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January 2013 Calendar of Events

January 7

Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition Meeting: Battle at the Capitol

Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition welcomes you to our first quarterly meeting in 2013! This evening, local activists working within the legislature will inform us of upcoming legislation so we can plug into ongoing work. This will give us the opportunity to prepare for a "battle at the capitol" in the early months of the new year.

The topics for the main panel are budget and policy, women's healthcare, immigration, and prison justice/the death penalty. Panelists will make a brief presentation and the floor will be open for questions. There will also be opportunities for other organizations to table.

Panelists include Larry Pellegrini of the Georgia Rural Urban Summit; Alan Essig of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute; Janelle Yamarick of the Feminist Women's Health Center; and Kathryn Hamoudah of the Southern Center for Human Rights.

When: Monday, January 7

6:30 PM- Reception with light refreshments

7 PM- Panel, followed by Q&A and general discussion

Where: Atlanta Friends Meeting House

701 West Howard Avenue
Decatur GA 30030
(three blocks east of East Lake MARTA station)

**Free admission and parking**

Sponsored by Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition


January 8

GA Coalition for the People's Agenda: 1st Meeting of the Year

The Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda will be holding its first meeting of the new year, hosted by Georgia Women's Action for New Directions (WAND).

Come out and connect with a great group of civil rights, human rights, and peace and justice organizations as they start work for the year 2013!

When: Tuesday, January 8, 12-2 PM

Where: Georgia WAND Office, 250 Georgia Avenue SE, Atlanta GA 30312

For more information, call 404-524-5999.

January 10

Women in the Halls Kickoff Party!

Come and join a great new year with the citizen lobbying program, Women in the Halls!

The 2013 Georgia legislative session starts on Monday, January 14th, and Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates are inviting you to a kickoff party on Thursday, January 10 with food, fun, festivities, and civic action!

Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates will be joining with other progressive organizations every Wednesday for lobby training and updates on pertinent legislation to learn about working for responsible legislation in Georgia. Come attend the start of this exciting civic action with a party on Thursday!

Admission is free, and there will be complimentary appetizers available.

RSVPs are requested. You can RSVP online here:


When: Thursday, January 10, 6:30 PM

Where: Ri Ra Irish Pub (in the Harbour Bar)

1080 Peachtree St. NW #1

Atlanta, GA 30309

The Host Committee is the Feminist Women's Health Center, Georgia Equality, Megan Burgoyne, Stephanie Kupor, and Megan Sparks.

For more information or if you have any questions, call 404-567-8307 or e-mail at amber.english@ppfa.org.

January 12

Georgia Equality: Citizen Advocacy Training

Come attend Citizen Advocacy Training for the year 2013!

Participants will learn about effectively communicating with elected officials, will receive an update on the most important issues facing the LGBT and HIV communities during this year’s legislative session, and will also learn how to speak out effectively for equality in their offices, neighborhoods, churches and in the local media.

When: Saturday, January 12, 11 AM- 4 PM

Where: Philip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta GA 30307

*Candler Park MARTA Station is 1 block away
*Located in the same building as Radial Cafe
*Parking available at the Phillip Rush Center (as well as behind and beside the building)

There will be no charge for the training, although registration is requested.

You can register online at this link:


For more information or if you have any questions, you can email Melinda at melinda@georgiaequality.org.

January 18

Third Friday Film Series: “Slavery by Another Name”

Come out and see Samuel D. Pollard’s, “Slavery by Another Name” (2012), a film that was nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and that challenges one of our cherished assumptions- that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation.

Popcorn and refreshments will be available!

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

Stay for the discussion after the film, led by historian and DSA member Jeff Bragg.

The film showing is sponsored by the Metro Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and First E’s Social Justice Guild.

When: Friday, January 18; 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, see the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/144661419020616/?fref=ts

January 21

MLK Day of Action

Join the Georgia WAND team and walk or run with us in the MLK Day 5K!! The walk/run will happen at Piedmont Park. For each team member registered under our name, Georgia WAND receives $5 of their registration.

This will be a Day of Action and a Day of Fun, and from the walk/run, we will head to the MLK March where we will join up with our progressive coalition partners!!

When: Monday, January 21

MLK Day 5K Walk/Run at 9 AM

MLK March at 1 PM

Where: MLK Day 5K Walk/Run at Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Dr., NE, Atlanta GA 30306

MLK March at the corner of Peachtree St NE and Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30303

For more information, you can contact Courtney Hanson at courtney@georgiawand.org.

January 23, 26, and 30

AFSC King Peace Month Events

Come and join the American Friends Service Committee in a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of events focusing on economic justice, community violence, and demilitarization.

There will be events Wednesday, Jan.23 and the next Wednesday and also on Saturday!

When: Wednesday, Jan.23- Economic Justice Event

Reception and Singing by Friends School of Atlanta at 6:30 PM, Panel at 7 PM

Saturday, Jan.26- Community Violence: An Event for Youth and Parents

Event from 10 AM-2 PM with Lunch provided

Wednesday, Jan.30- Demilitarization Event at 7 PM- AFSC has CANCELLED this event due to illness and scheduling conflicts. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for understanding.

Where: Economic Justice Event: Atlanta Friends Meeting, 701 W Howard Ave, Decatur GA

Community Violence Event: Clarkston High School, 618 North Indian Creek Dr., Clarkston GA

Demilitarization Event: AFSC Office, 60 Walton St, Atlanta GA (Event CANCELLED.)

For more information, call at (404)586-0460 x31 or e-mail at rsullivan@afsc.org or dcbargabus@afsc.org.

January 28

Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition: Monthly Meeting

Come and join the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition for their monthly meeting! The meetings are usually held the third Monday of the month; however, because of MLK Day Activities, this month the meeting will be the fourth Monday instead. Be a part of this opportunity to unite with a great group of organizations on issues facing our state.

When: Monday, January 28 at 7:15 PM

Where: American Friends Service Committee, 60 Walton St. NW, downtown Atlanta 30303

For more information, e-mail at goodman1015@bellsouth.net.

January 28-29

SRS CAB Meeting in Augusta

Join the Savannah River Site (SRS) Citizens Advisory Board (CAB)* meeting in Augusta!

All general meetings are open to the public with opportunities for comments. The January 28-29 meeting will be key because environmental monitoring in Georgia around the SRS area is on the agenda.

We are continuing to bring the need for monitoring to the light, and speaking out for environmental justice around Savannah River Site!

When: Monday, January 28, 1-5 PM for the Combined Committees Meeting

Tuesday, January 29, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM for the Full Board Meeting

Where: Double Tree, 2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909 for both meetings

For more information, e-mail or call the Georgia WAND Office at 404-524-5999.

(*The SRS CAB provides advice and recommendations to the Department of Energy about environmental remediation, waste management, and related issues. The CAB has bi-monthly meetings, usually at 1 PM on the 4th Monday of the month with meetings of the full board starting at 8:30 AM the following day. [http://www.srs.gov/general/outreach/srs-cab/about_us.html])

January 30

Women in the Halls: A Special Roe v. Wade Edition

Come out for a special advocacy training and opportunity to lobby our Georgia legislators, marking the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision!

Every Wednesday during the legislative session, Planned Parenthood Southeast has a lobby day, the Women in the Halls program, at the Georgia State Capitol. Wednesday, January 30 will be a special Roe v. Wade Edition. The day will start with light breakfast, training, and information on the issues in the Coverdell building and will immediately follow with lobbying at the Capitol!

When: Wednesday, January 30 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 or any questions, contact Salena Jegede at 404-688-9305, ext. 314.

January 31

PSC Energy Committee Meeting

Come attend the next Public Service Commission energy committee meeting on January 31!

In the light of the accident with the Plant Vogtle Schnabel railcar that was compromised and became misaligned, the January 23 PSC meeting on Vogtle construction was cancelled.

Let’s show the PSC and Georgia Power that we are still keeping our eyes vigilant on the disasters with the Vogtle project and be a presence at this upcoming meeting.

When: Thursday, January 31 at 10 AM

Where: Georgia Public Service Commission, 244 Washington Street SW, Atlanta GA 30334

For more information, contact courtney@georgiawand.org or call 404-524-5999.

January 31

AFL-CIO Union Organizer Training Application Deadline

Do you have an interest in a union organizer career or know about someone who does? The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is recruiting talented and motivated people who want to work in the Labor Movement full time, long term.

They will be having a 3 day training in mid-Feb.: Deadline to Apply: Thurs., Jan.31 by the close of business.

The OI program consists of the intense weekend classroom training followed by a paid 12-week Apprenticeship Program in which selected applicants learn union-building skills first-hand.

Apply at: www.aflcio.org/oi.  Click on the ‘Nonunion Members’ link for the application.

When: Thursday, January 31- Application Deadline for Training Program

Friday Feb. 8- Sunday Feb.10: Union Organizer Training Dates (3 day training)

Where: Atlanta, GA (details when submitting application)

AFL-CIO Atlanta Office: 2314 Sullivan Rd. Suite 100 College Park, GA 30337

For more information or questions, contact Ayketa Iverson, the National Recruitment Coordinator, at 404-754-3186 or aiverson@aflcio.org.

Contact Us

Georgia WAND Education Fund, Inc.

250 Georgia Avenue SE
Suite 202
Atlanta, GA 30312

404-524-5999 - phone


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