RALLYING POINT FOR SATURDAY, FEB 2nd
We will be assembling at the intersection of Mountain & Main in downtown Stone Mountain at 9AM.
For information about transportation see FAQS
STOP WHITE SUPREMACY
On February 2, 2019, the Ku Klux Klan are planning a white power rally to spread their message of hate.
They want us to be afraid of them.
We must organize to oppose them.
FrontLine Organization Working to End Racism
We are a diverse coalition standing together to fight organized hate.
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.
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.
Political tensions have grown over the last few years, and white supremacists have been steadily bolsterered by rhetoric from Trump and other political leaders. Anti-immigrant attacks, border militarization, anti-semitism, sexual assault, and the erasure of trans-identity are daily battles. The president has even attacked birthright citizenship: the cornerstone of legal rights for minorities in this country. Pipe bombs are mailed to public figures who criticize Trump. Far-right militias are forming across the nation, and white supremacists are becoming more public and outspoken. Violent attacks against minorities at synogogues and Black churches have escalated since Dylann Roof’s massacre in 2015.
And here in Georgia, thousands of mishandled votes this November showed us that politics alone cannot stop the violence. If we want to change this reality, we must organize.
If the Klan holds another Rock Stone Mountain II rally on February 2, 2019, we must be present in large numbers, bearing a bouquet of tactics to prevent them. We must bring a clear message: Hate has no place here.