May 2011: Calendar of Events
"How to Stop Endless War: Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Beyond"
Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and peace activist, will be speaking at the Atlanta Friends Meeting about his experiences as a government intelligence officer. McGovern worked as a CIA intelligence officer for 27 years, serving under seven presidents and preparing daily intelligence briefs for President George H. W. Bush. He is now a leading policy critic and activist, combining analysis (Common Dreams, Miami Herald), interviews (CNN, Charlie Rose), and activism. He made national headlines in Atlanta on May 4, 2006, when he challenged former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld at the Atlanta History Center. Watch him in action here. May 2, 2011 will mark the 5th anniversary of that event! The Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition of Atlanta will be sponsoring McGovern's visit.
When: Monday, May 2, 7PM (reception to begin at 6PM)
Where: Atlanta Friends Meeting, 701 West Howard Avenue, Decatur 30030
For more information, contact the Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition, 404.522.4500, or www.georgiapeace.org
WAND 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: May 9, 12:30PM
Where: The Carter Center Cafeteria, 453 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA
Mother's Day for Peace 2011
Georgia WAND is proud to announce this year's annual Mother's Day for Peace celebration and fundraiser. We are privileged to have as our keynote speaker, Winona LaDuke. Ms. LaDuke serves as Executive Director of Honor the Earth, an organization which addresses the environmental needs of the Native community. Georgia WAND will express its profound gratitude to some very committed activists during our Awards ceremony and special musical performance. The cozy and inviting atmosphere provided by Agnes Scott's Winter Theatre will help make this an intimate event not to be missed! More details can be found here.
Tickets to the event will be sold in advance. General Admission prices will be$75 for regular admission, and $25 for students. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 404.524.5999 or contact email@example.com
When: May 22, 2011, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Where: The Winter Theatre in the Dana Fine Arts building of Agnes Scott College, 141 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
Women & Children's March in Defense of the Immigrant Family
When: Sunday, May 22, 1oam to noon
Where: Centennial Olympic Park, 285 International Boulevard NW
Please join and let be known that we will not stand by silently as thousands of people are mistreated, targeted, imprisoned and denied their basic humanity. Join us, dressed in all white!!! For more information, visit www.glahr.org or call 770.457.5232
SRS CAB Meeting
Georgia WAND will attend Savannah River Site's Citizen Advisory Board (CAB) meeting in Savannah. The CAB's mission is to study the issues and provide informed and timely recommendations, from the public's perspective, to the Department of Energy concerning Environmental Management work at SRS in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and other related activities. Citizens are invited to apply to join the CAB. For more information about its work, or how the community can get involved, click here.
When: May 23, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Where: Hyatt Regency Savannah, Two West Bay Street, Savannah, GA, 31402
The National Academy of Sciences Public Meetings
The National Academy of Sciences will be holding its third of five public meetings in which they will discuss their assessment of cancer risks in populations living near United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) nuclear facilities. This assessment will be carried out in two consecutive phases. In past meetings, both the NRC and Exelon gave presentations on their policies and procedures for monitoring release data and reconstruction of doses to members of the public. Question and answer sessions followed in which committee members engaged the presenters. Georgia WAND encourages all members and citizens to come and participate in the discussion. For more information about the study and the meeting, click here.
When: May 23-24, 2011
Where: The Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel
Rally Against Endless War
Join Georgia WAND and the Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition to protest the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, increased military spending, cuts to healthcare, and the unjust imprisonment of prisoners like Bradley Manning!
When: May 25, 5-6PM
Where: Moreland Ave. & Caroline St. (Edgewood retail district)
Public Advisory for Cobb Immigrant Alliance
The Cobb Immigrant Alliance will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening to dispel immigration myths and help generate community-based solutions. Through this meeting, the Cobb Immigrant Alliance seeks to educate the public about our new immigrant neighbors, immigration issues in general, and the new GA immigration law (HB87), and to bring all the diverse elements of our community together to work together to solve our real problems (jobs, healthcare, education, and public safety).
When: May 31, 6:00-7:45 p.m.
Where: South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Rd., Mableton, 30126
For more information, contact Director of Cobb Immigrant Alliance, Rich Pellegrino: firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-573-1199.