Calendar

Oct
21
Sun
Peace Begins with Truth: A Workshop on Race and Social Justice @ Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in partnership with the Baton Foundation, Inc., will host Dr. Imani Michelle Scott as she leads a conversation and workshop about cultural bias, intercultural communication, and peacebuilding in the United States.

Based on the premise of her book, Crimes Against Humanity in the Land of the Free, Dr. Scott’s workshop is designed to have individuals who share communal spaces join in contemplating and seeking a local resolution to the often painful and complicated consequences of racism, racial conflict, and social injustice.

Dr. Imani Michelle Scott is a scholar, consultant, and specialist in the areas of human communication and conflict analysis and resolution. She holds a doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University, a graduate degree in Communication Studies from Montclair State University and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from Florida Atlantic University.

https://www.facebook.com/events/545860749168528/

Oct
22
Mon
Rally to call out Rob Woodall!
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us as the Clean the House 2018 tour featuring Cleanup Carl comes to town to call out Rep. Rob Woodall!

Rob Woodall sold out his constituents to his big donors when he voted for the Trump Tax Scam payoff last fall. As Woodall meets with some of his rich donors and corporate buddies at the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, we’ll be rallying to call him out with rowdy counter-protest with Cleanup Carl, America’s 12-foot tall superhero for democracy, hazmat suits, music, and more.

It’s no coincidence that Woodall is being supported by the Koch Brothers and big corporations who are benefiting massively in payoffs from the tax scam at the expense of everyday Georgia residents.

Join us to spread the word to all of Rob Woodall’s constituents: Rob Woodall sold YOUR future to HIS donors, and it’s time to call him out!

https://www.facebook.com/events/350509882186203/

Oct
25
Thu
Ethics and Transparency in Media @ Georgia Public Broadcasting
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an in-depth conversation about the challenge for news organizations to remain impartial and stay above reproach in a polarized society. 1A ( https://bit.ly/2IgFcPn ) host Joshua Johnson will moderate the discussion with NPR Ombudsman ( https://n.pr/2xQBGHQ ) Elizabeth Jensen, NPR Supervising Senior Editor, Standards & Practices Mark Memmott, and GPB Managing Editor Sara Shahriari. They’ll explore real scenarios confronting newsrooms and engage the audience in conversations about how to handle situations that are never clear cut. Guests are invited to meet individuals from the GPB News team at a complimentary reception beginning at 6 p.m.

Register for your free ticket: https://bit.ly/2NLWSts

https://www.facebook.com/events/265543704092373/

Teach in on Development in Atlanta
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The October monthly coalition meeting will be a TEACH-IN on Development in Atlanta! Come ready to learn and share your experiences about local development practices in Atlanta.

How can residents gain more control over investments and infrastructure put in their neighborhoods?

How can working together and sharing information help challenge and change the status quo of displacement and gentrification in the city?

How can residents partner across race and class to serve their neighbors and children using the abundant resources in the city?

Join us on Thursday, October 25th for a lively, interaction forum for discussion!

Please contact nene at n.v.igietseme@gmail.com if you are interested in co-sponsoring the meeting or sharing specific information!

https://www.facebook.com/events/308068429995162/

Power Lines: Free Documentary Premiere (Atlanta) @ Emory Center for Ethics
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us at the Emory Center for Ethics located at 1531 Dickey Drive (room 252), Atlanta, GA 30322 on Thursday, October 25 at 7pm for a FREE screening of Power Lines, light refreshments, and panel discussion moderated by director Laura Asherman and producer Sydney Herndon to follow.

Free parking available at the Peavine South Parking lot on Emory Campus.

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Most Georgia Power customers have no idea they continue to fund the nuclear expansion of Plant Vogtle, a project 5 years behind schedule, $13 billion over budget, and teetering on the edge of health and environmental disaster.

This screening is presented by Forage Films, Nuclear Watch South, Georgia Watch and Georgia WAND.

Visit the Power Lines website below.
https://www.powerlinesfilm.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/263628901159959/

Last Activist Meet and Greet of 2018 – October 25th @ Little Five Points Community Center
Oct 25 @ 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/2655240154701153/

Oct
26
Fri
Talking About Suicide and the LGBTQ communities
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The statistics surrounding GSD suicide and self-harm are both scary and shocking. This workshop describes the impact of marginalization on members of the GLBTQ community. Our goal is to make clear the urgency of saving lives through understanding and stopping micro-aggressions towards GLBTQ clients. It is often surprising even to GLB- inclusive clinicians how severe seemingly small actions can be on an individual’s mental health. We focus on understanding statistics, unpacking sources of hidden biases, affirming language and self-definitions, and on understanding and defining what caring inclusion looks like in daily practice.
This workshop provides 5 CEUs.

https://www.facebook.com/events/242721136403722/

SSDP Southeast Regional Conference
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm

Recognizing our common goals of developing drug policies that are based on evidence, health, and human rights principles, we would like to invite all SSDP members and allies in the Southeast regions of the US drug policy community to join us in Athens, Georgia, for the 2018 SSDP Southeast Regional Conference!

Details about the room number and program will be updated here, so please check back here frequently for updates.

Please remember to register and fill out this form:
https://goo.gl/forms/YugOPDJGOVoCsYpQ2

The two-day conference will strengthen our community of activists, advocates, and young people working on drug policy and intersecting issues by answering questions such as:

-How do drug policies impact people who use drugs and other marginalized communities?
-How do “bottom-up” changes in policy influence the future of politics?
-What challenges and opportunities lie ahead and how can we tackle them together?
-How can you make an impact on the process?

To cover these questions, the weekend will consist of educational lectures, interactive workshops, and other impactful activities designed to equip attendees with practical knowledge on policymaking, global and regional drug policy issues, and the risks/benefits of drug use. Our goal is to empower our community to constructively engage in the political process and open a dialogue that fosters a rational and evidence-based approach to the inevitable changes in drug regulation. Please remember to register!

The program is still liable to change, but this is the tentative schedule and speakers:

Friday October 26th, 2016
Social (6:30-10pm)
Evening potluck and hangout
532 Nantahala Ave Athens GA 30601

Saturday October 27th 9:30-5
9:30 – 10:15 – Breakfast
10:30-11:30 Poverty and the War on Drugs
Khalid Kamau
Linda Lloyd
Mariah Parker
11:45-12:45 Opioid Crisis Discussion Panel
Sharon Ravert
Jeremy Sharp
1-2:30 Lunch
2:30-3:30 Activist Communication Skills workshop
John Lash
Josh Wayne*
3:45-4:45 Harm Reduction and Drug Safety
Erica Darragh
K. Bryant

Sunday October 28th 9:30-5
9:30 – 10:15 Breakfast
10:30-11:30 Criminal Justice and the War on Drugs
Mariah Parker
Dasheika Ruffin
11:45-12:45 Intersectionality
Janis Yoon
Hunter Knight
Shannon Clawson
1-2:30 Lunch
2:30-3:30 Psychedelic Science
Zane Bader
Konrad as moderator
3:45-4:45 Athens, GA state of GA spotlight
Tom McCain
Meera Naqvi
Maxwell Ruppersburg

We can’t wait to see you in Athens!

https://www.facebook.com/events/671806596518294/

Solidarity with Delta Workers Unite Visibility Action!
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come out to show solidarity with Delta Ramp Workers! Their company has been union-busting for 75 years, but they are getting close to the support they need for a vote of historical importance for labor organizing in the south.

They’ve asked for our support at their visibility action!

Get in touch with our page if you need help finding a ride/can offer one. There is parking near the event (~$6)

https://www.facebook.com/events/390312091506763/

Oct
27
Sat
And Then They Came for Us: Free Movie Screening & CLE Discussion @ Emory University School of Law
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

#GAPABA Presents: #AndThenTheyCameforUs
A very special FREE MOVIE SCREENING followed by a CLE Panel Discussion
DATE/TIME: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
RSVP FOR FREE: https://gapaba.org/event-3096407
PLACE: Emory University School of Law, Tull Auditorium, 1301 Clifton Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
PARKING: Free in the adjacent Emory University Lowergate South Deck located on Gambrell Drive
Featuring an Important Panel Discussion with CLE Credits*:
– #KarenKorematsu, Daughter of the late #FredKorematsu and Founder & Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute
– Prof. Lorraine Bannai, Seattle University School of Law, Part of the Legal Team in Korematsu v. U.S.
– Prof. Natsu Taylor Saito, Georgia State University College of Law
– Moderated by Stephanie Cho, Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta
*CLE Credits Provided (accreditation pending)

And They Came for Us, winner of a 2018 American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award, is a documentary about the incarceration of Japanese-Americans following the 1943 signing of Executive Order 9066. Over 120,000 Japanese-Americans were forcibly vacated from their homes and businesses, and were housed in internment camps for the remainder of World War II. The profound violation of these citizens’ constitutional rights reminds us that we all have a role to play in our respective communities to fight injustice and to stand up for our rights.

Presented by:
– Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA)
– Emory University School of Law
– American Constitution Society – Georgia Lawyer Chapter
Refreshments & Appetizers Served

NOTICE TO ALL ATTENDEES: WAIVER/RELEASE FOR PHOTO, VIDEO, AND AUDIO RECORDINGS

When you enter the And Then They Came for Us: Free Movie Screening and CLE Panel Discussion event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur, as conducted by the Sponsor Organizations: the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Inc., Emory University School of Law, and the American Constitution Society – Georgia Lawyer Chapter.

By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for CLE web casts, promotional purposes, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by the Sponsor Organizations and their representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of the Sponsor Organizations. You release the Sponsor Organizations, their officers and directors, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights (including economic rights and moral rights) you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by the Sponsor Organizations or the person or entity designated to do so by the Sponsor Organizations.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1891779287542258/

62nd Annual Freedom Fund Awards Gala @ Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The DeKalb County Branch is hosting its 62nd Annual Freedom Fund Awards Gala. The black-tie affair will take place Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, 130 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030. The celebration will be well attended by various community leaders and elected County officials. The President’s VIP Nominee and Sponsor’s Reception will begin at 5:30 PM.

The DeKalb Branch of the NAACP has been faithfully serving the community for 63 years with the mission of advocating for political, educational, social, and economic equality for all citizens, as well as eradicating racial injustice. NAACP DeKalb County Branch is honored to recognize the significant contributions of community leaders who represent our diverse DeKalb County population.

This year’s theme is “A New Era, Same Cause…Justice”. This year’s gala will honor eight (8) great leaders in our community who have made noteworthy achievements toward civil rights. In addition, the gala raises funds for the Branch to implement effective local and National NAACP civil rights programs with focus in the areas of education, civic engagement, economic sustainability, health, public safety, criminal justice and youth work.

The Freedom Fund Awards Gala will feature live performances, dancing and a special presentation to the 2018 John Evans Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. We will start seating guests at 7:00 PM followed by dinner service at 7:30 PM. The attire is black-tie.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1139054786271373/

Oct
30
Tue
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger @ Georgia Center for the Book at DCPL
Oct 30 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Charis and the Georgia Center for the Book for a timely conversation between authors Rebecca Traister and Susana Morris on Traister’s new book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger.

The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded women’s slow rise to political power in America, as well as the ways that anger is received when it comes from women as opposed to when it comes from men. With eloquence and fervor, Traister tracks the history of female anger as political fuel—from suffragettes chaining themselves to the White House to office workers vacating their buildings after Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Here Traister explores women’s anger at both men and other women; anger between ideological allies and foes; the varied ways anger is perceived based on its owner; as well as the history of caricaturing and delegitimizing female anger; and the way women’s collective fury has become transformative political fuel—as is most certainly occurring today. She deconstructs society’s (and the media’s) condemnation of female emotion (notably, rage) and the impact of their resulting repercussions. Highlighting a double standard perpetuated against women by all sexes, and its disastrous, stultifying effect, Traister’s latest is timely and crucial. It offers a glimpse into the galvanizing force of women’s collective anger, which, when harnessed, can change history.

Rebecca Traister is writer at large for New York magazine and a contributing editor at Elle. A National Magazine Award finalist, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The Nation, The New York Observer, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, Glamour and Marie Claire. She is the author of All the Single Ladies and the award-winning Big Girls Don’t Cry. She lives in New York with her family.

Susana M. Morris is an Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is the author of Close Kin and Distant Relatives: The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women’s Literature and co-editor, with Brittney C. Cooper and Robin M. Boylorn, of the anthology,The Crunk Feminist Collection. She is the board chair of Charis Circle, the non-profit programming arm of Charis Books, the South’s oldest feminist bookstore.

This is a Charis Circle and Georgia Center for the Book Event at the Decatur Library Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Books will be made available for purchase by Charis Books and More.

https://www.facebook.com/events/338497426887614/

Nov
1
Thu
Speaker Series: Angela J Davis, Author of Policing the Black Man @ Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars.

Policing the Black Man explores and critiques the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men at every stage of the criminal process, from arrest through sentencing. Essays range from an explication of the historical roots of racism in the criminal justice system to an examination of modern-day police killings of unarmed black men. The contributors discuss and explain racial profiling, the power and discretion of police and prosecutors, the role of implicit bias, the racial impact of police and prosecutorial decisions, the disproportionate imprisonment of black men, the collateral consequences of mass incarceration, and the Supreme Court’s failure to provide meaningful remedies for the injustices in the criminal justice system. Policing the Black Man is an enlightening must-read for anyone interested in the critical issues of race and justice in America.

About Angela J. Davis

Angela J. Davis is a professor of law at the American University and a former director of the D.C. Public Defender Service. She is the author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor and the coeditor of several books on criminal law and procedure. She has also written many articles and contributed chapters to many books on prosecutorial power and racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

This event is co-sponsored by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.

Free and open to the public. A reception will precede the program.

https://www.facebook.com/events/540930949634747/

Nov
2
Fri
2018 State of the Region Breakfast – ARC @ Atlanta Regional Commission
Nov 2 @ 7:00 am – 9:15 am

Register now for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s 2018 State of the Region Breakfast, to be held Friday, November 2, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Join metro Atlanta business, civic, elected and nonprofit leaders to take stock of the state of the Atlanta region and explore the key issues that metro Atlanta must address to ensure its future success.

We’ll also spotlight What’s Next ATL, ARC’s new ‘go-to’ community resource that provides a fresh and exciting way to talk about key issues and encourage residents to become more engaged in helping shape our region’s future.

ON THE PROGRAM

What’s Next ATL Speaker Series
State of the Region Address
Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results
Developments of Excellence Awards
Unsung Hero Award
Presentation of the Harry West Visionary Leadership Award

AGENDA

7:00am | Coffee & Mingle
7:30am | Breakfast Program
9:15am | Program Concludes

PARKING

For discounted parking, pre-purchase a ticket at Georgia World Congress Center. Find State of the Region event and use code SOTR18.

Parking is available in the Red Deck.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1834249900002388/

5 Ethics CEU hours LGBTQ community and spirituality @ True You Southeast
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Katie Leikam, LCSW and True You Southeat is offering 5 ethics CEUs- Registration is open for my upcoming class, LGBTQ Community and Spirituality: Incorporating Ethical Clinical Practices on November 2nd in Decatur. This class has been approved by GSCSW for 5 ethics hours.

The objectives are:
1. To increase the clinical knowledge of religious trauma in the LGBTQ community.
2. Implement ethical clinical practices when working with LGBTQ clients of faith.
3. Implement ethical clinical practices when working with LGBTQ clients who are not religious.
4. Challenge bias in the therapy room when working with spirituality.

Friday November 2nd at the Decatur recreation center.
Doors at 8:30am. Class from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Cost 120.00

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Register here: LGBTQ Presentations & Training for Transgender Issues | Decatur, GA 30030

Katie Leikam is an LGBTQIA affirming therapist in Decatur, GA and the owner of True You Southeast, an LGBTQ affirming group practice in Decatur. She is a gender therapist and current member of WPATH in pursuit of her WPATH certification. She has spoken at Gender Odyssey Los Angeles and the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference as well as trained treatment centers in LGBTQ affirming mental health care.

http://www.trueyousoutheast.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1139595316194625/

SONG ATL: Black Organizing School @ 9 Gammon Ave SE
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm

“The job of a revolutionary is, of course, to overthrow unjust systems and replace them with just systems because a revolutionary understands this can only be done by the masses of the people. So, the task of the revolutionary is to organize the masses of the people, given the conditions of the Africans around the world who are disorganized, consequently all my efforts are going to organizing people.”

You done with being slammed in the face by the fists of the State? You ready to give your time, talent, and tithe to the Movement? You sick and tired of being sick and tired and done posting and talkin’, the fire shut up in ya’ bones and you ready to get in formation? You want to meet other people who want to build power and do the slow and respectful work of building relationships? You down to break isolation and come with an open heart?

WE LOOKIN’ FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR US! Join the ATL chapter of Southerners On New Ground for a weekend of relationship building, skill building and political education.

More details to come….

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2yFS9iD

https://www.facebook.com/events/188726495372456/

Nov
3
Sat
March Against Voter Suppression – We will not be Silenced @ West End station (MARTA)
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We will not allow Voters voices to be silenced by Voter Suppression. Let’s prepare to Mobilize to the Polls on November 6, 2018.
Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Give Us The Ballot!” But now we must defend our access to the ballot. We are faced with tactics of suppression and disenfranchisement by powers who want to diminish our power to vote.
They want to Purge our access to the ballot, but we must show them that they cannot!
They want to suppress our access to the ballot, but we must show them that they WILL NOT!!
We will gather on November 3, 2018 to demonstrate that Our Vote Will Not Be Suppressed! Our Votes will not be Purged!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1931912973590173/

Save Our Democracy Tour-Atlanta
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Common Cause GA, Spread The Vote, ACLU GA, and the GA Redistricting Alliance as we work to empower all Georgians with the knowledge and tools they need to be advocates for themselves, their communities and causes they believe in. We’ll discuss “general voting 101”, voting system integrity, redistricting reform, election protection, and how you can be involved!

https://www.facebook.com/events/461104464393026/

TURN UP / TURN OUT w/ Little Tybee, LONER, and Linqua Franqa @ The Bakery Atlanta
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 12:00 am

Turn Up the Turn Out with Georgia Artists for Progress at The Bakery!

Are you ready to live in a state that reflects your values? Then VOTE on November 6th! Georgia Artists for Progress is happy to present musical acts, speakers, and a party to keep us inspired all the way to the polls! Let’s make sure we’re heard by turning out to vote.

⚡️🎵MUSICAL ACTS 🎶⚡️

— Little Tybee

— Linqua Franqa

— LONER

⭐️ 🎨 ARTWORK ⭐️✨

— Living Melody Collective and Liliana Bakhtiari Art Bus Mural for Voter Engagement! This effort is a continuation of Bakhtiari’s platform of commitment to community, accessibility, and equality for all humans. In response to voter machine concerns and voter suppression tactics like recent events in Randolph County, Living Melody Collective will draw inspiration from the history of voting rights and the changes in voting systems in Georgia. Bakhtiari and Living Melody Collective will be crowdfunding this mural through Indiegogo and painting it during the month of September in time for voter engagement running up to the upcoming midterm elections.

For Living Melody Collective, this piece will be a natural expansion of their mission to create beautiful artistic disruptions for social justice and community-centric art. This mural comes off the heels of a 32’ mural for the Center for Civil and Human rights that addressed Dr. King’s late work with homelessness and exclusivity filtered through the scope of the current housing crisis in Atlanta. They were featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for that installation. This partnership with Liliana Bakhtiari is a collaborative civic engagement through art. For the artists, this is not just a static mural but a conversation on the importance of voting, that we believe in, are actively engaging and want to have.

➕➕➕More to come! Keep visiting this event page to stay updated! If you want to stay in touch with us, please email turnup.the.turnout@gmail.com.

We have the power to fight back against institutions and systems that are not working for us. When we vote, we choose what works best for our communities. When we vote, we build a more equitable and sustainable society and the world. When we vote, they LISTEN.

Georgia Artists for Progress is a nonprofit organization with the mission to bridge the gap between Georgians and politics through art. We host issue-based art events and provide political information to artists and art-lovers to educate and inform on policy and elections in Georgia. Previous events have included dance parties, art shows, and concerts. Donations are tax-deductible. Georgia Artists for Progress is recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation by the Internal Revenue Service.

The Bakery is a creative warehouse located in Southwest Atlanta. We are a multifaceted arts complex with a focus on community engagement, environmental awareness, education, and new technology.

100% of proceeds from this event will go towards supporting artists to advance progressive causes.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1924597577604095/

Nov
9
Fri
On the 2 & 4: A Benefit for SNaP Co. @ 55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge
Nov 9 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 2:00 am

Join LovHer & the National Women’s Studies Association QTPOC Caucus for…

On the 2 & 4: A Benefit Event for SNaP Co.
Friday, November 9th
@
55th & Park
9p-2a

Sounds by AASHA

$10 All Night**
Proceeds benefit SNaP Co.

About SNaP Co.
The Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative, known as SNap Co., is a Black, Trans-led, broad based collaborative working for a new Atlanta where every person has the opportunity to grow and thrive without facing unfair barriers, especially from the criminal justice system.

**A Special Note from the NWSA QTPOC Caucus:
We welcome all attendees of the NWSA and ASA conferences to move your scholarship to the dance floor. Let the music be your lit review and your dance the theory/method nexus! ASA & NWSA attendees are in FREE with Conference Badge. Join us as we celebrate the QTPOC 2018 Book releases including:

-Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora by Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón

-Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era Edited by Dionne Espinoza, María Eugenia Cotera, and Maylei Blackwell

-Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction By Sami Schalk
Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance By Amber Jamilla Musser

-Migrant Futures: Decolonizing Speculation in Financial Times By Aimee Bahng

https://www.facebook.com/events/337667880113622/

Nov
10
Sat
Run for Justice
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Don’t miss one of the last great outdoor events before the holidays! The Atlanta Legal Aid Society will hold its 28th Run for Justice in Oakhurst on November 10, 2018. The event will benefit the general operating fund of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Participants in the Run for Justice will enjoy a beautiful 5K course beginning and ending at One Step at a Time, 650 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030. Others can enjoy the crisp autumn day with the 5K walk, great for families and children. Jogging strollers, kids, and pets are welcome! Awards will be presented to the top 5K finishers and teams in a variety of categories. Families, corporate, church, school, and community teams are welcome. Registration is $25 through November 1. After November 1, registration will be $30.

https://www.facebook.com/events/246675409494819/

Work My Soul Was Called to Do: Southern Black Lesbian Activism @ Charis Books and More/Charis Circle
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join Charis in celebrating “The Work My Soul Was Called to Do: Black Lesbian Activism in the New South”—A Roundtable Discussion and Book Launch of Black. Queer. Southern. Women.—An Oral History by E. Patrick Johnson

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 7:30pm

Where: Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

Sponsored by: American Studies Association, National Women Studies Association, and Northwestern University

Reception to follow

Free and Open to the public, $5 suggested donation to Charis Circle

Chair: E. Patrick Johnson

Panelists:

Mary Anne Adams

Roshelle Darlene Hudson

Aida Rentas

Pat Hussain

Cherry Hussain

Michelle Wright

Moderator: Leslie Harris

https://www.facebook.com/events/348917329213209/

Nov
14
Wed
Green Drinks at WildArk w/One Hundred Miles
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For November’s Green Drinks we’re partnering with One Hundred Miles, a coastal advocacy organization working to protect, preserve and enhance the 100-mile Georgia coast. WildArk, the wildlife conservation org that hosted our last event at their O4W office space on the Atlanta BeltLine (rooftop deck included!) is once again generously hosting.

The event is all social/networking—feel free to stop by any time from 6-9… Anyone interested in the environment & sustainability is welcome (21 to drink). There will be staff on hand to talk more about our partner orgs for those interested.

FREE ENTRY + FREE DRINKS this month (Eventide Brewing, SweetWater Brewing Company, organic wine & more – check back for full details).

atlgreendrinks.org
onehundredmiles.org
wildark.org

WHERE TO GO:
WildArk (691 John Wesley Dobbs Ave) is a two-story, red-brick building located next to Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall right where John Wesley Dobbs dead-ends into the BeltLine (Ladybird on your left, WildArk’s building on your right, parking lot in the middle). Take the tiny staircase at the back corner of WildArk’s building, follow it down the BeltLine until you see Suite H.

Free parking is available in the lot behind Ladybird—it fills up quickly! We recommend walking/biking/transit/rideshare if poss.

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Nov
18
Sun
Atlanta Grandmothers for Peace Fundraising Dinner!
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A Sunday Supper fundraiser with Atlanta Grandmothers for Peace
at the home of Bobbie and Rod Paul in Inman Park. Free parking on the street.

Did you always “like” and want to support the Atlanta grannies in our efforts? Here is your chance to both support us financially and enjoy an evening with us and our friends while sharing a meal together.

All proceeds will support Atlanta Grannies for Peace activities: Voter Registration and GOTV efforts, Dunbar Elementary teacher support, contributing to a free press and radio free Georgia – WRFG 89.3FM, participation in the Immigrant Overground Railroad and Grannies Respond, STAND for PEACE at Colony Square, grassroots film making projects, supplies for homeless women and children, and constructing mats for the homeless, resisting nuclear power expansion in Georgia, shifting the US war economy to a peace economy.

Our menu will be chili (vegetarian as well as meat based), cornbread, dessert, wine (for an additional charge) and other drinks.
Minimum suggested donation – $15 (up to $the sky’s the limit).

Can’t attend but still want to contribute to our work? Use the old fashioned method of writing a check to Atlanta Grandmothers for Peace and mail to us at P.O. Box 92222, Norcross, GA 30010.

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Dec
7
Fri
SHROC XII: Return to the Source: Advancing a Radical Human Rights Culture as a Weapon for Liberation @ Ebenezer Baptist Church
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm

Oldest human rights gathering in the south

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