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April 2011: Calendar of Events

April 1st
Kelli's Childcare Collective of Atlanta (KCCA) Fundraiser

KCCA is having their first fundraiser benefit party! Come help make radical childcare possible in Atlanta! KCCA is a collective of volunteers who seek to provide liberation-based childcare, in which caretakers are queer-friendly, attentive, passionate, and progressive. The high cost along with the low quality of childcare has a devastating impact on low-income families who are disproportionately made up of single mothers, immigrant women and families, and women of color. These groups are absolutely essential to progressive movement-building.  The Collective provides quality, competent, free childcare for ongoing meetings and one-time events for progressive organizations.

A full home-cooked dinner and desserts, including vegan options, will be served from 5-7. Cover is only $5, and children are welcome for free! DJ Santiago will be providing tunes all night and the Atlanta Sedition Orchestra will be performing at 9pm. Visit us at the KCCA Official Website for more details on the schedule and entertainment!

When: April 1st, 2011, 5-9:30PM

Where: 368 W. Ponce De Leon, Decatur, GA 30030

April 3-6
DC Days

Georgia WAND is taking thirteen women to Washington D.C. to learn more about nuclear issues and advocate against nuclear power as they meet with Congressional representatives.  DC Days is an annual workshop organized by the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability. The comprehensive training helps build participants' comfort level in talking about nuclear issues and a team approach ensures that everyone can play a meaningful role in Congressional meetings. This year's theme, "Nuclear Reality Check$", highlights both the myths surrounding the Department of Energy's "complex modernization" plans and the frequent cost overruns associated with nuclear projects. With the current nuclear crisis in Japan, now is the time to get our voices heard about the dangers of nuclear power and the urgent need to cut back!

When: April 3-6, 2011

Where: Washington, D.C.

April 11
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: April 11, 12:30PM

Where: The Carter Center Cafeteria, 453 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA

April 15-18
Power Shift 2011

Georgia WAND is proud to be a part of this year's Power Shift 2011 Conference, organized by the Energy Action Coalition in Washington, DC.  Power Shift represents an opportunity for young leaders nationwide to come together, organize, and learn about how to tackle important environmental issues in their community, especially those related to clean energy. For more information about the conference, click here.

When: April 15-18, 2011

Where: Washington, D.C.

April 11
Chernobyl: A Million Casualties

Chernobyl: A Million Casualties is a television program investigating what could be the basline for how many people are killed from the radioactivity being discharged from the Fukushima nuclear complex. The show presents the findings of a book recently published by the New York Academy of Sciences which determines that based on medical data now available, 985,000 people have died as a result of the radioacivity released worldwide by the accident and even more are expected to die.

When: Saturday, April 16,

Where: Your TV or Computer, Free Speech TV

Click here for Free Speech TV's 24/7 online video channel.

April 16
AFSC Documentary Screenings

Join The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Paul Hays of Appalshop to view two short documentaries on the dangers of coal mining and on the United States Prison system. The first film, "Fightin For A Breath", is an expose on how coal mining causes "Black Lung" and the struggle to gain compensation for this occupational illness.  The second film, "Up the Ridge", takes a look at the United States Prison Industrial Complex, and follows the story of prisoners who were forced to move farther from their families when transferred from Connecticut to Virginia. For more information, click here or call 404.377.9836.

When: Saturday, April 16th, 8PM.

Where: AFSC Headquarters, 60 Walton Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

 

April 22
Earth Day

Take time to remember and honor the Earth this year! Georgia WAND will be incorporating Earth Day at our weekly Stand for Peace protest against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to remember both the human and environmental impacts of war at Colony Square, on the corner of Peachtree and 14th street at noon.

When: April 22

Where: The Earth! Colony Square

Please feel free to check out the following local events celebrating the Earth:

Sierra Club Unicoi Hike near Helen, GA

Decatur Earth Day Festival

Earth Share of Georgia Earth Day Party

Earth Day at Georgia Tech

 

April 23
"Women in Protest" Film Screenings

Come to The King Center for "Women in Protest: The Power of Female Peacemakers Worldwide" and to view two powerful documentaries about international communities working to promote peace.  The first, "Budrus", is about a man who unites Fatah, Hamas, and Israelis to save his village from destruction. The second, "Pray the Devil Back to Hell", focuses on the inspiring struggle of Liberian women to end the civil conflict in their country. Stick around for a "King Talk" discussing Women in Non-Violent Social Change, which will feature women from Iraq, Iran, the African Women Health & Education Empowerment Center, and the Georgia Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. To learn more or to RSVP, click here.

When: April 23, 1:00PM

Where: The King Center, Freedom Hall Auditorium, 449 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

April 26
25th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster

Georgia WAND remembers the catastrophic nuclear disaster that took place 25 years ago at Chernobyl, and honors the victims affected. Join us for Rush Hour at Georgia Power, where we will gather in commemoration of this significant occasion, and remind Georgia Power of the risks associated with nuclear energy.

When: Tuesday, April 26th, 4PM

Where: Georgia Power Headquarters: 241 Ralph McGill Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30308.

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April 27
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: Wednesday, April 27, 5-6PM

Where: Moreland Avenue & Caroline St (Edgewood retail district)


April 30
Inman Park Parade

Come join in Atlanta's funkiest and most eclectic spring parade! The annual Inman Park Parade will begin at Edgewood and Euclid and will run all the way to Austin Avenue. This year's festivities will commemorate Holly Mull, a long-time Inman Park resident and festival organizer who passed away in 2010. The parade will also honor Inman Park "pioneers", residents who began to reclaim the neighborhood in the 1970s. Georgia WAND will be participating with a float of their own! For more information or to register for the parade, click here.

When: April 30, 2:00PM

Where: Inman Park, the corner of Edgewood and Euclid Avenues.

 

April 30
May Day Weekend with Atlanta Jobs with Justice

Celebrate May Day weekend with Atlanta Jobs with Justice and Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America for a day of programs on "Responding to the Job Crisis: How We Can Create Millions of Jobs Now!"  Bill Barclay of the Chicago Political Economy Group and DSA will be the featured speaker.  Other events include a May Day and Triangle Shirtwaist Fire anniversary commemoration, as well as workshops led by fellow activists on union organizing and public worker fightback, organizing the un- and under-employed, and organizing students! Suggested donation is $10, and $5 for students and unemployed, but NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY. Light refreshments will also be served.

When: April 30th, 9:45AM - 1:30PM

Where: Georgia Hill Neighborhood Facility, 250 Georgia Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30312

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