLine Organization Working to End Racism

We are a diverse coalition standing together to fight organized hate.

We stand by the Points of Unity used in the 2016 response to the KKK on Stone Mountain:

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Our solidarity is grounded in a shared opposition to white supremacy. In our coordinating efforts, we will not tolerate behavior that perpetuates the oppression of marginalized people.

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Police, politicians, and government authorities will not solve the problem of racism for us. We must rely on each other to end white supremacy. We support grassroots anti-racist coordination in our schools, workplaces, and on the streets.

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We aim to create a culture of trust, solidarity, and support in our mobilization. We recognize that participants have different ideas, abilities, and perspectives on how to best obstruct white supremacist efforts. Our opposition will be stronger if we understand our diversity as an asset.

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Our diversity means that no one person can speak on behalf of all participants in the actions against white supremacy. No person can decide the actions someone else should take. We must be conscious of how our actions impact those most vulnerable and at-risk amongst us.

Who ARE the UDC?

The United Daughters of the Confederacy were founded in 1894 as a hereditary organization to commemorate the Confederacy. In its early years, the UDC worked hand in hand with the KKK and promoted the “Lost Cause”, a propaganda narrative that sanitizes slavery and erases the history of Black people. Racist monuments erected by the UDC litter the landscape of the South to this day.

Why us?

The F.L.O.W.E.R. coalition stopped a KKK and Neo-Nazi rally at Stone Mountain. We have seen how racist monuments inspire white supremacists, give them comfort, and spur them into violence against our communities, but we have also seen how to fight back and defeat them.   

Why now?

The UDC has been facing more scrutiny and opposition in the last several years, including public counterprotesters at their last annual convention. Despite surface rhetoric denouncing white supremacist terrorism, they still continue their usual tactics when it comes to defending their racist monuments, using their extensive financial resources to sue and countersue. But they are increasingly vulnerable. We are on the verge of wounding the UDC where it hurts the most: their pocketbooks and their reputation. We hope to draw enough negative attention to their annual convention that the next one becomes harder or impossible. As more and more people condemn UDC racism and their membership rolls decrease, they will no longer be able to indulge in their racist lawsuits and ultimately cease to exist.

Endorsements

All out Atlanta
Atlanta Abolition
The Atlanta Straight Edge
Atlanta Anarchist Black Cross
ATLANTA ANTIFASCISTS
THE MAKE IT RIGHT PROJECT
 
Grandmothers for Peace (Atlanta)
One People’s Project
FooD Not Bombs Atlanta
ANSWER Coalition Atlanta
WWP Atlanta
NAACP Atlanta
Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America
FC Sankt Pauli
Socialist Coalition of North Georgia
YDSA Georgia Tech

 

If your organization agrees with our points of unity and wishes to be listed as endorsing the November 9th mobilization, please contact us to be added.