Calendar

Jul
25
Wed
Sierra Club Social: Climate Change & Refugees @ Sierra Club
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a #SierraClubSocial on the intersections of #refugees and #climatechange! Chapter Director Ted Terry will speak about the effects of climate change on displaced people and future predictions about migration flows due to increased human-caused natural disasters. Justin Howell from the International Rescue Committee will be sharing about issues facing local refugee communities, IRC’s work, and what you can do locally to support these causes.

6 pm – Social Hour
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Presentation and Speakers
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Q&A and socialize

https://www.facebook.com/events/2084742064932946/

Jul
26
Thu
Know & Defend Your Rights! @ Clarkston Community Center
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Do you have questions about the Muslim ban? Interactions with local law enforcement or ICE?

Join Women Watch Afrika, Inc.: Fund Drive and Project South for Know & Defend Your Rights, a presentation that will answer your questions and offer advice on resources for immigrant, refugee and Muslim communities.

What: Know & Defend Your Rights!
When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 26
Where: Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave., Clarkston, GA 30021

#NoMuslimBanEver #NoBanNoWall #DismantleRacism #AbolishICE

https://www.facebook.com/events/272142643540707/

A Taste of Compassionate Integrity Training @ Kavarna
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“Compassion at the Core: A Taste of Compassionate Integrity Training”

Compassionate Integrity Training is offered out of the Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics (CCISE) at Life University. A representative will lead a discussion on the ways that humans can develop their values into skills to increase individual, social, and environmental flourishing.

More info. here >> https://www.meetup.com/Building-Compassion-for-Ourselves-and-Our-Community/events/prvctmyxkbjc/

https://www.facebook.com/events/493354657762249/

Film Screening: Happy Birthday, Marsha! @ Phillip Rush Center
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Trans Housing Atlanta Program and Atlanta Pride for a free screening of the Film Happy Birthday, Marsha! The film is about iconic transgender artist and activist, Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson and her life in the hours before she ignited the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. Written and directed by Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel

A Word From the Film Makers:

“It’s been over 45 years since the Stonewall Uprising yet the leading role that street queens, trans women of color and gender non-conforming people played during the riots has never received the recognition it deserves. By making Happy Birthday, Marsha!, we are seeking to change that. We truly believe how we tell the stories of our heroes matters, so we are drawing upon our community to make this film because we have an opportunity to make a movie written, directed and produced by people living Sylvia & Marsha’s legacy through our own work. This is the first time trans women of color are on both sides of the camera.
We are working to transform oppression through art.”

Screening will take place in the Annex Building, Located Behind the Philip Rush Center.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1760921350641471/

Activist Meet and Greet – July 26, 2018 @ Little 5 Points Center for Arts & Community
Jul 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/434212460321954/

Jul
28
Sat
Stewart Detention Center Visit @ Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
Jul 28 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

**The visit on July 28 is now full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist and/or would be interested in going on a different date, contact Jad Taylor at jtaylor@glennumc.org. Thank you!**

All ages are welcome to participate in a day trip to Stewart (children with a parent/guardian), including a one-hour visitation with a detained immigrant. Located in Lumpkin, GA, Stewart’s isolation prevents many immigrants from accessing legal services and receiving any visits.

Carpool from Glenn’s Youth and Activities Building (1669 North Decatur Road) on Saturday, July 28.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1885544884839179/

Jul
29
Sun
IMAN Atlanta: Grassroots Power Hour
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

IMAN’s Grassroots power hour mobilizes concerned Atlanta residents around issues directly affecting their communities from criminal justice, food justice, and fair housing.

https://www.facebook.com/events/409428022812550/

Westside Farm Pow-Wow @ Destroying Injustice thru Farming/ Gardening and Art
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Time to visit with old friends and make new ones while rejoicing in a culture that embraces the sacredness of the natural world and it’s people.

https://www.facebook.com/events/210054456249337/?event_time_id=213981799189936

Road to Change: Atlanta
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

THIS EVENT WILL BE UPDATED WITH EXACT TIME AND LOCATION ASAP.
This summer, the students of March For Our Lives are making stops across America to get young people educated, registered, and motivated to vote. We call it March For Our Lives: Road to Change.

When people across the country rallied at the March For Our Lives just months ago, we showed our politicians that we refuse to accept gun violence as an unsolvable issue. Now it’s time to turn our energy into action.

https://www.facebook.com/events/645185365815059/

Jul
31
Tue
Fist Of Peace Dine Out 4 Streetgroomers @ Farm Burger Decatur @ Farm Burger Decatur
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for a fun way to support The Streetgroomers? Well, here is a delicious way to do so. Join us at Farm Burger, Decatur as they stand with the community in solidarity with Bro Haroun and the Georgia Streetgroomers. Dine in or take out and mention the Streetgroomers and the Fist of Peace and a portion of all the evenings receipts will go to support the work of the Streetgroomers. Eat, drink, invite a friend and have a great time while supporting an awesome cause. Check out their menu at www.farmburger.com.Vegan and veggie options available too.

https://www.facebook.com/events/226374167980267/

Last Chance! Leaflet Warped Tour Atlanta! @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Volunteer with The Humane League at Warped Tour final year to help animals this summer!

We’ll be handing out our specially-designed booklet, containing info about factory farming and promoting veg eating, to many concert-goers. The Humane League crew will be at the venue earlier and would love help from local activists starting around 7:00 pm. Meet them near the entrance to the venue.

We won’t actually be going into the show, so no need to purchase tickets. Please don’t wear vegan message shirts, but do feel free to dress casually since this is a music festival and fun atmosphere 🙂

We’ll provide the booklets, you provide the arms and smile to distribute them 🙂 Leafleting is effective, fun, and an easy experience. Warped Tour is a great atmosphere for a first-time leafleter! Some tips can be found here: http://adoptacollege.org/page.php?id=24.php and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUbPriQP82I.

Look forward to helping many animals by opening many eyes. See you there!

Please read our safe space policy here: https://thehumaneleague.org/safe-spaces/

https://www.facebook.com/events/446566702462782/

Aug
4
Sat
Mijente Escuelita – Atlanta
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm

Escuelitas Are Back!

Last summer, we held our first Mijente Escuelitas for members and potential members to deepen our analysis, grow our skills, and strengthen our community of Latinx changemakers.

Over the weekend, we’ll look at different historical and international examples of organizing, explore what it means to create political home together, identify ways to plug-in and practice concrete skills to be the movement-builders that we need.

Registration covers interpretation, materials, childcare, meals as well as transportation/housing support for those coming in from out of town.

Mijente members get a discounted registration of $25! If you are Latinx/Chicanx and share our values of being pro Black, pro queer, pro womyn & more sign up to become an official member at members.mijente.net

*Please note: This training is open to Latinx folks only. If you do not identify as Latinx and would like to connect, there will be opportunities to meet up outside of the training. Please email sofia@mijente.net with any questions*

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¡Las Escuelitas han vuelto!

El verano pasado, tuvimos nuestras primeras Escuelitas de Mijente para que miembrxs de Mijente y nuestra comunidad profundizen su análisis, aumenten sus habilidades y fortalecen nuestro trabajo organizativo.

Analizaremos ejemplos históricos e internacionales de movimientos, exploraremos lo que significa crear hogar político juntxs, identificaremos formas de conectar y practicar aprendizajes para construir el movimiento que necesitamos.

El registro cubre la interpretación, los materiales, el cuidado de niñxs, las comidas y el apoyo de transporte / hospedaje para lxs que vienen de fuera de la ciudad.

¡Los miembros de Mijente tienen un descuento de $25 para su registro! Si esres Latinx / Chicanx y compartes nuestrxs valores de ser pro negro, pro queer, pro mujer, y mas hazte miembrx aqui: members.mijente.net

*Ojo: este entrenamiento es para personas Latinx. Si no te identificas como Latinx y quieres conectar, habrá oportunidades para reunirnxs fuera del entrenamiento. Si tienes alguna duda, envía un mensaje a sofia@mijente.net*

https://www.facebook.com/events/200650020642074/

Aug
19
Sun
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

https://www.facebook.com/events/239894986808533/

Sep
6
Thu
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
Polyamory/Non-monogamy
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

https://www.facebook.com/events/135448757151315/

Sep
11
Tue
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 tganzy@schr.org or call (404) 688-1202.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2189854401303493/

Oct
3
Wed
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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/233103544123821/

Nov
1
Thu
Speaker Series: Angela J Davis, Author of Policing the Black Man @ Southern Center for Human Rights
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 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.

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

Dec
29
Sat
8th Annual Ujamaafest Cooperative Economics @ Atlanta City Hall
Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Ujamaafest exists to empower the African American community by providing programming centering around cooperative economics & financial literacy which is a principle of Kwanzaa .

Along with a rich cultural celebration which includes performances, STEM activities, the Kuumba Small Biz Marketplace & the Economic Heritage Small Business Pitch, The Ujamaafest Cooperative Economics Expo has positioned itself as one of the largest celebrations of Kwanzaa & financial literacy.

We invite your family to join us as we celebrate cooperative economics.

To learn more about how you may partner with us.
Please visit www.ujamaafest.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are excited to play with you soon!!

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