Public Agenda April 10 2002

CLEAN WATER CAMPAIGN Workshop features guest speakers from the Pollution Prevention Assistance Division, Gwinnett County Public Utilities, WaterSmart and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. Topics include smart lawn care and landscaping, important information and tips on reducing and/or recycling household hazardous wastes, community involvement and what Atlanta region residents can do to reduce water pollution. April 17. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community, 40 Courtland St. Call Kelley O'Brien at 404-463-3259. ?

FAIR HOUSING MONTH HOME OWNERSHIP WEEK Fulton County sponsors lectures, meetings and fairs to discuss fair housing. Symposium on predatory lending April 13, 1-4 p.m. at Auburn Avenue Library. Housing Development Photo Exhibit April 15-19, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fulton Government Center Atrium. Lender and realtor technical assistance workshops, April 15, 10:15 a.m.-3 p.m. at Auburn Avenue Library. Fair housing luncheon with U.S. Rep. Floyd Flake as featured speaker April 18, noon-1:30 p.m. at Georgia Railroad Depot. Housing fair with info and exhibits April 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fulton County Government Center Assembly Hall, Fulton County Office of Housing. 404-730-4281.

GEORGIA TECH GLOBAL BUSINESS FORUM One-day special conference on "China as a World Trade Organization Member: Opportunities for U.S. Firms." Addresses how firms of all kinds can be affected, featuring briefings, success stories, legal specialists, consultants. Scheduled speakers include Hon. Counselor Hao Guangfeng, Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Washington; Ambassador Rufus Yerxa; Andrew Shoyer; Don Laurvick; Dr. Denis Fred Simon. Organized by the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research. $45-$89. Georgia Tech, 755 Ferst Drive. 404-377-7710. www.globalatlanta.com.

HOW TO START A 501(C)(3) Workshop led by John Eaton, nonprofit specialist, on how to obtain tax-exempt status. You must pre-register. $40. April 16, noon -3:30 p.m. Bureau of Cultural Affairs, City Hall East, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-3911.

ISRAELI PALESTINIAN CONFLICT Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'Im, professor of Islamic law at Emory University, presents this lecture as part of the study series on the Middle East. Registration fee, call for more details. April 16, 7:30 p.m. The Southern Center for International Studies. 404-261-5763. www.southerncenter.org.

PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER RALLY Ralph Nader's tour to support clean air campaigns, better public transportation, dismantling of the School of the Americas, a fair economy and a living wage. Performers include Jello Biafra, Patti Smith, as well as progressive organizations working to revitalize Atlanta and the surrounding communities. Cynthia McKinney and other local politicians also will attend. Hundreds of volunteers are needed. April 12, 7 p.m. doors open at 5 p.m. with live local music, kids' activities and nonprofit tabling. Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave. 404-524-1176. www.democracyrising.org.

SANDY SPRINGS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Fulton County Chairman Mike Kenn presents "The State of the County" during the monthly meeting. Free. April 10, 7:15 a.m. Hammond Glen, 335 Hammond Drive. 404-255-5351.

WALK-IN LEGAL CLINIC Artists or arts organizations with a legal problem or question can meet with Georgia Lawyers for the Arts attorneys to discuss legal issues related to your art/arts organization. Call in advance to schedule an appointment and provide additional information. Free. April 17, 2-5 p.m. Bureau of Cultural Affairs, City Hall East, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-3911.

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