North Carolina - Regional Organizing Conference

Event Information
Sat, 2011-02-19 09:30 - 17:00
UNC School of Law
160 Ridge Rd Room 5052
Chapel Hill, NC
United States

Southern regional organizing conference of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. Read the press release here.

The conference will be held Saturday Feb. 19 at the UNC Law School in Chapel Hill, NC, from 9:30AM to 5:00pm. Please register now.

You can make an online donation to support the conference - please put "FBI Conference" in the "designation" section of the donate form.

Directions and parking information are available on the UNC School of Law website.


  • Conference is free and open to the public, but we are asking for $5-20 sliding scale donation to help cover costs.
  • Lunch is $5, no one will be turned away.
  • Need childcare? Let us know the number of kids and their ages.
  • Need housing? Contact housing coordinator

Follow this link to register for the conference


9:30am - 10:00am Registration and breakfast

10:00am - 10:10am Welcome to the conference, opening remarks from conference organizers

10:10am - 10:30am

Keynote address from subpoenaed activists

Subpoenaed activists Meredith Aby (Twin Cities Anti-War Committee) and Steff Yorek (Freedom Road Socialist Organization) provide an overview of the September 24 FBI raids on antiwar and solidarity activists.

10:30am - 10:45am Call for donations to the legal support fund

11:00am - 12:15pm Panel

Panel: History of FBI and Political Repression Against People's Movements

  • Moderated by Elena Everett from Raleigh FIST
  • Lewis Pitts, Raleigh NC
  • Efia Nwangaza, US Human Rights Network; Atlanta GA
  • Theresa El-Amin, Southern Anti Racism Network; Columbus GA
  • Dianne Mathiowetz, International Action Center, Atlanta GA

12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch (will be provided, please bring $5 donation if possible)

1:15pm - 2:45pm Panel

Panel: Grand Juries, Material Support of Terrorism, the Legal and Political Context of the September 24 Raids

  • Moderated by Kosta Harlan, Triangle Committee to Stop FBI Repression
  • Peter Gilbert, UNC Center for Civil Rights, Durham NC
  • Lela Ali, In the Name of Humanity, Rocky Mount NC
  • Khalilah Sabra, MAS Freedom, Raleigh NC
  • Maureen Murphy, Palestine Solidarity Group, Chicago IL
  • Meredith Aby, Twin Cities Anti-War Committee, Minneapolis MN
  • Jennifer Rudinger, ACLU, Durham NC

2:45pm - 3:00pm Break

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Discussion: Organizing reports from around the South

Opportunity for activists to discuss the protests that they have held, outreach to legislators, building community support

3:45pm - 4:30pm Discussion of a plan from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression for future actions and protests

4:30pm - 5:00pm Summing up the conference, led by Steff Yorek

Sponsors of this conference include

  1. ACLU of North Carolina
  2. Asheville Committee to Stop FBI Repression
  3. Atlanta International Action Center
  4. Balance & Accuracy in Journalism (BAJ)
  5. Blackwater Watch
  6. Durham Bill of Rights Defense Committee
  7. Durham County Libertarian Party
  8. Freedom Road Socialist Organization
  9. Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organización Socialista del Camino para la Libertad (FRSO/OSCL)
  10. Green Party of the United States
  11. In the Name of Humanity
  12. Internationalist Books
  13. Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD-USA)
  14. Jews for a Just Peace
  15. Libertarian Party of North Carolina
  16. Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation
  17. National Lawyers Guild at UNC Chapel Hill
  18. National Lawyers Guild, Southern Region
  19. NAACP--Chapel Hill/Carrboro Branch
  20. NC Stop Torture Now
  21. North Carolina Peace Action
  22. Orange County Bill of Rights Defense Committee
  23. Orange County Peace Coalition
  24. Orange Chatham Progressive Democrats
  25. Peace and Justice Committee, Community Church of Chapel Hill UU
  26. Raleigh F.I.S.T.
  27. Raleigh Fruitcakes
  28. SDS - Asheville
  29. SDS - Tuscaloosa
  30. SDS - UNC Chapel Hill
  31. Students for Justice in Palestine, UNC
  32. Southern Anti-Racism Network
  33. Triangle Committee to Stop FBI Repression
  34. UE Local 150
  35. US Human Rights Network
  36. Veterans for Peace, Eisenhower Chapter
  37. Winthrop University Socialist Student Union
  38. Women's International League for Peace and Freedom --Triangle Branch
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