Calendar

Apr
26
Thu
¿Quieres ganar dinero mientras estableciendo metas? @ Center for Pan Asian Community Services
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tendremos un evento informativo para nuestro vecindario de una nueva oportunidad para ganar dinero estableciendo metas. Si quiere más información de esta oportunidad, acompañarnos mañana por la tarde a las 5:30 en CPACS (3510 Shallowford Rd, Chamblee, GA a lado de Pearl Lane).

Tendremos comida entonces por favor avísanos si está interesada de venir. ❤️

https://www.facebook.com/events/580652035648343/

Mix, Mingle & Serve | 3rd Annual Community Mixer @ Industrious Atlanta Ponce City Market
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Interested in getting involved in your community but not sure where to start? Need volunteers for your nonprofit/civic organization? Join us, at our 3rd Annual Community Mixer: Mix, Mingle & Serve!

Hosted by HOPE – Helping Organizations & People Everywhere and Compassionate Atlanta, this is an opportunity for young professionals to mix, mingle, and find ways they can serve as short/long term volunteers, board members, or skilled pro-bono professionals. For nonprofits and civic organizations, this is a wonderful opportunity to highlight your organization and bring in top-tier volunteer talent.

https://www.facebook.com/events/198983860881640/

AROMA Activist Meet’n’Greet for April 2018 @ Little 5 Points Center for Arts & Community
Apr 26 @ 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/845369988981377/

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again @ 7 Stages
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. finds theatrical exhilaration in a puckish, yet deadly serious meditation on how language molds our experience of sex and gender. It has a way of making you question everything you say when it comes to discussing women and their relationships with men, one another and a world in a state of unending upheaval. ‘Revolt’ teems with both absurd anarchic fury and frustrated awareness that there are no easy fixes for an unsatisfactory social system.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1688888917800630/

Apr
27
Fri
Street Medic 20-Hour Training
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Twenty-hour training for people intending to serve as street medics. Event will be held Friday evening, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. This is the widely accepted standard for street medics throughout the country. $20-60 sliding scale, financial aid available. Send us an email atlantaresistancemedics@gmail.com if you want to reserve a spot.

https://www.facebook.com/events/226444694567020/

Street Medic 20-Hour Training
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Twenty-hour training for people intending to serve as street medics. Event will be held Friday evening, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. This is the widely accepted standard for street medics throughout the country. $20-60 sliding scale, financial aid available. Send us an email atlantaresistancemedics@gmail.com if you want to reserve a spot.

https://www.facebook.com/events/226444694567020/?event_time_id=231173000760856

Eat Your Hart Out: A Fat Burlesque Revue @ Black Cat DC
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Eat Your Hart Out is a fat* burlesque revue, celebrating fat, thick, and curvy folks. Burlesque dancers from the East to the West coast grace the Black Cat stage with big, fat, fabulous talent. Join the wonderful cast of Eat Your Hart Out to celebrate jiggles, thick thighs, big bellies, and the best of fat burlesque on April 27th, 2018!

Advance tickets are $15, tickets at the door will cost $17, and VIP tickets are $25.

Doors at 8/ Show at 9

*This production uses the word fat as a reclaimed descriptor that does not pathologize, euphemize, or insult fatness.

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Additional Information:

This event is 18+!

Accessibility: The bathrooms are wheelchair accessible, and the mainstage audience area is wheelchair accessible with a freight elevator. Please contact opheliahartburlesque@gmail.com with specific accessibility requests or questions.

The Black Cat is a cash-only venue, but there is an ATM at the venue.

https://www.facebook.com/events/130498954428337/

Fundraiser for Black Mama’s at Mother! @ Mother Bar+Kitchen
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 2:00 am

Hey SONGbirds <3

Join us THIS FRIDAY for a fundraiser at Mother Bar+Kitchen! For the second year in a row, Mother will be donating a portion of the night’s revenue to the bail out! Come on out, buy a drink, and find out how you can get in on this work!

Can’t come by Friday? Donate at bit.ly/freeblackmamasfund-18. Choose ATLANTA from the drop down menu!

Wanna plug in to the work? Contact taylor@southernersonnewground.org.

https://www.facebook.com/events/439113479850881/

Gala of the Goddesses 9th Annual Fundraiser @ CosmoLava
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us in celebrating girls and women at our 9th annual fundraiser, Gala of the Goddesses! For nearly ten years, Athena’s Warehouse has created strong communities of young women. As we reach our decade milestone, we are proud to pilot our boys’ empowerment program.

Many thanks to our sponsors:

Hera Level
AKQA
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Buckley Beal
State Farm

Aphrodite Level
GAPABA
Longview Wealth Management
Morgan & Morgan
NACA
The Norcross Law Firm
Sara Lee Parker & Associates
TMS Centers of America

Artemis Level
Consultario Medico Hispano
CPACS
Critical Point Consulting
Matt Westmoreland
Rob Smith & Associates
The Sentimentalist
van Gelder, Inc.
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Georgia

Hosted by: Jewel Anderson, Lesley Bauer, Nora Benavidez, Megan Brown, Allison Hood, Kirk Licata, Munir Meghjani, Bee Nguyen, Kim Nguyen, Phi Nguyen, Dia Parker, Rebecca Potter, Marcus Royal, Michelle Schreiner, & Jennifer Young.

https://www.facebook.com/events/197281001000192/

Apr
28
Sat
Street Medic 20-Hour Training
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Twenty-hour training for people intending to serve as street medics. Event will be held Friday evening, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. This is the widely accepted standard for street medics throughout the country. $20-60 sliding scale, financial aid available. Send us an email atlantaresistancemedics@gmail.com if you want to reserve a spot.

https://www.facebook.com/events/226444694567020/?event_time_id=231173004094189

Basic Income Activists Meetup @ Phillip Rush Center
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Everything you want to know about
Basic Income and how to pay for it.
What is it?
A monthly cash payment paid individually without means test or work requirement to cover basic needs.
Hosted by BIA President, Tammy Allen
Space Is Limited. Please RSVP
The building we are meeting in is behind the Rush Center. The actual address is: 328 Mell Ave Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30316

https://www.facebook.com/events/1940352969328247/

Community Care: Medicinal Garden Workshop @ WonderRoot
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Robin Santos, of Common Apothecary, for a community workshop on medicinal plants and herbs in partnership with WonderRoot’s Activist Screen Print Studio. Whether it’s a DIY pepper spray wash or an herbal salve to soothe pain and trauma, there are a variety of ways herbalism can be used in activism work.

In this class we will discuss cultivation, traditional uses, and preparations. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase medicinal plants to take home to create their own garden and maintain self-care, which is key to sustainable activism work. Participants will leave with screen printed posters illustrating herbalism in activism recipes to be distributed in the community.

Admission to the workshop is $5. The plant sale operates on a “sliding scale” model that enables participation regardless of economic status. Through this model we offer multiple price-points and ask that participants pick price-points that correspond to their financial situations. Plants range from $3-$6/each. All proceeds support WonderRoot’s educational programming.

Instructor: Robin Santos
Robin Santos is a folk herbalist, medicine maker, and gardener. After years of intensive self study, classes at the Chestnut school of Herbal Medicine, and training with mentors she started Common Apothecary, a small batch herbal community resource. Robin aims to make herbalism accessible through classes, workshops, and heartfelt herbal remedies. www.commonapothecary.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/190278975084024/

Spring Festival and Info session
Apr 28 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

If you are interested in the 2018-2019 enrollment year, or just interested in celebrating with us, please join us for our Spring Festival and info session. There will be food and juice vendors, games, activities, presentations, an open mic, and lots of positive vibes; all planned and executed by the children of Anna Julia Cooper Learning and Liberation Center.

https://www.facebook.com/events/340144179782556/

Redistricting: The Impact on the Black Community @ Phillip Rush Center
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Redistricting Alliance of Georgia will present a fascinating two-part series on Redistricting and its impact in the Black Community. We have great panelist who will discuss how Redistricting is used to suppress the Black Vote and how we can challenge it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/225014554747403/

Dance-a-Thon 2018 @ The Bakery Atlanta
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ARC-Southeast is excited to announce that Dance-A-Thon 2018 is here!

What is a Dance-A-Thon? It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time of year when we come together to body roll, shimmy, and two-step past barriers to abortion access in the Southeast!

​We are unapologetically raising $20,000 for a cause we love –reproductive justice in the Southeast. THEN, we are celebrating with a dance party on Saturday, April 28th in Atlanta!

If you have been looking for a way to support abortion access in a way that directly impacts the lives of folks you live with, work with, and love, join us for our largest annual fundraiser!

Here’s how to two-step past barriers to abortion access with ARC-Southeast during Dance-A-Thon 2018:

– Donate: make a donation to the team of your choice to help us reach our goal at bowl.nnaf.org/arcdat2018!

– FUNDraise: support us in reaching our goal by creating or joining a team at bowl.nnaf.org/arcdat2018!

– Dance: join us in person to celebrate reproductive justice on the dance floor. Get your ticket at arcdat2018.eventbrite.com!

Join us this Dance-a-Thon season to ensure that income, geography, and transportation don’t impact Southerners’ access to the care they want and need!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1968336496817377/

Apr
29
Sun
Race For Empowerment 5k @ Piedmont Park
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Fun event for the whole family. Come out and support the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and our work to empower domestic violence survivors and the programs that serve them.
Create a team and run or walk on behalf of survivors and their families across Georgia. This year we are including a Wellness Expo. Registrants get a chipped timed bib and a t-shirt (sizes not guaranteed after April 10th).

https://www.facebook.com/events/1816541178379180/

Street Medic 20-Hour Training
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Twenty-hour training for people intending to serve as street medics. Event will be held Friday evening, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. This is the widely accepted standard for street medics throughout the country. $20-60 sliding scale, financial aid available. Send us an email atlantaresistancemedics@gmail.com if you want to reserve a spot.

https://www.facebook.com/events/226444694567020/?event_time_id=231173007427522

Apr
30
Mon
Economic Empowerment Workshop @ 9to5 Georgia Working Women
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/192521044890722/

May
1
Tue
Starting a New Food Business in Georgia @ The Irwin Street Market
May 1 @ 8:00 am – May 2 @ 5:00 pm

Have you been thinking about bottling and selling your secret recipe barbeque sauce? Do you make a specialty food product that everyone wants you to put on the market?

If you have an interest in starting your own food business or brand, this workshop is the perfect starting point for you! The presentations are designed to provide participants with practical information on producing safe and wholesome food products. Attendees will have the opportunity to have all of their questions answered by food industry experts.

This workshop addresses many of the concerns of the food entrepreneur who is just getting started. The UGA Extension faculty and representatives from the National Center for Home Food Preservation and the Georgia Department of Agriculture and FDA will address the following topics (and more!):
Meeting GDA and FDA regulations
Challenges involved with starting a food business
Obtaining label approval
Choosing a co-packer or shared kitchen
Product testing for safety (pH, temp, etc.)
Processing techniques for food safety and longer shelf life
Food safety sanitation
Record keeping
Managing product recalls

You MUST pre-register. The fee to register is $150; this fee includes workshop materials, lunch and break refreshments for both workshop days. The deadline to register is April 20, 2018.

https://www.facebook.com/events/572544773116541/

May
3
Thu
Screening: The Untold History of the United States @ Library of the Commons
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every other Thursday we’ll be screening an episode of Oliver Stone’s Untold U.S. History as part of The Library of the Commons’ Just Transition Series.

As we continue to explore more equitable and sustainable societal systems, we must discuss how we can support a just transition that bears witness to the atrocities committed by US Corporations and the US Government.

This documentary series covers our involvement in foreign affairs and shines a light on the roots of the issues those countries face today. Understanding the reality of this history is the first step in transforming our involvement in perpetuating exploitative and extractive systems in the present. Following the doc series, we’ll shift our focus to internal affairs and historical contexts of oppression within US borders.

Join us for the screening and discussion.
**There will be popcorn**

https://www.facebook.com/events/2061583260786503/?event_time_id=2061583274119835

Light in the Darkness Interfaith Vigil @ Atlanta Detention Center
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

— Español Debajo —

On Thursday, May 3rd Georgia Detention Watch and others will commemorate the lives of people our communities have lost in immigration detention centers as well as a number of prisons and jails throughout the state of Georgia. May 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Atul Kumar Babubhai Patel after his detention at the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC), as well as the one-year anniversary of the tragic suicide of Jean-Carlos Jiminez-Joseph at Stewart Detention Center in South Georgia. Since their passings, we have also lost Yulio Castro Garrido at Stewart. And, just before then, the Atlanta community lost Gwenever Wendell “Wendy” Ogletree while she was locked up by the City of Atlanta at ACDC.

Sadly, we know that these are not the only people who have died while locked behind the walls and bars of these facilities. We welcome those from all faith backgrounds to message us with the names of people who have died while incarcerated at Georgia facilities that they would like to remember at this gathering. Send these names to gadetentionwatch@gmail.com and we will compile a list to be read the evening of the event.

We are welcoming a broad interfaith community to join us, as we hear from faith leaders across the spectrum to share their messages of mourning, healing, and transforming our society to root out the practices that brought us to the vigil. We will gather in the public space in front of ACDC where the names of those we have lost will be shared by candlelight. We welcome prayer and reflection from a diverse group of faith leaders. If you and your community would like to participate, please send your information to gadetentionwatch@gmail.com

— Español —

Luz en la Oscuridad Vigilia Interreligiosa
Jueves, 3er de Mayo @ 7:30pm
Atlanta City Detention Center (254 Peachtree St. SW)

El jueves 3 de mayo, Georgia Detention Watch y otros conmemorarán las vidas de las personas que nuestras comunidades han perdido en los centros de detención de inmigrantes, así como en varias prisiones y cárceles de todo el estado de Georgia. Mayo de 2018 marca el primer aniversario de la trágica muerte de Atul Kumar Babubhai Patel después de su detención en el Centro de Detención de Atlanta (ACDC), así como el primer aniversario del trágico suicidio de Jean-Carlos Jiminez-Joseph en Stewart Detention Center en el Sur de Georgia. Desde su paso, también perdimos a Yulio Castro Garrido en Stewart. Y, justo antes de eso, la comunidad de Atlanta perdió a Gwenever Wendell “Wendy” Ogletree mientras la ciudad de Atlanta la cerraba en ACDC.

Lamentablemente, sabemos que estas no son las únicas personas que han muerto mientras están encerradas detrás de las paredes y los barrotes de estas instalaciones. Damos la bienvenida a personas de todos los orígenes religiosos para que nos envíen un mensaje con los nombres de las personas que murieron mientras estaban encarceladas en las instalaciones de Georgia que les gustaría recordar en esta reunión. Envíe estos nombres a gadetentionwatch@gmail.com y compilaremos una lista para que se lea la noche del evento.

Estamos dando la bienvenida a una amplia comunidad interreligiosa para que se nos una, mientras escuchamos a líderes de fe de todo el espectro compartir sus mensajes de luto, sanación y transformación de nuestra sociedad para erradicar las prácticas que nos llevaron a la vigilia. Nos reuniremos en el espacio público frente a ACDC donde los nombres de los que hemos perdido serán compartidos a la luz de las velas. Damos la bienvenida a la oración y la reflexión de un grupo diverso de líderes de fe. Si usted y su comunidad desean participar, envíenos su información a gadetentionwatch@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/991544241002289/

May
4
Fri
Human Rights Rally (GA Dept Of Corrections) @ Georgia State Capitol
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Liberty Plaza

https://www.facebook.com/events/421860998274532/

Black Mama’s Bail Out Cookout!
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

For the month of May, members and supporters of SONG are locally bailing out Black mothers and caregivers who are sitting in cells because they cannot afford bail. This bail out action is a vision is rooted in the history of Black Liberation, where enslaved Black ancestors used their collective resources and purchased each other’s freedom before slavery was abolished. Until we abolish money bail and mass incarceration, we have to free ourselves.

Join us for food and fun on May 5th from 5-8PM. There will be cookout classics for purchase– proceeds go to ATL’s 2018 Black Mama’s Bailout.

Food! Fundraising! Fun!

580 Holderness Street
Atlanta, GA 30310

Can’t make it? Donate at bit.ly/freeblackmamasfund-18. Select ATLANTA from the drop down menu.

Wanna plug in? Contact Taylor at taylor@southernersonnewground.org for more info.

https://www.facebook.com/events/779424622250496/

May
8
Tue
SouthEATS – Halal Korean BBQ Night @ Breakers Korean BBQ & Grill
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

We warmly invite you to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us at our SouthEATS – Halal Korean BBQ Night. The event will be ONE NIGHT ONLY – May 8, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM at Breakers Korean BBQ in Duluth, GA. It is a rare opportunity to try Halal Korean BBQ.

SouthEATS is a fundraiser benefiting Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta and is a culinary event showcasing Korean BBQ using Halal meat. Proceeds from SouthEATS will benefit Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, an Atlanta based nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in Georgia and the Southeast..

Your sponsorship of SouthEATS and support of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta’s work will be greatly appreciated.

THANKS TO OUR PREMIER SPONSORS!
Breakers Korean BBQ & Grill
Georgia Power
Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC
Unravel LLC
ImpleSys Corporation

Get your Sponsorship and Tickets now at
southeats2018.eventbrite.com

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Janae Bruce via email at jbruce@advancingjustice-atlanta.org or call the office at 404-585-8446.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1817420698316984/

May
11
Fri
Assault Weapons Ban Peace Pie Visits to Congressional Offices
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Georgians for a Department of Peacebuilding and Peacebuilding Infrastructure:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DoPGeorgia/
Peace Alliance: www.peacealliance.org

Mothers Day began as Mother’s Day for Peace: https://peacealliance.org/history-of-mothers-day-as-a-day-of-peace-julia-ward-howe/

This Friday before Mother’s Day, to commemorate the original meaning of Mother’s Day, and to symbolize allocating a very small amount of the Federal Budget Pie Chart to Peacebuilding and Nonviolence, we will visit the District Offices of three members of Congress regarding the bill to ban assault weapons and related /other peacebuilding legislation, delivering a peace pie and asking that the MoC co-sponsor specific legislation.

Please join us as we visit the U. S. Senate Atlanta offices of Senator David Perdue (R-GA) (https://www.perdue.senate.gov/

3280 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 2640
Atlanta, GA 30305

and Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) (https://www.isakson.senate.gov/public/)

One Overton Park
3625 Cumberland Blvd,
Suite 970
Atlanta, GA 30339,

to ask that both co-sponsor S. 2095, the Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2017 ( https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2095?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22S.+2095%22%5D%7D&r=1) You may listen to the March, 2018 Action call that focused on the Assault Weapons Ban Act and other Gun Violence Prevention Legislation by visiting this link: https://peacealliance.org/national-monthly-calls/

Also, we will visit the office of Congressman John Lewis
(D-GA-5) ( https://johnlewis.house.gov/)

100 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 1920
Atlanta, GA 30303,

to thank Congressman Lewis for introducing the
SAFETY through Nonviolence Act of 2017 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3908?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22SAFETY+through+Nonviolence+Act%22%5D%7D&r=1) and for Co-sponsoring the
Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 – H. R.5087 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5087?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.+R.5087%22%5D%7D&r=1) and the Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2017 – H. R. 1111
(https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1111?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.+R.+1111%22%5D%7D&r=)

We will ask Congressman Lewis to also co-sponsor H. Res. 367 to establish a select Committee on gunviolence prevention
(https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/367?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.+Res+367%22%5D%7D&r=1)

Since the number of participants will determine whether a meeting is scheduled in advance or not, please message Debra Poss if you are interested in attending: https://www.facebook.com/debra.poss

Directions: MARTA Directions – www.itsmarta.com
Driving Directions: www.mapquest.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1003415676501197/