Wide Awakes 2020 Awakening
Saturday, October 3, 2020, 11AM – 3PM
Local Works, 1312C Harrison Ave., McComb, MS 39648
Join us for the Wide Awakes 2020 Awakening on Saturday, October 3rd for a day led by the the newly formed Wide Awakes Mississippi. This family-friendly, free event will focus on creative civic participation. There will be a billboard making art project for kids, opportunities for adults to learn about and participate in the 2020 Census, and forms for registering to vote before the impending October 5th state deadline. There will be 6 tables spaced outside, each with only 6 seats, booked for one-hour sessions. For safety, we will follow the guidelines listed at www.psa-ms.org/covid-19/. To reserve your slot, visit Signup Genius.
About the Wide Awakes
The Wide Awakes are a network of likeminds who create in the name of liberation, artist sovereignty, and the evolution of society. The Wide Awakes are a decentralized group coming together where we can in creation and collaboration. All that is needed to participate is the willingness to ask the question, open your eyes, and jump in.
A brief history
OUR WAKE UP CALL.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
In February, 500 delegates converged at the For Freedoms Congress in Los Angeles, our collective excitement a powerful declaration of the world we’re building together.
And then the pandemic hit.
While we were forced to slow down, we took time to process what we had learned together and to confront uncertain new realities. We heard the names – Breonna, George, too many others – and we spoke up.
We rose up.
The urgency for a new world had sounded the call.
Now, we invite you to awaken with us.
This fall presents us with imminent possibility, a chance to commit to a world of healing, listening and justice.
The first step is to participate in political processes now, to count yourself in the census, and to vote or help someone vote.
In the years to come, we aim to build a cultural identity around creative civic participation. It is easy, as we have seen, to tear things apart. The murkier, much more difficult path is to build things together.
Let’s answer the call.
Inspired by the Wide Awakes of 1860, our 2020 AWAKENING takes a cue from this band of abolitionist dreamers and widens the lens. Like them, we’re imagining radical visions into reality. We entered February’s Congress as delegates of For Freedoms and we all emerged Wide Awakes, aiming for liberation and emancipation, insisting on the future, asking big questions – playing an infinite game.
Learn more about the Wide Awakes