Women Speak on Palestine

On Sunday, March 24, women in WILPF participated in a conversation about Palestine solidarity and ending the Israeli genocide in Gaza.
Watch the video.

Black History Month — SNCC Women Speak

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Gaza Solidarity Vigil

On Thursday, November 9, 8:30am at corner of Fort Benning Road and Victory Drive in Columbus GA, members of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Fannie Lou Hamer Branch called for a CEASEFIRE in the Israel-Gaza conflict that began on October 7 with a surprise attack by the Hamas government of Gaza inside Israel.

Israel retaliated with thousands of bombs in the Gaza strip killing over 10,000 civilians including over 4,000 children.

WILPF, an international peacemaking movement, was founded in 1915 and has 52 sections in countries around the world.

WILPF has called for a week of CEASEFIRE actions worldwide to end the slaughter of innocent children and civilians in Gaza.

The US section of WILPF started the Fannie Lou Hamer Branch in March 2021 in Columbus GA. The vigil on November 9 was co-sponsored by the Fannie Lou Hamer Branch and the Southern Anti-Racism Network.

“None of us are free until the Palestinians are free.”, said Theresa El-Amin quoting Nelson Mandela.

Contact: Theresa El-Amin, Fannie Lou Hamer Branch Organizer and SARN Board Chair, sarnetwork@gmail.com

Watch the video of the action here.

Southern Anti-Racism Network (SARN) 25th Anniversary Biennial Meeting in Atlanta on June 24, 2023. Seated Efia Nwangaza, Guest Speaker on Human Rights, Theresa El-Amin, SARN Founder and Board Chair; Standing Jennifer Disney, Board Secretary, Julette Pope, Board Treasurer

WTVM news clip from the March 9 event

View the January 26 forum

Second Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Branch Human Rights Conference

December 10, 2022

Watch the session on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) here.

Watch the session on ending mass incarceration and the expungement of criminal records here.

Watch the video of the June 5 celebration.

WILPF-US Fannie Lou Hamer Branch
One-Year Anniversary Celebration

Watch the video from the Sunday, March 13 event.

First Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Branch
Human Rights Conference

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 10AM -2PM Pacific, 1PM – 5PM Eastern

The First Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Branch Human Rights Conference, organized by the Fannie Lou Hamer branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF US) and sponsored by the Southern Anti Racism Network, was held on Saturday, December 11.

WILPF US awarded a mini grant of $1,500 to the Fannie Lou Hamer branch for this conference.

The conference consisted of an opening plenary, breakout sessions, and discussion. Plenary topics were:

  • Ending Mass Incarceration/Abolishing the Death Penalty,
  • Immigration Justice,
  • the UN International Decade for People of African Descent /Reparations,
  • the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

Watch video recordings of the conference

1st Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Branch WILPF Human Rights Day Conference, 12-11-2021

Evaluation & Debrief – 1st Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Human Rights Conference

UN Decade/Reparations – 1st Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Branch Human Rights Conference

Recording from the main room of the Conference

For more information contact Theresa El-Amin at theresa(at)projectsarn.org, 919-824-0659.

SARN Mission Statement

SARN develops campaigns and projects in the South to end racial disparities in criminal justice, economic opportunities, education, environment/housing and health care.We’re a network of activists who cross the lines of race, gender, class, age and immigration status to challenge divisions in the movement to end white supremacy.

Building a Village

We are building a village to support high academic achievement and positive behavior for all students in Muscogee County, Georgia. We are parents, students, educators, community activists, people in business and people of faith who believe it takes a village to raise a child.

Strategic Priorities

Parent Participation and Support
High Expectations for All Students
Academic and Social Support Services
Early Childhood Learning Opportunities
Teacher Quality, Retention, and Support

Ending School-to-Prison Pipeline

High suspension rates of African American and disabled students, the education achievement gap and the growing prison population are inextricably linked. Community education about this social concern is necessary to end the school-to-prison pipeline.