Calendar

Dec
15
Sat
Justice Day 365 Advocacy Training @ Georgia State University College of Law
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please join us as we discuss local and statewide policy advoacy within the criminal legal system. We’ll talk shop on strategy, tactics and how to move our advoacy work.

Please RSVP at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3RjZu5jgaASrZSScq2Ed3sdkvIkwWahttzuuc5W8tdtLWig/viewform

https://www.facebook.com/events/578885195883170/

Dec
21
Fri
Convergence – Winter Solstice 1 Year Anniversary @ The Bakery Atlanta
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join The Library of the Commons celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Convergence this Winter Solstice!

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.

Winter Solstice Convergence will include presentations from:

Library of the Commons
The Bakery Atlanta
Village Micro Fund
Streetcat.media
Urban Catalyst Lab
Housing Justice League
Mijente
Liliana Bakhtiari
A World Without Police

Followed by a special screening of “Power Lines” documentary by Laura Asherman of Forage Films about the Vogtle powerplant.

https://www.facebook.com/events/207014473508927/

Dec
22
Sat
Umojafied Time: Racist Violence & Voter Suppression
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

DECEMBER 22! SAVE THE DATE! Umojafied Time at the Scott Candler Library!

Umoja (unity) is the first step to freedom. To be Umojafied (unified) is the first action of a revolutionary people! Come through to connect with the #MalcolmXGrassrootsMovement as we focus on racist violence, voter suppression, and what to do to combat these oppressive forces. #UmojafiedTime #SOBA #Freetheland #MXGM

Umojafied Time is a monthly revolutionary Black Nationalist political education of news, culture, events, and issues you need to to know to contribute to the freedom struggle of Afrikan people in the United States and internationally! Every third Saturday of the Month!

Follow us on Twitter & Instagram:
@MXGMNational & @mxgmcampus

DONATE:
https://buff.ly/2JsJPYz & https://buff.ly/2SuZ7jn

Funds are for youth activities (New Afrikan Scouts Organization), organizing, MXGM banquet, and Malcolm X Festival.

#Organize #Youth #Elders #BlackPower #Woke #SelfDetermination #SelfRespect #SelfDefense #Atlanta #FreePOWs #FreePoliticalPrisoners #Love #Respect #Unity #Umoja #Imani #kujichagulia #ujamaa #ujima #blacklove #blackpeople #activism #atlantaactivism #volunteer

https://www.facebook.com/events/342006646627886/

Dec
29
Sat
8th Annual Ujamaafest :: The Black Currency Exchange @ Atlanta City Hall
Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 8th Annual Ujamaafest, one of the largest metro – Atlanta Kwanzaa festivals is slated for Saturday, December 29,2018. The highly anticipated annual event returns to Atlanta this year.
Our mission is to empower African American communities 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 provided an economic platform for African American businesses by providing a marketplace, financial seminars & an opportunity to network with other business owners.
With the support of our lead community partner, the office of Councilmen At Large Andre Dickens ,we return to Atlanta’s City Hall, we see an opportunity to expand our commitment to African American business owners by hosting the Economic Heritage Small Business Pitch targeting existing small businesses that may be at risk for gentrification & displacement. We will host our 2nd pitch session during the Ujamaafest with judges from diverse economic & business backgrounds who are leaders in the community .
FREE tickets available :https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-ujamaafest-cooperative-economics-tickets-46933747101

https://www.facebook.com/events/111564643031337/

Jan
5
Sat
Step Into Your Destiny
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Enchanted Encounters Event Hall, a night filled with good food, music, 3 of Atlanta’s most amazing speakers, great raffles and some of Atlanta’s great vendors.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2198112643535066/

Jan
12
Sat
Kendrick Johnson 6th Anniversary “Remembering KJ 4EVER”
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Kendrick Johnson 17 years old found dead at Lowndes High School on January 11,2013 rolled up in a gym mat.We will remember Kendrick Johnson and continue to keep the torch lit to Justice. Kendrick Life Mattered.

The Kendrick Johnson Foundation presents KJ 6th Anniversary rememberance Weekend
“ KJ 4EVER”✊🏽

1)Date:January 10. SpokenWords
Place:1100 N Oak St
(KJ grave)
Time: 5pm

2)Date:January 12. March/ Rally
Keeping the Tourch Lit to Justice Peace Walk
Place:Johns Saunders Park to Lowndes High School
1151 River St
Valdosta Ga
31601
Time:12pm
3)Date:January 12.KJ 6th Annual Memorial Gala
Place:101 N Patterson St
Time:7pm
Theme: Kendrick Johnson 4 Ever
African /Wakanda Attire ✊🏽✊🏽
$25.00 donation

https://www.facebook.com/events/501749683624965/

Legislative Advocacy Workshop
Jan 12 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

If you’re tired of watching our elected officials do things you don’t like, this is the event for you. We’ll teach you about how our state government works, update you on current laws around reproductive justice, and teach you multiple ways you can advocate for better state laws. The workshop includes plenty of practice exercises to get you feeling comfortable before the real thing. We’ll also have lunch with a legislator!

Lunch will be provided

Advance tickets: $15

At door: $20

Scholarships available! Call 404.248.5445 or email megang@feministcenter.org for more info

The Keswick Park Community Center is at 3496 Keswick Dr, Chamblee

https://www.facebook.com/events/273602236835152/

Honoring Anthony Hill and EJ Bradford @ Midtown Marta Station
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Help us honor our heroes Anthony Hill and EJ Bradford. They both served their country and were killed unjustly by police officers. We will honor them with a peaceful march from Midtown Marta Station to Piedmont Park (12th Street). We will then have a vigil and balloon release. Your presence is needed and greatly appreciated. If you bring balloons, please consider biodegradable balloons (BLACK balloons only please).
Please note: This is a peaceful march and vigil.

https://www.facebook.com/events/309546132990342/

Jan
18
Fri
Reclaiming Justice: Self-care for the resistance
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This event has been rescheduled for 2019 – please see new event link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/687269284975067/

Reclaiming Justice: Self-Care for the Resistance
Atlanta,GA
June 25-29th, 2018 – 9am-5pm
Opening Gathering – Sunday, June 24th @ 7pm

Are you passionate about your community and collective well-being? Are you feeling overwhelmed and confused by these rapidly changing times? Do you wish you could connect with others and find creative ways to express all you are feeling, thinking and noticing?

Then come join us for a week of connection, play and creation with Interplay. This week-long program for people of all ages and diversities who are community activists, artists, practitioners, healers, social justice-lovin’, creative souls and beyond. We will co-create space together for our stories and collective wisdom to be shared. Through the philosophy and practice of Interplay, we will tap into our birthrights of movement, sound, song, story, dance and stillness – connecting to the wisdom of the body and what it has to tell us about navigating these challenging times with grace, ease, love and creativity.

Our week will include a variety of rich experiences – connecting with local groups and organizations in Atlanta and their creative resistance work, dipping into nature and playing with the wisdom of the wild, playing in different public places and space, and other spontaneous moments where anything is possible (a justice dance parade perhaps?!?). In all this, we will get the chance to explore social justice themes and ideas that are important to us as a collective as we put art into action. We will celebrate our communities, feed our collective imagination and learn what self-care for the resistance feels and looks like. Atlanta, home of The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights and so much more feels like a perfect place to gather for collective social action.

We welcome the largest spectrum of diversity – across political, social, economic, social boundaries as we appreciate the richness that emerges in the coming together and deep full-body-dialogue of folks and ways in which we walk in and experience the world differently.

Your team of quirky, creative and capable Interplay leaders will include Agnotti Cowie, Foluke Beveridge, Christine Gautreaux, and Natalie Abdou – local and international Interplay leaders who have shared and played in a diversity of community and social justice contexts.

The program is week-long although we have limited 1-day only spaces available for those who are unable to attend the week-long program. Scholarships and sliding scale options available.
Please contact Christine Gautreaux at christinegautreauxmsw@gmail.com or text at 770-256-9191 for registration and details.

Cost $500 or pay what you can (sliding scale higher or lower) for the week. Daily rate – $125.

We are excited to play with you soon!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/711764829212456/

Reclaiming Justice: Self-care for the resistance
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This event has been rescheduled for 2019 – please see new event link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/687269284975067/

Reclaiming Justice: Self-Care for the Resistance
Atlanta,GA
June 25-29th, 2018 – 9am-5pm
Opening Gathering – Sunday, June 24th @ 7pm

Are you passionate about your community and collective well-being? Are you feeling overwhelmed and confused by these rapidly changing times? Do you wish you could connect with others and find creative ways to express all you are feeling, thinking and noticing?

Then come join us for a week of connection, play and creation with Interplay. This week-long program for people of all ages and diversities who are community activists, artists, practitioners, healers, social justice-lovin’, creative souls and beyond. We will co-create space together for our stories and collective wisdom to be shared. Through the philosophy and practice of Interplay, we will tap into our birthrights of movement, sound, song, story, dance and stillness – connecting to the wisdom of the body and what it has to tell us about navigating these challenging times with grace, ease, love and creativity.

Our week will include a variety of rich experiences – connecting with local groups and organizations in Atlanta and their creative resistance work, dipping into nature and playing with the wisdom of the wild, playing in different public places and space, and other spontaneous moments where anything is possible (a justice dance parade perhaps?!?). In all this, we will get the chance to explore social justice themes and ideas that are important to us as a collective as we put art into action. We will celebrate our communities, feed our collective imagination and learn what self-care for the resistance feels and looks like. Atlanta, home of The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights and so much more feels like a perfect place to gather for collective social action.

We welcome the largest spectrum of diversity – across political, social, economic, social boundaries as we appreciate the richness that emerges in the coming together and deep full-body-dialogue of folks and ways in which we walk in and experience the world differently.

Your team of quirky, creative and capable Interplay leaders will include Agnotti Cowie, Foluke Beveridge, Christine Gautreaux, and Natalie Abdou – local and international Interplay leaders who have shared and played in a diversity of community and social justice contexts.

The program is week-long although we have limited 1-day only spaces available for those who are unable to attend the week-long program. Scholarships and sliding scale options available.
Please contact Christine Gautreaux at christinegautreauxmsw@gmail.com or text at 770-256-9191 for registration and details.

Cost $500 or pay what you can (sliding scale higher or lower) for the week. Daily rate – $125.

We are excited to play with you soon!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/711764829212456/?event_time_id=783703872018551

Jan
21
Mon
Reclaiming Justice: Self-care for the resistance
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This event has been rescheduled for 2019 – please see new event link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/687269284975067/

Reclaiming Justice: Self-Care for the Resistance
Atlanta,GA
June 25-29th, 2018 – 9am-5pm
Opening Gathering – Sunday, June 24th @ 7pm

Are you passionate about your community and collective well-being? Are you feeling overwhelmed and confused by these rapidly changing times? Do you wish you could connect with others and find creative ways to express all you are feeling, thinking and noticing?

Then come join us for a week of connection, play and creation with Interplay. This week-long program for people of all ages and diversities who are community activists, artists, practitioners, healers, social justice-lovin’, creative souls and beyond. We will co-create space together for our stories and collective wisdom to be shared. Through the philosophy and practice of Interplay, we will tap into our birthrights of movement, sound, song, story, dance and stillness – connecting to the wisdom of the body and what it has to tell us about navigating these challenging times with grace, ease, love and creativity.

Our week will include a variety of rich experiences – connecting with local groups and organizations in Atlanta and their creative resistance work, dipping into nature and playing with the wisdom of the wild, playing in different public places and space, and other spontaneous moments where anything is possible (a justice dance parade perhaps?!?). In all this, we will get the chance to explore social justice themes and ideas that are important to us as a collective as we put art into action. We will celebrate our communities, feed our collective imagination and learn what self-care for the resistance feels and looks like. Atlanta, home of The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights and so much more feels like a perfect place to gather for collective social action.

We welcome the largest spectrum of diversity – across political, social, economic, social boundaries as we appreciate the richness that emerges in the coming together and deep full-body-dialogue of folks and ways in which we walk in and experience the world differently.

Your team of quirky, creative and capable Interplay leaders will include Agnotti Cowie, Foluke Beveridge, Christine Gautreaux, and Natalie Abdou – local and international Interplay leaders who have shared and played in a diversity of community and social justice contexts.

The program is week-long although we have limited 1-day only spaces available for those who are unable to attend the week-long program. Scholarships and sliding scale options available.
Please contact Christine Gautreaux at christinegautreauxmsw@gmail.com or text at 770-256-9191 for registration and details.

Cost $500 or pay what you can (sliding scale higher or lower) for the week. Daily rate – $125.

We are excited to play with you soon!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/711764829212456/?event_time_id=783703875351884

Jan
26
Sat
SPARK Organizing Intensive (SOI) @ Healium Center Foundation Inc.
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SPARK Organizing Intensive is an immersive organizing and advocacy workshop to learn about the Georgia legislature and how you can make change BEYOND THE POLLS.

This will be a lead up to our annual Legislate THIS!, our advocacy day at the capitol!

Register by visiting bit.ly/sparkorganizingintensive

If you register to attend SOI please also register for Legislate THIS!.
bit.ly/legislatethis

https://www.facebook.com/events/940659459475867/

Feb
7
Thu
Peachtree NORML Lobby Day – February 8, 2019 @ Peachtree NORML
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This will be an Activist Lobby Training Day , we will have training in the morning and will be working to promote the legation supporting cannabis law reform in Georgia. Watch for a listing of bills to be announced at a later date. Thanks for your support.

https://www.facebook.com/events/209353639972146/