Women. Power. Peace.

March 2010

Friday, March 12, 19, & 26: Stand for Peace

We stand from 12pm to 1pm on the Corner of Peachtree & 14th St. and meet in the Colony Square food court for lunch and discussion afterward. Also join the ‘StandforPeacers’ email discussion group by emailing us at georgiawand@wand.org to be signed up.

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Saturday, March 13-17: Alliance for Nuclear Accountability's DC Days

Georgia WAND women will undertake four days of education and advocacy with grassroots organizers from across the country who gather in Washington, DC to educate members of Congress and the administration on nuclear disarmament issues. Call Georgia WAND at (404) 524-5999 for more details.

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Sunday, March 14th: Georgia WAND Tips for Changing the World

Georgia WAND volunteers will share an engaging portrait of citizen action at its best: "Top 10 Tips for Changing the World."

If you have been involved in Georgia WAND over the past years or even if you are a recent WAND member and would like to take part in this hour long class, please call Bobbie Paul at WAND 404 524-5999 ext 11 and let her know.  We are looking for  experienced volunteers  to share their activist energy with our friends at North Decatur. Peace doves and drums and sings and other matierials made available!

9:30 - 10:30am
North Decatur Presbyterian Church
611 Medlock Rd.
Decatur, GA 30033

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Tuesday, March 16th: Circle of Scribes

Join our group discussion to end the "blank page" syndrome and... WRITE! Please RSVP to the Georgia WAND office at (404) 524-5999.

7:30pm
Home of Krista Brewer and Gary Flack
812 Springdale Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30306

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Friday, March 19 & 26: Stand for Peace

We stand from 12pm to 1pm on the Corner of Peachtree & 14th St. and meet in the Colony Square food court for lunch and discussion afterward. Also join the ‘StandforPeacers’ email discussion group by emailing us at georgiawand@wand.org to be signed up.

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Wednesday, March 31st: Women in the Halls with Georgia WAND
Learn how to find your way around the capitol and lobby your elected officials about WAND's issues.  Anyone can do this, you don't have to be a professional lobbyist to make your voice heard! Call the Georgia WAND office for more details at (404) 524-5999.

9am
Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Room 306
Atlanta, GA 30346

COMMUNITY & PARTNER EVENTS

Wednesday, March 10th: A discussion led by Oxford professor and author Paul Collier on his recent book, Wars, Guns and Votes.

Collier is a professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University. He researches the causes and consequences of civil war, the effects of aid, and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural resource-rich societies.

This event is free but reservations are required. Click here to make a reservation.

7pm
Carter Center Library
453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307-1406

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Friday, March 12th: Who Needs the United Nations Now?

The third annual CTAUN Atlanta Conference will take place at Emory University. The conference topic is “Who Needs the UN Now?” The CTAUN Atlanta conference will provide educators, journalists, students, and others with a framework for understanding and communicating the continuing relevance of the United Nations in the 21st century. Speakers: Carolina Owens - Office of the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Eric Falt - Director of Outreach, Department of Public Information, United Nations, Kenton Ayres - Peace Corps Regional Manager, Derreck Kayongo - CARE International.

Georgia WAND board member Besty Rivard is on the steering committee of this wonderful event. Contact Betsy for additional information at betsyrivard@gmail.com.  Registration forms available at http://teachun.org/.

Friday, March 12th
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Candler School of Theology
1531 Dickey Drive, Room 252
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

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Monday, March 15th: Bernice King at Oglethorpe University

From 4pm to 6pm, Martin Luther and Corretta Scott King's youngest daughter, Bernice, will be speaking at Oglethorpe University.  As part of their commemoration of Women's History Month, her general focus will be the power and role of women in times of war and crisis.  The event will be in the Conant Performing Arts Center and is free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, March 16th: METRO Atlanta (WIN) Women in NAACP

Women's History Month March
Roundtable Dinner Discussion on Women Issues

Morris Brown College Murrell's Cafe' Student Center Time: 5:30 PM Tuesday, March 16, 2010   $10.00 Food/Drink included   For information contact: Cee’ Cee’ Anderson - ceceand2003@yahoo.com or 678-334-5017

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Tuesday, March 16th: Women's Capitol Briefing

(11:00 Join a contingent of women to go across the street for capitol tour and meetings with legislators--this will be fun!)
noon - 1:15pm
Central Presbyterian Church
201 Washington St. SW 30303

Lunch
Pre-order a box lunch NOW (vegetarian options available) for $10 at rsvp@gwomen.org or bring your own. You can pay at the door by check or credit card. Please let us know if you are coming in any case.

What
This lunch-learn-and-act is an opportunity to hear from our lobbyists and partners on the latest issues before the Georgia legislature, what impact they are having on women and girls and what YOU can do to help.

What's happening with the child prostitution bills?
Do new family leave policies have a chance in this session?
How are budget cuts drastically affecting women and children?
Do we need to do something to ensure the Commission on Family Violence remains independent?

Directions and parking:There are several parking lots in the area including at Underground Atlanta and on Washington St. behind City Hall.

MARTA: The closest MARTA rail stop to the church is the Georgia State University MARTA station on the East-West line.

Who We Are
Georgia Women for a Change, Inc. is a non-profit think tank and advocacy center with a gender lens that has been advocating for women and girls in the Georgia legislature for twenty years. We provide expert advice and proven successful strategies on issues regarding economic security and opportunity for women, employment, women's health, marital law, and violence against women and girls.

Questions? Email Stephanie at stephanie@gwomen.org
We hope to see you there!

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Thursday, March 18th: Third Thursday Cinema

"Blue Gold" is an eye-opener as to what is already happening around the globe  with the world's water supply and where we are headed.  It appears that our major concerns will come from corporate giants, private investors and corrupt governments who vie for control of our dwindling  fresh  water supply. Corporations drain water from our water basins to sell as bottled water, which we continue to buy.  Some states have run the bottled water industry out to save their fresh water.  Will wars of the future be fought over water as they are today over oil?  7pm. A $3 donation is suggested for the evening sponsored by the Peace Network and includes refreshments and discussion. Room  210.  For further information call Renee Vorbach 770-491-6817

Directions: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) is located on the I-85 north access road between North Druid Hills Rd. and  Clairmont Rd. opposite the underpass. Enter top doors and proceed down left hallway to last room on left.

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Thursday, March 18th: Panel discussion on “The War on Terror – Beyond Bush: US Imperialism Abroad."

7 – 9 p.m., First Iconium Baptist Church, 542 Moreland Avenue SE (East Atlanta).  Join us on the 7th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq for a teach-in on Palestine, the Americas, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans and the domestic costs of war.  More info: Christina Dowse, christina.dowse@gmail.com, 770-778-6922; Victoria Fort, victoria.fort@gmail.com, 931-636-6300.  Sponsored by ISO, Iraq Veterans Against the War, GSU Progressive Students Alliance, Emory Progressive Student Alliance, MEIAG, Solidarity, Grandmothers for Peace; Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition/Atlanta

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Saturday, March 27th: "War is a Racket" 1pm - 5pm

Free Afternoon Workshop Productions at Atlanta Friends Meeting presents "War is a Racket" based on the 1935 book of the title by Major General Smedley D. Butler, USMC (Ret). Please join us for this afternoon of putting together the pieces of evidence in this workshop-examination of hte U.S. war industry. Less than one-half of 1% of the U.S. population manipulates, controls and manages our entire U.S. Congress and the nation's military.

RSVP georgiawatchdog@yahoo.com. Kindly register with full name and contact phone number. Kindly note any special seating needs. Midway refreshments.

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Tuesday, March 30th: The 2010 Sheth Distinguished Lecture on Creativity in Later Life, with Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott College

The 2010 Sheth Distinguished Lecture on Creativity in Later Life, with Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott College. This event is made possible by a generous donation from Madhu and Jagdish Sheth, and is co-sponsored by the Emory Alumni Association. Space is limited and registration is required. Respond by March 15 to Charity Crabtree at 404.712.8834 or  charity.crabtree@emory.edu.

Contact Us

Georgia WAND Education Fund, Inc.

250 Georgia Avenue SE
Suite 202
Atlanta, GA 30312

404-524-5999 - phone

info@georgiawand.org

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