Anti-Racist Action Network's 18th annual conference this year in our hometown of Columbus, OH during October 12th-15th.
This year's conference is especially important to us because it marks a return to the city where the first official ARA conference took place in 1994, as well as falling on the weekend of the 7th anniversary of the Toledo Riots, a historic victory for antifascists against the National Socialist Movement on October 15, 2005.
The conference will include ARA's annual plenary, caucuses, and discussion on current issues facing antifascists. All said events will be held privately. Any non-network vouched chapters or individuals who want to be involved please contact Arch City ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org to fill out registrations and get vouched in.
Arch City ARA
POINTS OF UNITY
1. We go where they go. Whenever fascists are organizing or active in public, we're there. We don't believe in ignoring them or staying away from them. Never let the nazis have the street!
2. We don't rely on the cops or courts to do our work for us. This doesn't mean we never go to court. But we must rely on ourselves to protect ourselves and stop the fascists.
3. Non-sectarian defense of other anti-fascists. In ARA, we have a lot of different groups and individuals. We don't agree about everything and we have a right to differ openly. But in this movement an attack on one is an attack on us all. We stand behind each other.
4. We support abortion rights and reproductive freedom. ARA intends to do the hard work necessary to build a broad, strong movement against racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, discrimination against the disabled, the oldest, the youngest, and the most oppressed people. We want a classless, free society. We intend to win!