FIGHT BACK AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY

Oppose the NEOCONfederaTE RALLY in STONE MOUNTAIN August 15, 2020

On August 15th, a coalition of assorted white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Neoconfederates and III% militia groups are holding a rally to “defend Stone Mountain”. 
Join a coalition of community and activist groups to oppose them. FLOWER turned away white supremacists in 2019, and until the racist monument carved onto the side of Stone Mountain is finally sandblasted away, we will keep turning them away. Please stay tuned, follow FLOWER social media, and bookmark this page for more updates soon.

The community of stone mountain is scheduled for an INCURSION of racist groups on August 15th.

They want us to Be Silent.

We must organize to oppose them.

MAIN RALLY: AUGUST 15, 2020

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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.

WhY STONE MOUNTAIN?

Stone Mountain is the birthplace of the modern KKK and a continued site of historical importance for the Klan. The carvings of Confederate generals on the side of the mountain were commissioned by white supremacists as a testament to the values of the Old South. The Park was purchased by the state of Georgia as a direct affront to the Civil Rights movement. The preservation of the monument (and others like it) is enshrined into Georgia law. This racist legacy lives on, and organized white supremacists, emboldened by the election of Trump, want us to be afraid. 

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?

In the face of all these horrors, we are not powerless. Immediately after the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, 40,000 people took the streets to shut down white supremacists in Boston. Across the Southeast, Confederate monuments – once thought untouchable – came crashing down through protest and mass action. In April 2016, anti-racists converged on Stone Mountain to shut down the KKK, and in 2019 a FLOWER coalition held a victory celebration through the streets of downtown Stone Mountain after racists were forced to cancel their planned rally.

In 2020, the massive Black-led uprising after the murder of George Floyd has led to a new reckoning for racist monuments across the world. The day will soon come when the carving on the side of Stone Mountain is sandblasted away, but until then, it serves as a lightning rod for white supremacists all across the southeast, and the community of Stone Mountain will need to be defended from them.

Endorsements

  • A World without Police
  • ANSWER Coalition
  • ATL Radical Art
  • Atlanta Antifascists
  • Atlanta Industrial Workers of the World General Membership Branch
  • Atlanta Resistance Medics
  • Coalition of Armed Labor
  • EXTINCTION REBELLION ATLANTA
  • FC St. Pauli Fans – Atlanta
  • Food Not Bombs Atlanta
  • Grandmothers for Peace Atlanta
  • Jewish Birdwatchers Union
  •  Jewish Voice for Peace Atlanta
  • Jews for Justice GT (Georgia Tech)
  •  Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America
  •  Mutual Aid Athens
  •  NAACP – Atlanta
  • One People’s Project
  • Party for Socialism & Liberation Atlanta
  • Refuse Fascism
  • Socialist Coalition of North Georgia
  • The Fayer Collective
  • The StreetGroomers
  • Tidewater Solidarity Collective (VA)
  • Young Democratic Socialists of America at Georgia Tech

If your organization agrees with our points of unity and wishes to be listed as endorsing the August 15th mobilization, please contact us to be added.