Women. Power. Peace.

May 2010

Georgia WAND Events in MAY


Monday, May 3 • 12:30pm • WAND Nuclear Committee Meeting

• Carter Library Museum Cafeteria •

Savannah River Site monitoring, nuclear reactor design flaws, and new START actions.

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Friday, May 7, 14, 21, & 28 • 12pm • Stand for Peace

Corner of Peachtree St. and 14th St.

Stand from 12-1pm and meet in the Colony Square food court for lunch /discussion afterward. Current US military deaths in Iraq: 4,393...Iraqi and Afghan death toll 889,795. (www.antiwar.com)

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Tuesday, May 11 • 6:30pm • Is a Nuclear Weapons-Free World Possible?

Manuel’s Tavern • 602 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta 30307

Join Bobbie Paul, Elizabeth Baldwin, and Steve Leeper, Director of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, for an interactive report on the International Conference on NPT. Come early and grab a bite with friends and join the growing “People’s Movement.”

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Sunday, May 23 • 4-6pm • Mother’s Day for Peace

Cosby Center Auditorium, Spelman College. 350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Georgia WAND invites you to its annual fundraising event featuring keynote speaker, Mildred McClain, Ed.D. Founder of Citizens for Environmental Justice, Inc., Dr. McClain is also the Executive Director of Harambee House, a community center which focuses on political, socio-economic and community empowerment located in Savannah, GA. Co-hosted with the Women’s Research & Resource Center at Spelman College •  Reception: 4pm, Program: 5pm.

Community and Partner Events

Saturday, May 1: Unveiling African American Legacy Markers in Candler Park

2pm to 4pm. The Old Stone Church. 470 Candler Park Drive, NE. 404-222-0801

Candler Park Old Stone Church BiRacial History Project presents a PUBLIC PROGRAM: UNVEILING AFRICAN AMERICAN LEGACY MARKERS in CANDLER PARK with Antioch East Baptist Church and First Existentialist Congregation at THE OLD STONE CHURCH.

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Saturday, May 1: International Workers Day

Born out of the struggle of overworked and underpaid men and women, many of whom were immigrants, to win the 8 hour work day in the US, May Day is now celebrated internationally by millions of workers . Since 2006, on May 1, the streets of many cities and towns throughout the US are once more filled with tens and hundreds of thousands of workers, again many of them immigrants, demanding justice in the workplace and in their communities.

10am, March for Dignity, March for Immigration Reform, Georgia State Capitol, Washington St. side. The march will leave from and return to the Capitol for a rally. Initiatd by Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and supported by the International Action Center and many other organizations, the demands include the passage of a fair and just immigration law; the end of 287(g) agreements; no more separation of families; passage of the DREAM Act; stop raids and deportations. You are asked to wear white. For more information, call 770.457.5232

9:30am-5:30pm, May Day Summit 2010, "Toward an Economic Bill of Rights," Georgia-Hill Neighborhood Facility, 250 Georgia Ave. Plenary speakers; panels. Lunch served. $10 donation sliding scale. Sponsored by Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America. For more information, call 770.313.4628.

4pm, May Day march from Freedom Parkway to Little 5 Points Community Center, 1083 Austin Ave NE, (corner of Euclid and Austin) 30307. Initiated by Atlanta Workers Project. Following the march, a celebration with food, music, dancing.

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Sunday, May 2: WRFG Blues/Gospel Brunch Benefit

Noon-4pm,  Zuffy's Place, 1860 Corporate Blvd (at corner of Buford Highway, north of N. Druid Hill) 30329. $10 general admission. For ticket information, call 404.523.3471 or go to www.wrfg.org

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Sunday, May 2: "What's Special about May 1? Labor, Immigrants and Solidarity"

5-7pm, monthly International Action Center roundtable, "What's Special about May 1? Labor, Immigrants and Solidarity" featuring local union and immigrant rights leaders. Special report via video conferencing with Arizona activists including one of the youth who chained herself to the State Capitol doors in Phoenix. For more information, e-mail atlantaiac@aol.com

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Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 6

The right-wing Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to bring its homophobic, racist, anti-semitic and bigoted mesage to various high schools, Jewish institutions, and concerts in metro Atlanta over these two days. While it is unclear what will actually take place, high school students, parents and community members are mobilizing to present a different message at several locations. Grady High School students are encouraging a mass witness of ATL (Acceptance, Tolerance and Love) that expresses unity and solidarity.

Thursday, May 6, 3-4pm, Piedmont Park across from Grady HS on 10th St, support the youth at Grady; show your opposition to the WBC haters; donate funds to organizations that serve gay,lesbian,bi, trans youth. Bring musical instruments, signs, banners. For more information, contact tfranzen@afsc.org

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Thursday, May 6: Community Forum on Reigning in Corporations 7pm

Manuel's Tavern, 602 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306

A community based event that focuses on how to counteract the powerful and entrenched forces in Washington D.C. Specifically we will discuss how we can be part of the solution by lobbying for particular pieces of legislation to limit corporate spending on campaigns, for example. We look forward to hearing how individuals are affected by so much corporate influence in government and suggestions for how to tackle these problems.

To sign up: http://pol.moveon.org/event/2010townhall/103215

Progressives learned a sobering lesson in 2009: even with President Obama and Democratic majorities in Congress, it's incredibly difficult to make change in Washington. Giant corporations and their lobbyists who profit from the status quo have doubled down in the wake of last year's election, and they have massive amounts of money available to fight progressive legislation and leaders. Already, these corporations are getting ready to spend whatever it takes to repeal the health care reform bill in the courts or by taking back the Congress. And recent court decisions have made their job easier and ours harder.

What we have is people-power. Our emergency town hall meetings will bring our communities together to make sure we have a shared understanding of the problem and discuss how we use progressive people-power to block this corporate power grab and save American democracy before it's too late.

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Wednesday, May 13: Atlanta Green Drinks!

"Sierra Nevada at Sierra Club"

Come out and Join the super cool crew of the Georgia office of the Sierra Club at they host ATLANTA GREEN DRINKS!
http://Georgia.sierraclub.org/atlanta/

Check out our new website!!
www.atlantagreendrinks.org

As you probably know...
The Atlanta Group comprises the largest Sierra Club membership in Georgia and is dedicated to exploring, preserving and protecting the environment within Atlanta's environs. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:30 pm (except July). Our meetings are held at Church of the Epiphany, 2089 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE in Atlanta.

Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club
743 B East College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

This Green Drinks will be sponsored by Sierra Nevada, we will also have some soft drinks supplied by Bionade.
Check out Bionade @
http://www.bionade.com/bionade.php/20_en

Check out all the great things Sierra Nevada are doing to be as energy efficient as possible.
http://www.sierranevada.com/

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Thursday, May 13: Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Annual MaryRuth Weir Memorial Dinner

6:30pm. Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.   Keynote speaker is Larry Cox, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. $50.00 individual tickets; $500.00 Table (seats 10) To RSVP go to www.gfadp.org for invitation and response form.  For more info, contact Peggy Hendrix 404-378-6995 or peggyhendrix2000@yahoo.com.

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Thursday, May 20: "Food, Inc." at UUC

7pm, film, "Food,Inc" exposes the dangers of corporate control of the food supply, Unitarian-Universalist Congregation, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE. $3 donation. Sponsored by Peace Network. For more information, call 770.491.6817.

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Saturday, May 22: First E Coffeehouse

The First E Coffeehouse, an array of musical performances, will be held Saturday, May 22, 2010.  Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show will start at 8 p.m.  The evening will include music by The Atlanta Sisters dba The Order of the Flaming Sugarbakers, Louisa Branscomb, Aubrey Cox, Karen Esterl, Andy Weiskoff and Ted Pettis, Tia Rix and many more.  Wine, coffee, tea, baked goods, and wi-fi will be available.  For more information about First E or the event, you may email office@firstexistentialist.org or call 404-378-5570.

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Wednesday, May 26: Rally Against Endless War

4:30pm - 6pm. Freedom Parkway & Moreland Avenue

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.

Wednesday, May 26: “Keeping Up and Moving Up in a Down Economy.”

Do you want to know how to thrive in your career and learn what it takes to get ahead even in our current economy?  The women of Campus Services are invited to join us for an insightful panel discussion that will address this topic and provide the tips and tools that can help you be at the top of your professional game.  Bring your lunch—soft drinks and cookies will be provided. Sponsored by the Center for Women at Emory, in partnership with the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, Campus Services, and Human Resources. Facilities Management Building B, Noon – 1:00 pm

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Thursday, May 27: "Haiti: The Struggle Continues"

Auburn Ave. Research Library, corner of Auburn and Courtland, featuring special guests from Haiti, Euvorie Georges Auguste and Rea Dol, long-time community activists. Sponsored by numerous organizations including Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Latin American and Caribbean Community Center and US Human Rights Network. For more information, call 678.756.4700.

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