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Community Works!

A newsletter for the community, by the community.

This is our FIRST installment of our newsletter, Community Works! Community Works!  is our network of community "workers" from different disciplines coming together to help each other, & to help the communities we serve". We are champions of our communities striving to make a difference for those who came before us, and those who will come after us. 
July Community Works! Meet up
Join us for a meet up + networking mixer with Feed A Starving Artist! 

Why should you attend?:

  • To network
  • To grow, expand, share, and build your skills and resources
  • To learn about the work others are doing
  • To build partnerships
  • To strengthen the relationships between community-based workers
  • To provide and gain support
  • To expand your organization
Community Spotlight 
Feed A Starving Artist has been connecting politics to the people since 2007! FASA is a monthly, open mic hosted around Atlanta that increases voter education, registration, and mobilization. Marc Boyd, the founder + creator of FASA interviews local politicians live at every event! A creative combination of art and politics, FASA fills a deep gap of disengagement, improvement, and awareness between politicians and the communities they are elected to represent and serve. 
@FeedAStarvingArtist | Facebook Instagram
Hands-Free Law
Effective July 1st, 2018
Runoff Election
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
General Primary, Nonpartisan General Election and Special Election Runoff Date
Everything Community 
*Email us to have your event or service featured!*
If you live in the Cobb/Fulton/any county and willing to travel- area, @theurbanadvocateatlanta is hosting a young ladies group starting in July! We will meet bi-weekly for a variety of activities! Registration is $20 (covers your shirt + snacks). There are 6 slots in the 12 to 15 age range + 5 spots in the 16 to 18 age range available! If you are interested please email TheUrbanAdvocateATL@gmail.com
 
Focuses: building sisterhood through puberty. Communication, STD/I prevention, body awareness, comprehensive sex education, collegiate exploration, career exploration, critical thinking, book club, and more
The West End Farmers Market ATL
@WEFMATL
Rain or shine EVERY saturday until October 27th from 10 am to 2 pm at Gordon-White Park (1354 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, 30310). Questions? westendfarmersmarketatl@gmail.com
In observance of National HIV Testing Day, Empowerment Resource Center will host the 11th annual Take Charge. Get Tested. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 12pm - 4pm. The event will be held in Hurt Park, 100 Edgewood Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
School is out! Across the nation children have lost their primary food source until August. If you are school-aged (under 18) and hungry PLEASE text FOOD to 877877. They will ask you for your city + state OR zip code and send you MULTIPLE locations where you can get meals all summer! Including times and addresses/locations.

For more information click here
Juneteenth 
Originating in Galveston, Texas in 1865, Juneteenth is an annual celebration held on June 19th celebrating the emancipation of African Americans. Juneteenth is a symbol of freedom, education, and achievement. Major General Gordon Granger brought the news of freedom to Galveston two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The General and his Union troops arrived to enforce the freedom of enslaved people in Texas because the Union was finally strong enough to fight the resistance of freedom of those enslaved. 
From the General's speech: 
"The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer."
  For more information on Juneteenth visit Juneteenth.com
 Did you know?
With 71 streets in Atlanta named Peachtree, ever wonder where Peachtree originated? Atlanta grew from an Indigenous Muscogee (also know as Creek) people. The Muscogee village was large and called Standing Peachtree. The original Peachtree Road began in 1812 at Fort Daniel located at Hog Mountain in present-day Gwinnett County and ran along the course of the trail to the Chattahoochee River. 
Until next time,  The Urban Advocate
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