Arizona Apartheid & Other Issues From Atlanta
Atlanta has an opportunity this coming week-end to add to the national opposition to the Arizona apartheid law, SB 1070. Please make every effort to participate in the protests scheduled for the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball games at Turner Field, May 14-15. See the calendar for the details.
Also you are urged to join the Atlanta International Action Center facebook for time sensitive announcements about activities. This will be especially important for fast mobilizations needed to counter attempts to close down the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter.
Another recent addition to the IAC's ongoing educational work is the production of short videos featuring local, national and international activists and their struggles. The most recent is a three part series focusing on the Agent Orange Justice tour which brought Vietnamese advocates and victims of the US chemical war on their country to Atlanta. To view those videos, please go to http://www.facebook.com/l/7c414;www.youtube.com/user/AtlantaIAC
Sunday, May 9
1pm, monthly 1906 Race Riot walking tour. Meet at the Gazebo in Woodruff Park, Peachtree and Edgewood. The IAC highly recommends this informative onsite discussion of a horrific racist rampage when thousands of white men and boys injured and killed Black men, women and children, destroyed businesses and homes and generally terrorized the community over a period of several days in 1906. More than one hundred years later, the impact lives on in Atlanta's political, social and economic life.For more information, call http://www.facebook.com/l/7c414;404.413.6363.
Monday, May 10
6-8pm, WRFG Family meeting, Auburn Avenue Research Library (corner of Auburn and Courtland). The volunteers, staff, Board of Directors, listeners and supporters of WRFG, 89.3FM, Atlanta's community radio station, are encouraged to bring ideas, energy, creativity and offers of time to this discussion about how to stabilize and expand the financial base of the station. For more information, callhttp://www.facebook.com/l/7c414;404.523.3471.
Thursday, May 13 (multiple events)
1pm, Task Force for the Homeless press event, " A Human Bond Circles Peachtree-Pine," corner of Peachtree and Pine (near the Civic Center MARTA station). Residents and supporters will stand shoulder-to-shoulder in a sign of determined support for the mission and need for the continued services of the Task Force for the Homeless. Reverse the foreclosure. No eviction. For more information, go tohttp://www.facebook.com/l/7c414;www.homelesstaskforce.org
6:30-8:30pm, 3rd Annual MaryRuth Weir Memorial Dinner, Central Presbyterian Church, Tull Fellowship Hall, 201 Washington St. (across from the Capitol). Keynote address by Larry Cox, Exec. Director of Amnesty International, USA. $50 donation. Proceeds to benefit Georgians for an Alternative to the Death Penalty. RSVP athttp://www.facebook.com/l/7c414;www.gfadp.org/maryruth-weir-memorial-dinner
Friday, May 14
6pm, "Boycott Arizona" protest, Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field, meet at corner of Georgia Ave and Washington, MARTA shuttle drop-off site. National opposition to the racist, apartheid-like law passed in Arizona is developing across the country. Join us in demanding "Don't Play Ball with the State of Hate! Remove the 2011 All-Star Game Out of Arizona!" There will be signs and banners to hold; stickers and leaflets to distribute. For more information, contact the IAC email@example.com
Saturday, May 15 (multiple events)
1-3pm, Second Annual Nakba Day Commemoration and Community Gathering, Grant Park pavillion off Boulevard at Confederate. To declare the right of return to all Palestinians forced from their homes by the state of Israel and in solidarity with all displaced people. Palestinians will share the stories of their families' removal and resistence. Please bring a dish to share. Music, games. Sponsored by Movement to End Israeli Apartheid-Georgia. For more information, go tohttp://www.facebook.com/l/7c414;www.meiag.org
6pm, "Boycott Arizona" protest, Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field, meet at corner of Georgia Ave and Washington, MARTA shuttle drop-off site. National opposition to the racist, apartheid-like law passed in Arizona is developing across the country. Join us in demanding "Don't Play Ball with the State of Hate! Remove the 2011 All-Star Game Out of Arizona!" There will be signs, banners, stickers and leaflets to distribute. For more information, contact the IAC at firstname.lastname@example.org
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