November
20
07:00 PM
When: November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

When white supremacists weaponize their words, they unleash centuries of violence. When black people respond accordingly to these attacks, the violence of the state and its laws are brought down on them. This week we are writing to Deriance Ra’Shaiel Hughes, who is facing severe charges after he responded to a vile racist who attacked him and others at their job, proclaiming her immunity by stating, “The law is my family.” Join us in supporting Deriance by sending him words of solidarity and love. Deriance Ra’Shaiel Hughes Maury County Sheriff’s Department 1300 Lawson White Drive Columbia, TN 38401

November
22
07:00 PM
When: November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

As we try to carve a way out of white supremacist institutions in the US, we will be looking at texts that help explain how such abominations were created. We will be looking at Khalil Gibran Muhammad’s seminal text, “The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America.” Please join us for this bi-weekly study group. For this meetup we’re reading Chapter 3: Incriminating Culture: The Limits of Racial Liberalism in the Progressive Era. For this study group, read the text and come to the meet up to discuss it. You can download the text here: https://thebasebk.org/texts   A brief description of the text: Lynch mobs, chain gangs, and popular views of black southern criminals that[…]