December 2011 Calendar of Events
Shopping for a Cause at Ten Thousand Villages
When you shop at Ten Thousand Villages in the Virginia Highlands on Thursday, December 1 from 6-8 pm, a 10% of the proceeds will go to Georgia WAND! Just be sure to mention Georgia WAND when you check out. One of the world's largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries. They are an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
The participating Ten Thousand Villages store is located at 1056 St. Charles Avenue NE., Atlanta, GA 30306
November 5-December 10
CURRENTS: Attitudes and Issues--A Visual Art Exhibit
Through a series of programs that focus on intergenerational conversations, music, poetry and visual art, CURRENTS demonstrates how they connect to the Peace and Justice movements in an evolution of cultural activism from Frederick Douglas to Paul Robeson to Public Enemy. It reverberates with references to the over incarceration of black men, their exclusion from national arts venue, right down to the stereotypes of them as fatherless and violent.
The exhibit features works by Geoffrey Johnson and Kerly Suffren. It will be on display from November 5th through December 10th at the American Friends Service Committee Atlanta office, 60 Walton St. NW, Atlanta.
See below for an outline of the specific events that are scheduled surrounding this exhibit:
- Saturday, November 5, Opening Reception 7-10pm. Artist Talk followed by Q & A 8pm until 9pm.
- Friday, November 18, 7pm until 10pm. Panel Discussion “The Ways and Means of Making Art: Black Men Speak Out” a discussion of the various artistic disciplines and approaches to creating art that engages the general public or a specific community. Panelists include: Radcliff Bailey, Kevin Sipp and Ed Spriggs.
- Saturday, November 19, 7pm until 10pm. “Black Male Attitudes from the Civil Rights Movement to Hip-Hop” — an intergenerational interactive performance panel featuring Fahamu Pecou, MONDU, Edward Garnes, Jon Goode, Jim Alexander, and Mausiki Scales.
- Friday, December 2, 7pm until 10pm. Screening of the film “Land of the Free” about the Angola 3’s three generations in solitary confinement, followed by a discussion moderated by Dianne Mathiowetz and featuring Dr. Akinyele Umoja department chair in the Department of African-American Studies at Georgia State University (GSU); and Dominique Stevens from the AFSC Baltimore Healing Justice program focusing on the case of Marshall Eddie Conway and the over incarceration of African-American males.
- Saturday, December 10, 7pm until 10pm. Closing Show featuring the rock/hip-hop sounds of Adams Morgan, vocalist Reci Reign, hip-hop sounds of Young Nova, and poets Theresa Davis and F. Geoffrey Johnson.
Legislative Advocacy Training at Feminist Women's Health Center
Georgia WAND is teaming up with the Feminist Women's Health Center to host a legislative advocacy workshop on Saturday, December 3. Come learn about the basics of legislative procedure, and how these basics apply to women's issues such as reproductive health and justice.
Georgia WAND encourages anyone who is interested to attend the workshop with us. There is a $5 suggested donation which includes lunch. Please e-mail email@example.com or call 404.524.5999 to RSVP.
Nuclear Committee Meeting
Join us at the Carter Center Cafeteria to discuss current actions to take in our struggle to create a nuclear-free world. Now more than ever we must work together to raise awareness of the dangers of nuclear power and the need for alternative energy sources.
When: December 5th, lunch 12:00 PM, meeting 12:30PM
Where: The Carter Center Cafeteria, 453 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA
For more information, please contact Bobbie Paul, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visualize Rights Atlanta
Visualize Rights Atlanta is a community art show featuring artists, community organizers and activists illustrating and celebrating the universal declaration of human rights. The opening reception will feature live music, spoken word, and keynot speaker Akinyele Umoja, activist, associate professor and chair of the Department of African-American Studies, Georgia State University.
When: Saturday, December 10, 5pm - 7pm (keynote speaker at 6pm)
Where: Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
For more information, visit www.humanrightsatlanta.org/vra2011 ~ Artwork will be on display throughout the month of December.
Public Policy and Voter Education Forum
Georgia WAND’s We Count! Outreach Director, Carolyn Monden, will be speaking at the Public Policy and Voter Education Forum on Saturday, December 10. The event will feature important information about the legislative process at a state and national level. We want you to know how to make change through effective policy advocacy and voting.
When: Saturday, December 10, 10am-12pm
Where: United Way Building, 100 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303. Logan Room, First Floor.
Georgia WAND Annual Holiday Potluck
We'll have an auction of promises, great food and drink, singing, wonderful company, halos for all and more! Please drop in at your convenience the night of December 13th!
When: Tuesday, December 13, 6PM-9PM
Where: Krista Brewer's home, 812 Springdale Rd. Atlanta, GA 30306
Community Meeting- No New Nukes in Georgia!
Georgia Power recently announced they believe they are weeks away from a design, construction and operating permit for two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, continuing their legacy of putting profits over people and the environment. The community living in the shadow of the nuclear plant, near Waynesboro, GA is already suffering the financial, environmental and health effects of the existing two reactors located there. NOW IS THE TIME TO COME TOGETHER! Please join us to discuss next steps in organizing against these dirty, dangerous reactors in our state. We’ll discuss next steps in organizing against these nukes, which may include direct action and non-violent civil disobedience.
When: Tuesday, December 20, 7-9 pm
Where: American Friends Service Committee, 60 Walton Street, Atlanta
Contact email@example.com for more information or call 404.524.5999 www.gawand.org