Mother’s Day for Peace 2018

In the wake of the Peace Treaty between North and South Korea, we celebrate the women who have been working towards peace for years in Korea, including Christine Ahn, the Founder and International Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ. We also celebrate women here at home who are fighting against violence …

What Causes Gun Violence? by Janie Hill Scott

The problem of gun violence and school shootings in America is multifaceted. In recent weeks people have suggested to me that being nicer to kids will stop shootings, suggesting that it all arises from bullying. Bullying is never okay and is a major problem in our society that must be …

Georgia WAND helps deliver CWIP Repeal petition to Governor Deal

Georgia’s nuclear power plant Plant Vogtle’s current construction of 2 new reactors is only 40% complete but is already $5 billion over budget and five years behind schedule. Currently, many Georgia electric customers are paying for this nuclear power unknowingly. It’s called Construction Work in Progress (CWIP). Georgia WAND has supported Nuclear …

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 …

Mothers Day for Peace 2018 (Save the Date!)

We’re excited to announce that the 2018 annual Mothers Day for Peace fundraising event will take place Sunday, June 10 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave, Decatur. We are proud to announce our exciting speakers,  women from frontline communities directly affected by nuclear weapons cycle, who come together …