Women. Power. Peace.

February 2012 Calendar of Events

Friday,February 3 & Every Friday
Stand for Peace

Each and every Friday at noon, join us on the corner of Peachtree Street and 14th Street for our weekly peace vigil, Stand for Peace. Then, join us for lunch afterwards, at 1:00 pm,  if you'd like.

February 4
No War on Iran: National Day of Action

Please join the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition and several other peace organizations on Saturday, Feb. 4th to add your voice to thousands across the nation who will gather for a day of mass action to stop a U.S. war on Iran.
When: Saturday, February 4, 4pm-6pm

Where: CNN Center

To get more info, check out the event on Facebook and connect with other activists around the nation who will be attending local events!

Beginning Wednesday, February 1 & EACH WEEK ON WEDNESDAY
Rally Against Endless War

In response to increasing U.S. and Israeli threats against Iran (most recently in Obama's jingoistic State of the Union address), Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition is stepping up the tempo of the Endless War rallies. Beginning this Wednesday, rallies will be 5 to 6 p.m. WEEKLY going forward, at a new location, Ponce de Leon & Briarcliff/Moreland. Join us!

  • No War with Iran, US Out of Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Drones Kill Kids! Bring the Troops Home Now, Money for Jobs and Education – Not War and Occupation, Healthcare – Not Warfare, Close Guantanamo! NO to Endless War! Free Bradley Manning!

February 6
Georgia WAND's Courtney Hanson on "Radio Free Journalists"

Tune in to WRFG 89.3 for "Radio Free Journalists" Georgia WAND's Courtney Hanson will on the show discussing organizing efforts against nuclear power expansion in Georgia.

When: Monday, February 6, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 

Where: 89.3FM

February 7 and 21
Stop Nukes Community Meeting

Now is  the time to join the ever-growing movement to stop nuclear power expansion in Georgia. From a campaign to overturn the nuclear construction cost recovery pay each Georgia Power ratepayer is charged with, to event planning for a March 11 day of remembrance for Fukushima or an environmental justice conference in Atlanta, community members with various interests and backgrounds are banding together to stop nukes in Georgia.

When: Tuesday, February 7, 7:00pm,

Where: Basement space of 42 Degrees, 453 Moreland Ave NE. Please enter through the back door, free parking available in back in lot north adjacent of the Bond parking lot accessible via Euclid or Moreland.

 

February 4
Picket at Nuclear Regulator Meeting
No New Nukes in Georgia!

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is set to approve a construction an operating license for Georgia Power to build two new nuclear power reactors at Plant Vogtle. The NRC will be meeting in Atlanta the day before the decision. Please join Georgia WAND, Stop Nukes, the Nuclear Committee,  Nuclear Watch South and concerned citizens to picket the meeting and tell the NRC that nothing about nukes is 'clean'. Don't approve the construction of more nukes in Georgia! We don't want want more dirty, dangerous nuclear reactors in our back yard and we certainly don't want to finance them!

When: Wednesday, February 8, 12:30-1:30 pm

Where: 245 Peachtree Center Avenue NE

For more information, call Georgia WAND 404.524.5999 or email courtney@wand.org

February 10
REAL State of the Union

Don't miss Atlanta Journal Constitution columnist Jay Bookman’s annual take on the state of American politics. Local writer, political satirist and co-author and illustrator of "Americapedia: Taking the Dumb Out of Freedom", Andisheh Nouraee, will then  respond before Bookman opens the floor to the audience for a Q & A. No RSVP necessary. First come first serve for first 200 people. For more information, please contact Georgia WAND (404) 524-5999 or email courtney@wand.org

When: Friday, February 10, 7:00 PM reception, 7:30 PM program.

Where: 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307.

For more information, email courtney@wand.org

February 21
Behind the Wall: Life, Love and Struggle
A Talk with Elizabeth Beck

Elizabeth Beck spent the last six months living and teaching in Bethlehem on a Fulbright grant. Elizabeth is a professor at Georgia Sate University in Social Work, an expert in the field of Restorative Justice and the author of "In the Shadow of Death: Restorative Justice and Death Row Families".  The Palestinian Narrative is one that is less known.  While sides do not need to be taken it is difficult to understand the complexities of the Middle East and the role of the United States against the backdrop of limited information. This talk and slide show--based on Rich Wile’s book “Behind the Wall: Life, Love and  Struggle Palestine” and the stories of Elizabeth’s Beck’s friends and her own experiences behind the wall—bring some of the narrative of  life love and struggle to the discourse.  Limited copies of Rich’s book will be for sale.

When: Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 PM. Space is limited; please RSVP to jesse.bathrick@gmail.com

Where: The Outer Space for Inner Work in Candler Park, located behind 1307 Iverson Street, between Ferguson Street and Candler Street.

 

Tuesday,February 28
Deadline to register for Alliance for Nuclear Accountability "DC Days"

DC Days is a fun and fulfilling event for both new activists and seasoned veterans. ANA’s comprehensive training will build your comfort level talking about our issues and our team approach ensures that everyone can play a meaningful role in Congressional meetings.
The agenda for DC Days 2012 will be packed with educational opportunities, advocacy, and social time with other disarmament and environmental activists.
To register, click here
If you would like to attend with the Georgia contingent, please e-mail ahill@wand.org

 

Contact Us

Georgia Women's Action for New Directions

250 Georgia Avenue
Suite 202
Atlanta, GA 30312

404-524-5999 - phone
404-524-7593 - fax

info@georgiawand.org

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