Women. Power. Peace.

September 2010: Calendar of Events

September 1-15
Virtual Circle of Scribes

We need your help getting a message to Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss about the New START Treaty. Join fellow Georgians to write and call our state Senators Johny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss to urge them vote to ratify the New START treaty. Both methods of contact count, but, if you can only do one, please call!

In order for New START to come into effect, 2/3 of the Senate must vote for its ratification. Senators Isakson and Chambliss’ votes are crucial; they must hear our voices! Please call today!

Below, we've included a sample letter for your convenience. Please click on the respective Senators' names to download a Microsoft Word file from which you can print, sign, and mail. If you have any questions or need any help, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Email RatifyNewSTART@wand.org or call 404.524.5999.

Senator Johnny Isakson
One Overton Park, Suite 970
3625 Cumberland Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 770-661-0999

Senator Saxby Chambliss
100 Galleria Parkway
Suite 1340
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 770-763-9090

[Circle of Scribes generally meets in person monthly, because we are working so diligently to get New START ratified, we're launching a daily campaign September 1-15.]

September 2

Local Candidate Forum

Join Georgia WAND and Get Out the Vote for a local candidate forum that will address issues such as tax reform, business development, work/family policies, unemployment, immigration, environment, education and nuclear arms.

Who: All candidates were invited from Congressional District 7, Senate District 5, House Districts 102, 103, and 106 and County Commission 2 have been invited.

When: September 2, 6pm to 8pm

Where: 4000 Five Forks Trickum Road , SW, Lilburn, Georgia 30047

Hosted by Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions ( www.gawand.org) and 9to5 Atlanta ( www.9to5.org). Contact Michelle Reese at 404-524-5999 or gagotv@wand.org for more information.

September 3
Peace Dove Sewing Party

Piece by piece, help us resurrect the Jane Goodall peace dove as we sew her back together.  She will  fly  at the celebration of  former Georgia WAND Board President, Sally Wylde's life.

When: Ongoing from Friday, September 3 to Thursday,  September 9

Where: Georgia WAND Office, 250 Georgia Ave. SE, Ste. 202

Please contact Bobbie Paul to sign up to volunteer or for more information. She can be reached by email at Bobbie@gawand.org or by phone at 404.524.5999

September 3,10,17,24
Stand for Peace

Be a part of Atlanta's longest running Stand for Peace!  Georgia WAND has organized weekly peace vigils  since August 28, 2002 when our country seemed determined to go to war with Iraq. Stand for Peace continues as US military engagement Afghanistan persists.

When: Fridays in September from 12-1. Meet in the Colony Square food court for lunch and discussion afterward.

Where: The corner of Peachtree and 14th Streets

September 4
GOTV Voter Registration Drive-Labor Day Festival
At Stone Mountain

Volunteers are needed to work in shifts  to help register residents in key areas of Gwinnett County for the 2010 and 2012 elections.

When: Saturday, September 4, 12pm-4pm

Where: Labor Day Festival At Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Free festival parking passes are available for volunteers! Different time slots are available in two-hour shifts to fit your schedule.  Contact Michelle Reese at 770-722-5672 or GAGOTV@wand.org and join us as we reach out into the community and make each vote count!

September 4, 11 and 18
GOTV Voter Registration Drive

Take to the streets! Volunteers are needed to work in shifts  to help register residents in key areas of Gwinnett County for the 2010 and 2012 elections.

When: September 4, 11 and 18 10am-2pm

Where: Wal-Mart Supercenter  (4004 Lawernceville Hwy, Lilburn Ga, 30047)

Volunteers are always welcome! Different time slots are available in two-hour shifts to fit your schedule and refreshments will be provided.  Contact Michelle Reese at 770-722-5672 or GAGOTV@wand.org and join us as we reach out into the community and make each vote count!

September 8 and 13
Phone Banking for START

We need your help getting a message to Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss about the New START Treaty.

Join us as we phone fellow Georgians to ask them to urge our Senators to vote to ratify the New START treaty.

In order for New START to come into effect, 2/3 of the Senate must vote for its ratification. Senators Isakson and Chambliss’ votes are crucial; they must hear our voices!

Please help us rally Georgians to urge our Senators to ratify the New START treaty.

Sign up to volunteer!

We'll provide you with a script and explain the details of the New START treaty to make sure your an expert before you call.

When: 5:30-8:30 pm Wednesday, September 8 and Monday, September 13

Where: You can phone bank at the Georgia WAND office at 250 Georgia Ave. SE, Ste. 202
or from home!

If you're unavailable the three dates below, but still want to volunteer, let us know!  To get set up with a script, and phone numbers, to call from home e-mail Jonathan at RatifyNewStart[at]wand.org or click here to sign up to volunteer online.

September 10
Peace Dove Decorating Party

Help us decorate the Jane Goodall Peace Dove to be flown at the celebration former Georgia WAND Board President, Sally Wylde's life.  Creativity is welcomed!!

When: Friday, September 10

Where: Georgia WAND Office, 250 Georgia Ave. SE, Ste. 202

Please contact Bobbie Paul to sign up to volunteer or for more information. She can be reached by email at bobbie@gawand.org or by phone at 404.524.5999

September 11
GOTV Voter Registration Drive- Yellow Daisy Festival
At Stone Mountain

Volunteers are needed to work in shifts  to help register residents in key areas of Gwinnett County for the 2010 and 2012 elections.

When: Saturday, September 11, 12pm-4pm

Where: Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Free festival parking passes are available for volunteers! Different time slots are available in two-hour shifts to fit your schedule.  Contact Michelle Reese at 770-722-5672 or GAGOTV@wand.org and join us as we reach out into the community and make each vote count!

September 11
Memorial Service for Sally Wylde

As many of you know, former Georgia WAND Board President, Sally Wylde, passed away on Thursday, August 19. Melanie Vaughn West and Woody Bartlett have been asked  to preside at the upcoming service.

When: Saturday, Sept 11th at 5pm

Where: Oakhurst Baptist Church (222 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA.  Lanny Peters).

At the end of the Oakhurst Service there will be a procession out of the church(about 6:00 pm) that will form  into a puppet parade/processional to the Oakhurst Community Garden (down East Lake to 435 Oakview Road - permits pending). Please feel free to bring a puppet and Georgia WAND will  resurrect the Jane Goodall Peace Dove. Puppets can be stashed  at the church during the service. For those unable to walk the entire distance they can join in the parade along the route or meet folks at the Garden.

Invited are the Feed and Seed Band, The Dancing Flowers for Peace. You are encouraged to start thinking creatively about your puppet!

There will be a potluck reception at the garden at 6:30 pm with time for sharing stories, an artists' exhibit and those who loved Sally. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of this celebration.

September 14
Americans on Hold: Profiling, Prejudice and National Security

Produced by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at New York University School of Law, Americans on Hold: Profiling, Prejudice, and National Security reveals the harmful effects of prejudicial and ineffective U.S. counter-terrorism and immigration policies. Through the personal stories of Anila Ali and Zuhair Mahd, and expert testimony, the film exposes discriminatory profiling at the heart of citizenship delays and border-crossing detentions and delays. Sponsored by Georgia for Democracy Film Club and the ACLU of Georgia.

When: Tuesday, Sept 14, 7:30pm

Where: PushPush Theater 121 New St Decatur Ga 30030

After film discussion facilitated by Azadeh N. Shahshahani from the Ga ACLU.

As always the screening is free, but donations to the theater are greatly appreciated. Please spread the word.

September 14
Uma Tamang presents "The Realities of Trafficking in Nepal"

Uma Tamang is a lawyer with Maiti Nepal, an organization that works to fight trafficking in Nepal and India and to rehabilitate trafficking victims.

When:  Tuesday, September 14, 7:00pm

Where: Emory University, White Hall Room 205

RSVP with Mary Ward: meward@emory.edu or 404.727.6728.



September 15/16
Vote on New START

Finally the countdown is over! The Senate Foreign Relations Committe, on which Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson sits, is scheduled to vote on New START. With a majority vote in favor, the treaty will be passed to the full Senate for a final vote on ratification.

September 16
New START Tally Rally

As New START news begin to travel, join us in our continued support of the treaty and (hopefully) celebration of its impending ratification.

When: Thursday, September 16, 6-9 pm

Where: Manuel's Tavern, 602 N Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307-1433

For more information contact Courtney Hanson by email at  Courtney@gawand.org or phone at 404.524.5999.

September 17
Nuclear Regulatory Board Hearing

The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is scheduled to hear arguments regarding whether environmental groups can raise new concerns about a proposed nuclear power plant in Georgia.

When: Friday, September 17

Where: Those in Atlanta can view the hearing via teleconference from the NRC office

The board will consider whether it should weigh in on  contentions that Georgia WAND, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, and the Center for a Sustainable Coast recently filed concerning two nuclear reactors that Southern Co. plans to build at Plant Vogtle.

September 22
Wednesday WindDown Voter Registration Drive

Join Georgia WAND for a voter registration drive at Centennial Olympic Park's Wednesday WindDown. Come enjoy the festivities and help get out the vote!

When: Wednesday, September 22, 5:30-8:30pm

Where: Centennial Olympic Park, Southern Company Amphitheater

Volunteers are always welcome!  Contact Michelle Reese at 770-722-5672 or GAGOTV@wand.org and join us as we reach out into the community and make each vote count!

September 25
Duluth Fall Festival Voter Registration Drive

Join us at the kick-off to the Duluth Fall Festival. Enjoy the festivities and help community members register to vote.

When: Saturday, September 25, 10am-2pm

Where: W Lawrenceville Street and Main Street, Duluth, GA 30096

Volunteers are always welcome! Different time slots are available in two-hour shifts to fit your schedule and refreshments will be provided.  Contact Michelle Reese at 770-722-5672 or GAGOTV@wand.org and join us as we reach out into the community and make each vote count!

September 27
Afghanistan 9th Anniversary Potluck & Program

On the 9th anniversary of the Afghanistan War, join Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta for potluck and programming. Bring a small dish for a potluck and stay for briefings on today’s foreign policy, economic and educational crises and specifics on October actions calling for change.  Learn what you can do to push Washington for an exit from Afghanistan now, well-paying jobs, quality public  education.

When: Monday, September 27, 6:30pm

Where: 7801 W. Howard, Decatur, GA

Parking is availabe 3 blocks beyond East Lake MARTA Station.

September 28
Community and Resistance Tour

Please join us for the Community and Resistance Tour featuring New Orleans activists Jesse Muhammad, Victoria Law and Jordan Flaherty. The event, for anyone interested in issues of health care, education, criminal justice, housing or media justice, will include a multimedia presentation from the front lines of social justice struggles.

When: Tuesday,  September 28, 2010, 7pm-9:30pm

Where: American Friends Service Committee  Atlanta Regional Office,  60 Walton Street, NE, Atlanta

For directions and information: 404-819-7863

We recommend that you take MARTA.   After 7pm there is limited free street parking on Walton & Forsyth Streets.

Sponsored by: American Friends Service Committee, Georgia WAND, Alternate ROOTS, Amnesty Atlanta, Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America, Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, MA in American Studies at Kennesaw State University, Movement to End Israeli Apartheid - GA, and Atlanta International Action Center, Solidarity


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