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Tuesday July 31, 2018 11:59 pm EDT
March for Our Lives - Atlanta teens bring good trouble. | more...


Community Events

Thursday October 1, 2020 10:00 am EDT
Fernbank Museum of Natural History Cost: Museum Admission
Arts Agenda, Community
As you explore WildWoods and Fernbank Forest, be prepared to encounter ghostly visitors in the shado...
Museum Admission [click here for more]
Thursday October 1, 2020 04:30 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Arts Agenda::Books, Community, Festivals, Free Events
You are invited to join Agnes Scott English Department professors Charlotte Artese and Robert Meyer-...
Free [click here for more]
Friday October 2, 2020 06:00 pm EDT
Arts Agenda, Food and Drink, Community, Music, Free Events
BRIDGEFEST will be held this year on Friday October 2nd and Saturday October 3rd. Two days of awesom...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday October 3, 2020 10:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda, Food and Drink, Community, Music, Free Events
Along with the fine arts and crafts there will be a children's play area, local food and beverage co...
Free [click here for more]
Saturday October 3, 2020 10:00 am EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: No Cover
Arts Agenda, Community, Community::Family
We invite you to join us behind Oakland's Bell Tower building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 3 an...
No Cover [click here for more]
Saturday October 3, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Arts Agenda::Books, Community, Community::Family, Free Events
Join Roshani Chokshi, Tehlor Kay Mejia, and J.C. Cervantes for a conversation about mythologies from...
Free [click here for more]
Saturday October 3, 2020 08:00 pm EDT
State Farm Arena Cost: TBA
Community, Music
Atlanta’s Number One Hip Hop Station, WHTA HOT 107.9 announced Birthday Bash ATL 25, Saturday Octobe...
TBA [click here for more]
Sunday October 4, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
The Mall West End Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Visual Arts, Community, Festivals
Atlanta’s historic West End community is getting powerful new murals as part of this year’s ELEVATE ...
Free [click here for more]
Sunday October 4, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
The Mall West End Cost: No Cover
Arts Agenda, Community, Festivals
Hosted annually by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs in various locations around Atlanta, ELEVA...
No Cover [click here for more]
Sunday October 4, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Registration Required
Arts Agenda, Community
Compassionate Atlanta and SOJOURN cohost a modertated open and honest training around the topic of d...
Registration Required [click here for more]


Coverage

Community

Thursday August 30, 2018 08:59 am EDT
I think the most important problem is the splintering of people into different tribes and factions, aided and abetted by actors (domestic and foreign) for whom it is profitable to emphasize and encourage this trend. This includes corporations, the media, and government — not all, of course, but when... | more...

Community

Thursday August 30, 2018 08:51 am EDT
People getting sucked in by drama and taking the bait that created the division in the first place. It causes people to focus on our differences instead of our commonalities. We are so much bigger than affiliations. We have so much more in common than not. Regardless, we should show respect and love... | more...

Community

Thursday August 30, 2018 08:44 am EDT
The biggest problem, in the U.S. overall and in Atlanta, may be the relative lack of significant, meaningful communities where we engage personally with people across racial, social, gender, and ideological differences. We have never had a time in U.S. history when we have as a society really promot... | more...

Community

Thursday August 30, 2018 07:55 am EDT
We are divided. Always have been. The civil rights fight is on going; the civil rights fight is ever growing. The color of America is constantly changing. There is color in America. Just because Sesame Street is color blind and integrated doesn’t mean Main Street is … We have made progress as a comm... | more...

Community

Thursday August 30, 2018 07:29 am EDT
We believe that one of the most significant problems facing Americans today is the risk that our nation will regress to a time when we were divided, both legally and socially, based on race, religion, and ethnicity. These divisions have always existed in America, but in recent decades, it seemed tho... | more...

Community

Wednesday August 29, 2018 06:40 pm EDT
The search for truth is the most crucial problem in America today. Trump has a base of 35-40% support, over 90% among Republicans. The GOP has gone all-in on this cult of personality in return for tax cuts, deregulation, and conservative court appointments with the long game of overturning Roe v Wad... | more...

Community

Wednesday August 29, 2018 06:27 pm EDT
(Inter)Nationally, the most important problem facing Americans is income and wealth inequality. In Atlanta, segregation is the most pressing issue. | more...

Community

Wednesday August 29, 2018 06:14 pm EDT
Rampant greed and hiding behind increased property values. White privilege. Entitlement. Spoiled bitches. Career politicians. Condos. Bro culture. Okay, bro culture isn’t an important problem, I just hate it. I think class war is at the foundation of all of this. Gentrification. I moved to Atlanta b... | more...

Community

Wednesday August 29, 2018 05:45 pm EDT
The lack of self-awareness as a nation. Our unhealthy lifestyles and how we conduct ourselves on a day-to-day basis. This constant tug of war of who is right and who is wrong is a never-ending cycle that adds more fuel to the fire. It doesn't help when the main purpose on people's minds is to obtain... | more...

Community

Wednesday August 29, 2018 05:31 pm EDT
The most important problem facing us today is the threat to our democratic system. That threat is probably based in the racist, sexist politics espoused by Donald Trump and embraced by his ardent base. His positions, frequently tweeted, have allowed many to come out of the closet in expressing their... | more...


Non-Profits

Non-Profit Organization

ACFB procures over 35 million pounds of food and groceries each year and distributes it to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

The independent advocate for historic preservation offers guided tours of several areas of interest, including downtown, the Fox Theatre, Sweet Auburn, Miss Daisy's Druid Hills, Grant Park and Inman Park. $5-$10. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

Located on the northern side of MLK Jr. Drive, between Peachtree Street and Pryor Street, CCI bills itself as "a resource hub and open campus for civic innovators and social entrepreneurs." | more...

Non-Profit Organization

The nonprofit aims to help "a wide range of local people" become citizen advocates for people living with developmental disabilities. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

You won't find a bigger proponent of public transit than this grassroots organization. CfPT provides resources for everyone who is even thinking about getting there on public transit - from the Braves-game shuttle rider to the most obsessive light-rail nerd. But with its active listserv and, this ye... | more...

Non-Profit Organization

This local affiliate of the Everybody Wins! national non-profit organization is dedicated to improving the reading skills of students in low-income public elementary schools. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

As an Alliance, we unite communities in Atlanta to build a robust local food system - a network of individuals and organizations that grow, process, distribute and consume fresh local food. We connect people, ideas, leadership and capital to build a city that values healthy, locally-grown food. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

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Non-Profit Organization

Georgia’s largest statewide LGBT advocacy group that's active in issues such as hate crimes, bullying, and workplace protection. Its partner organization Equality Foundation of Georgia helps register and mobilize voters. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

The local organization supports peaceful alternatives to war and violence. | more...

Food

From the website:

Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources.

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Non-Profit Organization

Hands On Atlanta helps individuals, families, corporate and community groups find volunteer opportunities at more than 400 nonprofit organizations and schools. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless was founded in 1971 by civil rights icons Rev. Hosea and Juanita T. Williams. Its mission is to rescue, restore, and re-stabilize at-risk and homeless individuals and families so they can thrive and become self-sufficient. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

No description provided | more...

Non-Profit Organization

The well-connected nonprofit helped make the city's most popular greenspace what it is today. Start here for more information about exploring the intown gem. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

The 23-year-old nonprofit has planted more than 68,000 trees in metro Atlanta and now is planning the city's first arboretum - or "tree museum" - along the Beltline. Trees not only are beautiful and provide shade, but they also reduce the effect of the “urban heat island” a... | more...

Non-Profit Organization

From the United Way website:

"United Way of Greater Atlanta brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable positive change to help our community thrive.

For individuals and organizations that want to help improve the health of their community – United Way is th... | more...

Non-Profit Organization

The organization aims to help empower African Americans with education, job training, housing, financial literacy classes, and other services. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

Eclectic music programming (including blues, soul, hip-hop, bluegrass, folk, global, gospel, Latin, and Americana) as well as progressive news. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

Formerly the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, the Wylde Center now uses gardening to teach environmental awareness. | more...


Activist Groups

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia

Recommended by Priscilla Smith, Robert Franklin, and Our Revolution Georgia

Antifa Atlanta

Recommended by Our Revolution Georgia

Black Lives Matter

Recommended by Saira Raza and Elizabeth Corrie

C4 Atlanta

Recommended by Saira Raza and Priscilla Smith

Concerned Black Clergy

Recommended by Robert Franklin

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia)

Recommended by Ruwa Romman and Rev. Fahed AbuAkel

Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta

Recommended by Robert Franklin

Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)

Recommended by Our Revolution Georgia and Jerry Gonzalez

Georgia Alliance for Social Justice

Recommended by Priscilla Smith

Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition

Recommended by Priscilla Smith

Housing Justice League

Recommended by Saira Raza

JVP Atlanta (Jewish Voice for Peace)

Recommended by Rev. Fahed AbuAkel

March for Our Lives - Georgia

''See CL's profile on the Georgia March for Our Lives [/content-409692-The-Kids-Are-Alright|here}

New Georgia Project

Recommended by Priscilla Smith

Radio Free Georgia (WRFG 89.3 FM)

WRFG Atlanta 89.3FM. Radio Free Georgia. One of our best sources for local progressive media. My participation as a listener and volunteer with the station has been fundamental in my political education and community activism. In its 45 years, WRFG has and continues to broadcast the voices and information of those who experience oppression and exploitation and those who resist it. - Christopher Hollis

RefuseFascism.org

Recommended by Priscilla Smith and Jack Turner

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ-Atlanta)

Recommended by Elizabeth Corrie

Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Recommended by Our Revolution Georgia

Southerners on New Ground (SONG)

If you want to learn more about the challenges facing immigrants, I would recommend the Atlanta-based group Southerners on New Ground. - Ryan Vizzions

WonderRoot

Recommended by Saira Raza



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