A Live Staged Reading of The Mueller Report. Georgia’s diverse creative community bands together for a one-time special event, “It’s Mueller Time! An Atlanta Entertainment Industry Fundraising Happening” beginning Saturday, July 20 at 3 p.m. at Rob Mello Studio in Doraville, GA. Admission is free but donations are encouraged, with monies collected going to three non-profits, Georgia Alliance for Social Justice, Fair Fight Action, and RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services).
Audience members are free to come and go during the 24-hour reading which will feature dozens of stage, television and film actors, elected officials, candidates and activists. During the infamous “redacted parts” of the Report, there may be music, dance, yoga and optional audience participation, with surprises throughout. It’s a multi-faceted event the whole family can enjoy!
Come see Atlanta present the 448-page Mueller Report as you will never see it in the halls of power!
WHAT: A 24 Hour live reading of The Mueller Report, with entertainment
WHO: Readers and Performers including Actors, Artists, Activists, and Others
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 3 p.m. to Sunday, July 21, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Rob Mello Studios 4048 Flowers Rd., Doraville, GA. 30360
ADMISSION: Free, donations encouraged.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Hammonds House Museum, will host renowned photographer Adreinne Waheed, who will discuss her book of photography, Black Joy and Resistance.
What can be deemed as a visual representation of Maya Angelou’s, “And Still We Rise,” through her camera lens, Adreinne Waheed’s Black Joy & Resistance, masterfully captures, “The Souls of Black Folks”. Adreinne Waheed is a photographer, photo editor and archivist based in Brooklyn, NY and Berkeley, CA. She has been making images since age 13. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Fader, The Crisis, Scholastic, and Time Inc. Books.
Hammonds House Museum invites you to join us for a conversation and book signing with photographer, Adreinne Waheed. Her book, Black Joy and Resistance, is an unapologetic celebration of Black life, love, joy, resistance, protest and light. This event is held in partnership with Auburn Avenue Research Library.
The book is featured in the March issue of Essence Magazine. Here’s what essence.com has to say:
“HBCU homecomings, family reunions, Black Greek fests and “melanated” summer music festivals all serve as safe spaces for lit, for-us-by-us Black celebration. Even protest demonstrations against various -isms sometimes spontaneously burst into a chorus of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” when activists blow off steam and exhale—smiles and jubilation erupting in the face of white supremacists’ resistance like a middle finger.
Black Joy and Resistance, a photo collection by Adreinne Waheed, visually surveys both scenes with a perceptive eye that finds commonalities in energy between Brooklyn’s Afropunk fest and the #FeesMustFall student protest movement of Johannesburg.
As a passionate, wandering witness at Brooklyn’s West Indian Day Parade, DanceAfrica and Soul Summit rave-ups, as well as the Bahian carnival of Salvador and the 20th anniversary Million Man March, her camera testifies to Black resiliency and (again and again) how we got over.”
Registration is Required.
A chance to build community among some of the many organizers doing exciting work to make higher education more accessible and equitable here in Atlanta! Student and faculty organizers at Emory, GSU, GaTech, Georgia Gwinett College, and other local orgs will be gathering to make connections toward future collaborative organizing.
Threats to higher ed workers such as the problems with the Teachers Retirement System or the burden of graduate student fees could be opportunities for cross-campus activism, which we hope this event will foster.
REGISTER AT bit.ly/madratl To help us plan food and space, please consider registering by Wednesday July 17. Registrations after that date, including day-of registrations, still accepted provided there is space.
The Apocalypse Training Collective is a newly formed group working to organize survival skillshare events centering queer and trans folks in the Atlanta area. ATC is excited to invite Mutual Aid Disaster Relief to host a 5 hour training for interested individuals, as well as representatives who can bring this teaching back to other groups and communities.
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief will explain how natural storms turn into unnatural disasters through dangerous new forms of “disaster capitalism” and “extreme resource extraction,” and train diverse affinity groups on principles of grassroots direct action humanitarian aid and crisis response. Some topics include: “Solidarity, Not Charity,” “Breaking Down Barriers,” “Overcoming Trauma Together,” and much more. This training will feature hands-on learning in climate crisis preparation and grassroots disaster response.
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a community of grassroots crisis responders, continually growing in size and efficacy, which is at-the-ready to assist and empower communities to overcome natural and unnatural disasters – from hurricanes to hate rallies, from mudslides to mine waste spills – and to transform these tragedies into possibilities for collective liberation.
– This training will be held on the first floor of the Neighborhood Church. There is a ramp leading directly to the main floor and accessible bathrooms located on the same level. There are two reserved accessible parking spaces located around the corner from the entrance. Full directions and parking details will be provided to event attendees before the event.
– All bathrooms on the first floor will be All Genders for the duration of the training.
– This training will include tea, coffee, and a lunch. Lunch will include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. Registration includes a section to list any food allergies and menu will be altered accordingly.
– Full cost of training is $25. Limited number of free and discounted slots available. Free slots reserved for QTIBIPOC.
Scalawag, your neighborhood nonprofit news magazine, is throwing a party for all our Atlanta fam Sunday, July 21. Join us at Mother Bar from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. to celebrate the drop of our summer print issue with live art, music, dancing, food, booze—and of course news.
Featuring local troublemakers with:
Spoken word by Alysia Nicole Harris
Music byDJ Rasyrious
Body Art by Justin Sperry
Field Notes by Southerners On New Ground and artist Masud Olufani
News by Scalawag
Come hang with all your Black, brown, queer, indigenous, radical neighbors, as we create Southern community right where we are. So drop by Mother Bar July 21, pick up a mag, and enjoy this Southern summer love.
We’re a nonprofit that tries to keep prices reasonable, so tickets are a suggested $10.00 donation.
A Special Screening of Frontline’s “The Pension Gamble,” followed by a Panel Discussion & Call to Action
Leaders in Georgia have been quietly underfunding the TRS pension system, impacting the over 250,000 hard working Georgians who pay into the system. We work too hard to allow leaders put our retirements at risk. Let’s organize to protect our pensions and protect future generations of public servants.
Join United Campus Workers of Georgia members as we continue this critical conversation and bring others into the fight to save our pensions!
As part of the American Library Association’s (ALA), Revisiting the Founding Era project, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a screening of Seeds of Destruction: Episode 3 of Slavery and the Making of America. As the North adopted laws to abolish slavery, the South saw its greatest expansion of slavery. The abolitionist movement began to gather strength, contributing to the widening fissure and imminent break-up of the nation. Revisiting the Founding Era is designed to provide librarians and local leaders with the resources and support they need to create engaging community conversations around the Founding Era ideas and themes that influence our lives today.
Come meet the team at Thrive and hear about how Atlanta is trying to provide 20 youth host homes this year. They received grant funding based on similarly successful programs in other cities. They are looking for 18 more stable households who have an extra room and an open heart to help. I’d like see our Belong network contribute 5 homes this year. If we want to help the hundreds of youth experiencing homelessness in our city, then this program can make a real impact. Please come whether you have a room or just want to learn a lot more and help us find good homes. Youth can stay for weeks or months, depending on the needs of home owner. Thrive creates a safe way to meet the youth beforehand to make sure its a good fit as well as meeting up with you both monthly to check in. They provide full support to address any issues that come up and they provide $400 monthly to help offset costs. This will be a small group discussion to ask questions. Here is the video interview from last week:
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:
The Hygiene Kit Making event will take place at noon on July, 26th at Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta and will serve as a supply collection site until then.
For more information: https://actionnetwork.org/events/hygiene-making-kit-at-rollins-school-of-public-health/
You’ve likely seen recent news about the horrific conditions and treatment of children and other refugees in U.S. ICE detention centers. Our government is tearing families apart, putting children in cages, and denying them basic necessities like soap and toothpaste!
While there isn’t a way we know of to get donations of items like soap directly to people in detention, the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice (GAFSJ) is organizing support for families of those in ICE custody here in Georgia.
Please join this month-long event Ayudamos, translated: We help.
Through July 27th, all over Georgia, GAFSJ will be collecting clothing and hygiene kits for El Refugio, who provide support to men in ICE custody at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA and their visiting families. They have been separated from their families. Their families are struggling due to the loss of income and legal expenses. When the men are released to gain asylum or be deported, they typically leave with nothing.
On July 27th, we will all convene upon the designated drop off site for El Refugio in Avondale Estates, GA to deliver all of the collected items. (More drop off sites can be added outside of Metro Atlanta if needed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire).
How can you help?
1) Donate and volunteer We’ve compiled a list of organizations both here in Georgia and at the border. Click here and get involved NOW! https://tinyurl.com/y5zhz6wp Know of an organization doing the work that is missing from the list? Submit suggestions to email@example.com Check this list often for updates
2) Advocate! Call your member of congress every day and demand an end to the inhumane incarceration of innocent immigrants and refugees
3) Host a supply drive! Coordinate collection of the requested items, sort and organize items, and ensure they are delivered to a drop-off point in Avondale Estates in DeKalb County.
4) Host a hygiene kit making event or party! Ask attendees to sign up to bring specific items and get together to make hygiene kits. And then deliver the hygiene kits on July 27th.
5) Volunteer for a supply drive or hygiene kit making event near you! Donate requested items at a site near you or assist with packaging hygiene kits.
Click on “Host an Event” for more details about hosting a supply drive or hygiene kit making event, or enter your zip code to find a hosted location near you!
Join the Feminist Center and #VuleyFellows at the oldest feminist bookstore in the South, Charis Books & More. Abortion Access Teach In features interactive activities, a demonstration, and talking points based on the book, “Shout Your Abortion,” by Amelia Bonow and Emily Nokes. Activities include a values clarification prompt and a gallery walk of a timeline of abortion laws in Georgia and Reproaction’s Abortion Access exhibit. Our “Demystifying Demo” will feature a papaya for an illustrative talk about an abortion procedure. Plus, we will offer a DIY zine for allies and supporters to record talking points and tools to continue destigmatizing abortion.
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel
On Friday, July 5th, the Times-Georgian ran a extensive article detailing how Carroll County is being considered for future site of a migrant detention center capable of holding up to 500 children. We have read detailed stories of inhumane treatment of the people who are held at these camps at the hands of private companies and the Trump administration. We are asking folks to show up at the next Carroll County Commission Board meeting and express our overwhelming concern and disapproval of this to our elected officials, and inquire as to what they are actively doing to prevent this from taking place here in our community.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library in partnership with the Baton Foundation, Inc., and Watchdogs for Justice, will host a community conversation about how to keep our children out of jail.
This program will examine the ways in which Black youth, Black boys, in particular, are targeted by the criminal legal system and what parents, guardians and those who care for and love them can do to keep them out of jail.
Using skits, research and years-long experience as a criminal defense attorney, Clara King will lead an inspiring and informative conversation focused on how to keep our youth out of jail. Among the topics Ms. King will cover are: what to do when stopped by police, and how one can exercise his or her 4th, 5th and 6th Amendment Constitutional rights.
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, Aug 14th 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
ALWAYS FREE // ALWAYS ALL AGES // ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE
Peters Street Station is a wheelchair accessible, non-smoking space with zero-step entry and gender-neutral bathroom on the first floor.
Need help getting to JORTSFEST? Send us an email: email@example.com
The space is transit accessible, with the Vine City and Garnett MARTA train stations each a 15-minute (0.7 mile) walk away. There is also a bus stop right in front of the venue where Walker Street and Peters Street meet. This bus stop is serviced by MARTA route 813, which runs to and from the MARTA Five Points rail station.
Map of route to Peters Street Station from the Vine City MARTA train station: https://i.imgur.com/JDKdAnw.png
This route is wheelchair accessible. Take Northside Drive south until Trenholm Street. Sidewalks on the eastern side of Northside Drive are suggested for ease of travel. Take a left on Trenholm Street and follow the street until Peters Street appears. Peters Street Station will be on the left.
Map of route to Peters Street Station from the Garnett MARTA train station: https://i.imgur.com/vpbsanb.png
This route is NOT wheelchair accessible. Take Garnett Street west until Ted Turner Drive. Sidewalks on the northern side of Northside Drive are suggested for ease of travel. Take a right on Ted Turner Drive Street and follow the street until Trinity Avenue appears. Cross Trinity Avenue and then make a left to cross Ted Turner Avenue on to Peters Street on the opposite side. There is no curb cut to access Peters Street from Ted Turner Avenue. Follow Peters Street until Walker Street. Cross Walker Street and Peters Street Station will be on the right.
Limited free street parking is available in the streets adjacent to Peters Street Station. Please be aware of surroundings when parking: Do not block driveways and do not park in areas where signs indicate parking is not allowed. Escobar Restaurant & Tapas has a paid valet available next door to Peters Street Station. Taking transit, biking, walking, carpooling, and ridesharing (Uber or Lyft) are highly encouraged.
It’s official! We’re off our much needed Chrysalis for the last six months. Our Season in Bloom has officially begun, and we’re ready to be back in direct connection with you and our communities. Here at the Brick House, we’ve done a lot of growing and a lot of underground movement work. We’re excited to share with you all the seeds we’ve planted, and to hear what work is moving beyond us. Not only do we want to hear how our folks are doing, we want to manifest and workshop how we can be together in this new iteration of SNaP Co. Please be our guest to our much anticipated membership meeting and relaunch of SNaP Co. on August 28th, from 6PM-8PM at the Brick House! Love and Power.
There will be food and drinks provided. The event location is Marta accessible and is one block from the East Point Train Station. There is also parking on site behind the Brick House and the Blue House.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Annual Fall Affordable Housing Conference
Community Development: More Than Affordable Housing
Education, Healthcare, Wealth and Housing
Register before August 31st to take advantage of early bird prices!
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
8:30 AM until 4:00 PM
State Bar of Georgia Conference Center
104 Marietta Street, NW, Third Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Join Georgia ACT on October 15th for our Annual Fall Affordable Housing Conference. As we continue to transform the landscape of housing in Georgia, this year’s conference will focus on how community development encompasses topics on Housing, Education, Quality Healthcare, and closing the Economic Gap. Attendees will also receive training on Policy Advancement, and the day includes a Housing Counselors Track, opportunities for networking and so much more!
Individuals and organizations engaged in affordable housing and community economic development are encouraged to join us as we provide education, resources and ideas to strengthen organizational performance results!
Register here: https://conta.cc/2NpG37W