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The Urban Advocate 

It's been a while! 

We know, you've missed us! It's been a while since we sent out a newsletter and that just means that we have lots of amazing things to share! 

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In the mean time, enjoy our 2019 Quarter 1 updates!

Mechanicsville Peace Walk 
Saturday, January 26th we hosted a Peace Walk in the Mechanicsville community in partnership with the CHRIS 180 Trauma Response Network in Neighborhood Planning Unit V. There has been a lot of concentrated (suspected gang-related) gun violence within a 5 mile radius of the Dunbar Recreation Complex. We have been focusing on increasing visibility in community spaces to decrease violence. 
District 3 Election
If you aren't familiar with District 3, it is the District of Atlanta that encompasses the new stadium, Atlantic Station, Vine City, English Avenue, Washington Park, and more. There was a huge race that was REALLY important that got very little attention. Our friend Greg Clay, a true District 3 hero, lost by a very slim margin of votes. Less than 50. If you don't think your vote counts, we encourage you to think again and make sure you vote! Even in the little elections. Little problems grow and become big ones! 
Reminder: When was the last time you went to your local community meeting? Being civically engaged is a MUST! Make is a goal to attend one this year! 

Atlanta’s economy isn’t the problem, but a lack of faith in inclusion is troubling

Put simply, Atlanta’s economy is generally strong. However, the range of people participating in and benefiting from the economy can improve. While the Atlanta metro ranks 47th in terms of standard of living, wages have remained stagnant. In terms of the distribution of growth and prosperity, Atlanta is 40th, with poverty declining slightly (0.3 percent). While white and Asian employment is above the national average, black employment mirrors national averages, and Hispanic employment falls below the national rate. Read More
Did you catch #OurUrbanAdvocates?
We celebrated #BlackHistoryMonth our way! Full of community, equity, & culture preservation with #OurUrbanAdvocates a collection of community heroes advocating for us! The features are on our Instagram posts and highlights! 
Like the work we do? We do too. Today is a great day to make a donation and support our work!  You have multiple ways to give!
  • Paypal
  • Cash App $TheUrbanAdvocateATL
Sunday Funday: Supporting Communities in Transition
Our student, Antonio of B.E.S.T. Academy, told us of his dream of opening a homeless shelter and we encouraged him to start giving back any time he can. This led us to Sunday Funday on Sunday, Feburary 24th to support communities in transition in partnership with @CheauxLove.Foundation
Spring in Atlanta
Spring in Atlanta
We're expanding!!! (a little) 
We are looking to expand our team! We would like to add an artist for our 'Atlanta Is' instillation. Time commitment is minimal (unless we have an instillation) but will require your creativity! Requirements:
  • Youth and community friendly
  • Experience with murals
  • Willing to merge ideas with community partners
  • Previous experience executing large scale installations
We are hoping to support your growth as an artist! This position will provide you with exposure as a part of The Urban Advocate as well as large spaces to showcase your work and community partnerships. You must live in Atlanta or be able to travel to South and West Atlanta communities. If you are interested, please email us with 3 (or more) samples of your work (must involve mural/paint specifically) at 
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