Remembering Dr. Rita Samuels by Bobbie Paul (former Executive Director of Georgia WAND)

Georgia WAND mourns the passing of Dr. Rita Jackson Samuels, a partner of ours through her work at the Coalition for the People’s Agenda I met Rita Samuels almost 20 years ago in the first floor board room of the old Atlanta Life Building in downtown Atlanta. It was there, on Tuesdays, that weekly …

The $29 billion nuclear boondoggle that’s poisoning Black communities by Gloria Tatum

Scalawag Magazine, Gloria Tatum, March 6, 2018 As members of Congress clamored last month to pass a spending bill and avoid a second federal government shutdown, much of the public dialogue revolved more around the standoff between Republicans and Democrats than the contents of the bill. But for residents of Shell …

Georgia WAND stands with Jobs with Justice

On Thursday, Atlanta Jobs with Justice, a partner organization of ours, held an demonstration outside of the new Vine City Chick-Fil-A demanding $15 minimum wage for workers. Georgia WAND staff members and friends attended, and supported this action, standing with workers demanding equity and safe jobs that pay a living …

Join Georgia WAND at the Capitol for Equal Rights Amendment

Becky Rafter will be one of the speakers at Feb. 8th’s ERA Capitol Day, and Georgia WAND supports the upcoming Equal Rights Amendment legislation to be proposed in 2018 legislative session. WHAT THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT, E.R.A. DOES: Grant legal first-class citizenship to all females as “persons” under the 14th …