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Sep
21
Fri
Resist: A Simulation of Struggle
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/atlantasradicalartcommunity

RESIST: A SIMULATION OF STRUGGLE

THIS PROJECT is an experiment in liberation art and is the very first project of Resist: Atlanta’s Radical Art Community. A countercultural response to the social and political climate of our time, our artists will reclaim space and create a 60-minute simulation comprised of visual and performance projects and an interactive installation for attendees to navigate with the help of ally tour guides. This project and its ambassadors push back against: Racism, Sexism, Colonialism/Empire, Fascism, Transphobia, Homophobia, Islamophobia, Ableism and Xenophobia.

THIS MOMENT in history demands that we resist systems of oppression and repression attempting to conceal and censor our stories. In reimagining new futures for our marginalized communities, we must reclaim ownership of our narratives. We must exhaust every platform available to us so that the silenced and invisible can finally dictate the terms of engagement.

THIS MOVEMENT is a radical response to the moment and inspired by long held traditions of resistance art. It gives power to the immense potential of art to touch, move, and transport minds and bodies in an effort to connect the dots between the personal and political. It holds the art and the artist accountable to a great responsibility: to regard the audience’s experience as sacred. To spur thinking into spacio-temporal engagement and then into action through the stories they tell. This movement mitigates the numbing effects of information overload and transforms disenchantment into action.

OUR ARTISTS are a group of 16 who feel deeply that art is central to revolutionary work. We are artists committed to creating that which “comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable.” We exert the power of art and the story unapologetically. We wield our voices, our bodies, our minds, our hearts to dance, sing, write, speak, paint, move, shout–that the stories and truths of our people will be made known to all who encounter us. We artists of color, of non-men, of trans, queer, and indigenous identities. We are artists existing across religions and no religion. We are artists from underserved communities and disenfranchised communities. We are immigrants and the children of immigrants. We are loud and and we are filled with righteous rage.

Check back to this page frequently for updates and profiles on our participating artists, partners and pre-show events!

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/atlantasradicalartcommunity

*Aftershow curated by Shalom Little*

Contact resistshow@protonmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/363492150808751/

Resist: A Simulation of Struggle
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/atlantasradicalartcommunity

RESIST: A SIMULATION OF STRUGGLE

THIS PROJECT is an experiment in liberation art and is the very first project of Resist: Atlanta’s Radical Art Community. A countercultural response to the social and political climate of our time, our artists will reclaim space and create a 60-minute simulation comprised of visual and performance projects and an interactive installation for attendees to navigate with the help of ally tour guides. This project and its ambassadors push back against: Racism, Sexism, Colonialism/Empire, Fascism, Transphobia, Homophobia, Islamophobia, Ableism and Xenophobia.

THIS MOMENT in history demands that we resist systems of oppression and repression attempting to conceal and censor our stories. In reimagining new futures for our marginalized communities, we must reclaim ownership of our narratives. We must exhaust every platform available to us so that the silenced and invisible can finally dictate the terms of engagement.

THIS MOVEMENT is a radical response to the moment and inspired by long held traditions of resistance art. It gives power to the immense potential of art to touch, move, and transport minds and bodies in an effort to connect the dots between the personal and political. It holds the art and the artist accountable to a great responsibility: to regard the audience’s experience as sacred. To spur thinking into spacio-temporal engagement and then into action through the stories they tell. This movement mitigates the numbing effects of information overload and transforms disenchantment into action.

OUR ARTISTS are a group of 16 who feel deeply that art is central to revolutionary work. We are artists committed to creating that which “comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable.” We exert the power of art and the story unapologetically. We wield our voices, our bodies, our minds, our hearts to dance, sing, write, speak, paint, move, shout–that the stories and truths of our people will be made known to all who encounter us. We artists of color, of non-men, of trans, queer, and indigenous identities. We are artists existing across religions and no religion. We are artists from underserved communities and disenfranchised communities. We are immigrants and the children of immigrants. We are loud and and we are filled with righteous rage.

Check back to this page frequently for updates and profiles on our participating artists, partners and pre-show events!

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/atlantasradicalartcommunity

*Aftershow curated by Shalom Little*

Contact resistshow@protonmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/363492150808751/?event_time_id=363492160808750

Sep
22
Sat
AG Affinity Group First Aid Training
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 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. Sliding fee of $20-45; subsidies available. For more info or to register, email atlantaresistancemedics@gmail.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/709004926104088/

End of Summer BBQ! @ Dresden Park
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1827478050673490/

Convergence: Fall Equinox @ East Atlanta Village Farmers Market
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Library of the Commons invites individuals, grassroots organizations, and collectives doing great work in Atlanta to share what they’re up to. We hope through this platform we can facilitate relationships and flows of information across sectors and communities.

This event is open to the public and serves as a celebration of work that contributes to a thriving ecosystem of empowered, well-coordinated communities of systems changers moving us towards a more just and equitable world.

Fall Equinox Convergence will include presentations from:

Library of the Commons
Uplifting People
The South Bend Commons
Atlanta Industrial Workers of the World(IWW)
Heartwood ALC (Agile Learning Center)
Atlanta Radical Book Fair! (2018) and A Fire in Our Hearts: A Gathering for Liberatory Feminists
Liliana Bakhtiari on the Upcoming Local Elections
The Mad Housers
The Bakery Atlanta
Science for the People – Atlanta Chapter

Food by Chicomecóatl

https://www.facebook.com/events/293823901408727/

Revival Arts and Justice Awards AXC 35 year Anniversary @ Chosewood Ballroom
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

REVIVAL! promises a night of significance, featuring the Dooley Awards Hosted by Jon Goode; art installation by Charmaine Minniefield; Ballethnic Dance Company; legendary Jazz Master Joe Jennings & Friends; and 3 trend-setting DJs: DJ Aquaria! DJ Rasta Root! DJ Santiago Paramo! Plus, heavenly foods from Intimate Chef of Atlanta.

Come celebrate the honorees!

Bridge Builder: Bobbie Paul
Change Maker: shelia turner/Sistagraphy
Emerging Leader: Tasnim Mosabber
Social Justice Champion: Dianne Mathiowetz

Tickets start at $35! Ticket plus 2019 Membership only $100! Enjoy member discounts on ArtsXchange classes and events for 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/events/315966245569078/

Resist: A Simulation of Struggle
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/atlantasradicalartcommunity

RESIST: A SIMULATION OF STRUGGLE

THIS PROJECT is an experiment in liberation art and is the very first project of Resist: Atlanta’s Radical Art Community. A countercultural response to the social and political climate of our time, our artists will reclaim space and create a 60-minute simulation comprised of visual and performance projects and an interactive installation for attendees to navigate with the help of ally tour guides. This project and its ambassadors push back against: Racism, Sexism, Colonialism/Empire, Fascism, Transphobia, Homophobia, Islamophobia, Ableism and Xenophobia.

THIS MOMENT in history demands that we resist systems of oppression and repression attempting to conceal and censor our stories. In reimagining new futures for our marginalized communities, we must reclaim ownership of our narratives. We must exhaust every platform available to us so that the silenced and invisible can finally dictate the terms of engagement.

THIS MOVEMENT is a radical response to the moment and inspired by long held traditions of resistance art. It gives power to the immense potential of art to touch, move, and transport minds and bodies in an effort to connect the dots between the personal and political. It holds the art and the artist accountable to a great responsibility: to regard the audience’s experience as sacred. To spur thinking into spacio-temporal engagement and then into action through the stories they tell. This movement mitigates the numbing effects of information overload and transforms disenchantment into action.

OUR ARTISTS are a group of 16 who feel deeply that art is central to revolutionary work. We are artists committed to creating that which “comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable.” We exert the power of art and the story unapologetically. We wield our voices, our bodies, our minds, our hearts to dance, sing, write, speak, paint, move, shout–that the stories and truths of our people will be made known to all who encounter us. We artists of color, of non-men, of trans, queer, and indigenous identities. We are artists existing across religions and no religion. We are artists from underserved communities and disenfranchised communities. We are immigrants and the children of immigrants. We are loud and and we are filled with righteous rage.

Check back to this page frequently for updates and profiles on our participating artists, partners and pre-show events!

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/atlantasradicalartcommunity

*Aftershow curated by Shalom Little*

Contact resistshow@protonmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/363492150808751/?event_time_id=363492157475417

Elise Witt and Joyce & Jacque in Concert @ First Existentialist Congregation
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta is proud to present Elise Witt and Joyce & Jacque in Concert Saturday, September 22, at 8:00 p.m.

The concert will be a benefit for the First Existentialist Congregation to Improve our sanctuary accessibility.

Admission is sliding scale; $15 to $85 suggested.
Light refreshments and beverages will be available for donations.

Hope to see you there for this sure-to-be memorable event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/314723695955787/

Sep
23
Sun
CCEC Volunteer Meeting @ Honey Bubble
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Atlanta doesn’t have an LGBTQ+ community center? WHAT? That’s wild!

Help us start one! Interested in more details or how to be involved? Come on out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/865339313656438/

BisexualiTea: Bi+ Visibility Day at the Phillip Rush Center @ Phillip Rush Center
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join Atlanta-based bi+ organizers, activists, elected officials, and speakers as we kick off #BiWeek18 with BisexualiTea, a Bi+ Visibility Day event at the Phillip Rush Center with support from Georgia Equality. The night will include food, drinks, presentations, and community building.

This event will be free and open to the public so please feel free to invite your friends and colleagues.

For any questions contact Dan Wilson at DanWTheBi@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/2156039114407932/

Sep
24
Mon
Justice Speaks!
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Open Mic and Conversation in the Meadow! Come to read original or cited material, to listen or to talk afterwards. Join us as we raise our voices to identify problems, share our struggles, search for solutions and motivate action together! Bring a chair or blanket , beverage and snack, if you’d like. We’ll have water and a light snack available. Free will donation at the gate.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2024953017548486/

Sep
25
Tue
Atlanta #EndMoneyBail Ordinance Review @ Atlanta City Hall
Sep 25 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Comrades,

Join us on Tuesday, September 25th for a public forum that will be held in Committee Room 1 at 3pmEst at the Atlanta City Hall. The public forum is being held by the public safety committee to reflect on and get an assessment of the bail ordinance the city council passed earlier this week. Please read below for more context. Will you join us?

Context: (will try to keep it brief 🙂

Across the South and this country, people are in active resistance in the fight to dismantle the bail system. Consider this a report from the field as it relates to the ongoing struggle to end money bail in the city of Atlanta.

This year during Black History month, the city council voted unanimously to pass the ordinance to end money bail with full support from new Mayor, Kesha Lance-Bottoms. We said that their efforts was an entry point into the conversation. The ordinance was and is a starting place toward a much longer journey and vision that we have to end pre-trial detention and build the community controlled institutions we need to clean up the mess that mass incarceration has made.

We know that our families and communities have been destabilized by the war on the poor and working-class and the war on drugs. Our fight is both a political and spiritual one because our vision and goal is abolition. We are after a complete culture change and abolitionist reforms. We have been clear that a system that has taken literally centuries, to perfect will not be dismantled without divesting from cops, courts, and cages. You can’t change the policy without changing the spending habits. The city must invest in community based and controlled institutions. No single ordinance will do.

Since the passing of the ordinance, the SONG Hot n Ready campaign team has been court watching to witness how serious the city appointed judges and the solicitors have taken the passage of the ordinance. We plan to reveal our findings at the bail review meeting and it’s not looking pretty. It’s not all bad though, many people are no longer being held in the jail and have been offered return on recognizance (ROR) or signature bonds. We will also be calling for the money that has been save to be invested in a community-based support services and take pre-trial services from the courts all together. It’s an uphill journey ya’ll but we on our way!!

If you have been impacted by this or are pissed off and want to do something about it, please hit us up and join our campaign team! Come get you some of this work! We need you! If you are a scrappy queer that wants to join this political home
as a member hit us up! taylor@southernersonnewground.org

Shout out to everyone who has been throwing down, showing up, sharing, volunteering and gettin’ in where ya fit in. Shout out to Women on the Rise as they lead the fight to close the city jail. Collectively we will kick the door down, and collectively we will pull the walls down!! Shout out to the brave warriors engaged in the #prisonstrike! Another world is possible family…

Until justice,

SONG ATL

https://www.facebook.com/events/299700700820263/

Sep
26
Wed
Immigration & Criminal Justice Reform: Close the Jail ATL @ Emory University White Hall
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WHO:
The Interdisciplinary Workshop in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (CPCS) in partnership with Global Communities of Practice (GCoP) at Emory University will host the seventh session of the inter-campus seminar series on “The practice of Democracy.”

WHAT:
“Immigrants and Criminal Justice Reform: Close the Jail ATL”, a panel about experiences in advocating for the closing of the Atlanta City Detention Center. See Project South and Georgia Detention Watch’s report below, detailing conditions in immigration detention centers.

https://projectsouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/InsideATL_Imm_Cages_8_DIG.pdf

WHEN:
5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

WHERE:
White Hall (at Emory University)
Rom 101
301 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

See campus map here: http://emap.fmd.emory.edu/website/campus/index.htm#?queryzoom=Yes&Query=(bldg=’1380′)

Free parking (after 4 p.m.) is avaialbel in Upper Peavine Parking Deck at 29 Eagle Row. More parking information can be found here: http://transportation.emory.edu/parking/visitors.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/1966418800046659/

Let’s make calls for Stacey Abrams! With special guest! @ Industrious Atlanta Ponce City Market
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for pizza and beer while we make calls and canvass to get Stacey Abrams and Democrats across Georgia elected!

All you need
To make calls: a laptop and a phone!
To make calls a phone and a phone charger!
To canvass: a pen and sturdy shoes!

We’ll be on the 8th floor in Industrious and look forward to sharing more hints about our special guest as we get closer to the 26th!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2152217418399406/

Film Screening Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? @ Midtown Art Cinema
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Dogwood Alliance, Stand4Forests – GA, & Sierra Club – Georgia Chapter for a #Stand4Forests Week of Action screening of the award-winning documentary film BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal? followed by Q&A with filmmaker Chris Hardee.

BURNED takes a hard look at the latest false solution to climate change: woody biomass. The film tells the story of how biomass companies, like Enviva, have hidden behind green labels and become the alternative-energy savior for the power-generation industry. Our forests and communities here in Georgia are at risk, and you can be part of the solution.

RSVP: www.dogwoodalliance.org/burned-atl

Doors open at 6:30pm and the film starts at 7pm. Suggested donation $5. All proceeds go to protect the forests & people of the South.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2224859431084137/

Sep
27
Thu
Bi The Way: A Panel Discussion on Bi Visibility! @ Charis Books and More/Charis Circle
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Elgin Charles Beverly Hills, Charis Books and More/Charis Circle, and Atlanta Pride Committee for Bi The Way: A Panel Discussion on Bi Visibility on Thursday, Sept 27th at Charis Books & More. The panel will focus on representation of bisexuality and pansexuality, erasure, and more – featuring local bi and pan authors and writers, and moderated by Elgin Charles.

Your panelists are:
Khafre Kujichagulia Abif
Ashleigh Atwell
Lisa Francavilla
Emmett Helen
Jackie Lewis

Doors for the event will open at 7PM. This event is free to the public. This event will be followed by a book signing of Elgin Charle’s book, By The Way.

Parking can be found in the Charis parking lots, and nearby lots and streets. Charis Books & More has a ADA accessible entrance, restroom, and event space. If you have any questions about the event or accessibility needs, email taylor@atlantapride.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/228852977734183/

Activist Meet and Greet – September 27, 2018 @ Little Five Points Community Center
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you outraged by injustice but don’t know what to do?
New to activism or looking to get more connected?
Want to support your community in solidarity and love?

You are invited to join Activists Recruiting, Organizing and Mentoring in Atlanta (AROMA) for our metro-Atlanta meet and greets every LAST Thursday of the month.

These are informal and semi-structured networking events to support the local activist community in ATL. Our relationships are the most important resource we have to win the world we need.

You can expect to participate in Activist Speed-Friending, hear more about what it really means to organize for justice, and meet some of the folks on the front lines already doing the work needed to transform society and transition into a better world!

If you are able, please BRING FOOD, drinks, or donations to share, and please SPREAD THE WORD by inviting your friends and neighbors! Hope to see you there! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

Website:
activismatlanta.com

Activist calendar:
http://activismatlanta.com/activist-calendar

Article about AROMA:
dailykos.com/story/2014/07/15/1313217/-AROMA-creating-sustainable-activism-across-Atlanta-movements

https://www.facebook.com/events/288072205137887/

Sep
29
Sat
Save the Date: Abortion Access #GlowRide @ Start and end point: 1237 Ralph David Abernathy
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Join the Georgia Reproductive Health, Rights, & Justice Coalition for a first-of-its-kind #GlowRide!

You know that all people need access to safe, non-judgmental, affordable abortion care. On September 29, ride with Atlanta cyclists and artists to light up the city for abortion access.

Using our bike lights, glow paint, and chalk, we will enlighten the public on the need to defend abortion access in Georgia. Our message: ABORTION IS OK, and IT’S TIME TO VOTE. We‘ll be echoed by activists around the country in a national day of action called BOLD Ignited!

PLEASE register below so we can account for safety and enough supplies.

Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/VV4cWBGQLAG57ZHD2

Itinerary: We will gather at the legendary MotherHouse to decorate our caravan, give your bike a safety check, and get all the facts before kicking off the ride. We will make two stops to #ChalkItUp at the Georgia State Capitol and the Krog Street Tunnel — where local artists will hand off their supplies so you can spread the public message. The ride will end with a community dinner back at the MotherHouse.

Bring your bikes, bike lights, and helmets.

We provide drinking water, glow/light-up swag, and snacks.

Accessibility: We will have a few cars decorated to join us for the caravan. If you cannot or do not cycle, let us know on the RSVP link that you would like to join a car. (Note: this is for riding with someone DURING the caravan. If you need transportation before or after the event, you must arrange that separately.)

https://www.facebook.com/events/320390908720113/

Oct
2
Tue
Let Clarkston Be Heard! @ Clarkston City Hall
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please support Clarkston residents by showing up to Clarkston’s city council meeting on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm.
Support the right of residents to speak for themselves!!
Wear something purple for unity.

After over a year of secrecy, it has been revealed that the North American Mission Board (NAMB) has been planning a $15 million dollar development in Clarkston, GA. NAMB is the domestic missions agency of the Southern Baptist Convention. A recent article https://on-ajc.com/2O5Rr4y in the AJC states, “City officials kept it quiet, never mentioning demolition permits or any details about the plans, residents say.”

It is unjust to speak for people and tell them what will help/benefit them. Let people decide for themselves what benefits them and their families. Transparency about what is happening in one’s own community is essential for democracy.

OUR VOICES MUST BE HEARD!! PLEASE COME OUT AND SHOW SUPPORT!

https://bit.ly/2Qd43Z9
https://bit.ly/2oYQq3t

The article ( https://on-ajc.com/2O5Rr4y ) continues that Mayor Ted Terry said he thought the proposal was not necessarily serious, so he didn’t need to go public. ‘I asked (church officials) to have a public hearing before they act,’ Terry said. ‘They admitted they screwed up. They should have done this months ago before they started demolishing things.’”

Terry has also claimed that “he smells xenophobia and white privilege in the opposition…I didn’t see too many young families opposing the plan. Preserve our neighborhood is code words for we don’t want those people near us. People say the Southern Baptist Convention is bigots, racists, anti-gay. I understand that feeling. But he called the religious organization handling the effort, a group called Send Relief, “the more charitable, open-minded wing of the Baptist tent.” Terry described how anti-Baptist bias might be fueling the opposition: “There’s a new mosque being built around the corner. It’s interesting that no neighbors were knocking on doors asking that it not be built….There’s a coalition that’s emerged…There’s my Bernie Sanders friends saying, ‘We don’t want them converting refugees.’ And others are saying, ‘We don’t want them in our backyard.’ It’s an odd bedfellows thing here.”

“One of my dreams is for every Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist to have a Christian friend who can point them toward Christ,” stated Trent DeLoach, Clarkston International Bible Church’s senior pastor and director of the Send Relief ministry hub. “Most refugees have significant physical and emotional needs. They need Christian friends who can share the love of Jesus while helping them transition to life in America.”

By living next door to families with diverse cultural backgrounds, Elizabeth (DeLoach’s wife) says they have opportunities to influence the nations. “These people are still connected to home,” she said, explaining that many are from remote villages that would be difficult for missionaries to access. “You’re able to make a wider impact as you reach these families.” (https://bit.ly/2CUui4a)

Some context of why Terry said, “people say the Southern Baptist Convention is bigots, racists, and anti gay”:
They first separated from the Baptists over slavery, including the belief that slave owners could be missionaries. “In 1995, the convention voted to adopt a resolution renouncing its racist roots and apologizing for its past defense of slavery, segregation, and white supremacy.” (https://bit.ly/2CHAcFz)

According to the Human Rights Campaign, “In 2017, top leaders of the SBC joined other evangelical leaders in a statement Aug. 29 denouncing LGBTQ people and their identities as “inconsistent with God’s holy purposes in creation and redemption.”
https://bit.ly/2N755I7

“Our ultimate vision is to be a multi-ethnic, spirit-filled church family where all people can come to know, experience, and serve Jesus Christ.”- Send Relief

“Refugees and internationals come to North America seeking security, opportunity and home. Often, they enter the country unable to speak, read or understand the language. They come with tremendous dreams, but their needs leave them vulnerable to manipulation and abuse. You can and your church can protect them and help them adapt through international support and genuine friendship.”
https://bit.ly/2Qko4gq

According to the Pew Research Center (https://pewrsr.ch/1Yr2TZ3) in 2014 the Southern Baptist Convention consisted of:
85% White
6% Black
<1% Asian
3% Latino
5% Other/Mixed

2% Immigrants
2% Second generation
96% Third generation or higher

Clarkston consists of:
9% White
59% Black
25% Asian
5% Hispanic
2% Mixed
(https://bit.ly/2N84sOs)

(These were the race categories listed)

David Melber NAMB is the Vice President for Send Relief, which is overseeing the partnership of NAMB and Clarkston International Bible Church. He stated, “We get a lot of calls from churches requesting missions exposure to different mercy/compassion ministries. We want to provide that through such ventures that we are proposing with the Georgia site. We hope to use each of these as distinctive examples from which congregations nationwide can choose to visit and study and then make practical application when they return home. For example, Clarkston will serve as a multicultural urban setting with refugees and immigrants while Ashland will serve for a more rural experience. We do not intend to restrict, but support, the local church’s ongoing outreach into its community.”

Trent DeLoach, Clarkston International Bible Church’s senior pastor and director of the Send Relief ministry hub stated, “NAMB will assume all operational costs but Clarkston International will continue to worship here as it always has. The only difference is NAMB will help us to tell our story to a wider audience. We will be able to leverage what we have learned over 40 years of ministry, of surviving a transitional community that was not easy at times, and emerging as a congregation that very closely reflects the community in which it is located.
“There will be opportunities for youth groups to experience a specific setting and for internships where individuals receive a more in-depth hands on experience.”

Send Relief partnership site:
https://www.cibcfamily.com/send-relief/
“Many types of ministries are housed underneath the Send Relief banner including ministry focused on refugees. Send Relief is committed to equipping churches to reach out to their immediate neighborhoods. Clarkston is a unique community with unprecedented Great Commission opportunities. A ministry hub in Clarkston would provide the platform to educate other churches on the strategic opportunity to minister to refugees and other immigrant groups.”The prayer of CIBC and NAMB is for the Hub strategy to make Clarkston an even greater place to live and serve among the nations that God is bringing to North America.”

So please support Clarkston residents by showing up to Clarkston’s city council meeting on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm.
Support the right of residents to speak for themselves!!
Wear something purple for unity.

SEE YOU ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 2 AT 7:00 PM!

EXTRA LINKS

https://www.namb.net/events/visit-clarkston-september-20-21-2018-2/
https://www.sendrelief.org/refugees-internationals/clarkston/
http://www.sbclife.net/article/2536/prayerlink-leaders-see-clarkston-refugee-ministry-in-action
https://christianindex.org/clarkston-outreach-distributes-backpacks-good-news-to-international-community/

https://www.facebook.com/events/275784536590180/

Oct
3
Wed
Speaker Series: Paul Butler, Author of Chokehold @ Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cops, politicians, and ordinary people are afraid of black men. The result is the Chokehold: laws and practices that treat every African American man like a thug. In this explosive new book, an African American former federal prosecutor shows that the system is working exactly the way it’s supposed to. Black men are always under watch, and police violence is widespread—all with the support of judges and politicians.

In his no-holds-barred style, Butler, whose scholarship has been featured on 60 Minutes, uses new data to demonstrate that white men commit the majority of violent crime in the United States. For example, a white woman is ten times more likely to be raped by a white male acquaintance than be the victim of a violent crime perpetrated by a black man. Butler also frankly discusses the problem of black on black violence and how to keep communities safer—without relying as much on police.

Chokehold powerfully demonstrates why current efforts to reform law enforcement will not create lasting change. Butler’s controversial recommendations about how to crash the system, and when it’s better for a black man to plead guilty—even if he’s innocent—are sure to be game-changers in the national debate about policing, criminal justice, and race relations.

About Paul Butler

A former federal prosecutor, Paul Butler provides legal commentary for CNN, MSNBC, and NPR and has been featured on 60 Minutes and profiled in the Washington Post. A law professor at Georgetown University, he is the author of Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice, winner of the Harry Chapin Media Award, and Chokehold: Policing Black Men (both from The New Press). He has published numerous op-eds and book reviews, including in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Washington, D.C.

https://www.facebook.com/events/233103544123821/

Oct
7
Sun
20th Annual Ek Shaam Raksha Ke Naam @ The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Save the Date for the 20th Annual Ek Shaam Raksha Ke Naam

Celebrating the past and changing the future!

Sunday October 7, 2018

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History Vs. Women + Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy @ Presser Hall Bldg
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Charis and Agnes Scott College for an action packed evening celebrating the release of History vs Women: The Defiant Lives that They Don’t Want You to Know by Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian and co-author Ebony Adams AND Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space by hometown heros and hosts of our favorite feminist podcast, Unladylike, Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin.

Anita, Ebony, Cristen, and Caroline invite you to a live “Unladylike” podcast conversation about the history of some of the unremembered women Anita and Ebony profile in History Vs. Women and discuss how to practice the “practical hell-raising” that Caroline and Cristen advocate in their book, Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space.

This is will be a rowdy, unruly and definitely unladylike conversation for feminists of all genders and all ages who want to learn more of our unwritten histories and more about how to be the kind of person who changes history in small and powerful ways each and every day.

This is event takes place at Gaines Chapel at Agnes Scott College. To guarantee a seat/admission you must purchase a ticket/book bundle with either a copy of History Vs. Women or Unladylike via this Eventbrite link. (Please don’t simply buy a book from our website and think you have a ticket, we need you to go through the eventbrite page to make sure we have reserved your seat!). One ticket gets you a copy of the book you selected and a seat in the reserved seating area upon arrival to the venue. Both books will be available for purchase in the lobby at the event should you wish to buy multiple copies. You do not have to buy a ticket to attend the event but it is likely to sell out and we cannot guarantee seating without a ticket. Agnes Scott Students are especially encouraged to attend. Both books will *also* be available for purchase in the lobby. Books bought with ticket will be available for pick up at the event and Books not picked up will be held for week at store (1189 Euclid Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307) following the event.

All authors will sign books immediately following the reading.

Free parking is available in the parking deck across the street from Gaines Chapel. The venue is wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation available upon request. Please email info@chariscircle.org to request.

This is a Charis Circle Founding the Future of Feminism Event and we will pass the hat for a suggested donation for our non-profit, Charis Circle of $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About History Vs. Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don’t Want You to Know

Rebels, rulers, scientists, artists, warriors and villains
Women are, and have always been, all these things and more.

Looking through the ages and across the globe, Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency, along with Ebony Adams PHD, have reclaimed the stories of twenty-five remarkable women who dared to defy history and change the world around them. From Mongolian wrestlers to Chinese pirates, Native American ballerinas to Egyptian scientists, Japanese novelists to British Prime Ministers, History vs Women will reframe the history that you thought you knew.

Featuring beautiful full-color illustrations of each woman and a bold graphic design, this standout nonfiction title is the perfect read for teens (or adults!) who want the true stories of phenomenal women from around the world and insight into how their lives and accomplishments impacted both their societies and our own.

Anita Sarkeesian is an award-winning media critic and the creator and executive director of Feminist Frequency, an educational nonprofit that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Best known as the creator and host of Feminist Frequency’s highly influential series Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, Anita lectures at universities, conferences and game development studios around the world. Anita dreams of owning a life-size replica of Buffy’s scythe. She is the coauthor of History vs Women.

Ebony Adams, PhD, is an author, activist, and former college educator whose work highlights the lives and work of black women in the diaspora. She lives in Los Angeles with a steadily increasing collection of Doctor Who memorabilia. She writes widely on film criticism, social justice, and pop culture, and is the coauthor of History vs Women.

Born under the Brixton sun in London, England, artist T. S. Abe is a graduate of Central Saint Martins University of the Arts. Her drawings have been featured on album covers, in exhibitions, on a London bus, and in History vs. Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don’t Want You to Know.

About: Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space

A funny, fact-driven, and illustrated field guide to how to live a feminist life in today’s world, from the hosts of the hit Unladylike podcast.

Get ready to get unladylike with this field guide to the what’s, why’s, and how’s of intersectional feminism and practical hell-raising. Through essential, inclusive, and illustrated explorations of what patriarchy looks like in the real world, authors and podcast hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin blend wild histories, astounding stats, social justice principles, and self-help advice to connect where the personal meets political in our bodies, brains, booty calls, bank accounts, and other confounding facets of modern woman-ing and nonbinary-ing. By laying out the uneven terrain of double-standards, head games, and handouts patriarchy has manspread across society for ages, Unladylike is here to unpack our gender baggage and map out the space that’s ours to claim.

Cristen Conger is a former senior staff writer and host for HowStuffWorks.com and co-creator of the hit podcast Stuff Mom Never Told You. She is a contributing writer for Refinery29, and her writing has appeared on Jezebel, Huffington Post Women, MSNBC, and ABC News.

Caroline Ervin is a podcast host and former editor at HowStuffWorks.com. She has a journalism background and researches and speaks on issues of sexuality, health, history, and pop culture–all through the lens of feminism and gender. Their new podcast, Unladylike, launched in Janaury 2018 as part of Midroll Media’s Earwolf network.

Tyler Feder is an illustrator and comedy writer. She has illustrated for Netflix, Comedy Central, and ESPN, and her work has been featured in Glamour and Brigitte magazines.

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Oct
10
Wed
Lecture: Angela Davis, “1968: Lessons from 50 Years of Change” @ Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

NOTE: This event is currently oversubscribed. We are exploring opportunities for live streaming. Stay tuned!
Candler’s Laney Program in Moral Leadership presents “1968: Lessons from Fifty Years of Change,” a lecture by activist, writer, and scholar Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz, on Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church.

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Oct
12
Fri
SUGAR SHACK: A Queer Pride Dance Party!
Oct 12 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 2:00 am

Southern Fried Queer Pride invites you out for a night of dancing, music, drag, and more. No shame, all PRIDE. Come out to SUGAR SHACK, a queer pride dance party, as celebrate Atlanta Pride in all of it’s glory. Featuring performances by:
Dotte Comm
JayBella Banks
LaLa Ri
Micky Bee
Summer Solstice (Tk)
& TAYLOR ALXNDR
And DJ sets by:
Chel Xi
Gemynii (from NC/The Conjure)
& Leonce (MORPH)

Party starts at 10PM at 529. 18 & up. $7 door cover. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. This event will fill up quickly. Get your tickets here: tinyurl.com/sfqpss

529 is ADA accessible. The event space has ADA accessible entrances and restrooms. If you have any accessibility questions or needs, feel free to email us at contact@southernfriedqueerpride.com.

Southern Fried Queer Pride is a QTPoC-led queer and trans, arts & advocacy organization and festival based in Atlanta, GA. Built on the backbones of the Stonewall Riots, MondoHomo, queer liberation, and the radical celebration of Southern queers, SFQP offers a platform for community artists, activists, and anyone and everyone to hold space!

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Oct
13
Sat
Atlanta Radical Book Fair! (2018) @ Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This event is FREE and open to the public!

The Atlanta Radical Book Fair is a gathering of radical left writers, publishers, artists, activists, and community organizations from across the American South and beyond. This year, our third annual fair will host panel discussions exploring topics such as police violence, immigrant solidarity, Indigenous anti-colonialism in North America, and the intersections of Blackness, anarchism, and social ecology.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION!
www.atlantaradicalbookfair.com

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