Women. Power. Peace.

February 2013 Calendar of Events

February 1-2

Community Event: Iyad Burnat Speaking Tour

Hear Iyad Burnat, a Palestinian nonviolent leader and activist, speak this weekend. He will be sharing his personal experiences and discussing nonviolent resistance. Come take the opportunity this Friday or Saturday to learn about peace-building in the Middle East.

When: Friday and Saturday, February 1-2

Friday Afternoon and Evening Events: 2 PM and 7:30 PM

Saturday Morning and Evening Events: 10 AM and 5 PM

Where: Friday Afternoon Event, Kennesaw State University

Friday Evening Event, 3500 Piedmont Rd. (Two Securities building)

Saturday Morning Event, Oakhurst Baptist Church, Decatur GA

Saturday Evening Event, Absalom Episcopal Center, Atlanta University Center

For more information, go to http://www.ifpb.org/education/activities/us/iyadburnat.html or email at ilise.cohen@gmail.com.

February 5

Community Event: Occupy Our Homes Atlanta Event

Next Tuesday is the Fulton County Foreclosure Auction. In these challenging times, Atlanta citizens are being forced from their homes. Come out and be a presence with Occupy Our Homes Atlanta to stand up against foreclosures.

When: Tuesday, February 5 at 10 AM

Where: 136 Pryor Street, Atlanta GA

For more information, visit www.occupyourhomesATL.org or facebook.com/OccupyHomesAtlanta.

February 5

Community Event: GA Coalition for the People’s Agenda Meeting

Come and be a part of the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda’s regular Tuesday Empowerment meeting. The meeting is back at SCLC W.O.M.E.N., Inc.

When: Tuesday, February 5, 12 PM - 2 PM

Where: SCLC W.O.M.E.N., Inc., 328 Auburn Avenue, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303

For more information, call at 404-653-1199.

February 9

Community Event: College Park Gun Buyback Event

Saturday, Feb.9, College Park is having a Gun Buyback event to address the issue of gun safety. There will be a press conference at 4 PM regarding gun safety, and Representative John Lewis has been invited to speak.

When: Saturday, February 9, 11 AM-5 PM

Where: College Park Auditorium (next door to City Hall)

3631 Main St., College Park, GA 30337

For more information, call at 404-524-5999.

February 10

Community Event: N. Decatur Presbyterian Energy Day

Georgia WAND’s Courtney Hanson will be presenting at North Decatur Presbyterian’s Energy Day. She will be the speaker for their afternoon ‘Lunch and Learn’, discussing nuclear power and clean energy. Come and take this opportunity to learn more about what’s upcoming with these key issues!

When: Sunday, February 10, 12:30-1:30 PM

Where: N. Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Road, Decatur, GA 30033

For more information, e-mail courtney@georgiawand.org or call 404-524-5999 or visit http://ndpc.org/2013/02/05/this-sunday-210-national-preach-in-on-global-warming/.

February 14

Community Event: One Billion Rising: Atlanta

Upcoming on V-Day, February 14, the One Billion Rising revolution will be unleashed! This is an all-day event, and is just one part of a world-wide uprising about standing up and speaking out to end violence against women through striking, dancing, and dreaming.

One Billion Rising Atlanta begins at the steps of the Georgia Capitol with speakers and performers and continues with a flash mob at Woodruff Park and  a Rise Up! Gathering at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta where Georgia WAND will be presenting and tabling among many other great organizations.

Join us in the commitment to end violence against women and girls and men and boys by taking part in this world-wide revolution!

When: Thursday, February 14

Gathering at the Georgia Capitol: 10 AM

Flash Mob at Woodruff Park: 12 PM

Rise Up! Gathering: 8 PM – 10 PM

Where: Georgia Capitol Gathering: 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

Flash Mob at Woodruff Park: 91 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Rise Up! Gathering: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

For more information, e-mail bobbie@georgiawand.org or lisa@georgiawand.org or call 404-524-5999.

February 15

Community Event: Third Friday Film Series- “Standing Army”

Come out and see the 2010 film, “Standing Army”, by Thomas Fazi & Enrico Parenti!

This documentary asks the question: ‘Why are there more than 766 U.S. military bases in more than 100 countries scattered across the globe?’ and attempts to reveal the mechanisms, purposes and hidden strategies, and how the bases affect their neighbors in the host countries.

Popcorn and refreshments will be available and there will be a discussion after the film!

Donations are welcome - $1 to $10 sliding scale.

The film showing is co-sponsored by Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition/Atlanta and First Existentialist Social Justice Guild.

When: Friday, February 15; Doors Open at 7 PM,  Film starts at 7:30 PM Sharp

Where: First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta

470 Candler Park Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

For more information, call Lorraine Fontana at (678) 595-6188.

February 22

Community Event: ‘Join the Conversion’ on the Affordable Care Act

Join the Conversation at the Georgia Stand-Up Alliance & Town Hall Meeting!

The League of Women Voters of Georgia and its coalition partners brings you another in the series of ‘Join the Conversion’ on the Affordable Care Act. The Keynote Speaker will be Natalia Cales, the Executive Officer in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Come discuss and learn about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on you, your family and your community. Lunch will be available with a $3 donation.

When: Friday, February 22, 12 PM - 2:30 PM

Where: I.B.E.W Auditorium, 501 Pulliam Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30312

For more information and to RSVP, contact Stand-Up at 404-581-0061 or info@georgiastandup.org.

February 22

Community Event: The Dirty Energy Roadshow

Come see the Dirty Energy Road Show! In the wake of #Forward On Climate in D.C., the largest climate rally in U.S. history, join Stop Plant Vogtle to discuss the impacts of dirty energy production through examining parallels between coal and nuclear power.

The show will look at the social and environmental impacts of these industries around the mining of materials, power plants, and waste, as well as health and economic impacts. It will also look at work being done to resist these destructive industries and move us towards a more sustainable and healthier future.

The presentation includes a power point and there will be a table with lots of free information and other items such as t-shirts, stickers, DVDs, CDs, posters, etc.

Free pizza and drinks will be provided!

When: Friday, February 22, 6:30 PM

Where: Georgia State University, Classroom Building South Room 208

For more information, e-mail, stopplantvogtle@gmail.com or courtney@georgiawand.org.

February 25

Georgia WAND Event: REAL State of the Union

This year Georgia WAND presents once again the REAL State of the Union with Jay Bookman and Andisheh Nouraee. Come and hear their take on the current state of American politics in this great annual event!

When: Monday, February 25; Reception at 6:30 PM, Event begins at 7 PM

Where: 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Avenue, Atlanta GA 30307

For more information, e-mail lisa@georgiawand.org or call 404-524-5999.

February 27

Georgia WAND and Community Partner Event: Women in the Halls

Georgia WAND is excited to be specially partnering on a Women in the Halls event this month! Join us for a light breakfast, training, and information on the issues, such as reproductive health, immigration, and clean energy, in the Coverdell building. This will be immediately followed by meeting with legislators at the Capitol.

Whether you’re new or have done this before, come join us as we speak out to our legislators!

Every Wednesday during the legislative session, Planned Parenthood Southeast sponsors a Women in the Halls program.

When: Wednesday, February 27 at 9 AM

Where: Room 318 in the Coverdell building, across from the Capitol on Mitchell Street

Address for Coverdell building: 18 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA 30334 (Mitchell and Capitol Square are same street)

For more information, e-mail amanda@georgiawand.org or call 404-524-5999.

February-April (Spring Event)

Community Event: Walter Rodney Public Speakers Series

Take the opportunity to hear a weekly series, celebrating Walter Rodney, an acclaimed Historian, activist, and Pan-Africanist! These events are free and open to the public and include different speakers all spring long.

When: Usually Thursdays, 5-6 PM, Spring 2013 (day may be different on certain weeks)

Currently Scheduled Days: Feb. 7, 14, 22, and 28; March 13, 22-23, 28; April 4, 18, and 25

Where: Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

111 James P. Brawley Drive SW, Atlanta GA 30314 (Some events have location differences)

For specific times and locations for each speaker event, visit http://research.auctr.edu/content.php?pid=413171&sid=3375492.

For more information, contact the series organizer, jbenjamin@kennesaw.edu.

Contact Us

Georgia WAND Education Fund, Inc.

250 Georgia Avenue SE
Suite 202
Atlanta, GA 30312

404-524-5999 - phone


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