Our Art of Activism brunch series is known to bring together community members to tackle tough subject matter while sharing a meal in a safe and open environment. Join us on Sunday before the final performance of Gomela .Come ready to listen and learn as we enjoy refreshments provided by the incredible Babs Midtown!
Black Love is a powerful force. And it’s exactly what we need, right here, right now! After viewing Tamarat Makonnen‘s award winning film, In Search of the Black Knight, there will be a dynamic panel discussion about Black Love.
This is for ages 18 to 80+, married or single. We are encouraging the conversation around Black romantic relationships to be open and constructive, no venting please.
Tickets are $10 on Eventbrite and $15 at the door. All proceeds benefit Kilombo Academic and Cultural Institute. Kilomboschool.com
Come out and be part of #BlackLoveMatters, because it really does!
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Panel Discussion on 21th Century Revolution
Live Entertainment, Dancing, Jamaican Food and Jamaican Vegan Meals . $10 Donation pay cash at the door or paypal.me/blackpantherliberate
This group meets the third Sunday of every month from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm to discuss different topics from each participant’s faith perspective. Interfaith Contemplative Meetings create an environment where persons of various faiths (or none) can gather monthly for contemplative practice and community building. The group is purposefully designed to focus on personal experience and inter-personal relationships rather than institutionalized theology and doctrine. We begin our gatherings in contemplative practice, with 20 minutes of silence. We then engage in discussion on the personal spirituality of our participants, or a topic that allows us to share experiences from each other’s faith.
Join us for Immigrant and Refugee Education and Advocacy Day!
What are the pending bills that will affect immigrant and refugee communities in our state? Come learn more about them, and how to effectively convey your message to legislators!
The educational session will be followed by a chance to speak to Georgia legislators.
Event organized by: Project South, the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, Women Watch Afrika, Inc. and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration.
American Immigration Lawyers Association Georgia-Alabama
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta
Council on American-Islamic Relations, Georgia Chapter
CLILA- Coalición De Líderes Latinos
Coalition for the People’s Agenda
Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA)
Faith in Public Life
Feminist Women’s Health Center
Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition
Georgia Women (And Those Who Stand With Us)
Jewish Voice for Peace, Atlanta
Latin American Association
Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia)
Los Vecinos de Buford Hwy
New Sanctuary Coalition
North Georgia Immigrant Justice Group
Racial Justice Action Center
Romans Unidos of Rome, GA
Southeast Immigrant Rights Network I SEIRN
Southerners on New Ground (SONG)
Southern Poverty Law Center
Convergence is a term used to signify a space or event where seemingly separate bodies meet from different directions and continue toward a mutual purpose. This event is a space to listen to and share work that contributes to our collective well-being; to inspire each other to continue.Come connect with other people striving toward a more equitable Atlanta.
*Bring CASH for the bar.*
Willow – The Bakery
The Bakery is a vibrant community full of people making things and collaborating on projects. Become a member of our space and join in our efforts to develop resources and programming that engages + supports all. Ask about spaces for private studio rental and project storage.
Monte – Clutch
CLUTCH is a seasonal event series that highlights local QTPOC musicians, filmmakers, artists, and vendors. It serves as a celebratory safe space for QOC to express themselves, support one another, and connect with each other in a city where such designated spaces are few and far between.
Fraser – Uniontown
Black Belt weaves together the untold narratives of local heroes in Uniontown, Alabama, a long-silenced southern city continuously polluted by industrial waste and environmental racism. Driven by the story of Esther Calhoun, a Black community leader and president of the Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice, the film is an intimate look at the lives of modern-day freedom fighters determined to clean up their town and preserve what’s left of their natural resources.
Enna – Living Walls
The Summer of 2017, the political climate inspired Living Walls’ most responsible conference to date. 12 artists engaged with the multicultural community of Buford Highway, located just north of Atlanta, to create 8 public murals inspired by the stories they heard.
Niki – The Guild
The Guild builds spaces for social change. We bring together diverse changemakers in a co-living environment designed for them to thrive. Our clean, beautiful spaces balance individuality with community. Members have access to private rooms or suites along with thoughtfully designed shared spaces that encourage collaboration. A Guild membership comes with benefits like curated events and programming, a small co-working space, and a network of support. Our breadth of programming empowers our members to be active creators and participants in their community and the world at large. From guest lectures and workshops to community dinners and wellness sessions, our members have access to a wide variety of holistic programming that equips them to thrive and maximize their impact in the world.
Orion – TAR
The TAR Project or Therapeutic Artists Residency is new to Atlanta and offers direct therapeutic support for 4 artists a year alongside all sorts of other rewards (i.e., Binders gift cards, membership to C4 and scholarship to a class of their choice, massages, etc.).
Marlon – Food Not Bombs
Food Not Bombs is gaining momentum throughout the world. There are hundreds of autonomous chapters sharing free vegetarian food with hungry people and protesting war and poverty. Food Not Bombs is not a charity. This energetic all-volunteer grassroots movement is active throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. For over 30 years the movement has worked to end hunger and has supported actions to stop the globalization of the economy, restrictions to the movements of people, end exploitation and the destruction of the earth and its beings.
Kei – A World Without Police
A World Without Police is maintained by a collective of organizers from across the U.S. and internationally. We work to connect people struggling against the everyday violence of the police, and to provide practical, organizational and theoretical tools for use in our movement.
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Please join SisterLove Inc and the Georgia Department of Public Health as we celebrate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and National Women’s History month with a screening and discussion of the groundbreaking documentary “NOTHING WITHOUT US” THE WOMEN WHO WILL END AIDS” on Thursday, March 22nd at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, Georgia.
Nothing Without Us is the first and only documentary telling the story of the inspiring women at the forefront of the global AIDS movement. Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists, scientists and scholars in the US and Africa, the film reveals how women not only shaped grassroots groups like ACT-UP in the U.S., but have also played essential roles in HIV prevention and the treatment access movement throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The film explores the unaddressed dynamics that keep women around the world at risk of HIV, while introducing the remarkable women who have the answers to ending this 30-year old pandemic.
A panel discussion will follow the screening.
This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is required at www.sisterlove.org.
For more information, please contact SisterLove at 404-505-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“1968 – 2018:
Reflecting on 50 Years of Struggle”
Save the Date
March 23rd & 24th, 2018
The 15th Annual
Walter Rodney Symposium
The 15th Annual Walter Rodney Symposium will reflect on the 50th anniversary of 1968, including the 50th anniversary of one of Walter Rodney’s most important books: The Groundings with My Brothers (GWMB).
1968 was a truly momentous year in the history of global social movements, a year of global revolution.
It comprised the primary year of the shift from the Civil Rights to Black Power movements and Black Consciousness; the emergence of Black and Ethnic Studies programs; the “Rodney Riots” in Jamaica; innumerable assassinations, uprisings and student movements globally; open social conflicts as seen in the Democratic National Convention in Chicago that year; the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.; the Poor People’s Campaign, and the Olympics Black Power salute which followed thereafter.
Why Groundings with My Brothers?
The Groundings With My Brothers (GWMB) is a collection of public speeches made in Jamaica by Walter Rodney in 1968, when he was a Lecturer of African History at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica. The text remains one of a handful of formative Black radical texts to emerge from the20thcentury, and is more relevant today than ever.
GWMB, Rodney’s ban from Jamaica and the ensuing “Rodney Riots” in 1968, is particularly important to the Caribbean and Jamaican experience of the Black Power Movement. The underpinnings of the movement and of Rodney’s contribution to it, is an important historical and ongoing struggle within the global south.
Since 1937, National Lawyers Guild members have been using the law to advance social justice and support progressive social movements. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.
Join GAIN on March 23rd, 2018 for a night of celebration at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta to recognize twelve years of service to asylum seekers and immigrant victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes. Join us in celebrating the adversity that our clients have overcome and the volunteer attorneys who have helped to fight for liberty and justice.
Our guests are encouraged to wear cocktail attire.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
There’s a crucial point missing from the debate about gun violence: Saving lives is not a policy choice for elected officials to consider or ignore — rather, it is a binding legal obligation on the US government under human rights treaties that the US has signed and ratified, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Join Amnesty International USA, Southern Office to learn about our Ending Gun Violence -as a human rights issue, train on safety & the rights to protest, and create your signs to join the March for Our Lives at the GA State Capitol at 1pm.
“Bigger picture, in my opinion, is the systemic drivers of toxic masculinity, discrimination, inequality, poverty and white supremacy must also be addressed for there to be real safety, justice and human rights for all.” – Zeke Johnson, AIUSA Managing Director IAR
Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives.
March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now.
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Atlanta, GA to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. The collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.
School safety is not a political issue. There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing, and growing. The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues. No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country.
Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard.
Stand with us on March 24. Refuse to allow one more needless death.
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES!
Guess what SONG birds? Due to an amazing community organizing and legal advocacy effort, the City of Atlanta PASSED BAIL REFORM last month. This means that after people are arrested for a wide range of misdemeanors, they will not be held in a cage before going before a judge.
Big ups to everyone in SONG and in partner organizations who were a part of making history in our city!
Join us as we talk about the history of wealth-based detention in the United States, the role of cash bail in Atlanta’s court system, and what the newly passed ordinance does and doesn’t do.
We will also talk about amazing opportunities to plug in to make sure the city does what it says it will do and to plan future fights to get our people out of jail and back into their communities living full, dignified lives.
Lunch will be provided!
Join members of Coopeartive Atlanta and Organization for Human Rights and Democracy as we break bread and build with local organizers, co-op developers, residents and more. The purpose of the gathering is to meet and share more about our work and interests in transforming metro-Atlanta into a vision of economic democracy. The gathering is free and open to all who are actively developing, working in, and interested in starting cooperative businesses locally.
Food and music will be provided, and children are welcome. If you want to bring something to share (desserts, drinks (alcoholic and non), music, art, etc), please do. Bring materials to share with others about your work as well.
Parking is on-street only. Be mindful not to block traffic when you park.
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Daughters Against Domestic Violence City Wide Tour
Theme: My Pain Has A Purpose
2841 Greenbriar Pkwy
Join us in the fight to eradicate domestic violence in GA. Georgia was ranked number 8th in the nation for its role in men killing women. Firearms were the cause of death in 71% recorded domestic violence fatalities in 2016. When we lock arms we can destroy and annihilate these erroneous statistics.
Neighbor Our Hood is a campaign to bring together creatives for the purpose of taking accountability for the communities in which we represent. We are mainly focused on assisting with food, clothing, and sanitary Items for the Homeless population. We are re-premiering this campaign with a benefit concert to unify different creatives from different scenes representative of Atlanta culture to bring about change in our community… together.
Together We Will:
*Acquire funds to assist shelters in Atlanta
*Fill up book bags with supplies for the homeless
*Combine networks in order to provide grassroots organizations aiding in homeless relief with volunteers
How Will We Do This?
*Volunteer Sign-UP Campaign
Special Performances By:
*Soul God Cheeko
Ross Two Two
Interested in getting involved, performing, becoming a partner/sponsor, or donating items/incentives to the raffle? Send a quick email to Blknzmedia@Gmail.com
This event is free and open to the public, but you MUST RSVP using the ticket link!
Have you ever wondered what it takes to run for a public office? Ever dreamed of being mayor or a school board representative? Maybe you want to join someone’s campaign the next election cycle. Join us as we hear real life stories of people who have run for office. These speakers have some great insight into what it’s like to hear the call to public service and what it takes to run a successful campaign (and what happens even if you don’t win)!
5:30pm Doors Open – campaign tables open
6:00pm Speakers begin
7:15pm Facilitated panel/Q&A
Jennifer Ide: City of Atlanta, City Council District 6
Liliana Bakhtiari: City of Atlanta, ran for City Council District 5
Kirkland Carden: City of Duluth, City Council Post 2
Utilizing artistic practice, our goal is to create an image of our community that can help better communicate community experiences to planners.
Join C4 at the Atlanta City Studio on March 29th from 6:00pm-9:00pm for the unveiling of a new community engagement tool. All are encouraged to drop by and share their experience and vision for the community. No artistic experience is required to participate.
Location: Atlanta City Studio / 2311 Cascade Rd.
Parking: There is on-street parking and parking available in the lot next to 2329 Cascade Road SW.
Public Transportation: Ride the MARTA Bus 71 from West End Transit Station or MARTA Bus 68 from Ashby Transit Station.
Activist meet and greet to organize. Come share your voice, passion, and cause. #powertothepeople #communitypower
Please also bring food, drinks, donations, and/or friends to share!
Presented by Free Figure Revolution, FAT AF! is an abundant afrofuturistic art show centering fatness + Blackness. The show will feature fat futuristic artists in addition to the data from The Fat Census. Food, seating, music, and accessible/ size-friendly space is provided! Suggested donation of $5-10 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds! <3
The Bakery Atlanta’s entrance and bathrooms are ADA accessible, gender affirming, and size inclusive. There are 9 wooden stairs w/ railings located within the first entrance and a ramp located within the secondary entrance. The venue is near the West End and Oakland City MARTA Stations in addition to a free and available parking located in front of the building.
**We’re accepting media submissions to the Fat AF! art show from fat artists who’s work centers fatness. This includes paintings, drawings, photography, etc. **No performance pieces due to the limitations of the space!** Please be mindful the show is based in Atlanta, GA and you will be responsible for providing your art to the show. The deadline is March 7th, 2018. Email email@example.com to submit!**
If you have any questions about the event or the organization, please email Ashleigh @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Figure Revolution is a Southern body liberation organization based in Black fat queer futurism. Our work is dedicated to working directly from the margins of our society, centering the highest and most deadly casualties of white supremacist humanity standards, and from the heart and foundation of any and all body liberation movements – Black fat folks. Read more about Free Figure Revolution at FreeFigure.org.
Free Figure’s Fat Census is an analytical tool that we created to ask fat people about their experiences to create and provide more data on fatphobia through an intersectional lens. The census is intentionally curated to interrelate how sizism is amplified by antiblackness, racism, ableism, colorism, transphobia, etc. The executive summary and data futurism art release will be at the Fat As Fuck! Art Show on March 30th.
Truly Living Well’s Gardening 101 classes offer hands-on instruction that teach fundamental to advanced concepts for growing food where you live. The classes are given the first Saturday of every month at our East Point or Collegetown Farm locations. All classes include instruction and hands on experience, meaning that you will be getting your hands dirty!
In our April class, Agricultural Myths and Modern Realities you can expect to:
Discuss the relevance of cultural folklore to modern agricultural practices
Cover garden techniques to protect warm weather plants from late frosts
After sign up you will be sent an email with things to bring and what to wear!
Child Attendance Policy:
Self-managed children ages 7 and above are welcome to attend Gardening 101 classes, with accompanying adult supervision. One child priced ticket must purchased for each child in attendance, with adherence to our 2:1 child to parent ratio.Children must remain with parents at all times and not wander around the facility. If at any time Truly Living Well staff feels your children are interrupting or distracting to the class, we may respectfully ask that family leaves class immediately (class admission nonrefundable). Due to the interactive nature of the classes and for the safety of all, children handling tools and plants must remain in the training area with the adults at all times .We pack a lot of learning into each class to give participates the best experience possible. Each gardening class is meant to teach, show, and guide you through relevant gardening exercises.
*A number of our exercises are too advanced for many children to quickly grasp. These exercises are better taught to children with guidance and patience from their guardian or parent at home after the adult has learned the techniques in class.
Class Cancellation Disclaimer:
Each class must reach a minimum of 7 people to be hosted. If for some reason this number is not met class will be cancelled and you will be contacted for a refund or for your purchase to be redeemed for another class.
Inclement Weather Policy:
In the case of inclement weather, TLW reserves the right to cancel gardening classes. You will be notified by email immediately with options for a refund or for your purchase to be redeemed for another class.
For immediate questions email us at email@example.com.
We look forward to growing together!
• Health Services
• Food & More!
The Drum Major Project: retracing the steps of Dr. King’s funeral procession in Atlanta on the 50th anniversary of the event. In partnership with King Center’s MLK50Forward and presented by Firehouse Creative Productions, this event is free and open to the public.
Join us to March for Humanity, toward the future & in witness to the past. On Monday, April 9th, 2018, we will gather for a contemporary retracing of the April 9, 1968 processional from Ebenezer Baptist Church to Dr. King’s undergraduate alma mater, Morehouse College.
Join a cross section of Atlantans to bear witness to the past while committing in body and spirit to this intention of a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings. We seek to bring people together to reflect, grieve, and celebrate our past and present, in the hopes of nurturing Dr. King’s “Beloved Community.”
Leading up to the march, engage in a deeper way through a series of free workshops inspired by actual events from 1968. These collaborative workshops will be held across Atlanta as both prelude and preparation for an active, engaged participation in the April 9th procession.
On April 9, the procession will take place at 12 noon on April 9th, stepping off from Historic Ebenezer and proceeding to the B.T. Harvey Stadium at Morehouse College.
Stay tuned to this page for updates on workshops and logistics for the march. To schedule a workshop, please contact Rachel Parish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on this event, please visit our website at http://drummajorproject.com/
We are excited to announce this year’s March for Science Atlanta event: Rally For Science!
The rally will be held on Saturday April 14th from 1-4 pm at The Bakery, rain or shine. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Linda Degutis, DrPH, MSN, who will be speaking about a critically important issue – the need for research and funding to study gun violence as a public health issue.
In addition what will be a fantastic line up of engaging speakers, we are hosting a STEM Expo, where attendees can visit with other organizations for information and demonstrations. Food and drink will be available from some of Atlanta’s finest food trucks and vendors. So, put some marker to poster board and come ready to demonstrate your support for science!
Greetings Land Trust Lovers!
I am so excited to announce our annual Spring Peace & Love Festival featuring Women Who Rock !! This is going to be a day full of Love, Community, Music, Dance, and support of the Lake Claire Community Land Trust, our oasis in the City.
We have featured an amazing array of Women, in all their Glory, to celebrate who they are and share their talents and energy all in honor of our beautiful piece of Mother Nature.
Saturday April 14, 2018 130pm-11pm
Put on your dancing shoes and come celebrate and be part of our community of fun loving folks who love the Land Trust. If you would like to volunteer, we have many opportunities to do so. Please contact Brynan at email@example.com
Here is our amazing Line up
Women Who Rock! Saturday April 14, 2018
2p-2:45 School of Rock
The School of Rock Atlanta House Band is comprised of the
top tier of School of Rock students. They’re typically the
longest tenured and highest skill set players in the school.
The House Band has a good mix of male and female
students ranging in age from 12-17. The House Band plays a mix of
radio-friendly songs spanning genres and generations, but
also challenges our students to reach for their best with
songs that are more technically advanced, challenging their
abilities and rewarding their ambition.
This is Jade’s second appearance for us! Jade is a soulful singer and a 15-year-old high schooler. She has performed in bands or solo throughout towns in the past two years. Her music passion ranging from classic jazz such as “Georgia on my mind” to soulful music such as Adele’s “Set fire to the rain”, or to Janis Joplin’s rock “Piece of my heart”. She and her band landed 1st or 2nd places/prize through multiple competitions. You can find Jade on you tube and on Facebook.
345-445 Sugar Magnlolias
Sugar Magnolias is a multigenerational World Roots music group. Led by Barbara Panter-Connah who has been a fixture in the Atlanta traditional Folk music scene since the early 1970’s. The group includes her 3 grand-daughters Ellie, Maya, Raina and daughter-in-law Audrey Fergeson. A true family of musicianship.
5-630 Jess Goggans Band
Homegrown and raised in the Northeast corner of Alabama, singer/songwriter Jess Goggans puts her entire soul into her music and every ounce of her heart into every single performance. Recognized for her sultry southern grit, soulful melodies and high-energy stage presence, it is said that you can literally feel her voice moving through you. Jess’ music defies genre; it’s been referred to as “get down music,” with influences of funk, rock and blues. She is accompanied by some of the finest musicians in the Southeast.
645-745 Ain’t Sisters
The duo, composed of Arrie Bozeman and Barb Carbon, blends tight harmonies and smart lyrics with soulful booty-shakin acoustic melodies. Both are dynamic musicians and songwriters, they share and equal propensity for irony, humor, ferocity and heart on sleeve authenticity.
8-9p MOMS Daughters
MOMS Daughters Featuring young women musicians from Music On Main Street’s Summer Music Camp Program, MOMS Daughters are here to help you move your feet in celebration of Women Who Rock! MOMS Daughters are: Jordan Mecredy, Addison Mecredy, Sophia Wells, Madeline Wells, Allison Hill, and Lucy Vrazel. Music On Main Street Summer Music Camp in Lilburn will be June 4-9 and 18-23 this year. All kids ages 10- rising Seniors are invited to register. No musical experience is necessary – just a willingness to learn and participate in Fun, Friendship, and Harmony!
Visit momslilburn.com for more information.
930-11p Donna Hopkins
Donna Hopkins is the real deal. Born and raised on an Alabama farm, Donna witnessed hardship first hand, channeling it into the soulful music that she creates and performs. Music runs in her family; her mother performed rock and roll in go-go boots and miniskirts and her grandfather was a fine musician in his own right. Following in their footsteps, Donna is a consummate seasoned performer with many songs and performances under her belt.
“She’s her own woman with equal parts John Lee Hooker and Billy Gibbons, and a dash of Jimmie Vaughan and Robin Trower circa Bridge of Sighs.” – Georgia Music Magazine
“Donna Hopkins is a force of nature.” – Rob Johnson, Hittin’ the Note