On May 13, Sunday evening, 1919 Hemphill hosted a Night of Progress, featuring a number of local radical organizations along with live music and performance art presentations.
Among the participants was Peaceful Vocations, a counter-recruitment coalition that provides young people with career alternatives to joining the armed forces. They work to inform potential recruits of “the facts about military enlistment, war, and the many alternatives to the G.I. life,” according to the group’s website. Peaceful Vocation volunteer Diane Wood took the time to record a video explaining the group’s recent progress in the Fort Worth ISD.
The Black Cat Collective, a dynamic community-based mutual aid network, made several texts in the left-libertarian and anarchist tradition available. In the video below, Black Cat member Number 3 gave a brief overview of the collective’s ongoing projects.
Workers International League and North Texas BDS, which supports divestiture from organizations with ties to the government of Israel, were among the other groups present.