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Mother’s Day for Peace 2014!

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Mother’s Day for Peace will be held Sunday, June 8, from 4-6pm at Spelman College’s Cosby Auditorium.

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NOJ Headshot 3-4-2014KEYNOTE SPEAKER: NA’TAKI OSBORNE JELKS

Na’Taki Osborne Jelks co-founded the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA), an urban, community-based organization made up of residents living in the Proctor, Utoy and Sandy Creek Watersheds in Atlanta. Under Mrs. Jelks’ leadership, WAWA changed the course of wastewater policy in the City of Atlanta; having a direct impact on the closure of a former combined sewer overflow facility in Northwest Atlanta; saved over 400 acres of greenspace in Southwest Atlanta; and co-established the Atlanta Children’s Forest Network on over 355 acres of urban forest in Southwest Atlanta.

Na’Taki serves as an adjunct Instructor in the Environmental Science and Studies Program at Spelman College. She was recognized as a 2014 White House Champion of Change for her efforts to engage urban communities and youth of color in environmental stewardship through hands-on watershed and land restoration initiatives. She is a published poet and is working on her first book of non-fiction, Rooted Resistance: Women of Color and Environmental Justice.

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Genny Head Shot 2012EMCEE: GENNY CASTILLO

Genny Castillo is the Director of Caucus Services for the Georgia House Democratic Caucus. In this role, Genny serves as the key point of contact for all member requests, including coordination of town hall meetings and community outreach. Since joining the Caucus in 2011, Genny has developed the Internship Program that has graduated over 150 participants during the Legislative Session and Election Seasons. As creator and editor of the Blue Star Report, this newsletter is sent to caucus members, constituents and over 1,500 community leaders weekly during the Legislative Session and monthly during the off season. Genny also assists Caucus Members in planning town hall meetings in House Districts across the state including the Affordable Care Act in Fall 2013 and Winter 2014.

Genny received her B.S. in Sociology from Berry College and her A.M. in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. Genny is a graduate of the GALEO Institute for Leadership and former chair of the GLC Leadership Development Committee. She is an active member and speech competitor of PB & J Toastmasters Club. In 2013, Genny placed first at the District 14 Evaluation Speech Contest.

ARTISTS PERFORMING FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE:

Some of Atlanta’s premier artists will share their gifts to make this event truly magnificent. We're lucky to have such a fine crew, which includes Soul Sista's Juke Joint founder and MD4P Co-Artistic Director Kemi Bennings; Acclaimed pianist and pop-soul vocalist, Chanda Leigh; Roswell High School Teacher of the Year and Lamda Book Award Finalist Megan Volpert; Son de Atlanta which includes Cuban vocalists Judith Rodés and Lisset Rodés as well as pianist Karen Shipp, founder of Kairos and Mezcla’o; Alternate ROOTS maven, WonderRoot board member and Carapace regular Shannon Turner; prolific painter of reflections on women’s experience in machismo culture Marco Razo; and leader of the Sierra Student Coalition’s Summer Grassroots Leadership Training Program Emma French who will be playing with The Local Ingredients.

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2014 MD4P AWARD HONOREES:

Ed Arnold Environmental Justice Award: Cee Cee Anderson

Political Empowerment Award: Helen Butler

Peace and Justice Award: Dianne Mathiowetz

Faithful Servant Award: Roberto Moraes, In Memoriam

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DIRECTIONS

If you’re using a GPS, use thee following address: 440 Westview Drive, SW Atlanta, Georgia 30310.

From I-75/85 North and South

Take I-20 West and exit (#55B) at Lee Street. Turn right onto Lee Street and continue through the next traffic light (Westview Drive). You will see a large parking lot on the right-hand side. Turn right into the first driveway and you will approach the gates of Spelman College.

From I-20 West

Exit (#55A) at Lowery Blvd. Cross Lowery Blvd. and continue on Oak Street to the next traffic light. Turn left onto Lee Street and cross the bridge over I-20 and continue through the next two traffic lights. You will see a large parking lot on the right-hand side. Turn right into the first driveway and you will approach the gates of Spelman College.

From I-20 East

Exit (#55B) at Lee Street. Turn right onto Lee Street and continue through the next traffic light (Westview Drive). You will see a large parking lot on the right-hand side. Turn right into the first driveway and you will approach the gates of Spelman College.

From Downtown Atlanta

Take Peachtree Street south to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and turn right. Continue on M.L. King Jr. Drive to Northside and turn left. Continue on Northside through next three traffic lights (passing Burger King on the right). Turn right at the fourth traffic light (Greensferry Avenue). Continue on Greensferry through the stop sign. Turn left into the gate of Spelman College.

There are public safety booths located at both gates of the College. Upon your arrival, the public safety officer(s) will inform you of where to park and give other directions and instructions as needed.

PARKING

There are three lots - two free, two paid. Arrive early so you can get a free spot!

 1. Fine Arts Lot - turn left after guard booth; this is the lot beside Cosby Auditorium; has 10 ADA spaces available

 2. Bessie Strong Lot - turn right passed the guard booth, is ahead on the left. Free. About 500 feet from Cosby Auditorium

3. Spelman Parking Deck - turn immediate right after guard booth; parking in deck is $3

2014 JULIA WARD HOWE AMBASSADORS FOR PEACE:

Leader Stacey Abrams

Lorraine Fontana

Jewell Harper

Bettieanne Childers Hart, Attorney at Law LLC

Bishop Rev. Barbara King

Senator Nan Grogan Orrock

Bobbie Paul

Rita Valenti

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2014 MD4P HOST COMMITTEE List in Formation

Spelman College Women's Research and Resource Center and the Spelman College Social Justice Fellows Program

Kyle Williams and Larry Kosten

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Florence and Jack Dawson

Maggie Kulyk, private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial

Laura Turner Seydel

Carol and Earl Tveit

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Edie Cofrin

Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc

Peggy Hendrix

Barbara Meyer

Rev. Joyce Myers-Brown

Barbara Pyle

Jen Rafanan

Ellen and Brian Spears

Dianne Valentin

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African American Human Rights Foundation
Elaine Alexander
Alternate ROOTS
Bobbie Wrenn Banks and Dave Root
Bernice Bass and Beverly Bass
Dee-Jay Beard
Cathy Bradshaw and Jane Bradshaw
Janice Butt
Chism Strategies
Beth Cope
Patricia Del Rey
EarthFamily.TV
Senator Vincent Fort
Helen and Bob Fredrick
The Georgia NAACP
Georgia WAND Staff
Mickey Gillmor and Henry Kahn
Page Gleason
Grant Park Coffee House
Jewell Harper
Bettianne Childers Hart, Attorney at Law LLC
Emilia Kaiser and Emir Pasalic
Rev. Kempton Haynes, Jr.
Ella Ruth Hunnicutt
Anne C and John J Huss, Jr.
Belle Miller McMaster
Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America
Anne Olson
Senator Nan Grogan Orrock
Partnerships in Peace
Bobbie and Rod Paul
Betsy Rivard
MaKara Rumley
Carol A. Sandiford
Catherine Smith
SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW
Dr. Cynthia Neal Spence
Stone Soup Kitchen
Midge and John Sweet
Mary Terrell
Murphy Talmadge
US Human Rights Network
Rebecca Walldorff
Pat and Terry Walsh
Carol Williams and Rod Johnson
Janelle R. Yamarick and Louis J. Sartor, Jr.

 

Please join us to indulge in this unforgettable night of arts and activism!

 

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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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