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Nov
17
Sun
The Candybox Revue Presents: Burlesque in the Margins @ Smith's Olde Bar
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Voted Reader’s Choice Best Burlesque Troupe 2019 by Creative Loafing Atlanta, The Candybox Revue hopes you’ll join them for a night of celebration, beauty, defiance and resistance – as only The Candybox Revue can do it!

As they close their 5th year gracing stages in Atlanta, The Candybox Revue wanted to create a show that was driven by their mission: through the creation of performances that celebrate everyday humor, theatrical narratives, highlight social justice movements,and uplift marginalized voices; The Candybox Revue is redefining Burlesque entertainment by challenging society’s perspective on what is worthy of being represented onstage. They adhere to the concept that burlesque isn’t defined by size, ability, color, gender, sexual orientation, or age – it is an artform that is for everyone.

Burlesque in the Margins is a show that is their own form of protest, sometimes that is through celebrating sexuality, orientation, race, gender, etc. Sometimes that is through using art as a call to action. Other times it is a reminder to themselves and others that by simply being who they are they make their own individual political statement.

Smith’s Olde Bar, November 17th
VIP Experience 7PM – 8PM
General Admission 8PM
Show Time 8:30PM

Performances By:

The Candybox Revue
Talloolah Love
Bonnie Bodacious
Clyf Hangar
Royal Tee
Frankie Love Edwards
Oodles of Troodles
Desta del Carmen
Annette Coquette

Group Performances by: Lola LeSoleil, Sin Tillating, Buster Von Strapp, Greta Vontrol Lop, Vixie Todd, Roula Roulette with guest Roxie Mountain
Guest Performances by: Taylor Alxndr and Jordyn King

Artwork created by: Nandhini Mehra

Bachelor party? Girls Night Out? Date Night? Looking for a reason to party with us? THIS IS THE PERFECT EVENT FOR YOU!

***SPECIAL VIP EXPERIENCE 7PM***

One hour before showtime, we invite our VIP guests to come mingle with the performers!

VIP package includes early admission, a complimentary raffle ticket, treats, sponsor swag, first opportunity for photos with performers, and guaranteed seating!

***TICKET PACKAGES***

VIP Front Row Tables – $250 (seats 4, presale only until 2PM 11/17) – Table for 4 on the front row, audience participation opportunities, admission to the VIP experience, raffle ticket, treats and sponsor swag!

VIP Side Row Tables – $200 (seats 4, presale only until 2PM 11/17) – Elevated table for 4 on the side of the room row, audience participation opportunities, admission to the VIP experience, raffle ticket, treats and sponsor swag!

VIP Reserved Seating – $35 advance (until 2PM 11/17) / $45 at the door: Reserved seat in the 2nd or 3rd row and admission to the VIP experience!

General Admission Standing Room Only – $20 advance (until 2PM 11/17) / $25 at the door

Do you want to see The Candybox Revue share your business or product? Are you interested in donating to our raffle and having us cross promote?
***SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: Contact us at candyboxrevue@gmail.com***

#CBRintheMargins #Burlesque #BurlesqueATL #Atlanta #Nightlife

https://www.facebook.com/events/528360821259811/

Nov
18
Mon
Repurpose the Jail Trans and LGBQ Townhall @ The Black Mecca Project
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm

Let’s build the world we want to see! This event is a townhall designed specifically for Trans and LGBQ folks in the Atlanta Metro Area to show up and show out for the visioning and implementation we need for the repurposing of the Atlanta City Detention Center. We will be hosting discussion and interactive activities to design the Wellness and Resource Center we need and want.

If have any questions or concerns, please email chejohnsonlong@gmail.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/702332723612962/

Nov
19
Tue
Study Committee Revising Voting Rights for NonViolent Felons
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This is the last meeting for the Senate Study Committee on Revising Voting Rights for Nonviolent Felony Offenders. Sign the petition and join us in delivering it!

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/restore-voting-rights-to-non-violent-felony-offenders-in-georgia

Capitol Building (Mezz 1)
*Remember to bring picture id*

https://www.facebook.com/events/471802970105305/

Defend the Grocery Giveaway in Decatur
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Food Not Bombs has been giving out free groceries every Tuesday for months at Park 35 Apartments. Last week police ordered us to stop distributing food to people there, or face arrest. We plan to continue, and we need your support out there or we may be shut down for good!

The tenants love and depend on the free grocery program, but the property manager is trying to ban it because she thinks people getting free fresh produce “looks bad”. We have tried several times to negotiate and address any concerns, but she won’t budge. She specifically complained that we were giving out literature which told tenants how to exercise their rights against unfair evictions, poor housing conditions, etc.

We are tired of management disrespecting tenants, neglecting repairs, and doing unfair evictions. And now they want to stop residents from getting free food!

Please come this week out to stand up for tenant’s rights and the right to food – this program may not be able to continue without your support.

Location: Near entrance – past gate. In case of rain: under mailbox gazebo

https://www.facebook.com/events/807148593066838/

Speaking of Feminism! Rachel Seidman in conversation! @ Charis Books and More/Charis Circle
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Women’s Marches to the #MeToo movement, it is clear that feminist activism is alive and well in the twenty-first century. But how does a new generation of activists understand the work of the movement today? How are their strategies and goals unfolding? What worries feminist leaders most, and what are their hopes for the future? In Speaking of Feminism, Rachel F. Seidman presents insights from twenty-five feminist activists from around the United States, ranging in age from twenty to fifty. Allowing their voices to take center stage through the use of in-depth oral history interviews, Seidman places their narratives in historical context and argues that they help explain how recent new forms of activism developed and flourished so quickly. These individuals’ compelling life stories reveal their hard work to build flexible networks, bridge past and present, and forge global connections. This book offers essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the contemporary American women’s movement in all its diversity.

Interviewees include: Noorjahan Akbar, Soledad Antelada, Elisa Camahort Page, Park Cannon, Soraya Chemaly, Dana Edell, Kate Farrar, Ivanna Gonzalez, Tara Hall, Trisha Harms, Kwajelyn Jackson, Holly Kearl, Emily May, Kenya McKnight, Samita Mukhopadhyay, Ho Nguyen, Katie Orenstein, Patina Park, Erin Parrish, Andrea Pino, Joanne Smith, Rebecca Traister, Alice Wilder, Kabo Yang, and Rye Young.

Rachel F. Seidman is director of the Southern Oral History Program in the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Park Cannon is a proud Democratic State Representative for Georgia House District 58. She attended the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill to graduate with two majors – Hispanic Linguistics and Linguistics – and a minor in women’s and gender studies. She lobbied as a health advocate for the Feminist Women’s Health Center, before becoming District 58’s State Representative.

Kwajelyn Jackson currently serves as Executive Director at Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC) in Atlanta, GA. She has an optimistic vision and pragmatism needed to lead an independent, non-profit, Feminist, multi-generational, multi-racial reproductive health, rights, and justice organization, providing compassionate abortion care in the South. Since 2013 she has led the expansion of FWHC’s statewide and national impact and deepened its community partnerships, leading the organization’s civic engagement, advocacy, education, and outreach teams, before becoming the organization’s first Black woman Executive Director.

This is a Charis Circle Founding the Future of Feminism Event. The suggested donation is $5

https://www.facebook.com/events/546544112779290/

Nov
20
Wed
Last LET’S EAT! A Queer + Trans Community Potluck of the Year! @ Neighborhood Church
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm

Food. Community. Conversations. Why not have them all at the same time?

Come out to LET’S EAT!, a queer + trans community potluck, put on by Southern Fried Queer Pride on Wednesday, Nov 20th from 6PM to 8PM. This dinner is open and free to all.

We highly encourage folks to bring dishes, sides, treats, and more. Please post in this event what you’d like to bring! SFQP will be making food and bringing dishes from community businesses and startups.

Flyer artwork by the amazing Ash Walsh.

The potluck starts at 6PM at Neighborhood Church (1561 McLendon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307). Entrance to church is on McLendon Ave. Parking can be found on surrounding streets and in the church lot located on Mell Ave. The Edgewood-Candler Park MARTA Station is a quarter-mile away. Neighborhood Church has ADA accessible ramps, ramped entrances, doors and restrooms. If you have any accessibility questions/needs, you can email us here: contact@southernfriedqueerpride.com

Southern Fried Queer Pride is a QTPoC-led queer and trans, arts & advocacy organization and festival based in Atlanta, GA. Built on the backbones of the Stonewall Riots, MondoHomo, queer liberation, and the radical celebration of Southern queers, SFQP offers a platform for community artists, activists, and anyone and everyone to hold space!

https://www.facebook.com/events/426568704720202/

Spit’in Anger @ Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 20 @ 9:00 pm

As part of the weekly Community Dialogue and Discussion, the library will highlight iconic cinematic features, highlighting specific intersections of the Black Experience.

Spit’in Anger is the exploration into the uncharted space of fatherlessness. Through the story of one of America’s premier leaders in the responsible fatherhood movement–Kenneth Braswell–we learn that the filmmaker and healer is about to receive a lesson in healing himself. Experts Dr. Jeff Gardere, Iyanla Vanzant. Judge Mablean Ephriam and Terrie Williams lay the foundation for one of most devastating social ills for black children in America; father absence. Today; 82.3% of African American children born since 1990, will live in a home without their biological fathers before their 18th birthday.

https://www.facebook.com/events/733965560412017/

Climate Advocacy Training w/ CCL @ Emory Climate Analysis and Solutions Team
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ECAST has partnered with Citizens Climate Lobby to bring a modified version of their Climate Advocacy Training to the Emory community! Join us to learn new climate communications tools, techniques to use when lobbying on climate change, and steps to build public political will for climate action. Check out this website to learn more about the training: https://citizensclimateeducation.org/tools/group-start-training/

Before our event, check out Emory Climate Reality’s 24 Hours of Reality Event from 6-7:30! The link is https://www.facebook.com/events/432951820967405/

https://www.facebook.com/events/410939883182091/

Funeral for the Planet @ Extinction Rebellion Atlanta
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our planet is dying. We are at risk of extinction. With wildfires, storms, and droughts sweeping across the globe, politicians continue to propose incremental change that will not come close to matching the scale of change we need.

Join us for a funeral as we reflect on the damage already done to our Mother by the climate emergency. Wear black. Bring flashlights or candles.

Location TBA.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1011339475911445/

Free Chelsea Manning! Trans Day of Resistance 2019 @ Tyler Perry Studios
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us at the November Democratic Debates to urge that the current primary candidates take a more clear public stand on the continuing imprisonment of Chelsea Manning. As a US Army soldier Chelsea courageously brought to light war crimes and human rights violations during the Iraq war.
We believe that it is relevant to raise cases like those of Edward Snowden, Daniel Hale and Chelsea’s in the context of the current impeachment inquiry around Trump, and the discussion of defending “whistle blowers” like Lt. Alexander Vindman.
We also wanted to use this action to show solidarity with Nov. 20th as “Transgender Day of Remembrance”. Since Chelsea has been such an important symbol of the struggles of the LBTQIA+ community we felt that this would be an important day to call for her freedom.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2458411700881487/

Nov
21
Thu
Learning about climate change: Causes, consequences, and solutions
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Free Event
Facilitators: Mariana McDonald DrPH, MPH & Shanda Laws
An educational workshop on climate change; the causes, effects, and what you can do about it. Workshop offers practical advice on making homes energy efficient, and how to take advantage of incentives for greening your home.
Open to All ages. Drop Ins Welcome

https://www.facebook.com/events/995876767425542/

Community Movement Builders Open House @ Community Movement Builders
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm

Come learn more about Community Movement Builders and how you can join and support community organizing, cooperative building and sustainability work in the Black community.

https://www.facebook.com/events/539247899980497/

More Than a Flag: A Conversation with Monica Helms @ Agnes Scott College
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Monica Helms, creator of the Transgender Pride Flag, for a conversation about her life experiences, the inspiration for the creation of the flag, and the current status of transgender rights in the world. Helms is a Navy veteran and the founder of the Transgender American Veterans Association, and served as president until 2013. She was named by the LGBTQ rights movement, Queerty, to the Pride50 “trailblazing individuals who actively ensure society remains moving towards equality, acceptance and dignity for all queer people”.

The event will be held in the Luchsinger Lounge in the Alston Campus Center.

https://www.facebook.com/events/415219059144338/

Nov
22
Fri
Serving Up: Faith Traditions + Service
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a delicious dinner and meaningful discussion of what various faith traditions teach us about service.

We’ll dive into different modes of social change and draw on our own experiences to further develop our personal service ethics.

This event is a celebration and gathering of the diverse faith traditions in our community and supported by Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and InterfaithFamily/Atlanta.

Nourishment, provided by OneTable Atlanta, will have vegan and vegetarian options

https://www.facebook.com/events/485872468679923/

Nov
23
Sat
All things Corn all things Queer.
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In this skillshare, Wvtko will be teaching a class that intertwines personal stories of queerness, identity, class, and food. They will share the basics of how to make corn tortillas, chalupas and empanadas — all very popular Mexican staples. The class will end with a meal where everyone all tastes their foods and share more stories of food and personal/community queer empowerment. Looking forward to see you there to share the art of cooking, stories and, most importantly, delicious Mexican Corn foods!

https://www.facebook.com/events/498211684096876/

Dec
5
Thu
Rest Meditation and Nap Talk with The Nap Ministry @ whitespace
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Nap Bishop Tricia Hersey as she leads a Rest Meditation for healing. It is an intentional pause that will harness the liberating power of rest. She will guide you through meditative breathing and rest meditations over a soundtrack of trance music influenced by Afrofuturism and black gospel music. The group meditation will be followed by a short Nap Talk on the theories of Rest as Resistance.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to gallery@whitespace814.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/421382185114000/

Dec
7
Sat
WRFG Ormewood Opry Holiday Buffet @ Ormewood Church
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 9:00 pm

Please join us for WRFG’s Ormewood Opry Holiday Buffet on Saturday, December 7. Our occasional concert series returns to the Ormewood Church with a winter holiday celebration featuring live music from Hair of the Dog along with some surprise musical guests. Along with the music, we invite you to feast at our holiday buffet. We think we have something for everyone, including lots of vegan and vegetarian options.

Refreshing beverages and tasty deserts will be available for purchase, and be sure to bring some extra bucks for our silent auction and “musical” raffle.

The doors open at 5:00 p.m. The music starts at 5:30 and won’t stop until 9:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20.00 at the door. Kids under 12 get in and eat for free.

The Ormewood Church is located at 10-71 Delaware Avenue, Atlanta 30316. You can get directions to the church at WRFG.ORG.

Proceeds benefit WRFG 89.3 FM, your independent community radio station for progressive information and handpicked quality music.

https://www.facebook.com/events/538627313373394/

Dec
29
Sun
9th Ujamaafest Cooperative Economics Summit @ Russell Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 29 @ 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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/321988808705730/

Jan
25
Sat
Georgia Women’s Alliance March @ Georgia State University
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 11:55 pm

Disclaimer:
This is geared towards inclusivity however organized by and for Women of Color.
This is a separate event from Women’s March National and Women’s March Atlanta.

Women’s equality rights and women’s reproductive rights are under attack and we must STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK!!!!

Women of color are being murdered across this country through domestic violence or by the hands of people that have sworn to protect and serve. In 2018, there has been at least 26 deaths of violence against trans women and over the period of the last 25 years, American women are 50%more likely to die in childbirth and 4 times higher for women of color. This can change! We can make sure that those that are elected to office ensure laws are passed to protect women.

Plans are in the works for The Official Georgia Women’s Alliance March. All are welcome
If you would like to partner, please send an email to triana_james@yahoo.com
We are also seeking organizers to assist
There will be speakers, entertainment, Birddog Training and political engagement workshops.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2264250750261897/