Women. Power. Peace.

June 2010

Georgia WAND Events in JUNE


Friday, June 4, 11, 18, & 25 • 12pm • Stand for Peace

Colony Square - Corner of Peachtree St. and 14th St.

Vigil from 12-1pm and meet in the Colony Square food court for lunch /discussion afterward.

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Monday, June 7 • 12:30pm • WAND Nuclear Committee Meeting

Carter Library Museum

Stand from 12-1pm and meet in the Colony Square food court for lunch /discussion afterward.

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Tuesday, June 8 • 6:30pm • WAND Meet-n-Greet • Manual's Tavern

602 N Highland Ave NE, 30307

Newcomers encouraged to attend and learn about getting involved with WAND. Members always welcome!

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Tuesday, June 15 • 6:30pm • Circle of Scribes • Home of Krista Brewer

812 Springdale Rd. NE, 30306

To celebrate the LAST Circle of Scribes at Krista's house, we're doing a Movie Night! Come watch "Nuclear Tipping Point" and discuss the importance of getting writing letters to Sen. Johnny Isakson about START. Please RSVP by calling 404-524-5999.

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Tuesday, June 22 • 6:30pm • WAND Monthly Program: 2010 GOTV Kickoff Meeting • Manual's Tavern

602 N Highland Ave NE, 30307

The 2010 Election is just around the corner and it's time to get to work. We are planning to hit the streets to get voters registered and educated on our issues. Come tonight to discuss the political lay of the land and to get engaged in moving Georgia towards a more progressive future. Program begins at 7pm, but come early to grab something to eat.

Community and Partner Events

Thursday, June 3: Sexual Intimacy for Women Workshop with Dr. Glenda Corwin

1189 Euclid Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307, 7:30-9 p.m.

Join Charis Books and More for a special workshop with Dr. Glenda Corwin, author of Sexual Intimacy for Women. Dr. Corwin will help lesbian couples examine the emotional, physical, and psychological aspects of their relationships, with the goal of creating more intimacy. This interactive workshop will dispel myths, examine the intricacies of women’s desire, and provide advice to help couples achieve long-lasting, healthy, and fulfilling relationships. Dr. Corwin will be glad to answer questions as well as sign copies of her new book. For more information call (404)524-0304 or email info@charisbooksandmore.com.

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Saturday, June 5: The 35th anniversary of The Georgia Coalition on Hunger

9 Gammon Ave. Atlanta, GA 30315 (7pm - 11pm)

The 35th anniversary of The Georgia Coalition on Hunger will be celebrated as a “LEGACY GALA” on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 9 Gammon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30315 from 7:00—11:00 p.m. Also celebrated at this event will be The Retirement of Reverend Sandra Robertson, who has served passionately for 31 years.  To commemorate this dual event, the goal is to raise at least $10,000, which will be donated to the Hunger Coalition to support the continued work of the organization. Tickets are being sold for $25--$100 (based on ability to pay).  The 35th Anniversary Souvenir Book will be presented at the “LEGACY GALA” to those in attendance; ads may be purchased at the rate of $100—1/4 page, $150—1/2 page, and $250—full page. A patron list will also be included in The Souvenir Book. If you wish your name listed as a patron, the fee is $25. http://ga-hungercoalition.org/

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Saturday, June 5: A Conversation: Health Care Reform: For Patients or for Profits?

701 West Howard Avenue, Decatur 30030 2-4 p.m.

A Conversation: HEALTHCARE REFORM: FOR PATIENTS OR FOR PROFITS? Where do we stand? Where do we go?  Atlanta Friends Meeting House, 701 West Howard Avenue, Decatur 30030.  Sponsored by HealthcareNow-GA. More info: 404-373-7410x19; or 678-637-0052.

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Sunday, June 6th: Join us for a special afternoon in the garden!

At the home of Jerome & Melissa Walker in Historic Druid Hills (343 Hertford Circle, Decatur) 4:30- 6:00 pm.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the Walkers' garden, certified by the Atlanta Audobon Society as a wildlife sanctuary.  Friends of Earth Covenant Ministry will gather to celebrate the recent release of Melissa Walker's book, A Place for Delta. Meet the author and hear her read a selection from this latest book. Please RSVP by calling 678-362-7639 or emailing kmosley@earthcovenantministry.org.

About the Author*
**Melissa Walker, Ph.D., has been a professor of English at the University of New Orleans and Mercer University and a Fellow in Women's Studies at Emory University. She's has been an advocate for civil rights and a national leader for wilderness preservation. Her current commitment is to empower children to understand their place in the natural  world and to discover how they can help save the environment.

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Tuesday, June 8: Teach-In + Call to Action for Troy Davis!

First Iconium Baptist Church, 542 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Learn more about Troy Davis fighting for his life on Death Row and the surrounding community campaign. Help build community support during the evidentiary hearing and participate in the movement to abolish capital punishment in Georgia. Sponsored by Georgians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty. For more information contact info@gfadp.org or 678-431-6078 or www.gfadp.org

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Saturday, June 12: US Department of Justice Informational Session on Civil Rights Protection

Westminster School in Atlanta, GA (10 am-12 pm)

The workshop is intended for community leaders and members (Latino and non-Latino) to learn about federal laws prohibiting discrimination in: Housing, Education, Employment, Lending, Law Enforcement, Public Accommodations and Voting. This workshop is important because as community leaders, we need to engage with the U.S. Department of Justice to ensure that civil rights protections are enforced in Georgia. RSVP will be required by Wednesday, June 9th in order to participate. To RSVP, please send your name, organization, phone, and email to maria@galeo.org.

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Sunday, June 13: Atlanta Peace Trails walk in downtown for Trail of Dreams kick-off

Starting point at the Statue of Niki behind City Hall, Atlanta GA (2-4pm)

Benefit for Spirit of Truth Foundation (501c3) coordinating a Walk Around America continuing in Atlanta on International Day of Peace 9-21-10 and 10-10-10 to launch the walk to other states. Www.AtlantaPeaceTrails.com details places of peace in metro Atlanta with eight different trails. The June 13th (Trail A) walk goes from City Hall's Niki sculpture (starting point) to Woodruff Park & Centennial Park, up Auburn Ave. to MLK. A 3-mile walk. Wear sun protection & bring water.

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Saturday, June 19

11am-1pm, demonstration, "Protest BP," 610 Spring St. NW. Sponsored by Code Pink and Sierra Club.

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Tuesday, June 22: Global Day of Solidarity for Troy Davis

6pm, rally for Troy Davis, Georgia State Capitol, Washington St. steps.

Despite his declaration of innocence and the lack of any physical evidence, Troy Davis was convicted of killing a Savannah policeman solely on the basis of eyewitness testimony. 7 of the 9 trial witnesses have recanted, with several claiming police intimidation and threats as the reason for their false testimony. Almost put to death three times, the US Supreme Court ordered a court hearing on the recanted statements, now scheduled for Wednesday, June 23. The strength of grassroots opposition to Troy's execution has made the case an international example of the injustice and racism that permeates the use of the death penalty in the US. Sponsored by Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Amnesty International and others.Sponsored by Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. For more information contact info@gfadp.org or 678-431-6078 or www.gfadp.org

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Wednesday, June 23: Rally Against Endless War (NEW location)

4:30 – 6 p.m. – Moreland Avenue & Caroline Street (Edgewood shopping center).

Sponsored by Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition (every 4th Wednesday, weather permitting). US Out of Iraq, Afghanistan & Pakistan; No War on Iran; Money for Jobs and Education – Not War and Occupation; Healthcare, Not Warfare. More info: 404-522-4500.

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Thursday, June 24: Gubernatorial Forum on Water and the Environment

Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 330 Evans to Lock Road, Martinez, GA (7-8:30p.m.)

Join hundreds of fellow supporters of clean water and a healthy environment to hear candidates in the 2010 governor’s race discuss their views on these important topics. Your participation will make a big difference and demonstrate that Georgians want our next Governor to make clean water and a healthy environment a priority.We are excited that the Augusta Chronicle’s outdoors and environment reporter, Rob Pavey, will serve as the forum moderator. Many of the candidates have already confirmed their participation. Also, attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for the candidates. We hope to see you there! Have questions? Contact Georgia Conservation Voters at 404-522-8144

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Friday, June 25:  Stand-UP Alliance Meeting

12pm - 2pm. IBEW Auditorium, 501 Pulliam Street SW, Atlanta, GA.

Join us as we discuss opportunities for good jobs, sustainable workforce development, and the proposed Atlanta Community Benefits Jobs Policy. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 23, 2010. For more information or to RSVP, call 404.581.0061 or email rsvp@georgiastandup.org. The STAND-UP Alliance meets the 3rd Friday of every month.

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Tuesday, June 29: Reckoning with Torture: Memos and Testimonies from the 'War on Terror'

7pm. Kavarna, 707 East Lake Dr, Decatur 30030.

Readings from recently-released secret documents from the Bush administration and Guantanamo detainees. Sponsored by ACLU. For more information, go to www.acluga.org

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