Uncoddling White Women: An Interview with Community Organizer Becky Rafter by Amanda Hendler-Voss

By Amanda Hendler-Voss Becky Rafter could have been among the 67% of white women voters in Alabama who cast their lot with Roy Moore. She grew up all over the South, including an Alabama small town shaped by white flight. Reared in a household of modest means in rental housing, her parents …

Georgia WAND Climate and Nuclear Report Shared with the United Nations

Our Climate Report, “Community Impacts at the Crossroads of Nuclear and Climate Injustices in the U.S. South,” has been shared with the UN Special Rappeteur on Poverty and Human Rights. Thanks to our partner the US Human Rights Network, this report is now being circulated more widely. The report educates …

Georgia WAND Responds to Recent Nuclear Updates by Emily Weyrauch

In the past few weeks, our issues of nuclear weapons and preventing war have been in the news a lot–on front pages, shared across social media. From the Hawaii missile alert error to the potential collapsing of the Iran Deal, from the Nuclear Posture Review to the spark of diplomacy …

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 …

Talks between North and South Korea: Progress

At Georgia WAND, we believe that diplomacy and communication–not violence and threats–are the answer to global issues. So we support the ongoing talks between North and South Korea, and North Korea’s participation in Seoul’s Olympics. Please read the following statement written by Joseph Cirincione, the Executive Director of Ploughshares Fund, …

On the Nuclear Posture Review by Emily Weyrauch

With the Trump administration’s new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) being released Friday 2/2 after being leaked a few weeks ago, Georgia WAND knows there is cause for concern. The Nuclear Posture Review contains plans to build smaller nuclear weapons that will respond to the threat of cyberattack and there are …