March 13th – Crossover Day – is the last chance a bill has to move from one legislative chamber to the other to have a chance at becoming law. Starting at 10:00AM EST we will gather in the GA Capitol South Rotunda for a full day of popular education teach-ins and grassroots lobbying to support proactive reproductive justice legislation that reflects our communities in Georgia for the 2015 Legislative Session!
The SPARK Organizing Intensive (SOI) will be a fierce group of young folks (18-25) interested in being trained on or deepening their skills and understanding around organizing and movement building in Georgia and the South.
The SOI is geared towards supporting and empowering women of color (while centering the experiences of Black Women), young parents, and LGBTQ youth of color on issues that impact their lives and will provide an opportunity for new and experienced organizers and activists to dig deep on pressing issues that affect our communities across identities, gain concrete organizing skills, and directly organize and support community events and projects throughout 2015.
The 6-week program will begin in late March 2015. SOI trainings will occur once a week on Saturdays from March 28th to May 2nd from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and will include political education and skill development.
What’s expected of me as an SOI Participant?
SOI members are expected to:
Bring an open, willing spirit and positive attitude that lends to community building and friendship.
Be curious, stretch, and have fun!
Be willing to fight for the dignity and safety for all families!
You can apply online here. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 13th, 2015. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than March 20, 2015. For more information, please contact Quita Tinsley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us in creating a Georgia that respects our bodies and our futures!
Women of color, LGBTQ, trans* and gender non-conforming people color, young parents, low-income people, people with disabilities, people living in the South and in rural communities, and those living outside of the metro Atlanta area are strongly encouraged to apply.
The 8th Annual LegislateTHIS! kicks off tomorrow at Trinity United Methodist Church. Doors open and breakfast is served at 8:30AM EST!
The day will feature a grassroots lobby training followed by a visit to the Capitol. This year’s keynote will be delivered by Valencia Robinson, an organizer, and advocate for HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ and Reproductive Justice issues and founder Mississippi in Action, Inc., which promotes holistic sexual and reproductive health.