This year's Socialist Party National Organizing Conference was held in Montgomery Alabama from July 13- 15th and dozens of members from across the country spent a weekend of fun, networking and skill sharing. We heard first hand about the incredible movement work our Locals were doing, ways to analyze “strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats”, brain storm on neighborhood coalition building and work to better develop feminist practice as organizers.
Some of the most inspirational workshops were given by Alabama comrades and friends. We learned about the struggles for reproductive rights and the incredible P.O.W.E.R House center in Montgomery, organizing with the LGBTQ+ community and combating disruptive narratives of the deep south. We also had the opportunity to hear some incredible music from comrades and share a meal or two. New contacts and strategies were developed, and new friendships made.