What does a

BETTER WORLD
look like to you?

A  Guide  and  Directory   for  ac1vists  in  Atlanta  

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Do you want to make a difference

in  the  world  but  are  not  sure  where  to  start  or   what  to  do?     Does  it  seem  hopeless?  

We  all  start  out  frustrated  or  hopeless  as  we  learn  about   the  injus7ce  and  hypocrisy  around  us.  It’s  temp7ng  to  give   up  before  we  begin  because  things  seem  so  bad  and  it  seems   so  impossible  to  make  real  change.  

But there IS something we can do about it – together.
“If  I  look  at  the  mass  I  will  never  act.”     ―  Mother  Teresa  
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persistent  efforts  to  change  the  world.  

activism:

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Ac7vism  can  take  many  forms:    
 

-­‐communica7ng  with  newspapers,  organiza7ons,  or   poli7cians;     -­‐dancing,  singing,  poetry,  puppetry,  and  art  as  protest;                         -­‐economic  ac7vism  such  as  boycoJs;     -­‐demonstra7ons  and  civil  disobedience  like  rallies,  street   marches,  work  and  school  strikes,  hunger  strikes,  sit-­‐ins,   and  occupa7ons  
 

Ac7vism  has  given  us:  
  -­‐Civil  Rights   -­‐Women’s  Rights   -­‐Workers’  Rights  
 

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Today   in  LGBTQ,   immigrants’,  and  prisoners’  movements  for  human   rights,  as  well  as  Occupy  Wall  Street  and  the  Arab   Spring.  

ac7vism  s7ll  thrives  

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Ac#vists  are  people  who    

(1)  recognize  that  there  is  something  wrong  with  the  world,   and     (2)  they  work  to  change  the  world  for  the  beJer.     Ac7vists  can  focus  on  many  different  issues  or  “causes,”  use   many  different  tac7cs  or  strategies,  and  come  from  any   background  or  experience  level.    

The  important  thing  is  that  you  feel  deep  down  that  

things  can change  for  the  beJer,  
that  you  begin  to  try,  and  that  you  never,  never  give  up  –  just   take  breaks  as  needed.  
“How  wonderful  it  is  that  nobody  need  wait  a  single  moment  before  star1ng   to  improve  the  world.”     6          ―  Anne  Frank  

To  begin  to  get  involved  in  ac7vism,  it  might  help  to   ask  yourself  some  ques#ons:    
 

1. What hurts or irks me the most about the way the world is now?

What would I

change if I could?
2. What could be an alternative situation or

What would a better world look like?
solution to this problem? 3. What might have to happen in order to fix the

How can we bring about solutions?
problem(s) I see?

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If  you  are  s7ll  not  sure  where  to  start  or  what   to  do,  don’t  worry!     Again,  the most important

thing is the will to start.
We  need  your  unique  input,  passion,  and   dedica7on!      
But  if  you’d  like  more  guidance,  here  are  some  

suggestions:  
1.  Read  through  this  pamphlet  to  see   what  other  folks  are  already  doing  and   where  you  can  get  involved.  

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A  People’s  History  of  the   United  States  by  Howard  Zinn  to  learn  about  
2.  Read  

the  hidden  legacy  of  American  ac7vism  and  struggle,   to  see  what  has  been  done  in  the  past,  by  people  just   like  us,  to  make  change.  

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3.  Listen  to/read/watch  

for  news  on  real  issues,  analysis,  solu7ons,  and   ac7vism  worldwide  
 

independent  media  

-­‐-­‐Democracy  Now  (democracynow.org)   -­‐-­‐WRFG  89.3FM  Progressive  Informa7on   -­‐-­‐Atlanta  Progressive  News  
(atlantaprogressivenews.org)  

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4.  Come  to  one  of  the  following  

Point”  events,  intended  to  help  acquaint  
new  ac7vists  with  the  Movement:  
                           

“Entry  

1)  Peace  Party  –  aJend  one  of  our  monthly  Peace  
Par7es  to  meet  local  ac7vists  and  discuss  your  ideas  

2)  Food  Not  Bombs  –  come  do  some  

immediate,  direct  service  where  you  can  see  the  fruits  of   your  labor  right  away  –  every  Sunday  at  11am  we  cook   at  80  Mayson  Ave,  2pm  we  serve  at  Troy  Davis  (aka   Woodruff)  Park,  then  dishes!  

3)  Free  School  –  aJend  (or  teach)  a  Free  School  

class!  See  atlantafreeschool.tumblr.com  to  see  a  lis7ng   and/or  to  contact  organizers  

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Table  of  Contents:  

 

Black  Power/Support:  

-­‐-­‐FTP  21   -­‐-­‐Malcolm  X  Grassroots  Movement  22     -­‐-­‐NAACP  23   -­‐-­‐Na7onal  Ac7on  Network  24   -­‐-­‐Na7onal  Council  of  Negro  Women  25   -­‐-­‐Occupy  the  Hood  26   -­‐-­‐Sovereign  Hai7  Ini7a7ve  27  

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Community:  

-­‐-­‐Atlantans  Building  Leadership  for  Empowerment  28   -­‐-­‐West  End  Family  Life  and  Community  Center  29    

Direct  Ac#on/Service:  

-­‐-­‐Sopo  Bicycle  Co-­‐op  30   -­‐-­‐SHIFT  Community  Bikes  31   -­‐-­‐Take  Back  The  Block  32    

Economic  Jus#ce:  

-­‐-­‐9to5  Working  Women  33   -­‐-­‐Jobs  with  Jus7ce  34   -­‐-­‐Occupy  Atlanta  35  

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Educa#on:  

-­‐-­‐Atlanta  Free  School  36   -­‐-­‐Bonner  Network  37   -­‐-­‐Organiza7on  of  Dekalb  Educators  38    

Environmental  Jus#ce:  

-­‐-­‐Sierra  Club  39   -­‐-­‐Women’s  Ac7on  for  New  Direc7ons  40    

Food:  

-­‐-­‐Food  Not  Bombs  41   -­‐-­‐Habesha  42   -­‐-­‐Metro  Farms  43   -­‐-­‐Sevenanda  44   -­‐-­‐Truly  Living  Well  45  

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Housing/Shelter:  

-­‐-­‐Atlanta  Day  Shelter  for  Women  &  Children  46   -­‐-­‐Atlanta  Union  Mission  47   -­‐-­‐Clioon  Sanctuary  Ministries  48   -­‐-­‐Genesis  Shelter  for  Infants  49   -­‐-­‐Habitat  for  Humanity  50   -­‐-­‐Occupy  Our  Homes  Atlanta  51   -­‐-­‐Open  Door  Community  52   -­‐-­‐Task  Force  for  the  Homeless  53    

Human  Rights:  

-­‐-­‐Amnesty  Interna7onal  54   -­‐-­‐Coali7on  for  the  People’s  Agenda  55   -­‐-­‐Georgians  for  Alterna7ves  to  the  Death  Penalty  56   -­‐-­‐Project  South  57   15   -­‐-­‐The  King  Center  58  

Immigrants’  Rights:  

-­‐-­‐Georgia  La7no  Alliance  for  Human  Rights  59   -­‐-­‐Georgia  Undocumented  Youth  Alliance  60    

Legal  Support:  

-­‐-­‐ACLU  61   -­‐-­‐Davis  &  Bozeman  62   -­‐-­‐Southern  Center  for  Human  Rights  63  

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LGBTQ  Rights/Empowerment:  

-­‐-­‐Georgia  Equality  64   -­‐-­‐Radical  Faeries  65   -­‐-­‐Transgender  Individuals  Living  Their  Truth  66    

Media:  

-­‐-­‐Atlanta  Progressive  News  67   -­‐-­‐Indymedia  68   -­‐-­‐WRFG  69    

Peace:  

-­‐-­‐American  Friends  Service  CommiJee  70   -­‐-­‐Georgia  Peace  and  Jus7ce  Coali7on  71   -­‐-­‐Interna7onal  Ac7on  Center  72  

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Socialism:  

-­‐-­‐Democra7c  Socialists  of  America  73   -­‐-­‐Interna7onal  Socialist  Organiza7on  74    

Theatre:  

-­‐-­‐7  Stages  75   -­‐-­‐Horizon  76   -­‐-­‐PushPush  77    

Unions:  

-­‐-­‐Communica7on  Workers  of  America  78   -­‐-­‐Industrial  Workers  of  the  World  79   -­‐-­‐Teamsters  80  

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Women’s  Rights/Empowerment/ Feminism:  
-­‐-­‐Charis  Books  81   -­‐-­‐Feminist  Women’s  Health  Center  82   -­‐-­‐Georgia  Women  for  a  Change  83   -­‐-­‐Kelli’s  Childcare  Collec7ve  84   -­‐-­‐Planned  Parenthood  85   -­‐-­‐Sister  Love  86   -­‐-­‐Sister  Song  87   -­‐-­‐SPARK  Reproduc7ve  Jus7ce  88    

Watchdogs:  

-­‐-­‐Copwatch  89   -­‐-­‐Humanists  of  Georgia  90  

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Thank you

to  the  all  the   organiza7ons  and  individuals  that  work  so  hard  to   make  the  world  a  beJer  place.  

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We are winning.

This  is  not  an  exhaus7ve  directory  of  every  ac7vist/service   group  in  Atlanta,  many  of  whom  could  be  placed  under   several  categories.  We  are  in  the  process  of  edi7ng  this   pamphlet  and  using  it  to  create  a  website.       If  we  have  forgoJen  groups  or  made  mistakes,  if  you  would   like  to  help  us  reach  out  to  and  organize  poten7al  new   ac7vists  or  help  create  a  collabora7ve  series  of  smaller   pamphlets  by  category,  please  email  
 

ac#vistrecruitmentorganizing@gmail.com  

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our  struggles,  strategies,  and  work  are  

connected.

We  need  a  mass  movement  for  las7ng  change  and  mass   par7cipa7on  to  create  a  beJer  world.  Poten7al  ac7vists  need   the  services,  founda7ons,  and  visions  we  offer.  It’s  7me  to   recruit  new  folks  systema7cally,  build  up  our  bases,  and   organize  ourselves  for  the  long  haul.    

We’re all in this together.
“Another  world  is  not  only  possible,  she  is  on  her  way.     On  a  quiet  day,  I  can  hear  her  breathing.”      -­‐Arundha1  Roy   21  

The  FTP  Movement’s  primary  focus  is  to  serve  as  an  ac7vator   of  the  community.  We  advocate  building  ins7tu7ons,   providing  prac7cal  solu7ons,  and  implemen7ng  viable   programs  for  the  people.  We  deal  with  educa7on,  hunger,   homelessness,  police  brutality,  poli7cal  prisoners,  health,   youth  development,  gang  interven7on,  and  more.  

Contact   opmovement.ning.com   opmovement.@gmail.com  

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The  Malcolm  X  Grassroots  Movement  (MXGM)  is  an   organiza7on  of  Afrikans  in  America  whose  mission  is  to   defend  the  human  rights  of  our  people  and  promote  self-­‐ determina7on  in  our  community.  We  are  building  a  network   of  organizers  commiJed  to  the  protracted  struggle  for  the   libera7on  of  the  New  Afrikan  Na7on  –  By  Any  Means   Necessary!  

 

Contact   mxgm.org   678-­‐528-­‐1627   P.O.  Box  361270,  Decatur,  GA  30036  

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Founded  in  1909,  the  NAACP  is  the  na7on's  oldest  and   largest  civil  rights  organiza7on.  The  mission  of  the  NAACP  is   to  ensure  the  poli7cal,  educa7onal,  social  and  economic   equality  of  rights  of  all  persons  and  to  eliminate  racial  hatred   and  racial  discrimina7on.  

Contact   naacpatlanta.org,  naacpatlanta@yahoo.com   404-­‐756-­‐5447     404-­‐756-­‐5448  -­‐  fax  to  file  complaint   2001  Mar7n  Luther  King  Dr.,  Atlanta,  30310  

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Na7onal  Ac7on  Network  (NAN)  is  a  leading  civil  rights   organiza7on  in  the  U.S.  founded  by  Rev.  Al  Sharpton.  We   work  within  the  spirit  and  tradi7on  of  Dr.  Mar7n  Luther  King,   Jr.  to  promote  a  modern  civil  rights  agenda  that  includes  the   fight  for  one  standard  of  jus7ce,  decency  and  equal   opportuni7es  for  all.  

Contact   na7onalac7onnetwork.net   nan.atlanta@yahoo.com   678-­‐732-­‐0405  phone,   632  Peeples  St.  SW,  Atlanta,  GA  30310  

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The  Na7onal  Council  of  Negro  Women(NCNW)  works  to   lead,  develop,  and  advocate  for  women  of  African  descent   through  research,  advocacy,  and  services  and  programs   around  health,  educa7on,  and  economic  empowerment  in   the  U.S.  and  Africa.  

Contact   ncnw.org   membership@ncnw.org   404-­‐270-­‐6070   633  Pennsylvania  Ave.  NW     Washington,  DC  20004  

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Occupy  The  Hood  is  a  na7onal  grassroots  movement  in   solidarity  with  those  who  work  towards  the  libera7on,   benefit  and  improvement  of  the  quality  of  life  of   disenfranchised  People  of  Color.  Our  mission  is  to  encourage   people  to  become  involved!  

Contact   officialoccupythehood.org   facebook.com/OccupyTheHoodAtlanta  

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Sovereign  Hai7  Ini7a7ve  (SHI)  is  an  ac7ve,  militant,  Pan-­‐ Africanist,  youth-­‐oriented  ini7a7ve  aiming  to  integrally  bring   "true"  sovereignty  back  to  Hai7.  We  believe  in  an   independent  Hai7  free  from  foreign  influence,  dogmas,   s7gmas,  and  manipula7on.  

Contact   SovereignHai7.com   SovereignHai7Ini7a7ve   @gmail.com   facebook.com/SovereignHai7Ini7a7ve   (404)  482-­‐1622  

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ABLE  is  a  faith-­‐based,  mul7-­‐racial  community  organiza7on.  It   works  to  bring  people  together  across  the  lines  that  divide   the  region:  race,  class,  language.       ABLE  es  una  organizacion  comunitaria  mul7  racial.  Trabaja   tratando  de  acercar  a  las  personas  dentro  de  las  lineas  que   dividen  las  regiones  como  son:  raza,  clase  social,  lenguaje.  

Contact   hJp://able.gamaliel.org/   sherita@gamaliel.org   678-­‐271-­‐7443  

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The  West  End  Family  Life  and  Community  Center  (WE)  aims   to  provide  effec7ve  educa7onal,  social,  spiritual,  and   recrea7onal  programs  and  services  that  enhance  the  quality   of  life  for  youth  and  adults  of  the  West  End  and  surrounding   communi7es  of  Atlanta.  

Contact   facebook.com/wecenter   404-­‐752-­‐7661   1191  Donnelly  Ave  SW,  Atlanta,  GA  30310  

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Sopo  Bicycle  Coopera7ve  is  a  nonprofit  that  facilitates  the   collec7ve  ownership  and  opera7on  of  a  community  bicycle   repair  shop.  Our  mission  is  to  create  equitable  access  to   cycling  by  providing  affordable  bicycle  maintenance,  services   and  educa7on  

Contact   sopobikes.org,  info@sopobikes.org   404-­‐425-­‐9989   586  Woodward  Ave.  SE,  Atlanta,  GA,  30312   7pm-­‐10pm  –  Tue,  Wed,  Thur;  2pm-­‐6pm  -­‐  Sat  

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We  at  SHIFTbikes  give  away  FREE  bikes  simply  for  learning   and  helping  in  the  shop.  We  work  to  empower  homeless   people,  students,  and  community  ac7vists,  and  to  provide   them  with  free,  green,  and  sexy  transporta7on.  

Contact   facebook.com/SHIFTbikes/info   477  Peachtree  St,     Atlanta,  GA   Every  Mon,  1pm-­‐5pm,  classes  @  3pm  

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Take  Back  the  Block  (TBTB)  came  out  of  defending  homes   from  evic7on  in  Atlanta.  TBTB  seeks  to  create  a  space  for  the   communi7es  that  are  the  most  affected  by  austere  economic   policies  to  empower  themselves  by  challenging  unjust  laws   and  groups  of  people  directly.  

Contact   Takebacktheblock.wordpress.com   takebacktheblock@gmail.com   facebook.com/takebacktheblock  

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9to5  envisions  an  economically  just  world  where  women  and   their  families  thrive.  9to5’s  Atlanta  chapter  mission  is  to   improve  the  workplace  for  women  and  strengthen  the  ability   of  low-­‐wage  women  in  Georgia  to  win  economic  jus7ce  

Contact   9to5.org/local/atlanta,  charmaine@9to5.org   404-­‐222-­‐0037   501  Pulliam  Street  SW,  Suite  344,  Atlanta,  30312  

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Atlanta  Jobs  with  Jus7ce  (Atlanta  JwJ)  is  a  coali7on  of  groups   organizing  around  improving  economic  and  social  condi7ons   in  our  workplaces  and  communi7es.  We  work  to  improve  our   community's  standard  of  living,  protect  public  services,   defend  workers’  rights,  and  organize  the  unorganized.  

Contact   www.atlantajwj.org,  admin@atlantajwj.org     404.913.9595     250  Georgia  Ave  SE,  Suite  #309,  Atlanta,  30312  

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Occupy  Atlanta  is  a  diverse,  non-­‐violent  grassroots   movement  in  support  of  Occupy  Wall  Street.  Our  shared   goals  are  to  get  corporate  money  out  of  poli7cs,  fight  for  the   rights  of  the  99%,  and  bring  about  true  democracy  where   every  person  has  a  voice  in  the  process  of  governance.  

Contact   occupyatlanta.org   welcome@occupyatlanta.org   Headqtrs:  Peachtree  and  Pine  shelter,  4th  floor  

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Atlanta  Free  School  is  a  teaching  and  learning  network  by   and  for  the  community.  There  is  no  physical  school,  center,   ins7tu7on,  or  corpora7on  involved.  Teachers  (like  you)  find   space  and  put  on  free  classes  for  community  members  (like   you).  Anyone  can  teach  a  class!  

Contact   atlantafreeschool.tumblr.com   freeschoolatlanta@gmail.com  

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We  believe  colleges  and  congrega7ons  have  vital  roles  to  play   in  society  in  nurturing  and  mobilizing  thoughzul,  caring,  and   diverse  leadership  dedicated  to  community  service.  We   support  innova7ve  programs  that  can  poten7ally  serve  as   models  for  the  field.  

Contact   www.bonner.org   info@bonner.org   609-­‐924-­‐6663   Bonner  Scholar  Programs  can  be  found  at  the   following  Georgia  colleges:   Berry,  Morehouse,  Oxford  College  of  Emory,   Spellman,  and  Young  Harris  

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The  Organiza7on  of  DeKalb  Educators  (ODE)    mission  is  to  be   the  leader  in  providing  informa7on,  training,  representa7on   and  support  for  a  stronger,  more  effec7ve  school  system.  We   are  the  largest  local  teachers’  organiza7on  in  Georgia.  

Contact   odegaenea.org,  ode_office@yahoo.com   (678)  837-­‐1170   100  Crescent  Centre  Parkway,  Suite  290,  Tucker,  GA,   30084   39  

Since  1892,  the  Sierra  Club  has  been  working  to  protect   communi7es,  wild  places,  and  the  planet  itself.  We  are  the   largest  and  most  influen7al  grassroots  environmental   organiza7on  in  the  US.  

Contact   georgia.sierraclub.org   georgia.chapter@sierraclub.org   (404)-­‐607-­‐1262  x-­‐221  (Sybil  Cypress) 743  E.  College  Ave,  Suite  B     Decatur,  GA  30030    

   
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Georgia  Women’s  Ac7on  for  New  Direc7ons  (WAND)  is  an   independent  grassroots,  woman-­‐led  organiza7on  that  seeks   to  direct  women's  voices  into  a  powerful  movement  for   social  change.  We  monitor  ac7vi7es  and  policy  decisions  and   translate  technical  informa7on  about  environmental  impacts.  

Contact   gawand.org,  georgiawand@wand.org   404-­‐524-­‐5999   Our  office  is  located  in  Grant  Park   250  Georgia  Ave.  SE,  Ste.  202,  Atlanta,  30312  

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Food  Not  Bombs  (FNB)  believes  food  is  a  right  and  not  a   privilege.  We  recover  and  share  free  vegan  or  vegetarian   meals  to  anyone  who  is  hungry  to  protest  war,  poverty  and   waste.  We  are  dedicated  to  taking  nonviolent  direct  ac7on   to  change  society.  

Contact   foodnotbombs.net,  fnbatl@riseup.net   404-­‐939-­‐7699   Sundays  –  cook  11am,  80  Mayson  Avenue,  Atlanta,   30307  (Candler  Park  MARTA);  serve  2pm,  Woodruff   Park  (Five  Points  MARTA);  dishes  aoer  at  80  Mayson

 

HABESHA  (Helping  Africa  By  Establishing  Schools  at  Home   and  Abroad)  is  an  environmentally-­‐conscious  organiza7on   that  cul7vates  leadership  in  youth  through  cultural   educa7on,  sustainable  agriculture,  entrepreneurship,  holis7c   health,  and  technology.    

Contact   habeshainc.org,  info@habeshainc.org   1.888.308.7473   PO  Box  1291,  Redan,  GA  30074  

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The  Metro  Farms  mission  is  to  establish  a  sustainable  local   food  system  in  Atlanta  that  supports  a  thriving  community   economy.  Our  high  yield,  organic  gardens  demonstrate  the   viability  of  a  local  food  produc7on  system  as  a  tool  for  food   security  and  community  and  family  self-­‐reliance.  

Contact   metrofarms.wordpress.com  
“Thank  you  for  working  on  building  a  bePer  world.     Thank  you  for  actually  building  some  piece  of  that  bePer  world.     Thank  you  for  focusing  on  that  bePer  world  and  what  it  takes  to  get  us  there,   rather  than  what  is  holding  us  here…”   –Alex  Hardiman,  1984-­‐2012   44  

Sevananda  is  an  independent  business  deeply  rooted  in  the   Atlanta  community  since  1974,  and  wholly  owned  and   operated  by  our  local  community  of  members  as  a   coopera7ve.  With  more  demanding  product  sourcing   policies,  we  guarantee  our  products’  food  integrity.  

Contact   sevananda.coop   info@sevananda.coop   404-­‐681-­‐2831     467  Moreland  Avenue  NE  Atlanta,  GA  30307  

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TLW  Center  for  Natural  Urban  Agriculture  is  a  501(c)3  that   works  to  engage  the  Atlanta  community  in  developing  local   food  systems  through  educa7on  and  food  produc7on.   Through  classes,  internships,  markets  and  summer  camp  we   raise  awareness  about  the  value  of  local  food  systems.  

Contact   trulylivingwell.com   admin@trulylivingwell.com   678.973.0997   Sites  located  at:  (1)  1856  Harbin  Rd,  Atlanta;     (2)  3353  Washington  Rd,  East  Point;     (3)  Old  4th  Ward,  75  Hilliard  Street,  NE,  Atlanta.  

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Our  mission  is  to  ease  the  burden  of  homelessness  for   women  and  children  and  to  assist  in  establishing  self-­‐ sufficiency  by  providing  comprehensive  educa7on  and   suppor7ve  services  in  a  manner  that  respects  human  dignity.   In  2009  we  served  5,000  women  and  children  at  a  rate  of   150-­‐250  individuals  entering  our  doors  each  day.  

Contact   atlantadayshelter.org   info@atlantadayshelter.org   (404)  876-­‐2894     655  Ethel  Street,  NW,  Atlanta,  Georgia  30318  

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Established  in  1938,  the  ministry  provides  emergency  shelter,   residen7al  discipleship,  job  aJainment,  and  transi7onal   housing  to  more  than  950  homeless  men,  women  and   children  daily.  We  invest  in  the  spiritual,  personal  and   professional  development  of  people,  restoring  and  equipping   them  to  inten7onal  living.    

Contact   hJp://www.atlantamission.org/   info@atlantamission.org   404-­‐588-­‐4000   2353  Bolton  Rd,  Atlanta,  Ga,  30318  

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We  are  an  emergency  shelter,  a    2-­‐year  transi7onal  housing   program  and  a  rapid-­‐rehousing  program.  We  welcome   homeless  men  to  a  place  of  shelter  each  night  providing   personal  hospitality  bound  in  Chris7an  love.  

Contact   clioonsanctuary.com  office@clioonsanctuary.com   404-­‐373-­‐3253     369  Connec7cut  Avenue,  Atlanta,  30307  

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Genesis  Shelter  is  an  Atlanta-­‐based  shelter  for  babies  six   months  of  age  and  younger  and  their  families.  Genesis   enables  homeless  families  to  remain  together  and  creates  a   par7cipatory  community  where  parents  can  live  with  their   children  in  privacy  and  with  dignity.  

Contact   genesisanewlife.org   (404)  522-­‐6056   173  Boulevard  NE  Atlanta,  30312  

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We  partner  with  working  families,  sponsors,  and   communi7es  to  build  affordable,  green,  quality  homes  and   to  provide  support  services.  We  construct  quality  houses   sold  to  families  through  no-­‐profit,  no-­‐interest  loans.  Buyers   complete  250  sweat-­‐equity  hours,  and  pay  for  their  homes,   upkeep,  and  maintain  payments.  

Contact   atlantahabitat.org   404-­‐223-­‐5180  ext.  135  volunteer  hotline   519  Memorial  Dr  SE,  Atlanta,  30312  

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Occupy  Our  Homes  Atlanta  (OOHA)  believes  that  everyone   has  a  right  to  have  a  roof  over  their  heads.  We  support   Atlantans  who  stand  up  to  their  banks  and  fight  for  their   homes.  We  stand  in  solidarity  with  all  who  help  the  99%  fight   for  their  homes.  

Contact   occupyourhomesatl.org   occupyourhomesatl@gmail.com   678  744  9303  

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The  Open  Door  Community  is  a  residen7al  Chris7an   community  and  ministry.  We  resist  money,  power,  violence,   sexism,  heterosexism,  racism,  death,  war  and  the  self.  We   live  together  and  encounter  these  issues  daily,  and  so  we   challenge  these  barriers  within  our  own  hearts  and  in  our   social  structures.  We  serve  prisoners,  the  homeless,  and  the   hungry.  

Contact   opendoorcommunity.org   404-­‐874-­‐9652   910  Ponce  de  Leon  Ave.  NE,  Atlanta,  GA,  30306  

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Task  Force  for  the  Homeless  advocates  with  and  represents   the  dignity  and  rights  of  homeless  people  toward  the  goal  of   preven7ng  homelessness  and  seeking  housing  for  all.   Peachtree  and  Pine  (4th  floor)  is  also  the  Occupy  Atlanta   Headquarters,  maintained  mostly  by  homeless  persons.  

Contact   homelesstaskforce.org   volunteertaskforce@gmail.com   404-­‐447-­‐3678  shelter  hotline   477  Peachtree  Street,  Atlanta  

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We  are  the  largest  human  rights  organiza7on  in  the  world.   Our  vision  is  of  a  world  where  all  people  enjoy  all  human   rights  enshrined  in  the  Universal  Declara7on  of  Human  Rights   (UDHR).  We  inves7gate  and  expose  abuses,  educate  and   mobilize  the  public,  and  help  transform  socie7es  to  create  a   safer,  more  just  world.  

Contact   www.amnestyusa.org,  aiusaso@aiusa.org   (404)  876-­‐5661     730  Peachtree  Street  NE   Suite  1060,  Atlanta  

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The  Coali7on  for  the  People’s  Agenda  (CPA),  started  by   Joseph  E.  Lowery,  is  interested  in  achieving  a  beJer   government,  quality  educa7on,  and  criminal,  environmental   and  civil  jus7ce.  Our  agenda  is  a  growing  list  of  poli7cal,   economic,  and  racial  concerns.  

Contact   gcpagenda.org,  coali7ong@bellsouth.net   100  Auburn  Ave,  St  102,  Atlanta,  GA,  30303     (404)  653-­‐1199  phone  

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Georgians  For  Alterna7ves  to  the  Death  Penalty  (GFADP)  is  a   statewide  coali7on  of  concerned  organiza7ons  and   individuals  working  for  greater  fairness  in  Georgia's  criminal   jus7ce  system  and  an  end  to  capital  punishment.  

Contact   gfadp.org,  info@gfadp.org,  evelyn@gfadp.org   (404)  250-­‐3540  phone   PO  Box  55196,  Atlanta,  GA  30308    

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Embracing  Dr.  King’s  philosophy/strategy  of  nonviolence  to   eliminate  poverty,  racism  and  violence,  The  King  Center   serves  as  a  resource  for  educa7ng  people  also  embracing   nonviolence.  We  are  determined  to  have  a  posi7ve  impact  on   the  con7nuing  struggle  to  fulfill  his  great  dream  for  the   world.  

Contact   thekingcenter.org   404-­‐526-­‐8900   The  King  Center,  449  Auburn  Avenue,  NE,   Atlanta,  GA  30312  

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Project  South  works  to  dismantle  systems  of  poverty,  racism,   and  violence  while  also  building  community  power.  We  have   developed  thousands  of  leaders  within  communi7es  directly   affected  by  racism  and  economic  injus7ce  in  order  to  build   social  movements  to  eliminate  poverty.  

Contact   projectsouth.org   404.622.0602  phone   Project  South,     9  Gammon  Ave  SE  Atlanta,  GA  30315  

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Somos  la  organización  que  trabaja  con7go  en  las  acciones  a   favor  de  la  comunidad.  Nos  ves  encabezando  marchas.  Nos   oyes  en  la  radio.  Nos  ves  orientando  a  nuestra  gente,   defendiendo  sus  derechos.  

Contacto   glahr.org,  info@glahr.org   770  457  5232  teléfono   4200  Perimeter  Park  South  Suite  #210     Atlanta,  Georgia,  30341  Estados  Unidos  

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Georgia  Undocumented  Youth  Alliance  (GUYA)  is  an   Undocumented  Youth-­‐led  organiza7on  that  seeks  dignity  and   jus7ce  for  the  Immigrant  Community  in  Georgia.  We  believe   no  human  being  is  illegal  and  that  everyone  has  the  right  to   educa7on  and  the  pursuit  of  a  beJer  life,  without  being   targeted  due  to  immigra7on  status.    

Contact   guyaconnect.com,  info.guya@gmail.com  

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The  ACLU  works  daily  in  courts,  legislatures  and  communi7es   to  defend  and  preserve  the  rights  and  liber7es  that  the   Cons7tu7on  and  laws  guarantee,  including  freedom  of   speech,  assembly  and  religion;  equal  protec7on  under  the   law;  due  process  and  fair  treatment;  and  right  to  privacy.  We   also  work  to  extend  rights  to  segments  of  our  popula7on   such  as  LGBTQ  people,  prisoners,  and  people  with  disabili7es.  

Contact   acluga.org,  info@acluga.org   770.303.9966  phone   1900  The  Exchange,  St.  425,  Atlanta,  GA  30339  

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In  addi7on  to  providing  outstanding  legal  services,  the  Davis   Bozeman  Law  Firm  has  also  demonstrated  a  genuine  concern   and  support  for  uplioing  our  community  by  volunteering,   organizing  and  working  to  make  posi7ve  change.  Recently,   we  have  assisted  over  70  Occupy  Atlanta  protesters  in   figh7ng  for  free  speech,  as  well  as  the  family  of  Ariston   Waiters,  a  young  19-­‐year-­‐old  father  murdered  by  a  police   officer,  in  pursuing  jus7ce.  

Contact   davisbozeman.com   404.244.2004  phone  (free  consulta7on)   4153-­‐B  Flat  Shoals  Pkwy,  St.  204,  Decatur,  30034  

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The  Southern  Center  for  Human  Rights  provides  legal   representa7on  to  people  facing  the  death  penalty,  challenges   human  rights  viola7ons  in  prisons  and  jails,  seeks  through   li7ga7on  and  advocacy  to  improve  representa7on  for  poor   people  accused  of  crimes,  and  advocates  for  criminal  jus7ce   system  reforms  on  behalf  of  those  affected  by  the  system  in   the  Southern  United  States.  

Contact   schr.org,  info@schr.org   404.688.1202  phone   83  Poplar  St.  NW,  Atlanta,  GA  30303  

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Our  mission  is  to  advance  fairness,  safety  and  opportunity  for   Georgia’s  lesbian,  gay,  bisexual,  transgender  and  allied   communi7es.  We  engage  in  lobbying  and  strategic   involvement  in  elec7ons,  voter  registra7on,  educa7on   ac7vi7es,  and  provide  informa7on  and  resources  for  effec7ve   communica7on  with  decision  makers,  and  organize  and   mobilize  LGBT  residents  and  allies.  

Contact   georgiaequality.org   geinfo@georgiaequality.org   404.523.3070  voice     1530  DeKalb  Ave.  NE,  St.  A,  Atlanta,  GA  30307  

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Nobody  speaks  for  Radical  Faeries  as  a  whole,  but  generally,   we  tend  to  be  gay  men  who  look  for  a  spiritual  dimension  to   our  sexuality;  many  of  us  are  healers  of  one  kind  or  another.   Our  shared  values  include  feminism,  respect  for  the  Earth,   and  individual  responsibility  rather  than  hierarchy.  Our   defining  events  are  Faerie  Gatherings,  where  we’ll  get   together  for    a  retreat,  usually  in  the  woods,  separated  from   the  outside  world.  A  lot  of  that  7me  is  spent  in  “heart   circles,”  where  we  open  up  emo7onally.  

Contact   radfae.org,  faerie@groups.queernet.org,     Facebook.com/groups/AtlantaRadicalFaeries/  

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TILTT  (Transgender  Individuals  Living  Their  Truth)  wishes  to   provide  a  safe,  suppor7ve  place  for  the  transgender   community  and  give  them  the  tools  to  cope  with  society.  Our   services  include  outreach,  suppor7ve  group  interac7on,   assistance  with  the  legal  name  changes,  and  health.  We   believe  we  can  begin  a  movement  to  "Tilt  the  world  toward   change."    

Contact   7lJ.org,  ac7ve7lJ@yahoo.com   (678)  754-­‐3506  -­‐  (Please  include  your  name  and  a   contact  number  so  we  can  reach  you  if  necessary.   Your  contact  info  will  be  confiden7al.)   1530  DeKalb  Ave.  NE,  Atlanta,  GA  30307  

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Atlanta  Progressive  News  (APN)  is  an  online  news  service.  We   are  a  trusted  source  of  progressive  informa7on.  Our  goal  is  to   provide  news  of  concern  to  the  working  families  of  Atlanta.   Progressive  news  brings  us  closer  to  universal  health  care,   living  wages,  affordable  housing,  peace,  a  healthy   environment,  and  vo7ng  systems  we  can  trust.  

Contact   Atlantaprogressivenews.com   maJhew@atlantaprogressivenews.com   (404)  983  6049  cell,  MaJhew  Cardinale   PO  Box  244032,  Atlanta,  GA  30324  

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The  Independent  Media  Center  (indymedia)  is  a  network  of   collec7vely  run  media  outlets  for  the  crea7on  of  radical,   accurate,  and  passionate  tellings  of  the  truth.  We  work  out  of   a  love  and  inspira7on  for  people  who  work  for  a  beJer   world,  despite  corporate  media's  distor7ons  and   unwillingness  to  cover  efforts  to  free  humanity.  Anyone  can   publish  news  for  Atlanta  Indymedia  and  we  encourage  it!  

Contact   atlanta.indymedia.org  

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WRFG  89.3  is  a  progressive,  non-­‐profit  community  radio   sta7on  that  broadcasts  24  Hours  a  day  at  100,000  WaJs.   WRFG  provides  a  voice  for  those  who’ve  been  tradi7onally   denied  access  to  the  broadcast  media  and  through  the   involvement  of  a  broad  base  of  community  elements  to   guarantee  that  access.    

Contact   wrfg.org   678-­‐528-­‐1627   LiJle  Five  Points  Community  Center  -­‐  sta7on   P.O.  Box  361270,  Decatur,  GA  30036  -­‐  mail  

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AFSC  is  devoted  to  service,  development,  and  peace   worldwide.  Our  work  is  based  on  the  belief  in  the  worth  of   every  person,  and  faith  in  the  power  of  love  to  overcome   violence  and  injus7ce.  Real  peace  is  more  than  the  absence   of  war:  we  need  to  change  the  culture,  situa7ons,  and   systems  that  lead  to  violence.  We  build  capacity  for  peace  in   people  and  community.    

Contact   hJp://afsc.org/office/atlanta-­‐ga   404-­‐586-­‐0460  phone   60  Walton  Street,  NW,  Atlanta,  GA  30303  

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The  mission  of  the  Georgia  Peace  and  Jus7ce  Coali7on  (GPJC)   is:  to  promote  peaceful  alterna7ves  to  war  and  violence;  to   provide  leadership  in  nonviolently  opposing  wars  and  policies   of  aggression  and  domina7on;  to  link  and  strengthen  the   GPJC  statewide  network  of  ac7vists  in  Georgia  and  support   those  working  for  social  jus7ce  here  and  abroad.  

Contact   georgiapeace.org,  georgiapeaceatl@gmail.com   404-­‐522-­‐4500   PO  Box  133016,  Atlanta,  GA  30333   Rally  Against  War:  Every  Weds.  4:45-­‐5:45pm,  corner   of  Ponce  de  Leon/Moreland   72  

The  Interna7onal  Ac7on  Center  (IAC)  is  against  U.S.   imperialism  and  for  people’s  needs.  In  every  struggle,  we   solidarize  ourselves  with  the  most  determined  opponents  of   racism,  war,  and  colonialism.  We  work  to  build  links  between   ac7vists  of  many  different  struggles  and  facing  many  forms  of   oppression.  

Contact   iacatlanta.wordpress.com   iacenter@iacenter.org   iac-­‐cai@iacenter.org  -­‐  Español   212.633.6646  phone,   55  W.  17  St.,  Ste  5C,  New  York,  NY  10011  

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Metro  Atlanta  Democra7c  Socialists  of  America  (DSA)   envisions  a  world  where  resources  are  democra7cally   controlled.  We  educate  the  public  about  socialist  values  and   policies  and  build  and  support  progressive  coali7ons  for   economic  and  social  jus7ce,  which  include  locally  the  Georgia   Peace  &  Jus7ce  Coali7on,  Coali7on  for  the  Peoples'  Agenda,   Atlanta  Jobs  with  Jus7ce,  and  the  Grady  Hospital  Coali7on.  

Contact   dsa-­‐atlanta.org   770.313.4628   mltambor@yahoo.com  

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The  Interna7onal  Socialist  Organiza7on  (ISO)  is  commiJed  to   building  an  organiza7on  that  par7cipates  in  the  struggles  for   jus7ce  and  libera7on  today  -­‐  and  toward  a  future  socialist   society.  We  fight  against  war,  occupa7on,  racism,  an7-­‐gay   bigotry,  and  an7-­‐immigrant  scapegoa7ng,  and  for  women's   rights  like  abor7on  and  workers'  rights.  

Contact   Interna7onalsocialist.org   atlantaiso@gmail.com   404-­‐838-­‐7127     Mee7ngs:  Thurs,  7p,  1015  Edgewood  Ave.  (red  bldg).  

7  Stages  is  a  professional,  non-­‐profit  theatre  company   devoted  to  engaging  ar7sts  and  audiences  by  focusing  on  the   social,  poli7cal,  and  spiritual  values  of  contemporary  culture.   Over  the  past  30  years,  7  Stages  has  addressed  subjects  like   AIDS  in  the  1980s,  slavery  and  black  history,  challenged  white   supremacy  and  the  KKK,  and  worked  with  kids  from  at-­‐risk   backgrounds.  

Contact   www.7stages.org   404-­‐523-­‐7647  box  office   1105  Euclid  Avenue,  Atlanta,  GA,  30307  

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Horizon's  produc7ons  are  entertaining,  thought-­‐provoking   and  relevant  to  urban  Southern  audiences.  We  provide  an   in7mate  environment  where  diverse  audiences  can  truly  feel   part  of  the  theatrical  experience,  and  an  ar7s7c  home  where   local  ar7sts  can  grow.  

Contact   horizontheatre.com   boxoffice@horizontheatre.com   404.584.7450  box  office   Theatre:  Euclid  &  Aus7n  Aves,  LiJle  Five  Points     Mailing:  PO  Box  5376,  Atlanta,  GA  31107    

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PushPush  is  an  ar7st-­‐driven  non-­‐profit  that  cul7vates   dis7nc7ve  ar7s7c  development  opportuni7es  for  theater  and   media  ar7sts.  We  aJract  ar7sts  from  other  dynamic  cultural   centers  and  provide  rare  opportuni7es  for  more  than  300   adults  and  youths  to  grow,  take  risks,  and  collaborate.  

Contact   pushpushtheater.com   404-­‐377-­‐6332   121New  Street,  Decatur,  GA,  30030   (off  E.  College  Ave.  by  Agnes  ScoJ  College)  

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CWA,  the  largest  telecommunica7ons  union  in  the  world,   represents  over  700,000  men  and  women  in  both  private  and   public  sectors.  CWA  holds  over  2,000  collec7ve  bargaining   agreements  spelling  out  wages,  benefits,  working  condi7ons   and  employment  security  provisions  for  its  members.  Among   major  employers  of  CWA  members  are  AT&T,  Verizon,  and   other  telecom  companies.  

Contact   cwa3204.org   404-­‐688-­‐1256  phone   279  Logan  St.,  Atlanta  (corner  of  Hill  &  Logan)   Union  Mee7ng:  2nd  Tues  every  month.  

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The  IWW  is  a  member-­‐run  union  for  all  workers.  IWW   members  are  organizing  to  win  beJer  condi7ons  today  and   build  a  world  with  economic  democracy  tomorrow.  We   organize  industrially  meaning  we  organize  all  workers   producing  the  same  goods  or  services  into  one  union,  rather   than  dividing  workers  by  skill  or  trade,  so  we  can  pool  our   strength  to  win  our  demands  together.    

Contact   www.iww.org   atlanta@iww.org   678-­‐365-­‐6821  

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The  Teamsters  union  primary  organizes  and  educates   workers  to  aJain  a  higher  living  standard.  We  organize   workers  so  they  have  a  voice  in  the  workplace;  educate   workers  so  they  know  their  workplace  rights  and  can   par7cipate  fully  in  democracy;  involve  workers  in  the  poli7cal   process  so  their  issues  are  addressed;  nego7ate  and  enforce   contracts  with  employers  so  that  each  worker  will  be  treated   with  dignity,  jus7ce  and  respect.  

Contact   www.teamsterslocal728.org   404-­‐627-­‐7351  

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Charis  is  the  South's  oldest  and  largest  feminist   bookstore.  We  celebrate  36  years  of  feminist   bookselling  and  we  are  always  celebra7ng  our  stories.   These  stories  are  wriJen  in  poetry,  biography,  short   stories,  plays,  essays,  songs  and  novels.  They  are  told   in  circles-­‐-­‐circles  of  women,  of  children,  of  dreamers,   of  men  seeking  hope,  making  jus7ce.    

Contact   charisbooksandmore.com   info@charisbooksandmore.com   (404)524-­‐0304     1189  Euclid  Ave.  NE  Atlanta,  GA  30307    

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Feminist  Women's  Health  Center's  Cliff  Valley  Clinic  is  a  safe,   suppor7ve,  and  affordable  place  for  your  reproduc7ve  health   care  needs.  We  welcome  all  races,  ethnici7es,  sexual   orienta7ons,  gender  iden77es  or  expressions,  socio-­‐ economic  status  and  abili7es.  On  a  typical  day,  four   languages  are  spoken,  and  addi7onal  translators  can  be   arranged.  

Contact   feministcenter.org   404.728.7900  Clinic     1924  Cliff  Valley  Way  NE,  Atlanta,  GA  30329  

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Georgia  Women  for  a  Change  is  a  non-­‐profit,  non-­‐par7san   organiza7on  that  stands  for  progressive  change  for  Georgia’s   women  and  girls.  Together,  we  speak  with  a  unified  voice  on   issues  of  economic  security,  equal  rights  and  freedom  from   violence.  We  provide  a  valuable  resource  to  public  officials   who  depend  on  us  for  the  facts  about  women’s  lives.    

Contact   gwomen.org,  info@gwomen.org   404.875.8184  phone   PO  Box  55553,  Atlanta,  GA  30308  

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KCCA  is  a  collec7ve  of  volunteers  who  seek  to  provide   libera7on-­‐based  childcare,  in  which  caretakers  are  queer-­‐ friendly,  aJen7ve,  passionate,  and  progressive.  We  partner   with  organiza7ons  to  provide  quality,  competent,   free  childcare  for  ongoing  mee7ngs  and  one-­‐7me  events  for   progressive  organiza7ons.  

Contact   hJp://kccatl.com/   678  667  1KCC  (1522)  Amariah  

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We  are  a  trusted  health  care  provider,  an  informed  educator,  a   passionate  advocate,  and  a  global  partner  helping  similar   organiza7ons  around  the  world.  Planned  Parenthood  delivers   vital  reproduc7ve  health  care,  sex  educa7on,  and  informa7on   to  millions  of  women,  men,  and  young  people  worldwide.  For   more  than  90  years,  Planned  Parenthood  has  promoted  a   commonsense  approach  to  women’s  health,  well-­‐being,  and   right  to  choose.  

Contact   plannedparenthood.org   404-­‐688-­‐9305  phone   75  Piedmont  Ave.  NE,  Ste.  800,  Atlanta,  GA  

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SisterLove,  founded  in  1989,  is  a  reproduc7ve  jus7ce   organiza7on  for  women,  with  a  focus  on  HIV/AIDS.  We   provide  innova7ve  services  in  support  of  women’s  educa7on,   empowerment,  wellness  and  rights.  We  are  on  a  mission  to   eradicate  the  adverse  impact  of  HIV/AIDS  and  other   reproduc7ve  health  challenges  upon  women  and  their   families  through  educa7on,  preven7on,  support  and  human   rights  advocacy  in  the  United  States  and  around  the  world.  

Contact   Sisterlove.org   404-­‐505-­‐7777  

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SisterSong  educates  women  of  color  and  policy  makers  on   reproduc7ve  and  sexual  health  and  rights,  and  to  work   towards  the  access  of  health  services,  informa7on  and   resources  that  are  culturally  and  linguis7cally  appropriate.   We  achieve  these  goals  through  public  policy  work,  advocacy,   service  delivery  and  health  educa7on  within  our   communi7es.  

Contact   sistersong.net,  info@sistersong.net   404-­‐756-­‐2680  phone   1237  Ralph  David  Abernathy  Blvd,  Atlanta,  GA  

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SPARK  is  a  statewide  community-­‐based  reproduc7ve  jus7ce   organiza7on.  Our  mission  is  to  collaborate  with  individuals,   communi7es,  and  organiza7ons  for  a  powerful  reproduc7ve   jus7ce  movement  in  the  South  by  developing  and  sharing   radical  analysis  to  shio  culture  and  prac7ce,  mobilize  in   response  to  immediate  threats,  and  organize  for  long-­‐term   systemic  change.  Our  vision  is  a  South  that  con7nuously   cul7vates  communi7es  where  we  can  all  make  liberatory   decisions  about  our  lives.    

Contact   sparkrj.org/beta,  info@sparkrj.org   facebook.com/sparkrjnow   404.343.6506  (phone)   2048  Hosea  L  Williams  Dr,  Ste  B,  Atlanta,  GA  

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Copwatch  of  East  Atlanta  is  a  group  of  civilians  organized  to   protect  our  communi7es  from  police  abuse.  We  monitor   police  stops,  using  video  cameras  to  document  any  brutality   or  viola7on  of  rights.  We  also  educate  people  about  their   rights  and  how  to  file  complaints  about  mistreatment  by  the   police.  We  are  part  of  a  larger  effort  to  re-­‐assert  community   control  over  the  police.    We  believe  power  should  be  shioed   away  from  police  and  towards  community  based  solu7ons   for  safety.  

Contact   copwatchoea.org   (678)  390-­‐0393  

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The  Humanists  of  Georgia  is  dedicated  to  fostering  a   community  of  secular  humanists.  Humanism  affirms  the   inherent  dignity  and  worth  of  every  human  being.  Humanism   is  free  from  any  belief  in  the  supernatural  and  is  dedicated  to   the  search  for  meaning  and  values  through  intelligence  and   the  scien7fic  method,  democracy,  and  social  sympathy.  

Contact   georgiahumanists.org   Mee7ngs:  3rd  Sun,  12:30pm,     Atlanta  Freethought  Society  Center,  4775  N.  Church   Lane  SE,  Smyrna,  GA.  (see  website  posts  to  double-­‐ check  loca7on)   91  

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