WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

What does a

BETTER WORLD
look like to you?

“Don't do nothing because you can't do everything. Do something. Anything.”
– Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

A Guide and Directory for activists in Atlanta

activistrecruitmentorganizing @gmail.com

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?

activism:
efforts to change the world.
We all start out frustrated or hopeless as we learn about the injustice and hypocrisy around us. It’s tempting 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 2

Activism can take many forms:
-communicating with newspapers, organizations, or politicians; -dancing, singing, poetry, puppetry, and art as protest;

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

activism still thrives

-economic activism such as boycotts; -demonstrations and civil disobedience like rallies, street marches, work and school strikes, hunger strikes, sit-ins, and occupations

Activism has given us:
-Civil Rights -Women’s Rights -Workers’ Rights

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

To begin to get involved in activism, it might help to ask yourself some questions:
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?
The important thing is that you feel deep down that

things can change for the
better, 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 starting to improve the world.” 5 ― Anne Frank

3. What might have to happen in order to fix

How can we bring about solutions?
the problem(s) I see?
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If you are still 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 dedication!

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.

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

about the hidden legacy of American activism 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

independent

4. Come to one of the following “Entry

media for news on real issues, analysis,
solutions, and activism worldwide --Democracy Now (democracynow.org) --WRFG 89.3FM Progressive Information --ZCommunications.org/ZNet

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

1) Peace Party – attend one of our monthly
Peace Parties to meet local activists 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 – attend (or teach) a Free School
class! See atlantafreeschool.tumblr.com to see a listing and/or to contact organizers
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Table of Contents:

Community: --Atlantans Building Leadership for Empowerment 28 --West End Family Life and Community Center 29 Direct Action/Service: --Sopo Bicycle Co-op 30 --SHIFT Community Bikes 31 --Take Back The Block 32 Economic Justice: --9to5 Working Women 33 --Jobs with Justice 34 --Occupy Atlanta 35

Black Power/Support: --FTP 21 --Malcolm X Grassroots Movement 22 --NAACP 23 --National Action Network 24 --National Council of Negro Women 25 --Occupy the Hood 26 --Sovereign Haiti Initiative 27
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Education: --Atlanta Free School 36 --Bonner Network 37 --Organization of Dekalb Educators 38 Environmental Justice: --Sierra Club 39 --Women’s Action for New Directions 40 Food: --Food Not Bombs 41 --Habesha 42 --Metro Farms 43 --Sevenanda 44 --Truly Living Well 45

Housing/Shelter: --Atlanta Day Shelter for Women & Children 46 --Atlanta Union Mission 47 --Clifton 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 International 54 --Coalition for the People’s Agenda 55 --Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty 56 --Project South 57 --The King Center 58

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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 Committee 70 --Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition 71 --International Action Center 72

Immigrants’ Rights: --Georgia Latino 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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Socialism: --Democratic Socialists of America 73 --International Socialist Organization 74 Theatre: --7 Stages 75 --Horizon 76 --PushPush 77 Unions: --Communication Workers of America 78 --Industrial Workers of the World 79 --Teamsters 80 Women’s Rights/Empowerment/Feminism: --Charis Books 81 --Feminist Women’s Health Center 82 --Georgia Women for a Change 83 --Kelli’s Childcare Collective 84 --Planned Parenthood 85 --Sister Love 86 --Sister Song 87 --SPARK Reproductive Justice 88 Watchdogs: --Copwatch 89 --Humanists of Georgia 90

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Thank you to the all the
organizations and individuals that work so hard to make the world a better place.

All our struggles, strategies, and work
are

connected.

We are winning.

This is not an exhaustive directory of every activist/service group in Atlanta; we are in the process of editing this pamphlet and using it to create a website. Additionally, many groups are multi-faceted and could be placed under several categories. If we have forgotten groups or made mistakes, if you would like to help us reach out to and organize potential new activists or help create a collaborative series of smaller pamphlets by category, please email

We need a mass movement for lasting change, and potential activists need the services and visions we offer. It’s time to recruit new folks systematically 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.” -Arundhati Roy

activistrecruitmentorganizing@gmail.com

The FTP Movement’s primary focus is to serve as an activator of the community. We advocate building institutions, providing practical solutions, and implementing viable programs for the people. We deal with education, hunger, homelessness, police brutality, political prisoners, health, youth development, gang intervention, and more.

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

Contact ftpmovement.ning.com ftpmovement.@gmail.com
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Contact mxgm.org 678-528-1627 P.O. Box 361270, Decatur, GA 30036

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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

National Action Network (NAN) is a leading civil rights organization in the U.S. founded by Rev. Al Sharpton. We work within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all.

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

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

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The National 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, education, and economic empowerment in the U.S. and Africa.

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

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

Contact officialoccupythehood.org facebook.com/OccupyTheHoodAtlanta
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Sovereign Haiti Initiative (SHI) is an active, militant, Pan-Africanist, youth-oriented initiative aiming to integrally bring "true" sovereignty back to Haiti. We believe in an independent Haiti free from foreign influence, dogmas, stigmas, and manipulation.

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

Contact SovereignHaiti.com SovereignHaitiInitiative @gmail.com facebook.com/SovereignHaitiInitiative (404) 482-1622

Contact http://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 effective educational, social, spiritual, and recreational programs and services that enhance the quality of life for youth and adults of the West End and surrounding communities of Atlanta.

Sopo Bicycle Cooperative is a nonprofit that facilitates the collective ownership and operation of a community bicycle repair shop. Our mission is to create equitable access to cycling by providing affordable bicycle maintenance, services and education

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

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 activists, and to provide them with free, green, and sexy transportation.

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

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

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 justice

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

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

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

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 politics, fight for the rights of the 99%, and bring about true democracy where every person has a voice in the process of governance.

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

Contact occupyatlanta.org welcome@occupyatlanta.org Headqtrs: Peachtree and Pine shelter, 4th floor
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Contact atlantafreeschool.tumblr.com freeschoolatlanta@gmail.com
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We believe colleges and congregations have vital roles to play in society in nurturing and mobilizing thoughtful, caring, and diverse leadership dedicated to community service. We support innovative programs that can potentially serve as models for the field.

The Organization of DeKalb Educators (ODE) mission is to be the leader in providing information, training, representation and support for a stronger, more effective school system. We are the largest local teachers’ organization in Georgia.

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

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

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

Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) is an independent grassroots, womanled organization that seeks to direct women's voices into a powerful movement for social change. We monitor activities and policy decisions and translate technical information about environmental impacts.

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

Contact gawand.org, georgiawand@wand.org 404-524-5999 Our office is located in Grant Park 250 Georgia Ave. SE, Ste. 202, Atlanta, 30312 40

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 action to change society.

HABESHA (Helping Africa By Establishing Schools at Home and Abroad) is an environmentally-conscious organization that cultivates leadership in youth through cultural education, sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurship, holistic health, and technology.

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).

Contact habeshainc.org, info@habeshainc.org 1.888.308.7473
HABESHA, Inc., 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 production system as a tool for food security and community and family self-reliance.

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 cooperative. With more demanding product sourcing policies, we guarantee our products’ food integrity.

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

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 education and food production. Through classes, internships, markets and summer camp we raise awareness about the value of local food systems.

Our mission is to ease the burden of homelessness for women and children and to assist in establishing self-sufficiency by providing comprehensive education and supportive 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 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.

Contact atlantadayshelter.org info@atlantadayshelter.org (404) 876-2894 
655 Ethel Street, NW, Atlanta, 46 Georgia 30318

Established in 1938, the ministry provides emergency shelter, residential discipleship, job attainment, and transitional 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 intentional living.

We are an emergency shelter, a 2-year transitional housing program and a rapidrehousing program. We welcome homeless men to a place of shelter each night providing personal hospitality bound in Christian love.

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

Contact cliftonsanctuary.com office@cliftonsanctuary.com 404-373-3253 
369 Connecticut 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 participatory community where parents can live with their children in privacy and with dignity.

We partner with working families, sponsors, and communities 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 genesisanewlife.org (404) 522-6056 173 Boulevard NE Atlanta, 30312

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.

The Open Door Community is a residential Christian 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 occupyourhomesatl.org occupyourhomesatl@ gmail.com 678 744 9303

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

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

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

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

Contact www.amnestyusa.org, aiusaso@aiusa.org (404) 876-5661 
730 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 1060, Atlanta
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The Coalition for the People’s Agenda (CPA), started by Joseph E. Lowery, is interested in achieving a better government, quality education, and criminal, environmental and civil justice. Our agenda is a growing list of political, economic, and racial concerns.

Georgians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty (GFADP) is a statewide coalition of concerned organizations and individuals working for greater fairness in Georgia's criminal justice system and an end to capital punishment.

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

Contact gfadp.org, info@gfadp.org, evelyn@gfadp.org (404) 250-3540 phone GFADP, PO Box 55196 56 Atlanta, GA 30308

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

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

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

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 contigo 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.

Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance (GUYA) is an Undocumented Youth-led organization that seeks dignity and justice for the Immigrant Community in Georgia. We believe no human being is illegal and that everyone has the right to education and the pursuit of a better life, without being targeted due to immigration status.

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

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

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The ACLU works daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws guarantee, including freedom of speech, assembly and religion; equal protection under the law; due process and fair treatment; and right to privacy. We also work to extend rights to segments of our population such as LGBTQ people, prisoners, and people with disabilities.

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

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

Contact davisbozeman.com 404.244.2004 phone (free consultation) 4153-B Flat Shoals Pkwy, St. 204, Decatur, GA 62 30034

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

Our mission is to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for Georgia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied communities. We engage in lobbying and strategic involvement in elections, voter registration, education activities, and provide information and resources for effective communication with decision makers, and organize and mobilize LGBT residents and allies.

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

Contact georgiaequality.org geinfo@georgiaequality.org 64 404.523.3070 voice 1530 DeKalb Ave. NE, St. A, Atlanta, GA 30307

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 time is spent in “heart circles,” where we open up emotionally.

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

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

Contact tiltt.org, activetiltt@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 confidential.) 66 1530 DeKalb Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Atlanta Progressive News (APN) is an online news service. We are a trusted source of progressive information. 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 voting systems we can trust.

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

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

Contact atlanta.indymedia.org

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

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 injustice. Real peace is more than the absence of war: we need to change the culture, situations, and systems that lead to violence. We build capacity for peace in people and community.

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

Contact http://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 Justice Coalition (GPJC) is: to promote peaceful alternatives to war and violence; to provide leadership in nonviolently opposing wars and policies of aggression and domination; to link and strengthen the GPJC statewide network of activists in Georgia and support those working for social justice here and abroad.

The International Action 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 activists of many different struggles and facing many forms of oppression.

Contact georgiapeace.org, georgiapeaceatl@gmail.com 404-522-4500
PO Box 133016, Atlanta, GA 30333
Rally Against War: Every Weds. 4:455:45pm, corner of Ponce de Leon/Moreland

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

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Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) envisions a world where resources are democratically controlled. We educate the public about socialist values and policies and build and support progressive coalitions for economic and social justice, which include locally the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda, Atlanta Jobs with Justice, Grady Hospital Coalition, etc.

The International Socialist Organization (ISO) is committed to building an organization that participates in the struggles for justice and liberation today - and toward a future socialist society. We fight against war, occupation, racism, anti-gay bigotry, and anti-immigrant scapegoating, and for women's rights like abortion and workers' rights.

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

Contact Internationalsocialist.org atlantaiso@gmail.com 404-838-7127 Meetings: Thurs, 7p, 1015 Edgewood Ave. (red building). 74

7 Stages is a professional, non-profit theatre company devoted to engaging artists and audiences by focusing on the social, political, 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.

Horizon's productions are entertaining, thought-provoking and relevant to urban Southern audiences. We provide an intimate environment where diverse audiences can truly feel part of the theatrical experience, and an artistic home where local artists can grow.

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

Contact horizontheatre.com boxoffice@horizontheatre.com
404.584.7450 box office Theatre: Euclid & Austin Aves, Little Five Points 76 Mailing: PO Box 5376, Atlanta, GA 31107

PushPush is an artist-driven non-profit that cultivates distinctive artistic development opportunities for theater and media artists. We attract artists from other dynamic cultural centers and provide rare opportunities for more than 300 adults and youths to grow, take risks, and collaborate.

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

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

Contact cwa3204.org 404-688-1256 phone 279 Logan St., Atlanta (corner of Hill & Logan) 78 Union Meeting: 2nd Tues every month.

The IWW is a member-run union for all workers. IWW members are organizing to win better conditions 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.

The Teamsters union primary organizes and educates workers to attain 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 participate fully in democracy; involve workers in the political process so their issues are addressed; negotiate and enforce contracts with employers so that each worker will be treated with dignity, justice and respect.

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

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 celebrating our stories. These stories are written 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 justice.

Feminist Women's Health Center's Cliff Valley Clinic is a safe, supportive, and affordable place for your reproductive health care needs. We welcome all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, socio-economic status and abilities. On a typical day, four languages are spoken, and additional translators can be arranged.

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

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-partisan organization 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.

KCCA is a collective of volunteers who seek to provide liberation-based childcare, in which caretakers are queer-friendly, attentive, passionate, and progressive. We partner with organizations to provide quality, competent, free childcare for ongoing meetings and onetime events for progressive organizations.

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

Contact http://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 organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information 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.

SisterLove, founded in 1989, is a reproductive justice organization for women, with a focus on HIV/AIDS. We provide innovative services in support of women’s education, empowerment, wellness and rights. We are on a mission to eradicate the adverse impact of HIV/AIDS and other reproductive health challenges upon women and their families through education, prevention, support and human rights advocacy in the United States and around the world.

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

Contact Sisterlove.org 404-505-7777

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SisterSong educates women of color and policy makers on reproductive and sexual health and rights, and to work towards the access of health services, information and resources that are culturally and linguistically appropriate. We achieve these goals through public policy work, advocacy, service delivery and health education within our communities.

SPARK is a statewide community-based reproductive justice organization. Our mission is to collaborate with individuals, communities, and organizations for a powerful reproductive justice movement in the South by developing and sharing radical analysis to shift culture and practice, mobilize in response to immediate threats, and organize for long-term systemic change. Our vision is a South that continuously cultivates communities where we can all make liberatory decisions about our lives.

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

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 communities from police abuse. We monitor police stops, using video cameras to document any brutality or violation 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 shifted away from police and towards community based solutions for safety.

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 scientific method, democracy, and social sympathy.

Contact copwatchoea.org (678) 390-0393

Contact georgiahumanists.org Meetings: 3rd Sun, 12:30pm, Atlanta Freethought Society Center, 4775 N. Church Lane SE, Smyrna, GA. (we may occasionally schedule an event at a different time or location – see website posts)

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