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1. Thursday, September 12, 9:30 am – Navigating Adolescence: Speak Up for Youth in Your Community. When our kids do well, we all do well. Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & potential (GCAPP) invites community leaders across all sectors — nonprofit, government, education, business, and faith communities, as well as parents and young people from Fulton County for a Breakfast Brainstorm around the health, emotional, and social well-being of young people. To be held at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, 30309. RSVP at 404.475.6064 or email

2. Thursday, September 12, 4:00-7:30 pm – Film and Conversation, “Nor Any Drop To Drink”.  Sponsored by GEEARS (Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students), Voices for Georgia’s Children, and TruePani (Safe Water for Better Health). And a special part of the conversation will an appearance by the film Director, Cedric Taylor. The film details the events that led to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and the subsequent implications for residents, including young children. During this event, attendees will explore the impact of lead exposure in drinking water on maternal and child health. Members of the health, education, and early learning communities as well as other interested professionals are encouraged to join in for this important conversation. Learn more: View the trailer, at A reception with drinks and food to follow at Tapa Tapa, immediately adjacent to the theater. Don’t let the preventable tragedy that affected Flint fade from our conscience.  Get tix at 

3. Thursday, September 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Know Your Rights Workshop. Brenda Lopez Romero along with other Immigration and Family Law attorneys will be part of a panel. Panel begins at 7:00 pm to provide information to allies and advocates about the intersection of immigration and family law and to better be able to protect families and children when parents are detained by ICE. To be held at 1568 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd NW, Norcross, 30093. FB event page at 

4. Thursday, September 12, 6:30-9:30 pm – Fourth Annual SPARK A CHANGE! Join SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! For this community centered event. The evening will feature delightful local bites, fantastic performances, a DJ, a prize raffle and a silent auction with amazing auction items! Furthermore, SPARK will honor community leaders who exemplify a vision of a world where all people are empowered, valued, and able to make liberatory decisions about their community, families and lives. To be held at the Elevator Factory, 437 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, 30312. This is sure to be an evening you won’t want to miss. So RSVP for the reception and fundraiser at 

5. Saturday, September 14, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Restorative Justice Expungement Summit. Get help restricting minor blemishes from your criminal record. Check eligibility and pre-register at Sponsored by the City of Forrest Park and Clayton County. To be held at the Forrest Park Community Center, 696 Main St. Forrest Park, 30297 (Related: If you are an ex-offender and in search of employment, see info on a September 20 Job Fair. Scroll down to Job Opportunities section for details.)

6. Saturday, September 14, 5:00-7:00 pm – Resist Dehumanizing Immigrant Neighbors. We’ve seen continued, escalated threats of violence, racist rhetoric and policies that are hurting our communities by targeting our immigrant brothers and sisters. Now we are compelled to act. Faith in Public Life Georgia invites you to gather, with crucial partners in the Sanctuary Coalition, to learn how you can put feet to your faith and stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors. Participants will talk through the most current messaging and map out specific ways you can play an active role in fighting with our immigrant and refugee communities. To be held at St Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2601 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta, 30345. RSVP at

7. Sunday, September 15, 1:00-5:00 pm – (Athens) Free Workshop: How to Be an Effective Advocate. The workshop will help attendees become familiar with or improve their existing advocacy skills around social justice legislation. Participants will learn how to create their own advocacy strategies and how to interact with all types of legislators, Conservative, Progressive or Moderate. Attendees will practice their advocacy skills and will leave with practical advice and skills for their own advocacy situations. RSVP to Laura Driscoll INDIVISIBLE GEORGIA DISTRICT 10 at  or call 404.915.0933. Athens location to be announced once final RSVPs are received. FB event page at 

Save the Date

1. Monday, September 16, 6:30 pm – Sierra Club Wildlands & Wildlife Committee Meeting.  This an open group that enables all community members an opportunity to engage in successful campaigns focused on protecting our forests, wildlife, and public lands. Advocate for responsible management and protection of our public lands and wild forests, and work to preserve and expand habitat that protects vulnerable wildlife. Not only does this help mitigate climate change, but it also preserves land that provides access to the wilderness experience. To be held at the State Office, 743 E College Ave, Decatur, 30030. If you can’t make it in person, please join by phone by calling 866.501.6174  Use code 100-3400#. RSVP for location map and more info at 

2. Tuesday September 17, 6:30 pm – Housing Justice League Mass Meeting. To be held at the Rick McDevitt Youth Center, 1040 Crew St SW, Atlanta, 30315. Come on out to the monthly mass meeting. An orientation for newcomers is at 6:00 pm. Attendees will discuss the current status of all campaigns, the organization, and have breakouts for tenant associations, BeltLine for All, and more. It will be a potluck, so please bring a dish if you are able.

3. Friday, September 20, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm – Fall Policy Forum: Women Powered Prosperity. Georgia Budget and Policy Institute sponsors a half-day forum that breaks down the historical and structural barriers that have kept Georgia women behind on many critical measures of success including pay, wealth, health and more. The event will also feature fresh data on the current status of women in Georgia, as well as feature local and national speakers that will illuminate a path to change. Tickets, location info and details at This event is part of GBPI’s People-Powered Prosperity campaign, which details a new vision for how our state can pursue strategies to help all Georgians thrive, as well as how to responsibly pay for it. Read about the plan at 

4. Friday, September 20, 12 noon – (Dawsonville) Strike for Climate Action. Meet outside the Dawsonville City Hall. Join young people from around the world in Demanding Action on Climate Change before it is too late. Usually a youth event, this one is for EVERYONE! They attracted over 1.4 million people in 340 cities in March. Make signs, be creative, come ready to chant and sing. More info at  

For info about 12 noon actions at Atlanta City Hall and the State Capitol, go to (And see September 27 entry on the calendar below for info on more Georgia actions that day.)

5. Monday, September 23, 6:30 pm – Sierra Club RAIL Committee Meeting. Regional Action to Improve Livability meets at the State Office, 743 E College Ave, Decatur, 30030. The RAIL Committee works to bring more environmentally-friendly transportation options to all of Georgia. This includes rail, buses, sidewalks, cycling, greenways, and electric vehicles. Providing these options is key to moving people out of single occupancy cars and reducing the climate effect from the transportation sector. RSVP for location map and more info at  If you can’t make it in person, please join by phone by calling 866.501.6174  Use code: 1003400#.

6. Wednesday, September 25, 11:00 am-1:00 pm – YWCA: Conversations 2019. All women cannot be empowered without addressing the issues of race and racism. Join YWCA of Greater Atlanta at the 6th annual forum on race and gender. CONVERSATIONS aims to initiate thought-provoking dialogue and to teach attendees skills that will enable them to promote positive change in their communities long after the event has ended. This year’s theme is Change the Narrative. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other community members, explore proactive ways to uncover and address our unconscious biases along the lines of race and gender, and engage in conversations about what we can do to change the narrative. Corporations, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and schools have found participating in this citywide forum to be thought-provoking and encouraging. Attendees have left CONVERSATIONS inspired to personally take action to build alliances to improve race and gender equity at work, in the community, and with family and friends. Usually a sell-out so get tickets (and sponsorships) at 

7. Thursday, September 26, 6:30-9:30 pm – Unruly Night of Political Misbehavin’. Feminist Women’s Health Center invites you to chill out in a cool place, the Highland Inn Ballroom, 644 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta. They’ve been working hard all year fighting attacks on abortion access across the country, and it’s time to relax and play. So join friends or make new ones by coming together for a fun evening of games and community. Gain inspiration from the stories of activists and bad-asses who have come before us. Come learn about the actions we can take to continue fighting for reproductive justice and leave recharged for the road ahead. FWHC always has the most imaginative events and this is no exception. You get way more than 10-bucks of fun (and purpose). Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite for $10 in advance and $15 at the door

8. Thursday, September 26 12 noon – 1pm – Webinar: Countering Surveillance and Political Repression Against Black, Brown, Muslim Communities. Presenters for this webinar include: Azadeh Shahshahani (Legal and Advocacy Director at Project South), Shafeah M’Balia (Organizer with Imam Jamil Action Network and Black Workers for Justice), Amith Gupta (Legal Fellow at Project South). Email for questions and to register for this webinar.

9. Friday, September 27, 9:30 am – Southeast Climate Strike & Rebellion. Business as Usual = Mass Extinction. Register at Rebellion Against the Government for Criminal Inaction, a non-violent strike in rebellion against our criminally negligent government on behalf of life itself. We cannot stand idly by and allow the ongoing destruction of all we love. We have a right and duty to rebel against an economic system whose goal is to make profit and protect the powerful, where our lives and the Earth are used up and destroyed so the rich can get richer. As part of a season of global climate actions, groups from throughout the Southeast intend to bring thousands of people into the streets of Atlanta to declare that we will no longer accept business as usual. So, organizers have declared the action: “to demonstrate the power of people working collectively through a general strike in order disrupt business as usual, to change the system so it may no longer hold us hostage. Meet at the Lenox MARTA station. There will be a street party, reclaiming the streets as a place for the people with musicians, speakers, food and a family-friendly celebration of mass, nonviolent civil disobedience. We will stop the flow of traffic because we know that those in power only pay attention when their economy gets interrupted and when people are willing to risk their liberty. Any inconvenience to the general public comes not out of malice but desperation, and because this crisis affects all of us.” If you are down for this follow this event page for info and updates 

10. Saturday, September 28, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Convene with Georgia’s Progressive Network. Meet the next class of change agents…progressives running for office! Connect with other progressives and stop by the booths of progressive groups. Learn about the issues that look like they will dominate the next election cycle. To be held at 5301 Snapfinger Park Dr., Decatur, 30035. An online RSVP page not in operation as we go to press but you can use email to contact Grace Akan at (and watch this space as an online link becomes operational) But you can just show up, free and open to the public.

11. Saturday, September 28, 6:00-9:00 pm – 2019 Community Champions Gala – Asian Americans Advancing Justice. This is AAAJ ‘s annual time to recognize local superheroes, celebrate the hard work done together and give thanks to the community champions as well as recognize the hard work and dedication of volunteers and supporters. The gala honors individuals who have dedicated their lives to furthering the civil, social and economic rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia. The Gala is a sit-down formal dinner with 350-400 guests, including AAAJ allies, elected officials, established and emerging community and business leaders from several local Asian American communities. To be held at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, 7 Concourse Pkwy, Atlanta, 30328. Purchase tickets and sponsorship opportunities at  

12. Sunday, September 29, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm – (Athens) 2019 Athens PRIDE Street Festival. to be held on Washington Street between Pulaski and Lumpkin Streets. Food trucks and vendor booths will line the streets with plenty of activities for the entire family. An don’t miss the Divas Under the Lights show, featuring a special guest from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Visit  for more information, to become a vendor, or to become a 2019 Sponsor.

13. Friday, October 4, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm – 2019 Hispanic Heritage Luncheon. The Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) holds this exciting annual luncheon to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. Now, more than ever, we should be supporting our Hispanic family, neighbors, friends and co-workers. Stand with the community and hear about the latest federal administrative policy challenges and plans for the future. The Keynote address will be given by Thomas Saenz (President & General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund – MALDEF). Registration is open. Reservations are now being taken and will be made on a first come, first served basis. To be held at Atlanta Marriott Northeast/Emory Area, 2000 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, 30345. Go to And sponsorships still available by contacting 

14. Thursday, October 10, 5:30-8:30 pm – Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence Turns 40! Come to the birthday party! Live music, food, drinks, mystery gifts and more. For the past 40 years, GCADV has been the statewide voice advocating an end to domestic violence in Georgia. Representing domestic violence agencies, advocates, allied individuals and survivors throughout the state, GCADV works to expand services, increase public awareness and change public policy. GCADV also provides training and best practices guidance to front-line victim service organizations throughout the state. To be held at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Rooftop Patio, 201 17th Street, #Suite 1700, Atlanta, 30363. Get your tickets at 

15. Thursday, October 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Consumer Champions Awards Celebration. Georgia Watch, your premier advocacy group on consumer issues, offers a night of fun you won’t want to miss. Join in for great food, drinks, and jazz music as you help Georgia Watch recognize this year’s amazing Consumer Champions. See the RSVP page for the honorees and location in the King Historic District. To RSVP for tix, visit For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz Coyle at 

Of Interest

1. Excellent Opportunity for Organizations/Nonprofits. Georgia State University School of Social Work, with a sole concentration in community partnerships, requests proposals from Atlanta area agencies/organizations/non-profits to have second year MSW students work with them on a community project. Projects involve groups of four students that partner with an agency to plan, implement, and evaluate a community project. Projects will be selected and conceptualized this fall. Implementation of projects will be January to April 2020. Proposals accepted now thru Sept. 20, 2019. For more details and an on-line RFP form please see GSU website at For more info contact Dr. Fred Brooks at  or 404.413.1059 (Prepare your proposal NOW. The deadline comes up in less than 2 weeks.)

2. September Voter Registration/Other Volunteer Opportunities (All Counties/Virtual, Metro Atlanta, Columbus, Valdosta). This coming month – on September 24, to be exact – we celebrate National Voter Registration Day. With now both U.S. Senate seats up for grabs in Georgia, our efforts can make even more of a difference. So why not take advantage of one of the following volunteer opportunities this month to register/protect/engage voters – in Metro Atlanta, Columbus, Valdosta, and (for a couple of opportunities) in every county/virtually? Thanks to DPG, DNC, El Refugio, GALEO, Georgia Equality, Georgia WAND, Headcount, Indivisible GA04, New American Pathways, and VSU’s Caribbean Student Association, African American Studies, and the African American Male Initiative. For lots more info and to connect, go to 

3. Georgia Organizer Academy. Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta and partners are proud to present the second annual Organizer Academy. This year’s theme is “Resilience in 2020 and Beyond” for all Georgia communities. Organizer Academy will be held on October 17th – 20th. Register now: Click the link here to find out more about the event  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Esther Lim at 

4. Adjusting the School Funding Formula for a More Equitable Learning Environment. Georgia Budget and Policy Institute analyzes a new report from the Education Law Center (ELC), a research organization that advocates for fair education funding across the U.S., highlights the need for updates to how Georgia supports our most disadvantaged students. Georgia is one of only 8 states that doesn’t have a policy to address the challenges of students living in poverty. We don’t see much written about this particular topic, so check out “Fairer Funding, Fairer Schools” at  

5. Hall County voter registration volunteers needed. If you live in, or can help in Hall County, The Equality Foundation of Georgia is sponsoring voter registration canvassing in Hall County every Saturday from 10 am-1pm. Please contact Laura Colaninno at 770.356.2515 or at for more information and to sign up. 

6. 159 Georgia Together has Updated* Candidate Recruitment & Training Resources Information, Deadlines, & Opportunities. Running for, or thinking about running for, City Council, School Board, District Attorney, State House, or State Senate? Not sure yet? Don’t know where to start? Have a friend who’s considering making the leap? Want to be a campaign manager or volunteer for a campaign? Here are 11 resources to help you, go to 

7. Volunteers Needed, Indivisible: Saturdays, through October 12: Indivisible GA04 will be partnering with the Lithonia Farmers Market every Saturday up to Oct. 12 to provide voter registration and voter education. They need at least two volunteers each to make this a success. Location: 6920 Main Street, Lithonia, 30058. Time: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturdays. More info: 

8. Resources for you or friends who need Free Immigration Help all over the US, just click on the appropriate state 

Job Opportunities

Most Recent Job Opportunity listings received. For job descriptions, details and qualifications; follow the contact or application instructions included below.

On-going Job Fairs: State site       

Also: There is an excellent page on Cong. Hank Johnson’s website that has links to job openings, career planning, job fairs, recruiters, job search engines, etc. Check it out at 

Patch resources

Don’t underestimate this resource! The local Patch websites have both news and job opportunities included. Hundreds of jobs this week at 

For open positions go to You can check by zip code for more local openings. There are multiple listings for management and staff positions in retail, medical, office and other categories. Also: if you need help preparing to apply for any jobs, this site also has free resume templates, resume samples, formatting help and resume builder. 

DeKalb County Mobile Career Center. The mobile unit brings job assistance to residents of DeKalb by conveniently traveling all over the county. More on the program and then link to the monthly calendar of unit locations at 

WorkSource DeKalb Program designed to connect DeKalb County residents to eligible training providers and employers in a centralized location. DeKalb County residents can learn about Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligibility requirements, meet with eligible training providers and learn about high demand careers. The program equips DeKalb County residents and employers with resources to assist individuals in overcoming barriers to employment, education and economic development. For more information about Workforce Wednesday, contact Chanell Davis at 404.371.4996 or  For more information about WorkSource DeKalb, visit  or call 404. 687.3400 


(5) Policy Director, Digital Communications Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Census Coordinator, Immigration Paralegal – Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Job descriptions, duties and qualifications along with how to apply at 

Job Fair, Arrow Exterminators – Friday, September 6, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Training provided for all positions. Above average benefits. Dress for on-site interviews, walk-ins ok. To be held at Starkey Thomas National Training Center, 15021 Highway 92, Woodstock, 30188. More info, jobs list, some on-line applications available at 

Special Upcoming Ex-Offender Job Fair – Friday, September 20, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

For those returning to the job market. Event will have access to employers, job readiness training, interviews, counseling, legal assistance, community service providers. To be held at the Merle Manders Conference Center, 111 Davis Road, Stockbridge. Contact for more info and to register.

Administrative Assistant – Georgia Sierra Club

This person will be essential to keep the office running and keep volunteers engaged, supported, and appreciated. Does this sound like you (or someone you know)? Find out more and apply here

Part-Time Administrative & Support Staff – Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)

For full job description, duties, qualifications and how to apply go to 

Council on Aging Deputy Director – Georgia Division of Aging Services

The position of Social Services Program Consultant 3 (Council on Aging Deputy Director) is located at the State Office at 2 Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta. The job description, qualification, pay range and how to apply at 

Paid Canvassers – Georgia Stand-Up

Georgia Stand-Up answers the call for all-hands on deck to register voters. The canvassing will be held at various voter registration events between now and October. Apply at Interviews have already begun, act fast. For more info contact Marian Ennis at marianennis@georgiastandup.or call 404.581.0061

(4) Elementary School Senior Youth Coordinator, Elementary After School Lead Teacher, 

Elementary School Class Instructor, Middle School Class Instructor.docx– New American Pathways

Go to to see each job description and how to apply. New American Pathways has a deep legacy of service to the refugee community in metro Atlanta. Provides services ranging from initial resettlement to literacy, employment, youth education and school services, and immigration and citizenship assistance. (Note: this link on the New Pathways page also has a list of a dozen or so positions with AmeriCorps that are currently open)

Various Positions – Northside Hospital

For Non-clinical and medical professionals opportunities, visit this site and at the top click on Career Areas for (literally) hundreds of jobs 

Peer Support Specialist – Georgia Council on Substance Abuse 

(GCSA) is a non-profit organization with the mission to increase the impact of substance use recovery in Georgia’s communities through education, advocacy, training, and peer support services. Position responsibilities to educate, advocate and create safe and empowering spaces that support the dignity and value of what’s right and what’s working with individuals, communities and systems. GCSA offers a highly attractive compensation package that includes competitive wages, paid holidays, and vacation time. Full job description, required work schedule and how to apply at 

Various Nursing & Support Positions – Emory (11 locations)

Go to and scroll through. Mostly nursing jobs but also some clerical and specialized support positions.

Newspaper Carrier – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. From 12am-5am during the week and 12am-7am on Sundays. Hours vary depending on the route size and location. Routes begin around midnight and are ideally completed by 5:30am M-F,6:30am Sat and 7am on Sunday. More info and link to apply at 

Various Positions – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Nurses, management, support services and more. Huge expansion of facilities offers new opportunities frequently. Go to For consultation with the recruitment team, email 

Social Security Administration

Special opportunity and qualifications: The Social Security Offices in Covington and Griffin, Georgia are looking to hire applicants who are bilingual, and are either, recent graduates, veterans, or have a disability. Apply at 

Various Positions – ALDI 

ALDI is expanding in GA and opening new stores around the state. Full & part-time, manager trainees, store staffing and more at 

Field Staff, IT positions, Area Managers – U.S. Census Bureau

Various levels of jobs, Area Managers listed first (so keep scrolling down for more openings) at 

Several Positions – Planned Parenthood Southeast

Call Center, Health Center, Clinical, Medical. Both Associate and Management level positions available in Georgia and the region. Find out details at 

If you are in Cobb County, or can work there, check out  There are dozens of varied jobs from entry level on up, white collar and blue collar. Full job descriptions and requirements are listed as well as application information.

Multiple Positions – Georgia State University: Georgia State has a number of job opportunities, in several categories full and part-time. Go to and follow the guide to jobs and application.

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