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Redistricting: Impact on the Black Community Townhall Meeting
Apr
24
2:00 PM14:00

Redistricting: Impact on the Black Community Townhall Meeting

ProGeorgia is presenting a Town Hall meeting titled "Redistricting: Impact on the Black Community."  The meeting will be on April 28 from 2-4 pm at the Rush Center Annex 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307.  The speakers will include leaders from a variety of African-American organizations focused on voting rights. In addition to the following speakers, one-to-two others will be added soon. 

  • Cliff Albright, Co-founder, Black Votes Matter
  • Helen Butler: Executive Director, The Coalition for the People's Agenda
  • Allison Riggs: Senior Staff Attorney, Voting Rights - Southern Coalition for Social Justice
  • Tamieka Atkins: Executive Director, ProGeorgia     

For those of us interested in redistricting reform, this meeting will be vitally important in helping us to understand core issues about the future of redistricting reform in Georgia.  

Please put the event on your calendar.  Also please share the information with others who are working on redistricting reform.  We hope to see all of you there.

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Patrisse Cullors and Asha Bandele: "When They Call You A Terrorist”
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Patrisse Cullors and Asha Bandele: "When They Call You A Terrorist”

Lecture/Book signing

Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

Come join other 159ers at this free and open to the public event at the Carter Center

This is is the emotional and powerful story of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and how the movement was born. From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors’ story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love.

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Khizr Kahn - “An American Family”
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Khizr Kahn - “An American Family”

  • Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lecture/Book signing

Come visit with other 159er's at this free and open to the public event. This inspiring memoir by the Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream.

Description

This event is free and open to the public. However, you may reserve your seat by pre-ordering a signed copy of the book below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/khizr-khan-an-american-family-a-memoir-of-hope-and-sacrifice-tickets-37856471726

This inspiring memoir by the Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream.

In fewer than three hundred words, Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions. But who was that man, standing beside his wife, extolling the promises and virtues of the U.S. Constitution?

In this urgent and timeless immigrant story, we learn that Khizr Khan has been many things. He was the oldest of ten children born to farmers in Pakistan, and a curious and thoughtful boy who listened rapt as his grandfather recited Rumi beneath the moonlight. He was a university student who read the Declaration of Independence and was awestruck by what might be possible in life. He was a hopeful suitor, awkwardly but earnestly trying to win the heart of a woman far out of his league. He was a brilliant and diligent young family man who worked two jobs to save enough money to put himself through Harvard Law School. He was a loving father who, having instilled in his children the ideals that brought him and his wife to America—the sense of shared dignity and mutual responsibility—tragically lost his son, an Army captain killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq. He was and is a patriot, and a fierce advocate for the rights, dignities, and values enshrined in the American system.

An American Family shows us who Khizr Khan and millions of other American immigrants are, and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.

Praise for Khizr Khan
“I’d like to say to Mr. and Mrs. Khan: Thank you for immigrating to America. We’re a better country because of you. And you are certainly right; your son was the best of America, and the memory of his sacrifice will make us a better nation—and he will never be forgotten.”—Senator John McCain

ABOUT THE EVENT
On November 17, 2017 at 7PM, Khizr Khan will be in conversation with Soumaya Khalifa, founder of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta, and will be signing copies of his new book, An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice.

This event is free and open to the public. However, you may reserve your seat by pre-ordering a signed copy of the book below.

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ActLocal Atlanta
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

ActLocal Atlanta

Join 159 Georgia Together and Indivisible Georgia as we bring together leaders from new and established progressive organizations across Georgia for a day of networking, learning and inspiration. This invitation-only summit will feature dynamic keynotes, targeted workshops, and interactive sessions to develop and amplify campaigns that will help prepare us for 2018 local, state, and federal elections.

Our goal is to build local progressive power by:

  • Sustaining, supporting, and connecting new and established progressive leaders;

  • Identifying near-term campaigns that can be fought and won at a local level;

  • Supporting cross-movement collaboration, coordination and innovation through a shared calendar, directory, and network;

  • Creating electoral power by building awareness of local election cycles and timetables.

http://www.actlocal2017.org/

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Perimeter Progressives
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Perimeter Progressives

Guest Speaker

Robert M. Howard
Professor of Political Science,
Georgia State University

Professor Howard will discuss the history/concept of gerrymandering, how it is used in Georgia, and the constitutional issues behind Gill v. Whitford.

Robert M. Howard, professor of political science at Georgia State University in Atlanta, received his bachelor’s degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York, a law degree from Suffolk University in Boston and a master's and a Ph.D. in American politics and public law from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His main research interests are the impact of courts and litigation on social and public policy, and judicial decision making by the Federal Courts. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Judging Law and Policy: Courts and Policymaking in the American Political System and Getting a Poor Return: Courts, Justice and Taxes. Howard was a former editor of the Justice System Journal and is the executive director of the Southern Political Science Association and the editor of the Routledge book series, Law, Courts and Politics.

http://shared.cas.gsu.edu/profile/robert-howard-2/

 

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