2019 Southern Regional Organizing Assembly Schedule

June 28-30 in Richmond, VA

All IWW, GDC, and IWOC members are invited and encouraged to attend the Southern Regional Organizing Assembly, a biennial gathering hosted by the Southern Coordinating Committee. We particularly encourage members from around the South to come, as well as members who are actively organizing or who face structural oppression. Other rebel workers, prison abolitionists, and community defenders are also welcome, but please let us know to expect you, and understand that space can fill up. In that case, preference will be given to members.

Event/housing details will be emailed to all registered participants. To register, please go here.

Friday, June 28th

Check-in anytime after 3PM
Refreshments at 6:30PM

Saturday, June 29th

8-9AM: Breakfast

9-10AM: Welcome and Introduction

10-11:30: Communication: Best Practices for Branches and Locals

11:30-11:45: Break

11:45AM-1PM: Freelance Journalists Union Campaign

1-2PM: Lunch

2-4PM: Accountability and Survivor Support

4-4:15PM: Break

4:30-6PM: Nothing About Us Without Us: The (Sex) Workers Left Behind

6PM: Dinner

Sunday, June 30th

8-9AM: Breakfast

9-11AM: Discussion and Vote on Revision to SCC Bylaws, Nomination and Election of SCC Officer(s)

11-11:15AM: Break, Sign-up for Lightning Talks**

11:15-11:45: Lightning Talks

11:45-1PM: Two concurrent workshops:

  • Addressing Toxic Masculinity
  • Navigating Conflict in the OBU

1-2PM: Lunch

2-2:30PM: Check-out

2:30-5PM: Organizing Discussions – Breakout Groups by Industry

** Lightning talks are 5-10 minute presentations on any relevant topic that a fellow worker would like to speak about.