PRESS RELEASE: On eve of U.S/Korea talks, Atlanta welcomes Christine Ahn, Women Cross DMZ founder, to panel with local Peace Champions

PRESS RELEASE June 8, 2018 Press Contact: Becky Rafter Executive Director 678-637-3744-mobile 404-524-5999 x1014 Direct becky@georgiawand.org Georgia WAND Presents: Mother’s Day for Peace 2018 Meet the Real Champions Creating Global Peace For Immediate Release, June 8, 2018, Atlanta, GA: On the eve of historic denuclearization talks with North Korea, Georgia …

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 …

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 …

Nuclear Harm Reduction Starts at Home

 This week, Atlanta hosted the “8th Annual International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit,” a conference with nuclear industry representatives sharing false and misleading information about the viability of any nuclear energy sources. Georgia WAND stands firmly against building any new nuclear power reactors and SMRs (small modular reactors) in particular. …

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 …