Women. Power. Peace.

January Calendar of Events

January 7
Community Meeting with Dr Joseph Lowery

Georgia WAND and the Coalition for the People's Agenda invite to get on the bus to Shell Bluff, Georgia for a community meeting and day of action! The day will include dialogue and lunch with the community living directly in the shadow of nuclear sites Plant Voglte, nuclear power plant, and Savannah River Site, nuclear weapons complex, a community meeting, press conference and tour of the area.

The Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery will offer his insights and inspiration.

Don't miss this chance to learn from the residents and see first hand the impacts of the nuclear industry in our state.

When: Saturday, January 7, 9am

Where: The bus will leave from the Georgia Hill Library building, 250 Georgia Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Plenty of parking is available and the building is accessible via MARTA bus #32 Bouldercrest/Georgia Aquarium. We suggest a $10 donation to cover the bus trip, lunch and snacks on the bus. Payment can be made in cash or checks made payable to Georgia WAND Education Fund the day of the trip.


January 8
Atlanta Grandmothers for Peace Awards

Come and listen to contest winners read their winning essays on peace! The top 5 of nearly 100 contestants will be awarded. Congressman John Lewis has been asked to present the awards. Refreshments will be served.

When: 2:30-4:30 pm, Sunday, January 8

Where: American Friends Service Committee, 60 Walton Street

For more information, contact Betsey Miklethun 770.662.5544 or Minnie Ruffin 404.691.3231.

January 10
Educational Event- Protecting the Most Vulnerable

From January through March, Georgia WAND will be at the Gold Dome working  to pass a resolution to create a Study Committee on the impacts of radioactive tritium on women, pregnant women and children.

Join us for a community educational event to learn more about this critical issue! Lisa Ledwidge, Campaign Coordinator of Healthy from the Start, a campaign to include women, children and future generations in environmental health standards will speak about why health standards don't protect the most vulnerable.

When: Tuesday, January 10, at 6:30pm

Where: Inman Park Methodist Church

Ledwidge will discuss health effects of radiation and other contaminants from nuclear power plants on women and children, and what we can do to protect the most vulnerable in the population.

A community meeting to plan grassroots organizing against nuclear power expansion in Georgia will follow the presentation. Call Georgia WAND 404.524.5999 for more information


January 16
Occupy Atlanta Rally to Save the Glen Iris Home

Occupy Atlanta has been occupying the Pittman home for several months to keep it form being foreclosed upon. Please show your support for this local family!

When: Saturday, January 14 from 4-7pm

Where: 404 Glen Iris Dr., Atlanta, GA 30308.

Click here to read more.


January 16
King March

Come march with the Georgia WAND contingent! We'll meet at the corner of Auburn and Peachtree, in front of Starbucks. Georgia WAND usually marches near the end of the parade, so you'll have the chance to see other marches as they pass by!

When: Monday, January 16, 1:15 pm

Where: Peachtree and Auburn

For more information, call Georgia WAND 404.524.5999 or email courtney@wand.org


January 19
AFSC Annual King Peace Program

This program will  lift up the message of peace in King’s final book Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community. In1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.

When: Thursday January 19  6:30-7pm children's program, 7pm- 8:30pm p rogram, 8:30pm-9pm reception.

Where:  Atlanta Friends Meetinghouse, 701 West Howard Ave, Decatur.

For additional information or to volunteer, contact: Alice Lovelace, 404-586-0460 ext.17 or alovelace@afsc.org

January 20
Rally Against Corporate Personhood

Come help call attention to the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United v. FEC decision, a ruling overturning longstanding rules limiting corporate spending in our political process. The decision was a victory for already powerful industries and their lobbying firms over the voice of the citizen and the charities that support we the people. Say NO to corporate personhood!

When:  Friday, January 20, 2012 beginning at 2 PM

Where: Courtyard of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building, 75 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

Georgia WAND Executive Director, Bobbie Paul, will speak briefly at the rally, joining many progressive partner organizations. For more information, contact Don Dressel ~ dondressel@gmail.com


January 24
"Doctors of the Dark Side"

On the 10th anniversary of transfer of detainees to Guantanamo and the upcoming 3rd anniversary of President Obama's Executive Order on Gitmo's closure, please join us for the screening of the acclaimed film "Doctors of the Dark Side," a documentary on involvement of the medical profession in the U.S. government's torture program.

When: Tuesday, January 24th at 7pm

Where: PushPush Theater 121 New Street  Decatur, GA 30030

Co-sponsored by: Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition Atlanta, ACLU of Georgia, AFSC, Amnesty International, International Action Center-Atlanta, National Lawyers Guild-Ga Chapter, Project South, and US Human Rights Network.

January 25
Rally Against Endless War

Join the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition to rally against endless war, calling for the US Out of Afghanistan and Pakistan; Stop U.S. Drones Kill Kids!; No War with Iran; Bring the Troops Home Now; Money for Jobs and Education – Not War and Occupation; Healthcare, Not Warfare; Free Bradley Manning!

When: Wednesday, January 25, 4-5pm

Where: Moreland Avenue and Caroline Street (Edgewood Retail district)

For more information, visit www.georgiapeace.org or call 404.522.4500

January 28
A Call to Action: Uniting to end Georgia's Death Penalty

Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and Amnesty International will host this state-wide death penalty abolition summit.

When: Saturday, January 28, 10am - 2pm

Where: Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30312

Please RSVP to info@gfadp.org or call 404.250.3540





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Georgia WAND Education Fund, Inc.

250 Georgia Avenue SE
Suite 202
Atlanta, GA 30312

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Georgia WAND is funded by

Sevenanda Natural Foods Market

AJ-Muste Memorial Institute

New Mexico Community Foundation

Colombe Foundation

The Sapelo Foundation

Southern Partners Fund

US Climate Action Network