Georgia WAND Represents on Peace Panel

On Saturday, January 26, Becky Rafter spoke at the monthly Chai & Just Chat event in Johns Creek. The discussion, entitled “World in Pieces or World at Peace: Women as Peace Drivers,” was riveting and everyone in attendance, including the speakers, learned so much and felt much peace.The discussion featured …

Georgia WAND & Partners Host Meeting for Georgia Campaign for Peace in Korea by Becky Rafter

Georgia WAND is pleased to be part of the Southeast Ground Crew for a national coalition to advance peace on the Korean Peninsula. We had our first local face-to-face meeting on Saturday, 2/2, at the Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta.  The team so far has consisted of the following …

Georgia WAND Open House Report Back By Lindsay Harper

We are happy to report that our Open House, which primarily served as the official follow-up meeting to the December 2018 Community Forum in Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit-V (NPU-V) was a success! Nearly 25 residents came out to pick where we left off at the successful forum at the end of last year.  The …

REAL State of the Union – SAVE THE DATE

Join Georgia WAND, in partnership with our friends from The ArtsXchange, as we host our annual REAL State of the Union event, with a twist! This years event will feature art, artists, performances, and intentional group activities. It’s going to be an experience!  WHERE: The ArtsXchange, 2148 Newnan St, East Point (parking available …

Updates from the last Georgia Public Service Commission Hearing on Plant Vogtle

By Sydney Pegues, Public Health Grassroots Organizing and Communications Intern The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) met on December 18, 2018 to discuss the progress of construction on Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4. During this hearing, the PSC’s staff requested an additional $3.6 million in 2019, this is up from …

Department of Energy Proposes Relabeling High-Level Radioactive Waste By Sydney Pegues, Public Health Grassroots Organizing and Communications Intern

On January 9th, Georgia WAND submitted comments to the Department of Energy (DOE) regarding the DOE’s proposal to reclassify high-level radioactive waste as low-level waste. Georgia WAND’s comments are below: The Department of Energy is proposing reclassifying “high-level” radioactive waste left over from the production of nuclear weapons as “low-level” …