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Statement: Georgia Must Eliminate Recognition of the Confederacy

July 2, 2015 • Category: Our Issues, Political Empowerment

              On the morning of Friday, June 27, 2015, Georgia WAND joined Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) and civil rights organizations, woman’s groups, the faith community, LGBTQ groups, and the labor movement to address our concerns regarding Georgia’s need to eliminate recognition of the Confederacy. The state of Georgia currently […]

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MD4P 2015»

MD4P 2015 Video

Full video of MD4P 2015: Introduction, Elizabeth Kiss, President Agnes Scott University Presentation on Pentagon Budget, Becky Rafter, GA WAND Executive Director Speaker’s Salon featuring Larry Korb, Sen. Charleta Tavares, Maggie Martin, and Juan Evans Award Ceremony Closing Remarks    

Our Issues»

Statement: Georgia Must Eliminate Recognition of the Confederacy

              On the morning of Friday, June 27, 2015, Georgia WAND joined Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) and civil rights organizations, woman’s groups, the faith community, LGBTQ groups, and the labor movement to address our concerns regarding Georgia’s need to eliminate recognition of the Confederacy. The state of Georgia currently […]

Our Work»

Statement on Charleston

Our Hearts & Fists Are One We are outraged and deeply saddened from the act of violence in Charleston, SC, at the Emanuel AME Church. Those of us who are White stand strong in solidarity with Black, southern leadership around next steps and calls to action. The time to act is now and it is […]

Events»

New Photos! MD4P 2015 Photo Gallery

This year’s MD4P featured a Speakers Salon, entitled: Bold Peace: From Here to Where?, and it was stupendous. We continue to received many compliments about the quality of the speakers and the dialogue. People walked away from this year’s event more knowledgeable about the current status of the federal budget on the Hill and how […]

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Who We Are

            Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) is an independent grassroots, woman-led organization that seeks to direct women’s voices into a powerful movement for social change. Our Mission: WAND empowers women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs. […]

Peace in Action»

Huge Success: White People Recognizing their Role in Ending Racial Violence

**GROUP CALL TO ACTION – DETAILS BELOW** … Oh Yes!!!! Friends, Thank you again for your participation and interest in “Open Roundtable Conversation: White People Recongizing Their Role in Ending Racial Violence.” It was a powerful discussion! A lot of trust was built in this multiracial space, and folks, especially white people, were encouraged to […]

Environmental Justice»

On the Road Again to Savannah River Site

Georgia WAND staff and members hit the road early the morning of Tuesday, January 7, 2015, fortified with coffee and treats to head over to South Carolina, crossing through Augusta’s industrialized areas, to attend and testify at the January Savannah River Site’s Citizens Advisory Board (SRS CAB) meeting. 1) We acknowledged the CAB’s recommendation of […]

News»

WeCount! Week of Action!

Thank you WeCount! volunteers for working hard with Georgia WAND to Get Out The Vote during our Week of pre-midterm election Action! Whether you were involved with phonebanking, driving voters to the polls, canvassing, or all three–we couldn’t be more happy to have you as partners! Georgia WAND pressed Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp about the state of […]

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Recap! Open Roundtable Conversation on Race Pt.II- Delving Deeper: Identifying and Ending Structural Racism

Georgia WAND, Hello Racism, and Showing Up for Racial Justice co-hosted the second of two dialogues discussing the role of white people in ending systemic racism on Saturday, January 31. It was a powerful discussion! A lot of trust was built in this multiracial space; and people, especially white people, were encouraged to step up their […]

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