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Dec
13
Wed
A Conversation About Community Engagement With C4 @ Atlanta City Studio
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Rescheduled:
A Conversation About Community Engagement with C4 Atlanta + Atlanta City Studio
**New Date/Time: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – 6:00pm -8:30pm

Description: Join us for to learn more about the work of C4 Atlanta and the Atlanta City Studio to build a better tool for community engagement. Learn more about the project, share your thoughts and meet consulting artists, Angela Davis Johnson and Tiffany LaTrice.

For more information and to RSVP: https://c4atlanta.org/community-engagement

https://www.facebook.com/events/492577361123398/

Film Screening: “Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker” @ Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

In recognition of the birth and passing of one of the most important Civil and Human Rights activist leaders of the twentieth century, Ella Baker, (Dec. 13, 1903 – Dec. 13, 1986) the Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Atlanta Radical Book Fair, On Our Own Authority! Publishing, and the African American Studies Department at Georgia State University, will host a screening of “Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker.”

This landmark Civil Rights documentary is a compelling portrait of an extraordinary woman who devoted her life to struggle of oppressed people. Dr. Akinyele Umoja and Dr. Doris Derby will facilitate a post screening community dialogue alongside Taryn Jordan and Danielle Wiggins of the Emory Black Studies Collective and author William Anderson. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1926889727336044/

Juveniles and Life Without Parole: December Meeting @ Atlanta Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Next Weds, Dec. 13 at 7pm join End New Jim Crow Action Group at our regular monthly meeting at the Atlanta Friends Meetinghouse. We will view & discuss a short video, from the Equal Justice Institute, on Juveniles and Life Without Parole. We will also hear an update on the End Money Bail DeKalb project and support those who are working to end mass incarceration. Address: The Atlanta Friends Meetinghouse, 701 W. Howard Ave, Decatur 30030 (about 1/2 mile east of East Lake MARTA). Let us know if you would like a pick up from the MARTA station. Also bus route #123 now goes in front of the Meetinghouse, connecting East Lake and Decatur Stations.

Peace, Karen Morris

https://www.facebook.com/events/1517624125032633/

Dec
14
Thu
Defy ban on feeding homeless outside FNB comrade’s court date!
Dec 14 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

After closing Atlanta’s largest homeless shelter, the city government want to deal with the homeless problem by cracking down on those who help them. This is a blatant effort to drive the homeless out instead of meeting its responsibility to find them housing. We were ordered not to serve the meal we’ve been doing every Sunday for 8 years, and when we did anyway one of our members was served a summons to court. Show support for her and everyone standing up against this cruel move during the court date, and show we won’t be bullied into turning our backs on the poor!

Bring food and warm clothes and supplies to give away. Coffee and pastries provided.

https://www.facebook.com/events/920368488114914/

2017 Survival Party! @ Feminist Women's Health Center
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We survived 2017 and we want to celebrate with you! So come sing Christmas karaoke, eat sweets, drink drinks, write letters for LGBTQ incarcerated folks with the Black & Pink project and to the women our Black Women’s Wellness Program visits each week at the Dekalb County Jail.

And if you’re as ready for this year to be over as we are, come take a stand and tell us about your woes. ‘Cause we’ll have a soap box with your name on it!

https://www.facebook.com/events/778999088974091/

AROMA Work Meeting – Activism 101 @ Joe's East Atlanta Coffee Shop
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

AROMA (Activists Recruiting, Organizing, and Mentoring in Atlanta) is holding monthly work meetings for supporters who want to support us to strengthen and expand the foundations of social justice movements in Atlanta.

We’ll be doing a monthly series – focusing on one needed task for AROMA each month (every second Thursday evening) – and this month’s is making a short activism 101 video!

Join us to learn how you can plug in and we can help transform the world together. AROMA monthly activist meet and greets are every last Thursday of the month Jan-Oct at L5P Community Center.

https://www.facebook.com/events/114186329299959/

Queer Thursdays: a movement practice @ WORK ROOM
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Queer Thursdays: a movement practice
7:30-9 pm on Nov 16 / Dec 7 / Dec 14
with Blake Beckham at The Lucky Penny’s Work Room
pay what you can, suggested $10 / cash or card

A safe space to tap the authentic body, sweat in community, and cultivate radical sensitivity. Playful and rigorous, this dance class is based in structured improvisation, somatic practices, and contemporary performance explorations. Expertise in dance techniques NOT required. Come with an open heart and courage to sustain curiosity in your body. Queers, misfits, underdogs WELCOME.

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME (or you will sadly be locked outside). The Work Room is located in the historic Wagon Works building at 1514 Cleveland Ave, East Point. Ample parking. Accessible via East Point MARTA (use pedestrian bridge to cross the tracks to our building).

Look for Hez to let you in the door, or dial Blake Beckham from the call box to get buzzed in. We are upstairs in suite 270-A.

For questions or more info contact blake (at) theluckypenny (dot) org

https://www.facebook.com/events/296359147531501/

Dec
15
Fri
PolitaCoach Presents: Georgia Citizen Lobbyist Training @ Georgia State Capitol
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

PolitaCoach, llc presents

Citizen Lobbying Training

Friday, December 15, 9:30am – 11:00am.

This FREE Training will be presented by PolitaCoach, llc to teach any citizen of any age the process to advocate legally for yourself, your community, or your issue. The event will be hosted at the Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington Street, SW, Room 230, Atlanta, GA 30334 by State Representative William Boddie.

As a Georgia citizen YOU have the right to lobby your state legislators, city, and county elected leaders for things important to you. Its rather simple if you learn the basics. If you are interested in lobbying to change a law, bring light to an issue, or advocate for your community then register for the training today.

PolitaCoach, llc will coach you through the process of:

1. learning the laws related to lobbying,

2. Registering as a lobbyist,

3. Best practices for success,

4. tips and tricks for the upcoming legislative session (beginning in January 2018).

Learn more about PolitaCoach at www.PolitaCoach.com.

For questions email info@politacoach.com with Lobbying Training in the subject line or call 678-753-5903.

https://www.facebook.com/events/192656884629831/

AROMA Holiday Party
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 1:00 am

Let’s celebrate our solidarity, survival, and sweet social justice in 2018 with this holiday party!

PLEASE bring FOOD and a drink if you’d like to share, and any other gifts for the local social justice community.

POWER AND PARTIES TO THE PEOPLE!

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The work meeting is the evening before, the 14th, if you’d like to participate in making AROMA thrive by getting it done.

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Same AROMA values and community agreements apply:

We promote social justice, liberation, and have an anti-oppressive stance. We challenge ourselves, each other, and others to fight all forms of oppression, within and outside of ourselves, and resist the reproduction of oppression.

We respect each others’ boundaries and practice step-up, step-back.

We are family!

https://www.facebook.com/events/311728005980292/

Show Opening – In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens @ TILA Studios
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see.”
– Alice Walker, “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens”

In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens is an exploration of the marginalized, denied, and invisible. This exhibition seeks to tell a story of survival, resistance, and creation in spite of. It aims to shed light on what has always existed but has not always been seen. It hopes to honor the mothers and grandmothers who planted the seeds of artistry deep within us.

Show Opening:

Friday, December 15

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: TILA Studios, 2835 Church Street, East Point, GA 30344

We hope that you join us for a special evening celebrating the return of a show that started TILA Studios. This is a monumental moment and we are looking forward to celebrating with you. Special performances and activities throughout the evening!

https://www.facebook.com/events/382394755531249/

Dec
16
Sat
Stop Trump, Protect Jerusalem, Support Peace @ Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW & Marietta St NW
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Donald Trump has announced that the U.S. officially recognizes occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and will move the U.S. embassy to the city. This move grants legitimacy to Israel’s illegal and brutal military occupation and ignores its 330,000+ Palestinian residents.

Such a move legitimizes Jerusalem’s current separate-and-unequal – otherwise known as apartheid – regime between Israeli Jews and Palestinians, which discriminates against Palestinians in municipal planning services, taxation, housing and education, and is designed to demographically engineer a permanent Jewish majority.

Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the whole city is the equivalent of the U.S. giving a green light to longstanding Israeli government policies of dispossession/ethnic cleansing of Palestinian Jerusalemites from the city. Israel violates the Fourth Geneva Convention daily through its home demolitions (over lack of permits or as collective punishment), stripping residency status, the aparthied wall, lack of municipal services, and allowing settlers to seize property without consequences.

Further, this move is tantamount to recognition of Israel’s unilateral annexation, a violation of international law. Jerusalem has long been an international city, holy to many religions, and the international community and international law consider it to be occupied territory. Finally, recognizing Jerusalem as part of Israel would reverse decades of official U.S. policy not to recognize the sovereignty of any country over any part of Jerusalem until a permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement is reached.

This move is but another example of Trump emboldening Israel’s extreme right-wing government and settler movement, and drives home the shared values of Trump and Netanyahu’s right-wing governments, both of which incite and exploit racism, xenophobia, and fear for political gain.

**We call on all concerned individuals to take a stand for the Palestinians, still occupied, still violently forced from their land, and still the victims of the shameful support of western governments. Join the ‘ Stop Trump, Protect Jerusalem, Support Peace’ protest this Saturday afternoon, December 16 at 12 noon at Centennial Olympic Park and Marietta Streets, Atlanta.**

https://www.facebook.com/events/1488503127929972/

Calls and Sandwiches for the Dream Act @ Havana Sandwich Shop
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The next two weeks are crucial in our fight to protect Dreamers from deportation. Right now, Congress has an opportunity to attach legislation like the Dream Act to a must-pass bill and ensure Dreamers are not torn away from their homes and families.

We are launching a local phone bank to ask Members of Congress to support Dreamers. If we get enough Members of Congress to support Dreamer legislation, then we can make sure that our undocumented youth is not vulnerable to Trump’s deportations.

Dreamers are assets to our our communities and their home is right here in the United States.

Please join us as we urge Congress to do the right thing and pass the Dream Act now!

Guest photographer Leticia Natali Altamirano will be photographing you in front of my Monarch butterfly mural for you to share your message in support of the Dream Act on social media.

https://www.facebook.com/events/333752580438737/

9to5’s 6th Annual Winter Social Masquerade Dinner @ Phillip Rush Center
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

9to5 would like to say Thank You to members, allies and donors for an amazing year! Join us as we celebrate you!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1561874840543026/

Clutch Gives Back <3
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CLUTCH is back and better than ever!!

On Saturday, December 16th, 2017, 368 Ponce will host the first ever #CLUTCHATHON, a QTPOC-centric telethon featuring music, skits, visual art, drag, poetry, and more!

The brainchild of cherished Atlanta artist and iconoclast Naomi Munroe (aka Koochie Koochie Ku), CLUTCH GIVES BACK will be the first live internet broadcast/event of it’s kind to feature local queer artists and performers raising money for local transgender activist groups.

Attendees will be apart of the #CLUTCHATHON live studio audience and will enjoy local art and food vendors, photo ops with the performers, interview segments, and a plethora of surprise guests.

CLUTCH GIVES BACK is working with Bianca Bratton of Cinamaker and other local tech wizards to livestream simultaneously across multiple platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Periscope. Online viewers are encouraged to donate money throughout the broadcast to local QTPOC-led organizations Solutions Not Punishment Coalition, Southern Fried Queer Pride, Comunity Estrella, & Southerners On New Ground.

Performers include Koochie Koochie Ku, TAYLOR ALXNDR, Jamee Cornelia, African Space Program, AGYN, Nova Luxurious, Toni-Michelle Williams, TorrianTV, Paege Turner, Polly Nation, MonteQarlo, MR. RESS, LONER, Maya Wiseman, SXYLK, Micky Bee, Devyn Springer, Alfonsa, and more TBA!

Mark your calendars! This is gonna be LEGENDARY.

Tickets are $8 for regular admission and $13 for special Lucky Caller tickets that come with a drink, snack, and CLUTCH merch!

Early donations can be accepted via https://www.youcaring.com/clutchgivesback

Photography by Kahdria Davidson, Jamee Cornelia, and MonteQarlo. Videography by Jamee Cornelia and Lanese Love. Editing by Jamee Cornelia, Torrian Robertson, and MonteQarlo. Logos by Ash Walsh.

https://www.facebook.com/events/302741946881107/

Dec
17
Sun
Power Charge: Self-care Days @ Jeju Sauna & Spa Home of Wellbeing
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

3rd Sundays. Let us know if you can make it.
Self-care Sundays for community workers, social justice agents, sex workers, allies.

$25 for 24-hour, all access into the spa.
Visit http://www.wpnpower.org/support for more info.

https://www.facebook.com/events/313401045810108/

Dec
18
Mon
Campaigning to Win Workshop
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a free Campaigning to Win workshop. The workshop focuses on how to plan, execute, escalate, and ultimately win an issue based campaign. We will have warm beverages and pastries!

https://www.facebook.com/events/192306528013906/

Dec
23
Sat
Ujamaafest Cooperative Economics Expo
Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

THE 7TH Annual Ujamaafest Cooperative Economics Expo which is one of the largest Kwanzaa celebrations in the south,is slated for December 23,2017 from 1:00pm-8:00pm.
The highly anticipated annual event comes to Atlanta this year.
Our mission is to empower the African American community by providing programming centering around financial literacy &Cooperative Economics which is a principle of Kwanzaa .
Along with a rich cultural celebration which has included performances, STEM activities & interactive Art Sessions, Ujamaafest has had an emphasis on African American businesses by providing a marketplace, financial seminars & a platform to network with other business owners.
CALL FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
Recently we have expanded our venue to accomodate the demand for more Small Biz Owners to participate, we would like to offer interested business owners the opportunity to participate in the Kuumba Marketplace .
This year’s Ujamaafest will relocate to the city of Atlanta. The Official Venue for this year will be Atrium of Atlanta’s City Hall.
The Kuumba Marketplace is our featured showcase that provides a platform for engagement & networking for your business.
Over 900 people attended last year’s event.
This year we need your black owned business to join us.
Registration deadline is 10/31 . Registration Fee is $150.00. Payment must be received no later 10/31. Limited space only. If space permits, additional Fees will be added to registration if received after 10/31.
If your business is interested, please visit ujamaafest.com to reserve your space today.
Advertising Opportunities are available as well. Please contact us ujamaafest@gmail.com to receive our media kit.

https://www.facebook.com/events/592982667767022/

Dec
30
Sat
Atlanta Jobs with Justice 30th Anniversary Organizers’ Ball @ The Westin Peachtree Plaza
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 12:00 am

Spend your last Saturday in 2017 Celebrating 30 Years of Atlanta Jobs with Justice!

We are proud to celebrate and honor 30 years of Atlanta Jobs with Justice! From 1987 until today in 2017, Atlanta Jobs with Justice has been working as a coalition with progressive grassroots leaders across Atlanta, bringing together labor unions, community based organizations, faith based organizations, youth organizations, and individuals to lead and support campaigns for economic and social justice in our workplaces and in our communities.

This December 30th, 2017 we launch the next 30 years of Atlanta Jobs with Justice as we celebrate with a fancy New Year’s Eve-Eve Organizers’ Ball.

In honor of our resilience, we will celebrate at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Downtown Atlanta. We first demanded justice with Westin workers in 1987 and we stayed on them for 20 years until they unionized in 2007. Congrats to our partners at UNITE-HERE 23, this is also their 10 year anniversary at the Westin! We a very excited to PARTY in this union hotel.

We look forward to getting fancy with all our friends, family, and coalition partners to celebrate together, reliving and retelling the stories and struggles we have been through together over the years!

Dress: Festive Formal Attire 🎩 e.g. Come Get Fancy With Us 🍾 🥂 🍸 ✨

Tickets at: bit.ly/AtlantaJwJ30Year
$75 – 🍽 Dine & Dance Ticket – Includes Dinner & 1 Drink
$30 – 🎉 Party People Ticket – General Admission

https://www.facebook.com/events/312914349192592/

Jan
5
Fri
Queer Drunk History Returns! @ 7 Stages Theatre
Jan 5 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 6 @ 12:30 am

After a sold out premiere in June, Queer Drunk History returns for more!

WUSSY MAG and Queeriety bring you a night of queer comedy — featuring some of the best queer improvisers, standup comedians, and sketch writers.

The evening will feature two sets by Atlanta’s finest group of queer comedians Queeriety — including an improvised version of Queer Drunk History with some of the ATL’s finest drag queens drunkenly regaling you with tales of queer pioneers throughout history + a special guest as an Armando in a storytelling set + a few queer sketch scenes.

Special Guests:
Brigitte Bidet
Dax Exclamation Point
Ian Aber
Jay Norris
Jaye Lish
Julie Osborne
Molly Rimswell
Peaches (Travis Denison)
Princess Charles
Stevie King
+ the cast of Queeriety

We are excited to highlight the diversity, talent, and humor of some of Atlanta’s finest queer performers while learning a thing or two about our herstory! You just might learn a thing or two!

Grab your tickets before they sell out!

https://www.facebook.com/events/127476167947150/

Jan
6
Sat
2018 Legislative Advocacy Workshop @ Feminist Women's Health Center
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Do you want to help make our government do better? Attend Feminist Women Health Center’s Legislative Advocacy Workshop! We’ll take a deep dive into laws around reproductive justice, how our state government works, and how you can advocate for reproductive justice in Georgia. We’ll role play lobbying, have lunch with a legislator, and build the skills we need to work for better state laws. At the end of the day, attendees will feel comfortable putting their skills to work in the Georgia State Capital. Lunch will be served.

Early bird tickets, December 8-22: $12

Advance tickets, December 23-January 5: $15

At door: $20

Scholarships available! Please know, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
Call 404.248.5445 or email megang@feministcenter.org for more info!

**IMPORTANT PARKING & TRAVEL INFORMATION**
If you plan on driving to the event, please park in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Atlanta (UUCA) parking lot off the I-85 North Access Road, aka Interstate-85 Frontage Road. You’ll see a large UUCA sign to your right indicating where you can turn in. UUCA’s address is:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta 1911 Cliff Valley Way Northeast Atlanta, GA 30329

MARTA information: FWHC is located near multiple MARTA bus stations including Cliff Valley Way at the 85 Access Road and Briarcliff at Cliff Valley Way. Bus #47 runs from the MARTA Lenox Station to N. Access Road & Cliff Valley Way. 1924 Cliff Valley Way is a short walk – two buildings down from the intersection on the left side. Bus #33 runs from the MARTA Lindbergh station to the bus stop on Briarcliff Rd. near the intersection of Cliff Valley Way. We are at the opposite end of Cliff Valley Way; it is the 2nd to last building on the right. Due to ongoing schedule changes, please consult the MARTA website for specific directions from your location.

https://www.facebook.com/events/309451666220124/

Jan
17
Wed
GA Economic Bill of Rights Public Hearings (GA EBOR) @ Georgia State Capitol
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Agenda: *Locations: 606 Coverdell Legsilative Office Building (across from Capitol) until 12:30 pm, 514 CLOB after 12:30 pm

9-10: Healthcare
10-11: Affordable Housing
11-12: Education
1-2: Good jobs
2-3: Transportation

Link for GA Economic Bill of Rights

Link for website for list of moderators and panelists

https://www.facebook.com/events/384632305327181/

Jan
27
Sat
AG Affinity Group First Aid Training
Jan 27 @ 9:45 am – 7:00 pm

Learn about basic first aid and health and safety during protests. Care for yourself and your companions in the event of illness or injury. For more info or to register, email atlantaresistancemedics@gmail.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1956097131276941/

Jan
30
Tue
Stop Violence Against Women Day 2018 @ Central Presbyterian Church
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

GCADV, in collaboration with the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, sponsored by Mary Kay will provide Breakfast with Legislators & Networking with other Advocates and Allies. Learn about our current Public Policy Issues. Walk to the Capitol to speak with your Legislator. Join us in the movement to Stop Violence Against Women!

Please register so we can get an accurate head count.

https://www.facebook.com/events/125121034935211/

Feb
1
Thu
Legalization march on the GA capitol @ Georgia State Capitol
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

If you are sick and tired of the Ga legislators holding patients hostage! If you want freedom to medicate with cannabis! If you are sick of watching your friends, family and fellow citizens lives be destroyed by this ridiculous prohibition! Then join us opening day of the legislative sessions and tell these politicians you have had enough and that you demand change!

https://www.facebook.com/events/139747966564836/

Feb
3
Sat
Black Women in History~Atlanta,GA Expo @ Greenbriar Mall
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Atlanta, GA Black Women in History Expo is a celebration of Black women and our achievements: Bringing the past and present together for a brighter future.

All are welcome to join us. Men and women of all races can exhibit.

What you will see: Positive images of African-American women, men, and children.
Successful business owners
Black History games
Beautiful Art – Live artist
Spoken Word
Musicians
Hair Stylists that love to work with all types of hair
Authors that have achieved a dream of publishing a book
Skin Care specialists that can help you look your best
Clothing designers that have a gift for making you look your best
Social Justice activists willing to fight for you when all your fight is gone.
Social Services agencies wanting to connect with to ensure your needs are met.

Now Accepting Vendors in the following categories:
Artists
Hair
Authors
Jewelry
Skin Care
Clothing Designers
Social Justice Activists
Social Services
Photographers

OPPORTUNITIES TO SPONSOR EACH CATEGORY

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