Fight for $15 EVERY 15th
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Every 15th of the month, Join Atlanta Jobs With Justice and partners as we continue to fight for $15 statewide. We will engage in a variety of actions in support of higher wages and better working conditions for ALL Georgians!

August 15th:

We will join IAM Delta Workers Unite 2018. Delta workers are fighting to unionize for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Its time for Delta to treat their employees with the respect they deserve.

Join us August 15th as we show Delta workers that we have their backs!!

OFF THA WALL: A Black Queer Art Show @ Murmur
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Southern Fried Queer Pride is proud to announce OFF THA WALL: A Black Queer Art Show. This exhibition centers and uplifts art made by Black queer and trans folks – how they see themselves and the world around them. Art ranges from paintings, to poetry, to video, and more!

The gallery opening takes place at 6PM on Thursday, Aug 16th at Murmur (100 Broad Street SW Atlanta, GA 30303). Drinks and refreshments will be served.

Parking can be found on Broad Street, Mitchell Street, MLK Drive, and surrounding lots and garages. Five Points MARTA Station is a block north. Murmur has a ADA accessible entrance. The restroom is not ADA accessible. If you have any questions about the event or accessibility, feel free to email us at

The Political Legacy of Marcus Garvey @ Sights & Sounds Black Cultural Expo Museum
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On the day Marcus Garvey was born, we will discuss his words, works and relative meaning in 2018.

Art and the city: Atlanta’s Changing Landscape, Artist Talk @ Center for Civil and Human Rights
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Living Melody Collective and the Center for Civil and Human Rights as we host a community conversation on our mural, “Living the Legacy II,” and the power of art in catalyzing conversations around civil and human rights.

This event is on August 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and is free and open to the community. The venue has ground floor accessibility.

During this talk, we will use the mural and other forms of art to discuss housing inequity, gentrification, urban blight, and neighborhood change in the City of Atlanta.

Panelists include Living Melody artists Jessica Caldas, Danielle Deadwyler, photographer Rose Smith, scholar/activist Dr. Tanya Washington, and Off the Wall artists from WonderRoot (TBA.)

Angela Davis Johnson and Haylee Anne will also be in attendance to answer any questions about the mural.

We would love for you to join us, so please RSVP here:

About the mural:
Live the Legacy II engages Dr. King’s legacy of targeting homelessness and exclusivity through the lens of current inequity and displacement crises in Atlanta. Atlanta leads the nation in income inequality and ranks last in social mobility. Live the Legacy II consists of two and three-dimensional assemblages that examine racial history and urban blight through acrylic paint, photography, and papier mâché. With housing affordability plummeting in recent years, the work is a timely reflection of gentrification in the City of Atlanta. Decades after King’s untimely death, the art calls us to ask, as he did, “Why is equality so assiduously avoided?”

The creation of the piece functions as an exemplary microcosm of the types of collaborative efforts it will require to build stronger and more equitable communities. Beyond a singular arts-focused process, which included the expert application of gestural paint marks and slick layers of wheat paste, the artists supported one another when a member was delayed, collaboratively cleaned and prepared their spacious warehouse studio, and shared in the care of one another’s children- who roamed in and out of the creative space, giggling, smiling, and always cared for. This dance of teamwork, cooperation, and mutual support is where we can uncover the truest sense of solutions the art suggests, while reflecting on disparities that diminish these opportunities.

About Living Melody:
Living Melody Collective consists of female-identifying Atlanta-based artists, Haylee Anne, Angela Bortone, Jessica Caldas, Angela Davis Johnson, and Danielle Deadwyler. Combining varied media, such as painting, printmaking, music, dance, performance, and photography, the group creates artistic interventions focused on civic engagement, awareness, and community impact. The Collective is a living institution that includes diverse ethnicities, family groups, and areas of expertise.

Volunteer for the Saturday Lawyer Program @ Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Aug 18 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

#GAPABAVolunteers for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation Saturday Lawyer Program!
DATE: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018
TIME: 8:45 am – 12:00 noon
PLACE: Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF)
235 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. 1750, North Tower, Atlanta, GA 30303

Organized by GAPABA’s Community Service Committee. For questions, please contact Wellington Tzou or Andrew Leba at

For forty years, the Saturday Lawyer Program – AVLF’s oldest and largest program – has provided low-income Atlantans with access to volunteer attorneys and offered volunteer attorneys a chance to do meaningful pro bono work. Those opportunities continue, and we are constantly improving the program and volunteer supports to enhance the experience for all involved.

Who Can Participate?
Any attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia. No particular substantive expertise or litigation experience is necessary; most of our volunteers begin with no experience with our types of cases (click here for the training and support we provide). AVLF also has opportunities for a limited number of paralegals through the Saturday Paralegal Program to provide administrative support to the weekend clinic.

What Do Volunteers Do?
As a volunteer attorney, you can support the Saturday Lawyer Program in one or more ways:

1. Volunteer on Saturday morning to interview potential clients, assess their claims, and determine which cases, if any, you want to accept for full representation
2. Accept Saturday Lawyer cases for full representation, including those for which you conducted the initial interview and assessment on Saturday morning, or
3. Consult with AVLF staff attorneys and AVLF volunteer attorneys about issues in which you have particular expertise.

Cases accepted through this program focus on promoting safe and habitable housing and ensuring return of security deposits, resolving other landlord-tenant disputes, such as illegal evictions or damage to tenants’ property caused by landlords, securing unpaid wages, defending clients against wrongful debt lawsuits and garnishments and stopping harassment and unfair collection practices by debt collectors. Volunteers who accept cases receive a high level of training and support on their specific case from AVLF staff.

No prior training is required; we train and support you before, during, and after your chosen Saturday(s)

Free FOOD, no application required, no questions asked!
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for our second pick up from a local Trader Joe’s. Last week Trader Joe’s gave us fresh salad items. If you like free food come see what they give us this week and take some home.

Bring leftovers from your kitchen to give away. We take ALL FOOD DONATIONS including expired, opened, damaged container, and kitchen reject food.

Did you cook something that your kids didn’t like, no one will eat, and you don’t want it to go bad? Bring it and donate it! Any food that isn’t taken by people goes to pets and animal farms. So feel free to bring stale food and any items that your local food pantry won’t take.

Please bring your own containers.

Please invite all of your local friends. You never know who may be going hungry and / or who wants to donate.

FreeFoodCommune now occurs every Saturday 12 noon—2:30 pm. Please continue to check the facebook page for any updates before you leave home.
Phoenix II Park
112 Bass St SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
(6 blocks W of Grant Park)

Love, Pam the Freegan and the FreeFoodCommune Crew 4048225685
Take what you need, Share the extra, Don’t waste.

*Please excuse us for multiple edits and extra facebook notifications this week and next. We are trying to get our facebook events dialed in so that we can easily reproduce them. All our workers are volunteers and sometimes we do have technical difficulties with facebook, cell phones, and such! Thanks.

FreeFoodCommune does need a laptop or 2 donated! If you can give us an old one, we will put it to very good use!

Science for the People Reading Group – 100% Clean Energy Act @ Phillip Rush Center
Aug 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Science for the People is a national organization committed to building up the movement around a practice of science that is inclusive, participatory, and accessible.

Join the Atlanta Chapter for our next reading group meeting to discuss Atlanta’s 100% Clean Energy Act and energy democracy. We will provide a short summary of the 100% Clean Energy Act at the top of the meeting and then break out into smaller working groups to further dissect components of the plan and strategize ways to hold the city accountable for making sure the goals are achieved equitably.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

PARKING – There is a parking lot next to the rush center that has free parking

PUBLIC TRANSPORT – The Rush Center is located less than a block away from the Edgewood/Candler Park Marta Station

LOCATION – The building is ADA accessible and has a ramp accessible entrance to the building and gender non-specific restrooms. The building is located behind Radial Cafe.

Reading Materials:
100% Clean Energy Act –
\cdc.govprivateL310fjb0EnergyClean Energy Atlanta.htm
or here:

Energy Democracy –

For more information about Science for the People:

While you’re at it, check out our first reissue of the SftP Magazine in 30 years!:

Chick Wallace, MonteQarlo, Nova Luxurious, Eve Maret & Margaux @ 529
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 2:00 am

Saturday, August 18th at 529
Chick Wallace (single premiere party!) w/ MonteQarlo, Nova Luxurious, Eve Maret & Margaux + Irrelevant Music DJs all night long!
9pm | $5-$7 Suggested Donations

<3 Irrelevant Music 2018 <3

NBPP Atlanta & Action Not Talk, Black August Event @ Sights & Sounds Black Cultural Expo Museum
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The NBPP Atlanta & Action not talk “Black August Community Reach” ( Political Prisoner and Black Economics we will be providing Food,Entertainment ,Guest Speakers and our Phenomenal Black own businesses .We will discuss our political prisoner who are locked down in the belly of the beast .Black August was created for black revolutionary and community building . We need all kings and Queens to come out and Support our Vendors who work hard to bring the black dollars back into the community ! You don’t want to miss this Electricity Event ! Free to the Public

Refuse Fascism Meeting-Film Screening and Discussion @ Manuel's Tavern
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Refuse Fascism ATL Meeting – film screening and discussion
Sunday, 8/19, 4pm-6:30pm
Location: Manuel’s Tavern (Eagles Nest Room)

Join us for a showing and discussion of a film of a Talk by Bob Avakian: THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possible!

Visit this link to learn more about the film…

Queer RJ Game Night! @ Phillip Rush Center
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Want to know more about reproductive justice? Not sure how to navigate reproductive justice as a LGBTQ person? Want to learn about it in a fun way? Then come out to Queer RJ Game Night, put on by the Atlanta Pride Committee, Access Reproductive Care-Southeast, Inc., and Spark Reproductive Justice Now on Thursday, Aug 23rd at 6PM at the Phillip Rush Center Annex (driveway located on Mell Ave). There will be Bingo, Jeopardy, and refreshments. Tell a friend and come join the fun!

Have any questions? Feel free to email them to

#Occupy17thStBridge @ 17th Street Bridge
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Rally against Police Brutality. We will DEMAND justice for, Caine Rogers, DeAudre Phillips, Alexia Christian, Gregory Towns, Jamerion Robinson, Nicholas Thomas, Kathryn Johnston, Kevin Davis, Anthony Hill and Ariston Waiters.

✊🏾Organization involved: #ifightformypeople #allianceforblacklives #S.M.A.R.T #SharBates #RealSistasRadio #JusticeFighters

If you would like to be a part of organizing this rally please send us a DM or email us at with name and contact information.

Free FOOD, no application required, no questions asked!
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

*Join us for our third pick up from a local Trader Joe’s! Who likes free food from Trader Joe’s?! We usually have a whole list of places that donate, so items vary every week.

*Bring leftovers from your kitchen to give away. This is not mandatory of course, but we want people to know we take ALL FOOD DONATIONS including expired, opened, damaged container, and “rejected” food made in your own kitchen. We are the first non profit in the USA to take all food, regardless of date, package conditions, ect.

Did you cook something that your kids didn’t like, no one will eat, and you don’t want it to go bad? Bring it and donate it! Any food that isn’t taken by people goes to pets and animal farms. So feel free to bring stale food and any items that your local food pantry won’t take. And YES, this means you can take food for your own pets too if you are short on $ to feed them!

*Please bring your own containers. Yes, we always need donations of containers (some of us save all the glass and plastic containers that food comes in to reuse. This is always helpful).

*Invite all of your local friends. You never know who may be going hungry and / or who wants to donate.

*FreeFoodCommune now occurs every Saturday 12 noon —2:30pm
Phoenix II Park
112 Bass St SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
6 blocks W of Grant Park
(We recommend always checking the facebook event for any updates or notes before you leave home in case there are any parking, or other logistics related notes.)

*Remember to leave notifications ON for this event publisher / admin so that you can still get your facebook reminder to attend.

Love, Pam the Freegan and the FreeFoodCommune Crew
Take what you need, Share the extra, Don’t waste.

This weeks side notes:
* Please excuse us for extra edits and notifications while our volunteers get used to making facebook event pages. If you’d like to volunteer with us, send us a message or come by on a Saturday.
*Currently we are looking for donations of an old laptop or 2 for our volunteers. Facebook is a lot more difficult to use on an old cell phone.

MADSA Monthly General Meeting (August) @ CWA Local 3204 Union Hall
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is the regular Monthly General Meeting of MADSA where we get together and hear updates about the organization, deliberate and vote on the direction we take and then break out into working groups to plan our next actions to combat capitalism and other social injustices!

The CWA Union Hall is located near the King Memorial MARTA Station. If you need a ride from the station just let us know by emailing

The venue is a single level with an accessible entrance. The proceedings are amplified and we encourage you to bring your children. If you’re new to the group, please review our Code of Conduct:

The meeting will be live streamed as a zoom video call. You can join using this information:

Or Telephone (no video):
US: +1 (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 910 735 999

Mindful Justice Sessions @ Atlanta Jobs with Justice
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Atlanta JWJ will host 4 biweekly Meditation Experiences services provided by Reiki With Love, LLC

These meditation experiences are open to all levels (advanced and beginner). The goal of each meditation experience is to arm each individual with the inner peace to withstand all that standing up for Justice demands!

Free Event: RSVP required (Each Session is limited to 10 particpants)

Arrive at 10:45 am for Sage Cleansing
Doors will close promptly at 11:00am

Activist Meet and Greet – August 30th, 2018
Aug 30 @ 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!


Activist calendar:

Article about AROMA:

Resist: Art Party Fundraiser @ Georgia Beer Garden
Aug 31 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 1:00 am

Come celebrate the artists of Resist: A Simulation of Struggle and participate in this PRE-SHOW EVENT on AUGUST 31st at the Georgia Beer Garden (Second Floor).

We continue our efforts to raise funds to provide our artists a dignified pay and make this grassroots project a great success! Having members of our community contribute to the visibility and sharing of our stories is a crucial step towards the reimagination of a future we seek to illustrate in RESIST. Your donations empower us, facilitate our creative processes and support the messages behind our work.

We will have several visual art pieces on sale as well as raffle prizes, which will be announced in the lead up to the party! All proceeds will go towards the show with the following breakdown: Artist Base Pay (50%), Venue (10%), Technical Equipment (10%), Installation/Exhibit (20%), Print Materials (10%).


(1) Contribute your artwork to be sold! Friends, Allies, Comrades, Supporters who make art: Please contact us via Messenger if you would like to contribute any of your work!

(2) Come buy local art at the party! Cash, credit/debit accepted.

(3) If you can’t make the party but would still like to contribute to our fundraiser, visit our GoFundMe at:

* 21+
* Non-alcoholic beverages available

Learn More:

RESIST: A SIMULATION OF STRUGGLE 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.

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.


WRFG 33rd Annual Labor Day Blues BBQ @ Park Tavern in Piedmont Park
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We have a great lineup for WRFG 89.3 FM’s 33rd Annual Labor Day Blues Barbecue at the Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Monday, September 3, 2018.

Our headliner is John Nemeth. John is one of the country’s best blues singers and a 19-time Blues Music Awards nominee.

We’re dedicating this year’s Blues Barbecue to Blind Willie’s Blues Club and its house band The Shadows – Both celebrating their 32nd year.

Check out the rest of our lineup:

Jontavious Willis – He’s 21-years-old and considered a traditional blues prodigy.

Dr. Dixon Bh.D “The Blues Physician” – The good doctor is Atlanta’s reigning harmonica master.

Mudbone Turner’s Blues Band with a special appearance by Mudbone’s wife, the versatile vocalist L’Tanya “Sugarlips” Shields (Sugarlips Sings).

The doors open at noon. The music starts at 1:00 p.m. and won’t wrap up to 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15.00 (plus a small service fee) in advance via or $20.00 at the door. Kids under 12 get in free.

And, yes, there will be barbecue for sale all day long!

The Park Tavern address is 500 10th St NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. That’s the corner of 10th Street and Monroe adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta.

Proceeds benefit Atlanta’s #WRFG 89.3 FM, your independent #CommunityRadio station for progressive information and handpicked quality music since 1973.

#IndependentMedia #TheBlues #BluesMusic

Save the Date: Wings, Beer, and Abortion! @ Manuel's Tavern
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stay tuned for an exciting twist on the annual Taco or Beer Challenge!

Sex Down South Conference @ Hilton Atlanta
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – Sep 8 @ 11:30 pm

Located in Atlanta, GA, the Sex Down South Conference provides sexuality workshops taught by educated and amazing presenters from around the world. Enthusiasts join in the fun and learn from the best – all while doing it in an inclusive and loving environment. For more information, please check out Our Crew, our Guiding Principles, and our photos from last year!

Our Theme: REBEL! Sexual Politics in a New Era…

In a nation where the POTUS can freely sexually assault women by “grabbing them by the pussy” and alienating folks who make up our wonderful social fabric, it’s now time to heed to Sunny Megatron’s beck and call, as we start #fuckingforfreedom. Our personal is sexually political and the Sex Down South Conference is ready for the challenge! Join us this year as we highlight how we can mobilize our sexuality and embody, foster, and illuminate our sexual liberation!

Subjects to be addressed and explored include:

Sacred/Spiritual/Tantric Sexuality
Religion & Sexuality
BDSM/Kink/Costume Play
Sex in the South/Geographical implications on Sexuality
Race & Sexuality
Aging & Sexuality
Disability & Sexuality
Youth Sex Education
Communication & Healthy Relationships
Single Life
Trans* & Genderqueer Sexualities
Lesbian/Gay/Same Gender Loving/Bisexual/Queer Sexualities
Sexuality in Academia
Sexual Liberation/Sexual Justice
Reproductive Justice
Sex Worker Rights
Trauma and Sexuality

SCHR Presents: 2018 Decriminalizing Race & Poverty Symposium @ Georgia State University College of Law
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join the Southern Center for Human Rights for our 2018 Decriminalizing Race & Poverty Symposium, exploring the impact of the criminalization of race and poverty and ways to end these policies and practices. Panelists will explore individual and organizational approaches to challenging mass incarceration, strategies to dismantle bail and arrest policies that negatively impact the poor, and more.

Featured panelists and keynote speakers will be announced at a later date.

For additional event information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Development Director Terrica Ganzy by email at or call (404) 688-1202.

SWEET TEA: A Queer Variety Show at 529!
Sep 13 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 14 @ 1:00 am

Freshly restocked and ready for consumption – SWEET TEA: A Queer Variety Show is back for special show happening Thursday, Sept 13th at 529. Atlanta’s longest running queer variety show is bring you a night of live music, drag, comedy, and more! Featuring the talents of:
Palm Sunday – band
Honey Mint
& more!

Hosted and featuring music by TAYLOR ALXNDR!

Doors open at 9PM. Show at 10PM.
$7 at the door. This event is 18+.


African Fashions pop up; Atlanta GA. @ Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Cumberland/Galleria
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hello Atlanta, African Fashions pop up is back

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

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.