Come to WonderRoot and visit our new Activist Screen Print Studio! We’ll be screen printing designs around our current print initiative #ArtsVoteATL, a campaign to engage Atlanta’s arts community to get out and vote on November 7th, emphasizing that we demand our elected officials prioritize policy and funding that supports art and culture in Atlanta.
Join us this Thursday, October 19th, from 12-3 or Thursday, Nov. 2nd from 6-9 to make #ArtsVoteATL prints to be distributed around Atlanta!
Atlanta, GA: Join thousands of UNITE HERE members and hospitality workers in 40 cities across the U.S. and Canada on October 19 for a Union Day of Action. In Atlanta, UNITE HERE Local 23 will show up and show out at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport meet in the Airport Atrium!
Every day, UNITE HERE serves our country by winning strong union contracts for hospitality workers. We serve our country by prioritizing new organizing and turning poverty wage jobs into good jobs. We serve our country by achieving real political power for working people. We serve our country by standing up to the rich and powerful, from billionaire bosses of the hospitality industry, to healthcare profiteers, and even President Trump.
We’re everyday people –cooks, housekeepers, dishwashers –risking our livelihoods to fight for what’s right. And fair. And earned.
We will be coming together to fight to secure our jobs and for better raises!
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED. WE ARE FULL!
Please join us via Facebook Live!
Come join Muslims for Progressive Value -Atlanta as we celebrate our 10th anniversary!
Gather at 7pm; Start at 7:30pm
Brief presentation about MPV and MPV-Atlanta
Stories about MPV-Atlanta
Food, Networking and socializing
Philip Rush Center Event Hall (1530 Dekalb Ave NE, Atlanta)
Annex Building (beside the Crossfit)
Pizza provided. Bring your favorite dessert, drink or side. Gluten free/vegan/vegetarian pizza options available
Please feel free to share!
You can learn more about MPV-Atlanta here: https://www.mpvatlanta.org
Abortion is a controversial topic. Unfortunately, that controversy often translates to silence on the issue, especially within the Latino(x) community. Join SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW and Somos Sur Art Collective as we delve into this conversation head on!
Like the Event Picture? (Credit: Victoria Argañaraz https://borrachayamanecida.tumblr.com/) We’ll be creating shirts with that stunning image, so be sure to attend and BRING YOUR OWN SHIRT.
Afterwards, you can wear your new shirt and catch SPARK tabling at MJQ with La Choloteca! Can’t wait to see you there!
Thursday, Oct 19 at MJQ!
and Brian Rojas!
10pm – 21 and UP
We want invite u , to start a visibility campaign to stop trans pathologization in the world , which would be caries out during this month and is celebrated on October the 21st ,
the event would be performed as a flashmob as well as a public statement :
FRIDAY, 20th, OCTOBER at 6:00 PM, around FIVE POINTS , I front Popeyes , (12 BROAD ST,
ATLANTA GA 30303 )
1.- Public statement
Among the main objectives of these activities are:
1.- Removing the term GENDER DYSPHORIA as part of the description of gender transitioning on diagnostic manuals by the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization
2.- Promoting free access to health services focused on the trans community and making them publically financed generating a change in the model towards a trans-specific medical care
3.- Pushing forward the legal recognition of gender without the requisite of medical evaluations
4.- Stopping the pathologization of gender diversity during childhood
5.- Protecting the community against transphobia
Stop Trans Pathologization is an event launched since 2009 through a series of activities performed across the globe during October. In 2016 more than 120 actions took place in 47 cities of different continents in the frame of the Stop Trans Pathologization day in 2016.
Having nothing further to add, I would like to thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.
COMUNITY ESTRELLA ,
Estrella Sanchez (https://m.facebook.com/estrella.sanz.311)
Le hacemos el grato honor de invitarlxs, a qué nos acompañe a visibilizar el día 21 de Octubre día de la despatologización trans (Stop Trans Pathologization) en el Estado de Georgia, , dicho evento será un flashmob y un pronunciamiento la fecha
VIERNES 20th, OCTUBRE a las 6:00 PM, alrededor del estacionamiento del metro FIVE POINTS , enfrente de Popeyes , (12 BROAD ST,
ATLANTA GA 30303 )
Los objetivos principales de Stop Trans Pathologization son :
1.-?La retirada de la clasificación de los procesos de tránsito entre los géneros como “DISFORIA DE GÉNERO” de los manuales diagnósticos (DSM de la American Psychiatric Association y CIE de la Organización Mundial de la Salud),
2.- El acceso a una atención salud trans focalizada públicamente cubierta, el cambio del modelo de atención salud trans-específica, desde un modelo de evaluación hacia un enfoque de consentimiento informado
3.- El reconocimiento legal de género sin requisitos médicos,
4.- Ladepatologización de la diversidad de género en las infancias,
5.- La protección contra la transfobia.
Desde el año 2009, Stop Trans Pathologization (Alto a la patologizacion Trans ) lanza la convocatoria del Día Internacional de Acción por la Despatologización Trans, con actividades en diferentes regiones del mundo a lo largo del mes de octubre.
En octubre de 2016 tuvieron lugar más de 120 acciones en 47 ciudades de diferentes continentes en el marco del Día Internacional de Acción por la Despatologización
Sin otro particular, le agradezco su atención y cooperación .
Preguntas y dudas
COMUNITY ESTRELLA ,
Estrella Sanchez (https://m.facebook.com/estrella.sanz.311)
The Justice For All Coalition, Metro Atl DSA and Johnny Martinez’s Georgia Beer Garden and the Joystick Game Bar (The Joystick Game Bar is donating all the procedes from the video games for the night) are having a funraiser to collect donations for Atlanta’s Homeless Youth and Adults. We are in need of blankets, sleeping bags, tents, socks, new or used coats women’s and men’s pants, sweaters, gloves, knit caps, hygiene kit supplies (Travel size), chemical hand warmers, Q-tips, wet wipes, caned vegtables, and cash for gas to pick up and deliver donations, cash to buy food to feed the unsheltered people on the weekends when most other agencies are closed and because our catering company donations drop off during the winter, most of Atlanta’s unsheltered homeless may eat three meals from Saturday morning until Monday afternoon. And for you that don’t know Taskforce was taken over and is being phased out. Any many of the people that use to live there are now unsheltered, and I personally don’t want to see anyone freezing to death this coming winter. So come and join use for fun, food, drinks, and video games. Donation can be droped off at either location.
On October 2, 2017, the Atlanta City Council voted unanimously in favor of ordinance 17-O-1152, reclassifying the possession of marijuana under 1 oz. as a non-arrestable offense. This decision was made, after over a year of community pressure led by the Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative (SNaP Co), along with partner organizations and Atlanta residents.
SNaPCo has deep gratitude for our members who have been fighting to divest from the criminal justice system and invest in supportive services since the beginning, for our Atlanta Trans Leadership Interns for taking to the streets and collecting over 500 petitions, and for Council Member Kwanza Hall for his bold and visionary leadership to see this legislation through.
We send love and gratitude to the Family of DeAundre Phillips, for your bravery to speak truth to power. We will continue working to ensure that not one more young Black father is murdered at the hands of APD.
Join us October 20, from 7-9pm, as we celebrate a victory for all people living in Atlanta! RSVP for details.
Georgia Equality and ACFLY and Queer Youth for Equality Presents:
\QUEER YOUTH FEST 2017//
FREE Day Festival
All Ages, All People Welcome
Oct 21, 2017
WATCH THE EPISODES NOW:
Showcasing some of the coolest LGBTQ Artists and Musicians from right here Atlanta.
You ARE the local community
Lets support each other
QYF 2017 Performances by:
JenHodges and Spurge
QYF 2017 Art Installations by:
Free Testing stations + more service providers
10 PM CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL FOR OUR DECEASED THIS YEAR
WackedOUTBlackOUT @ Jungle
I WANT TO VOLUNTEER:
Sign up for Queer Youth Fest 2017 Volunteers http://signup.com/go/wYTyEEp
Leaders from the Georgia Innocence Project will talk about the incarceration of the innocent.
Calvin Johnson, Georgia’s first exoneree, will speak about his experience.
This is a presentation of the Sybil M. Robinson Social Justice Forum.
Do you know what to expect from your City Councilperson? Over what does the mayor have control? Who oversees Atlanta Public Schools? Who appoints the director of the Atlanta Housing Authority? How can you, as an Atlanta citizen, hold your local government accountable?
Get answers to these and other questions at Civics 101: How Atlanta City Government Works, conducted by the Center for Civic Innovation. http://www.civicatlanta.org
We might all need to know a little more about how to get involved in the local government that works for us.
This year’s elections will turn over our city government over to many new hands. Understand the implications of this election, and how you can be a more knowledgeable and influential citizen/constituent.
********* FREE BEER ***********
Eventide Brewing wants to encourage this community learning opportunity and will give each attendee a “One Free Beer” ticket redeemable at the brewery (must be of legal drinking age, limit one per person, supplies limited).
THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS: Eventide Brewing
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School
End Mass Incarceration/Healing Communities Network embraces the principle of “restorative justice.” Through our Healing Communities training, we seek to transform faith communities across Georgia into stations of hope for persons affected by the juvenile and criminal justice systems (for persons within the walls of the respective faith communities and for persons outside of the walls of a worshiping community).
Presenter: CHRIS 180 / At-Promise Youth Center
Where: Interdenominational Theological Center, Costen Building, 653 Beckwith St SW, Atlanta, GA 30314
Calling all healers!!!
Join us in raising the vibration of humanity!
Visionaries, Sound Healers, Energy Healers, Reiki Practitioners, Shamans, Storytellers, Lovers of Humanity and Spiritual Teachers.
We are living in the worst of times and the best of times.
As a healer, I am inviting you to join me and other healers to assist in the birthing a new way of living, which starts with the transformation of old energy. Let us stand for a world that works for everyone.
We are part of a global village. So, our time together will be focused on healing ourselves as healers, as agents of love and change, as well as stand in proxy for the healing of our families, communities, nation, and humanity in general.
Our sole reason for coming together is to heal – to bring about wholeness. We are joining together in the Spirit of Oneness, Peace, Creativity, Beauty, Kindness, Compassion, Love in action and affirmation of what is great, grand and glorious about each of us.
Bring your healing tools, healing energy, percussion instruments, and a donation – LOVE OFFERING.
* Sound Healing
* And more
Peace and Blessings.
Come help get out the next Anarchist Black Cross newsletter to 100+ prisoners! Help fold, stuff, stamp, and seal letters. Refreshments provided.
The Insight newsletter keeps prisoners who’ve requested it up to date on prison revolts and resistance and revolutionary activity on the outside. It’s a way to support prisoners’ struggles, keep them connected with others working for liberation, and let their voices be heard by publishing their words.
Want to put an article, piece of art or poetry in this month’s insight? Submission deadline is this Thursday the 19th.
For more than half a decade, the Southern Movement Assembly has been practicing liberation and building power across the entire South. From coordinating direct responses to crises from Hurricane Harvey and Irma, to long term strategic building through the Southern Movement Blueprint, the SMA connects communities that are directly impacted by state violence, ecological and economic exploitation, systemic racism, and disenfranchisement from democracy, in order to create alternatives that our people deserve.
With this 7th regional convergence, organizers, community members, artists, youth, elders, and folks are forming a Southern village to construct the world we envision. Will you join us?
Together we will build #SouthernPeoplesPower
REGISTER HERE: www.southtosouth.org
****The SMA is free or pay-what-you-can, but you MUST register ahead of time. There are food, housing, and transportation support, but these are only available if you register.******
Please join us as we discuss the problems and solutions to gerrymandering in Georgia. RSVP using the link below.
We hope to see you there!
Join Sonali and The Love & Light Institute in this monthly series exploring the complexies, oportunities, and nuance within our communication. Learn to hone your empathy, deep listening, clean expression, and authentic sharing skills using empowering language that is both healing and supportive to building intimacy and connection.
This class is brought to you by Sonali in partnership with The Love & Light Institute’s Give Back Program.
Learn more about Sonali’s work: https://www.sustainable-wellness.com
Are you outraged by injustice but don’t know what to do?
New to activism and/or want to get more involved/connected?
Want to support new and current activists in solidarity and love?
Activists Recruiting Organizing and Mentoring in Atlanta (AROMA) hosts activist meet and greets every last Thursday of the month, at 7:30pm-9:00pm at the Little 5 Points Community Center.
These meet and greets are meant as informal and semi-structured networking events to support the local activist community in ATL.
Our relationships are the most important thing – so let’s build up our social solidarity together, and get as many people in this New Kind of Army as we can!
We have an Activist Speed-Friending activity, learn more about what it really means to be an activist, and meet some of the folks on the front lines doing the work needed to transform society and transition into a better world!
Please bring some food, drinks, or donations to share, as well as friends and please spread the word!
People are finding out about this mostly through word of mouth on facebook so keep inviting you think might be interested in becoming an activist, deepening their activism, or supporting all people to become strong, effective leaders in our movements!
This one is the last meet and greet for 2017, but we will be meeting to work on important tasks for contact us to get involved in the nuts and bolts in Novemeber and December 2017 to prep for 2018.
Please like us and friend Aroma Atlanta and invite her to events.
Here are the AROMA values, website, including an activist calendar, database of organizations, and an article written by one of our members:
new website: activismatlanta.com/
upcoming calendar: http://activismatlanta.com/activist-calendar
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
article about AROMA:
1) We promote social justice, liberation, and have an anti-oppressive stance. We challenge ourselves and others to fight all forms of oppression, within and outside of ourselves, and resist the reproduction of oppression.
2) We prioritize the voices and leadership of those who suffer oppression or exploitation based on class, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or immigrant status. We are in solidarity.
3) We support intersectional analyses, visions, and strategies among our various movements.
4) We believe in cultivating new community leaders and developing our leadership.
5) We believe in connecting, nurturing, and building community among new and experienced leaders to promote social justice and solidarity.
We hope to see you there this month and in the future!
Power to the People!
Atlanta is ready for 100% clean and renewable energy, and environmental justice for all!
Following the passage of the Atlanta City Council Resolution this year, we are kicking off our Ready For 100 campaign here in Atlanta. Join us on Friday, October 27 from 7 – 10 PM for a creepy fun time!
Not only will we enjoy a spooky celebration together, but we will also discuss how you can plug into the Ready For 100 campaign locally and within your own communities.
Feel free to bring clean energy-themed drinks and costumes!
We encourage our guests to take MARTA to our office, which is an easy 2-minute walk from the MARTA Avondale station (E7). Exit the Marta station towards the SOUTH PARKING LOT, located on the E. College Ave side. Once outside, proceed to the right towards Sams St. Cross over Sams St. and the office is the building located right behind the bakery. Look for the playground behind the building. Enter the fenced gate. The office is the second door from Sams St. on the right.
Please direct any questions to Misty Novitch, Ready For 100 Organizing Representative by sending an email to email@example.com.
Ending at the Marietta Square
Come join InterPlay Atlanta and help us celebrate International Day of InterPlay! We will be having “Dinner & A Show” with the theme of celebrating our ancestors and the legacies we leave. Dinner will be served at the Little 5 points community center at 5pm where you will enjoy a delicious meal and learn about what and who InterPlay Atlanta has been playing with in our community. There will also be a simple art project for our guests to honor their ancestors, facilitated by Ruth Schowalter. This is a free event and a “FUNdraiser.” After dinner we will walk down to L5P square where the InterPlay Atlanta SoulPrint Players, under the direction of Jennifer Denning, will create a performance for all to enjoy as part of the Little Five Arts Alive series.
InterPlay is a world-wide network of people committed to creativity, community, joy, justice, and peace.
Saturday, October 28th will be an opportunity to celebrate that we’re all playing together to create new possibilities, changing our own lives, our communities and our worlds.
Party, play, be inspired and support this movement!
What if Peace were already here?
What if an inner shift were the key to find it?
You’re invited to bring your intention and presence and voice to the Sing For Peace project as we experiment with the idea that Peace on a planetary scale is not only possible but already here.
We’ll sing together – as Phil leads us in a Peace full journey of mantra-inspired music designed to uplift and connect.
This is a FREE event.
No admission or donation. Just bring an open heart and a willingness to feel good…and friends!
doors open at 7 so we can settle in together
A night of Games, Comedy and Political Misbehaving! Through carnival games and stand-up comedy, you’ll learn about reproductive rights and justice, our government’s impact on it, and how you can make a difference.
Join us at the Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge for an unruly good time featuring stand-up comedy by Amber North and many more!
Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar. Light refreshments will be provided.