Come see one of our foresisters speak for FREE tonight!
Midnite School: Creating a Vision for Our Movement discusses "Who's controlling our mind, body & spirit?"- the historical connections between race, class, eugenics, gender, sexuality, mental health, prisons & disability featuring reknowned Southern author Mab Segrest ("Memoirs of a Race Traitor" 1994). Tues Mar 31, 5:30pm, FREE at Project South Office, 9 Gammon Ave., Atlanta, 30315
Tuesday, March 31
Sunday, March 22
okay, maybe that's a bit harsh. I know, folks have work and previous commitments, etc. But if you don't have a damn good excuse... well anyway, I'll try to climb down from my righteous soapbox... I've never seen her speak, so I'm totally excited about seeing a genuine heroine of mine, live in-person!
Angela Davis at Ebenezer Baptist
Renowned civil rights and women's rights leader Angela Davis will speak about women, privilege and prisons at Ebenezer Baptist Church (MLK Jr's home church) in downtown Atlanta, for the keynote address of Emory University's Women's History Month. Click here for more information
WHEN: Tuesday March 24, 7pm WHERE: Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Ave NE, near Boulevard
HOW MUCH: FREE!!!
Angela Davis will also speak at SPARK Reproductive Justice Now's Legislate This! breakfast & activism the next morning. Click here for more information, and to register
WHEN: Wednesday March 25, 9am-1pm WHERE: Trinity United Methodist Church, 265 Washington Ave Atlanta, GA
HOW MUCH: FREE!!! (but donations are appreciated)
Thursday, March 19
Pollinating the North and South.....sponsored by Radio Diaspora and the Beehive Collective: A Colombian 'Bee' (Colectivo de la Colmena) has just recently returned to the U.S. from Colombia and has just gone on tour to raise money for his work in the South, will be doing a FREE show/worshop TONIGHT March the 19th at the Little Five Points Community Center!
6.30pm-8.30pm TONIGHT in Room 105
http://polinizaciones.blogspot.com/2009/03/polinizaciones-atlatinc-coast-tour.html He will cover and provide updates around the current political climate, social movements, Plan Colombia and U.S. military intervention in Colombia --all in the context how art is and can be a tool for justice and liberation!@#! The work he is doing in Colombia is utterly AMAZING. Come -- if you've never seen the Beehive's work before and come if you HAVE seen the Beehive's work before but want to see another interpretation of the work from a South American Perspective! PLEASE PASS ALONG TO YOUR FOLKS-ESPECIALLY THOSE INVOLVED IN youth work, community organizing and arts and cultural work!!
Monday, March 16
Cost of War: 6 Years Later
The American Friend’s Service Committee and Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition presents "Costs of War" on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war, to educate Georgians on human and economic cost of war in Iraq. The American Friends Service Committee’s critically acclaimed cost of war exhibit will be on display along with two powerful speakers very familiar with the Iraq War: Raed Jarrar was born in Baghdad and spent most of his life in Iraq. Since the summer of 2006, Jarrar has worked at bridging the gap between Iraqi leaders and U.S. Congress members by arranging a series of face-to-face meetings between U.S. and Iraqi leaders. Jason Hurd spent ten years in the Army and National Guard and was deployed in 2005 to Iraq as a medic. Since returning to the U.S. Jason has been an advocate for Iraq veterans and a leading voice in the G.I. resistance movement.
March 19, 3pm at Georgia State University (Aderhold Learning Center 60 Luckie st, Atl, 30303)in other Radical March Madness, you won't want to miss:
4:30pm - Rally and March at Woodruff Park.
8pm - Free Concert at Metropolitan Lofts
- Angela Davis at Ebenezer Baptist Church (407 Auburn Ave. NE, 30312), Tuesday March 24, 7pm, FREE
- Angela Davis at LEGISLATE THIS! a morning of actions for reproductive justice, presented by SPARK. Wednesday March 25, 8:30am- 1pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, 265 Washington St. in downtown Atlanta across from City Hall. FREE. Register at http://legislatethis.org/
- the 1st MondoHomo benefit this year - Dangerous Ponies, TreePhort, the Long Shadows and The Thieves at WonderRoot Community Arts Center, 982 Memorial Dr., Atlanta, 30316, Friday March 20, 9pm, $5
- the incomparable Vagina Jenkins is The BIG Tease at Eyedrum Gallery, 290 Martin Luther King Jr Dr S, Atlanta, 30312, Saturday March 21, 8pm, $5
- Women's History Month Bingo for the Feminist Women's Health Center. Thurs, Mar 26, 6pm @ Manuel's. Please RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=85054469464#/event.php?eid=85054469464
- an Ole' Time Spaghetti Dinner + Bingo fundraiser for MondoHomo, at Ria's Bluebird, 421 Memorial Dr. SE, 30312. Friday March 27, 2009, 8pm, cover TBA
- Midnite School: Creating a Vision for Our Movement discusses "Who's controlling our mind, body & spirit?"- the historical connections between race, class, eugenics, gender, sexuality, mental health, prisons & disability featuring reknowned Southern author Mab Segrest ("Memoirs of a Race Traitor" 1994). Tues Mar 31, 5:30pm, FREE at Project South Office, 9 Gammon Ave., Atlanta, 30315
Thursday, March 5
and not thought out well, I might add:
- it takes all types. Radicals give us hope, pragmatists give us reality, conservatives give us... um... comic relief? no, no, something to fight against... no that's not it... oh, a reminder of our past!
- why are the Democrats on top at the moment? Because the Right became, not a voice for conservatism, but a football team bent on winning no matter the odds, no matter the coach. A single, monolithic team with no deviations allowed. Whereas the usual Achilles heel of the Democrats -- that it is essentially a party of coalitions, because we* certainly don't agree with each other on many issues -- has in this case managed to pull the coalition off without gnawing off its own legs. That and the fact that the Democratic party acts as the steam valve of American democracy, letting the disaffected blow enough steam to implement "change" and maintain the two-party system, rather than say, implode in revolution against the farce of a democracy this corporate-elected republic actually is.
- and that is why, my radical friend, you can remain cynical about Obama's election. Yes of course it's always dangerous when political figures inspires such emotion, but... here's why I cried for a week after the election -- knowing all the time that Obama's politics are essentially the same as Hilary's and any other centrist Democrat's, and that Kucinich is who I'd vote for given the chance -- because it was the first time in my 30+ years of life that ANYONE I've voted for has won, because I never believed a black man could be elected President, because, for all my political cynicism, I *do* believe that Obama is sincere and intelligent and wants to make life better for most Americans, because when I first heard an Obama speech on Youtube, I thought to myself, "What would it be like if the President of the United States were an inspiring figure? Whose speeches could move people to compassion and action?" (and answered myself: Well, I'll never know, because that's not the kind of President that Americans like to have. We like the dumb guy with big ears and a stupid grin). So no, I have no delusions that Obama will do anything more radical than any other Democrat. But after 30 years of Republicans and quasi-Republicans (I read somewhere that Bill Clinton accomplished something like 60% of the Republican Party platform from the year he was elected), it truly turns my world upside-down to think that for once, enough Americans agree with me (or perhaps I've come to agree with enough Americans) that some small part of of the things I believe in might actually influence an election!