Hear Our Voice: Atlanta Women Fighting For Human Rights

Hear Our Voice: Atlanta Women Fighting For Human Rights
Jan 17, 2018
7 PM – 9 PM
Georgia Center for the Book at the DeKalb County Public Library
215 Sycamore St, Decatur, Georgia 30030

Author Jessica Handler moderates a panel of local activists, government officials, and attorneys impacting our communities and beyond, including: Nora Benavidez (civil rights attorney), Mary-Pat Hector (advocate and community organizer), Liliana Bakhtiari (district 5 city council candidate) and Janel Green (executive director of Georgia Alliance for Social Justice). This event is a part of 7 Stages National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program. This year’s Big Read book is Julia Alvarez’ In the Time of Butterflies.

The Big Read is a program run by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment.

Link to the Facebook page for the event

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Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases , Jan 12-14

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January 12 – 14, 2018
University of Baltimore, Learning Commons Town Hall
Baltimore, Maryland
Organized by: Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases

Peace, justice and environmental organizations in the United States are collectively organizing a 3-day national conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases on January 12-14, 2018, at the University of Baltimore, Maryland.

Endorsers include: Alliance for Global Justice • Black Alliance for Peace • CODEPINK • Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space • International Action Center • Liberty Tree Foundation • MLK Justice Coalition • Nuclear Age Peace Foundation • Popular Resistance • United National Antiwar Coalition • U.S. Peace Council • Veterans For Peace • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom • World Beyond War • and United for Peace and Justice.

You can join and support this Conference by:

  1. Registering and attending the Conference.
  2. Having your organization endorse the Conference.
  3. Placing an ad or a solidarity message from your group in the Conference Journal.

Click Here for Conference Details, Registration and Endorsement

To Watch the Live Streaming Video of the Conference


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Why Prisoner-Workers are on Strike in Florida: Film & Discussion

In support of the strike called by prisoner-workers in Florida (Operation PUSH), the Atlanta branch of Workers World Party will be hosting a public screening of the film Visions of Abolition followed by a panel/audience discussion on the experiences of the (formerly) incarcerated, the continuation of slavery, and the role of the so-called justice system in maintaining racial and economic inequality. We hope to connect the struggle for more humane conditions to a larger conversation around the historical and contemporary function of police and the prison system.

The event will be held at the Phillip Rush Center Annex Building at 328 Mell Ave NE (at the corner of DeKalb Ave behind Radial Cafe).

Friday, Jan 19th   6:30-9:00 pm

A statement from Florida prisoners about why they organized the strike and what they hope to accomplish can be found at:
SPARC Facebook Page:

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Postponed until December 16 because of inclement weather. Rally and March will be next Saturday December 16. Same location and time.

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Saturday December 9 at 12 noon

Centennial Olympic Park and Marietta Streets in Atlanta
Hosted by JVP-Atlanta, CAIR-GA, Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine/Israel


Donald Trump has announced that the U.S. officially recognizes occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and will move the U.S. embassy to the city. This move grants legitimacy to Israel’s illegal and brutal military occupation and ignores its 330,000+ Palestinian residents.

Such a move legitimizes Jerusalem’s current separate-and-unequal – otherwise known as apartheid – regime between Israeli Jews and Palestinians, which discriminates against Palestinians in municipal planning services, taxation, housing and education, and is designed to demographically engineer a permanent Jewish majority.

Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the whole city is the equivalent of the U.S. giving a green light to longstanding Israeli government policies of dispossession/ethnic cleansing of Palestinian Jerusalemites from the city. Israel violates the Fourth Geneva Convention daily through its home demolitions (over lack of permits or as collective punishment), stripping residency status, the aparthied wall, lack of municipal services, and allowing settlers to seize property without consequences.

Further, this move is tantamount to recognition of Israel’s unilateral annexation, a violation of international law. Jerusalem has long been an international city, holy to many religions, and the international community and international law consider it to be occupied territory. Finally, recognizing Jerusalem as part of Israel would reverse decades of official U.S. policy not to recognize the sovereignty of any country over any part of Jerusalem until a permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement is reached.

This move is but another example of Trump emboldening Israel’s extreme right-wing government and settler movement, and drives home the shared values of Trump and Netanyahu’s right-wing governments, both of which incite and exploit racism, xenophobia, and fear for political gain.

**We call on all concerned individuals to take a stand for the Palestinians, still occupied, still violently forced from their land, and still the victims of the shameful support of the US and western governments. Join the ‘ Stop Trump, Protect Jerusalem, Support Peace’ protest this Saturday December 9 at 12 noon at Centennial Olympic Park and Marietta Streets, Atlanta.**

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3,000,000 strong and growing: Sign to impeach Trump

Fellow citizens,

Our movement for impeachment is 3,000,000 strong. Millions of Americans are standing strong for a critical purpose: the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Now, we’re building our community and need you to add your name right away.

If you happen to be walking around Times Square, you may notice a brand new Need To Impeach digital billboard, featuring a map and a running count of the 3 million Americans who have signed our petition to impeach Donald Trump. It’s another illustration of our strength.

I want to make sure your signature is counted in that number. Add your name to our official petition demanding impeachment right now and make the counter tick-up by one more.

We launched this billboard in Times Square for a simple reason: The American people, Congress, and President Trump himself need to see the nationwide strength of our movement.

Thanks for being a part of this,
Tom Steyer Need to Impeach

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Give thousands of rush-hour motorists something to think about!

4 – 5 p.m. each Wednesday

Moreland Avenue & Ponce de Leon, Atlanta

Join Us – Bring your own signs or use ours:



Dump Trump

No KKK, No Fascist USA

Oppose White Supremacy

Refugees – Welcome to Georgia

Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor

Medicare for All

NO to Endless War!

Black Lives Matter

U.S. Drones Kill Kids

Boycott Israeli Apartheid

Legalize Pot – End Mass Incarceration

We Are All Palestinians

Living Wage Is a Human Right

Climate Change Changes Everything

Expand Medicaid in Georgia


Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition


(Call to get on our list to receive schedule changes, rain-outs, etc).


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