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 the Activist Meet & Greet in Gwinnett!
Our Meet & Greets are informal community gatherings that aim to foster deep and supportive relationships in the local activist community. Our relationships are the most important resources we have to win the world we need!
If you are able, please BRING FOOD OR DRINKS and please spread the word by inviting your friends and neighbors! Hope to see you there! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
CALLING ALL WOMEN from Fulton and surrounding Counties!! Join 9to5 GA Chapter for our Town Hall, as we discuss the cross-sections of gender equity and economic injustices impacting women in Georgia. The town hall will feature a variety of guest panelists currently involved in the legislative, advocacy and policy community who are on the front lines fighting to elevate women in Georgia. Stand with Women as we continue to address and uplift their voices!
《Town Hall Topics》
• Economic Justice for Women
• Access to Affordable Healthcare, Housing & Childcare
• Workplace Policies/Legislation that support workers
Doors will open @ 5:40pm
Food and Childcare provided.
RSVP Required: http://9to5.org/townhall
More Information Contact Shanda @ Shanda@9to5.org or 678-842-3682
Español abajo👇🏽👇🏽 ⬇️⬇️⬇️….
Come and support us to as we demand justice, commemorate, celebrate, honor and remember the death of one of our sisters.
Roxsana Hernández, a Honduran trans immigrant woman, died in an immigration detention center by hands of ICE and CBP at the end of May last year.
She came to this country in search of refuge and security—as a Trans woman who was also HIV positive—she did not receive adequate care or protection in her country.
This and other objectives will be presented on the day of the event, thank you for joining us..
This event (Vigil) will be held on Webdesday 29 at 6:30 pm in front of the immigration offices.
United States Immigration Court
180 Ted Turner Dr SW Atlanta 30303
We look forward to your collaboration and with your attendance at this event, any questions or questions can be directed below.
And do not forget to share it and invite your folks!
Principal Coordinator of Community Estrella
Director Case manager of Immigration Education Project
Venga y apóyanos a una demostración para exigir justicia , conmemorar , celebrar , honorar y recordar la muerte de una de nuestras hermanas .
Roxsana Hernández una mujer trans immigrante Hondurena falleció en un centro de detencion de inmigración por manos de ICE y CBP a finales de mayo del año pasado.
Ella llegó a este país en busca de refugio , seguridad y mejor trato médico ya que ella tenía una condicion médica (VIH) y que en su pais no tenía la atencion médica adecuada, además de visibilizar y representar su identidad como una mujer trans .
Este y otros objetivos serán presentadas en el día del evento, gracias por acompañarnos.
Dicho evento (Vigilia ) se llevara cabo el miércoles 29 de mayo a las 6:30 pm en frente de las oficinas de immigracion.
United States Immigration Court
180 Ted Turner Dr SW Atlanta 30303
Esperamos y apollen y colaboren con su asistencia a este evento , cualquier duda o pregunta se pueden comunicar a la información de abajo .
Y no olvides compartirlo e invitar a sus allegados .
Coordinadora Principal de Community Estrella
Directora de case manager en Immigration Education Project
The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Artist/Activist Charmaine Minniefield, of The New Freedom Project, will host a screening of the documentary, Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker.
While not as well known as famed leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, Ella Baker was the behind-the-scenes force that ensured the success of some of the movement’s most important organizations and events. Her life and accomplishments are chronicled in this powerful documentary. “Fundi” was her nickname, from a Swahili word that means a person who passes down a craft to the next generation.
The New Freedom Project encourages creative expression, collaboration and art to address issues of social justice.
UPDATE 2: Former Congressman Henry Waxman – a 20-term member, chair of the Energy & Commerce Committee, and lead author of the only climate bill to ever pass the House – will join by video.
UPDATE: tickets are 80% sold out and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forests-food-fuel-screening-and-discussion-tickets-61497616025
Forests are not fuel. Food is not fuel.
On May 30 the Dogwood Alliance and Mighty Earth are partnering to combat two intersecting threats to our wild places: biofuel and woody biomass.
Some of our last remaining wild places are under attack, as Big Ag and Biomass companies are treating our planet’s forests, prairies and wetlands as disposable commodities.
Biomass is energy that comes from burning wood pellets –often from trees in old-growth forests. Biofuel is energy sourced by converting corn, soy, and palm into liquified fuel. Both are climate disasters, posing an existential threat to forests.
Transitioning away from fossil fuels is one of the most urgent and existential challenges of our time. We must prioritize new energy sources that are truly sustainable, rather than greenwashed alternatives that make us even worse-off.
Join us on May 30 to learn how you can #Stand4Forests. The evening will include a 30-min screening of the documentary Burned, and a presentation about biofuels.
Former Rep. Henry Waxman (by video)
Rep. John Lewis (invited)
Michael Greenberg, Southeast Regional Organizer, Mighty Earth
Doors open at 6:00 PM and the event will begin at 6:30 PM. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
GA Interfaith Power & Light
Sierra Club – Georgia Chapter
Community Movement Builders
Sierra Club – Metro Atlanta Group
Our Revolution Georgia
Sunrise Movement Atlanta
Democratic Party of Georgia – Environmental Caucus
Atlanta Green Drinks
Extinction Rebellion Atlanta
Fulton County Dems
Partnership for Southern Equity
Brookhaven Tree Conservancy
City in the Forest
USGBC – Georgia
Science for the People – Atlanta
Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forests-food-fuel-screening-and-discussion-tickets-61497616025
Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta in the movement for immigrant justice and liberation in the South!
New comers to the organization and/or to activism are welcome! We’ll have food, refreshments, and great company. Can’t wait to see y’all there!
Meetings are the 4th Thursday of every month!
Come enjoy an evening of practicing self care. There will be several self care stations to try, including journaling, coloring, gentle stretching, and Breathing practices. There will also be tea and snacks and visit from a therapy dog. Leave the night relaxed and with resources to take with you.
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!
You can also expect to start to see how you can be the change, and invitations to participate in efforts for justice right away.
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!
Article about AROMA:
Don’t miss 350Atlanta’s screening of @ParistoPittsburgh, a new National Geographic film. We are excited to
share this film with our community, shedding light on the effects of climate change and encouraging each other to fight for our future: bit.ly/ParisToPittsburg
Calling all #PissedOffPeaches! Join us for a town hall discussion on abortion, reproductive justice, and the continued fight against HB 481, the 6 week abortion ban.
This fun and interactive event will include conversations about:
– The HB 481 legislative fight
– The current status of abortion access and reproductive justice in Georgia
– The reproductive justice framework
– In depth conversation about the next steps folks can take in their reproductive justice activism
What do you think? Come join the conversation.
The debate will take 36 minutes, followed by a discussion period.
Jacob Nails qualified to the Tournament of Champions for high school students and the National Debate Tournament for college students, both of which only accept the top 80 debaters in the nation, as well as being GA state champion in 2012. He currently coaches debate for Victory Briefs International, an organization based in California.
Brent Huang was GA JV state champion, GA novice state champion, and 10th place at the Novice National Tournament in high school. He also competed in debate and Model United Nations at Vanderbilt University.
The debate will take place at the downtown offices of AFSC/MADSA, located at 75 Marietta Street on the 5th floor. For Sunday’s debate, you’ll use the entrance located at 52 Fairlie Street, around the corner from the Marietta Street entrance.
Parking is free on Sundays. Five Points MARTA station is two blocks away.
Ethical living is the philosophy of making decisions for daily life which take into account ethics and moral values.
Come and let’s learn from one another; building forward one step at a time.
“Our shared task is to live decently, compassionately, and caringly in the world we inhabit. “
Yellow Mat is pleased to host Tricia Bishop, teacher, performance artist, and creator of The Nap Ministry for a monthly pop-up education + experience series on the power of rest.
Collective Napping Experience
This is the signature program for The Nap Ministry. The Collective Napping Experience is an intentional, sacred and curated community experience that creates a space for radical rest. We will harness the liberating power of rest via a healing soundtrack, nap altar, napping, and a testimony service to share our thoughts on rest as a form of resistance. The experience is facilitated by The Nap Bishop, Tricia Hersey, who guides our exhausted souls to rest via poetic meditations, pillows, blankets, and yoga mats. Come resist. Come rest.
James Forman, Jr. is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color. In Locking Up Our Own, he seeks to understand the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers.
Forman shows us that the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office amid a surge in crime and drug addiction. In response, these officials embraced tough-on-crime measures that would have unforeseen but devastating consequences for residents of poor black neighborhoods. A former public defender in Washington, D.C., Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, police officers, defendants, and crime victims trapped in terrible dilemmas. Locking Up Our Own enriches our understanding of why our society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system in this country.
Locking Up Our Own won the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction, and was longlisted for the National Book Award. It has been named a Best Book of the Year by numerous publications, including the New York Times, The Marshall Project, Publisher’s Weekly, and GQ Magazine. Reviewers have called the book “superb and shattering” (New York Times), “eloquent” and “sobering” (London Review of Books), and “moving, nuanced, and candid” (New York Review of Books). On Twitter, the New York Times book reviewer Jennifer Senior called Locking Up Our Own “the best book I’ve read this year.”
This event is co-sponsored by the Auburn Avenue Research Library, The Baton Foundation, and Gideon’s Promise. The Library is wheelchair accessible. For additional access information, please contact Terrica Ganzy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 688-1202.
A reception with light refreshments will occur before the program.
About the Author
James Forman Jr. is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He attended public schools in Detroit and New York City before graduating from the Atlanta Public Schools. After attending Brown University and Yale Law School, he worked as a law clerk for Judge William Norris of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court. After clerking, he joined the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., where for six years he represented both juveniles and adults charged with crimes.
Professor Forman has written many law review articles, in addition to op-eds and essays for the New York Times, the Atlantic, the New Republic, the Nation, and the Washington Post. Locking Up Our Own is his first book.
He lives in New Haven with his wife Ify Nwokoye, a nurse practitioner and yoga instructor, and their 8-year old son Emeka, who loves sports, travel, and defying his parents.
We are so excited to bring back our annual fundraiser and this time we are Leveling Up for Reproductive Justice!
We can’t wait to gather our friends and together raise funds for compassionate abortion care and movement building efforts. This year’s LEVEL UP party will honor our Black Feminist History and Vision our Black Feminist Future. Last year, we focused on glowing up and strengthening our center but now we are ready to celebrate with YOU and everyone! This year we will:
– Honor three remarkable leaders for their contributions to Black feminist thought and Reproductive Justice: Dazon Dixon Diallo, Loretta Ross and Pearl Cleage
– Welcome our visionary Keynote Speaker, Author and Activist Charlene A. Carruthers who is charting a distinct path for a Black feminist future
– Dance the night away to our favorite tunes
– Eat delicious food
– Enjoy cocktails at the bar [ticket includes 1 free drink]– Celebrate & refresh our spirits with YOU–our donors, supporters, activists and leaders powering the Reproductive Justice movement.
Buy your tickets online at feministcenter.org/SURJ.
Want to have a deeper impact? You can join our host committee and be featured on our Host Committee Recognition promotions at the event and online!
“Our people are out here dying… and we need a movement; And if there are folks out there that’s
building the type of movement that’s bringing about change, then we need to support them.”
-Karen Marie Mason
Organizing is the New Cool is the product of collective brainstorming sessions initiated by the filmmakers to determine what, if anything, they could do to encourage greater activism among people in their Atlanta community and beyond. Dismayed that more people were not choosing to get active, they ultimately surmised that many potential organizers either did not know the path to activism or were intimidated by retrograde misconceptions about what an activist looks and acts like and how they are perceived by their peers. The film stands as a multimedia renunciation of out molded stereotypes about activists. It showcases how a new cadre of activists reinvent collective organizing and animate an admirably authentic and unabashedly hip leadership style which attracts followers and provokes reconsideration. What’s more, in showing us the varied “Cools” which define its featured activists- and refuting the notion that there is a single prototype for activists- the film will help viewers to conceptualize their own unique activist self and arm them with a foundation of knowledge about how to get active and grow change within their community.
Organizing is the New Cool bridges the gap between the youth and the elders and eliminates the invisible borders between the freedom fighter and the ordinary citizen. The film inspires viewers to take a crucial stance and play an integral role in the revitalization of a moribund humanity.
Centered on the FTP Movement and its collective mobilization to provide Food, Clothing, Shelter and Justice for All, Organizing is the New Cool canvasses many faces of activism that are making an impact today.
Utilizing interviews and unscripted footage of people in need and activists familiar and unheard of, the film provides a multilayered depiction of this new brand of activism encouraged by the film.
Georgia citizens from across the state are mobilizing for the #SpeakTruth2GAPower Rally to call for clean affordable energy at the Georgia Public Service Commission’s final hearing on Georgia’s 2019 Energy Plan.
We will gather for the Statewide #SpeakTruth2GAPower Rally on June 11th at 5:00 PM across the street from the Georgia Public Service Commission: 244 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 at Atlanta City Hall.
June 11 & 12 will be the last Public Hearings for the 2019 Georgia Energy Planning Process which occurs only every three years; this is our best chance to win clean affordable energy and climate justice in Georgia. This year in 2019, we finally see a real opportunity to move our state in the right direction and have Georgia do its part to prevent a global climate crisis.
Transit & Parking: We recommended people to take MARTA, Georgia State Station is about 1/3 mile walk away. For those driving there is paid parking nearby behind Trinity United Methodist Church, the GBA South Parking Deck next to Liberty Plaza, and some street parking.
Join us because when we #SpeakTruth2GAPower we will win clean affordable energy for all!
In recognition of Black Music Month and Juneteenth, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host The Intersection of Hip-Hop and Social Justice, A Community Dialogue Honoring the Legacy of Nipsey Hussle.
This panel discussion/community dialogue will be facilitated by Amber A. Harris of Just An Inch Entertainment.
Courtney Terry, Clark Atlanta University Ph.D. Candidate and Hip Hop Scholar
Jamil Jude- Incoming Artistic Director at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company
Tory Edwards- Atlanta Based Filmmaker of Atlanta Influences Everything
“Acknowledging 400 Years of his-tory”
1619 is the year that slavery started in America and June 19, 1865, is the date that represents the ending of slavery in America. 1619. 2019 marks surviving 400 Years of some of the worst conditions ever inflicted upon a people in history. In spite of that, we are here and we thrive! Juneteenth Atlanta is offering a 400 year acknowledgement and commemoration of our history through a three day black history music festival, a black history parade, a fireworks show, family reunion’s, a children’s pavilion, second line, vendors, cultural cuisines, an artist market and much more. Please stay posted here for all updates. Join the conversation and please invite all your friends.
Photo: Georgia Mass Band/Official Juneteenth Atlanta Band! Photo Credit: PhotoBrothers/Hakim Wilson
Juneteenth Atlanta Black History Parade is an extension of the Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival held June 14-16, 2019, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all day each day in Atlanta GA. We’re building the largest parade in the world that displays every aspect of Black History and we appreciate your support. The parade starts on Saturday, June 15th, 2019. A fabulous parade of Black History Floats, Marching Bands, Youth Groups, Majorettes, Car Clubs, Bike Clubs, Dance Teams, Second Lines-Atlanta Style, Community Organizations, Black Owned Businesses and more. Parade starts 10AM-12:00noon and joins the continuation of the Juneteenth Atlanta Music Festival that will already be in process! This year we are acknowledging a quadricentennial! 1619-2019 equals 400-Years of surviving the worst conditions ever inflicted on a people in the history of the world, and as the great Maya Angelou stated and Still we Rise… This is clearly a once in a lifetime celebration! That we are here at this time and place is significant! Let’s come out and parade the streets of Atlanta in acknowledgement of those before us and continue in our quest to make a better way for those who follow. Don’t just come and watch. We invite you to get involved, participate or at the very least bring your dancing shoes and follow the parade down the street, Second Line Atlanta Style, all the way to the Juneteenth Atlanta Black History Music Festival. Stay posted in case of time changes and route updates. Visit www.juneteenthatl.com for all the details. Come out and join us for the weekend of weekends. IT IS THE TRUTH!
Southern Fried Queer Pride & the Emory Rose Library present Skills In Sharing Our Stories: A Sewing Workshop! Happening Saturday, June 15th from 12PM/noon to 3PM at the Emory Rose Library (540 Asbury Circle Atlanta, GA 30322) in the Woodruff Seminar Room , come out to map spaces of community and safety outside systems of privatization and policing through learning sewing techniques.
From 12PM/noon to 1PM, Elias Capello will give a seminar on community based research methods, and give an introduction of the research study.
From 1PM to 3PM, there will be the sewing workshop.
Participation in the workshop is free. Participation in the research study is not required.
Please RSVP here for Bus Passes & Parking Passes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skills-in-sharing-our-stories-a-sewing-workshop-tickets-62119620457
Pizza & drinks will be provided.
People will be able to take supplies home with them to finish their projects.
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! If you have any questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Please join Katie Leikam, LCSW, LISW-CP for a training for learning about working with gender identity with clients on the Autism Spectrum. Katie Leikam is a member of WPATH, speaker with the Trans Health and Education Alliance and was a presenter at The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference and Gender Odyssey. Katie specializes in working with the LGBTQ community gender identity and has worked with many clients with Autism who are gender expansive and transgender.
Understand the research on the occurrence of Autism and transgender and non-binary clients.
Learn how to best support clients who have Autism that are exploring their gender identity.
Learn how to talk to and ethically include parents of children with Autism that are heavily involved in the treatment of their child.
Practice interventions to work with clients with Autism that are transgender including solution focused therapy and mindfulness.
When: Friday June 21st, 2019 9:00am-12:15pm at True You Southeast 315 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, Suite 1055 Decatur, GA 30030
Cost: 65.00 for 3 hours of training (3 core CEU’s applied for via The Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers and LPCA GA)
This is the public page to organize and get information pertaining to the rally that will be held at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia on June 21st, 2019 from 12-2pm EDT. Please check back often for new information. Please share with everyone possible. We need ALL of our voices heard! Johnna will be working this week on getting the permit secured. As soon as she does, we will post and let you all know.
Join Southern Fried Queer Pride, Georgia Equality, Atlanta Pride, and the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute for an afternoon of learning and strategy to address issues that impact our communities. We will practice skills to advocate for our issues, meet organizations that are doing the work, and learn the ins and outs of changing policy in Atlanta.
In a galaxy far far away….something queer has been traveling lightyears to be here….and now we’ve crash landed in the A, and we’re here to stay!
The Southern Fried Queer Pride 2019! Festival is here and celebrating 5 FRIED YEARS of queering Atlanta and the South through the arts. This means 5 years of legendary dance parties, catalyzing community discussions, provocative art galleries, A BALL, and so much more. Now we bring you 5 DAYS of deep fried, queer seasoned events!
OFFICIAL SFQP 2019 LINE-UP:
6/26 5 Fried Years! A History of SFQP Gallery Show!
6/27 2019 Peach Pit Pageant!
6/28 HAWT Sauce: A Queer Dance Party!
6/29 SFQP 2019 Artist Market!
6/29 Queer Threads Thrift Shop!
6/29 Dirty Work: Workshops & Skillshares!
6/29 SWEET TEA: A Queer Variety Show!
6/30 SFQP Marches in the 2019 Stonewall March & Rally!
6/30 Heavy Syrup Tea Dance Day Party!
All flyers designed by India Calhoun Nabarro.
Southern Fried Queer Pride is a 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!
SFQP is a community organized and funded event. All SFQP events have a suggested $7 to $20 sliding scale door cover, however, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. All funds raised help keep SFQP going. If you’d like to donate to SFQP, you can do so here: http://bit.ly/sfqpatl2019tix
The Bakery Atlanta is located at 825 Warner Street SW Atlanta, GA 30310. It is near both West End and Oakland City MARTA Stations, and close to both I75 & I20. The venue has a ADA accessible ramp entrance, restrooms, and general layout. We aim to be as accessible as possible. If you have any accessibility request, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any and all questions can be directed to: email@example.com
Full festival details can be found at southernfriedqueerpride.com/sfqpatl2019
In the predawn hours of June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn was full to the rafters when it was raided by police. 50 years later, Dykes on Bikes® Atlanta, in partnership with Atlanta Pride Committee and Femme Mafia Atlanta, will pay homage to the past, present, and future of the LGBTQ movement that erupted that night.
Deep within the walls of MSR’s Red Light District, Royal Tee and Candida Valentina are mobilizing a fabulous spectacle of queers through the years. From the swarthy hot gay action of ancient Greece, to the lavender scare, the Daughters of Bilitis, and Harvey Milk, join us in celebration of those who came before us, and look towards what’s to come! Cast TBA!
Doors at 9:30pm, show at 10:30pm!
Cost: $10 + your food and beverages