We stand with you on the edge of a new world. The political conditions that we currently live under have created the opportunity for both political upheavals but also resistance and resilience.

Hurricanes and wildfires have ravaged our country at the height of the pandemic. COVID continues to harm our communities, as we struggle with joblessness, eviction or foreclosure, losing loved ones, and the breakdown of public services. Police terror, militarism, and threats to our already fragile democracy are staring us in the face. At every turn, our communities are seeking moments of ease from the constant exhaustion and confusion.

Yet here we are, a community committed to justice, resisting in small and collective ways while finding joy along the way. Whether that means you have been out in the streets protesting, defending the land against polluters, hosting conversations with family, or preparing to defend our elections, we are honored to be on the right side of history with you — The Freedom Side.

It is in this tradition, as a member of the Rising Majority, It Takes Roots invites you to a two-day live-streamed event on October 17th and 18th called The Freedom Side: The Peoples Tribunal and Congress.

The Freedom Side: The Peoples Tribunal and Congress
11AM PT / 1PM CT / 2PM ET on October 17th & 18th
RSVP here

Tribunals are moments of truth-telling and moments of moral reckoning. The Rising Majority tribunal comes at a time of critical crisis in this country’s history. In the tradition of international tribunals against state terror — we, the people, will hold corrupt government officials, greedy corporations, and actors of white supremacist and patriarchal violence accountable for the terror our communities face.

Joined by esteemed jurors Angela Y. Davis, Alfred Woodfox, Raquel Willis, Oscar Lopez Rivera, Tom Goldtooth, Arundhati Roy, as well as others, we will hear testimonies from communities across the country on issues ranging from climate to education. We will learn more about what creates the conditions we face and discuss key ways that we as democracy defenders can engage in the fight for a just world.

The people’s congress, the second day of the event, is an opportunity to build our collective vision for a just world and learn and share skills that will help us get there. Tune in as we learn about The Breathe Act, The Green New Deal, and other visionary platforms we can win right now. Join us as we lean into our most radical freedom dreams and flex our collective muscle of action.

We invite you to bring your stories, your families, and your visions for a just world. A new world is possible — and it is up to us to decide together.

Please RSVP here and text FREEDOMSIDE to 90975 to get updates. See you on the freedom side!