Public Agenda April 24 2002

AMERICA'S ATTITUDE TOWARD THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT Event features Dr. Johan VanderVyver, I.T. Cohen Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Emory School of Law, and Fellow of Human Rights Program at The Carter Center. Sponsored by UNA-USA Atlanta, World Federation Association, and The Human Rights Program of Emory University. Free. April 25, 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree St. 770-499-9171.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE U.S. SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE The Southern Center for International Studies in conjunction with Oglethorpe University presents six former U.S. secretaries of defense: Melvin Laird, James Schlesinger, Harold Brown, Frank Carlucci, Casper Weinberger, William Cohen and moderator Judy Woodruff of CNN to discuss 21st-century global security threats and the role of the U.S. in addressing them. Conant Center for the Performing Arts, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road. 404-261-5763. www.scis.org.

ATLANTA WASTEWATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM City of Atlanta Department of Public Works hosts open house presentations to provide information and to address inquiries regarding the Sewer System Evaluation Survey Project. All open houses are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Engineers are available to answer your questions. April 24, Harper Archer High School, 3399 Collier Drive. April 29, Atlanta Job Corp., 239 West Lake Ave. 404-529-9211. www.atlantapublicworks.org.

CAMPAIGN ACTIVIST TRAINING The Young Democrats of America presents Participation 2000 to Georgia. The training focuses on legislative campaign management, and field directing at all levels. $25, covers all materials and some meals. April 26-28. To register, go to www.yda.org.

PREDATORY LENDING: A TOWN HALL MEETING NAACP Young Adult Council hosts this session and panel to discuss predatory lending practices. April 30, 7 p.m. Auburn Avenue Library Auditorium, 101 Auburn Ave. 404-441-7342.

FAITH-BASED HOUSING SYMPOSIUM Event designed to teach local faith organizations how to create nonprofit agencies that build affordable housing. April 25-27. Sheraton Gateway Atlanta Hotel. 404-730-8007. www.co.fulton.ga.us.

FAITH WALK Organized and hosted by InterFaith Atlanta Coalition for Justice and Peace in the World, the group plans to walk from the Carter Center, along Freedom Parkway to an interfaith service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Ave. April 28. Contact Bryan Hudson, 404-378-5930 or bryanhudson@worldnet.att.net.

FUTURE OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY: AN EVENING WITH AMBASSADOR WYCHE FOWLER Wyche Fowler has an intimate understanding of the Middle East and has most recently been named chair of the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. This organization works to increase Americans' knowledge and understanding of the region. $20. May 1, 7-9 p.m. Manuel's Tavern, 602 N. Highland Ave. 404-525-3447.

GEORGIA ALLIANCE LUNCHEON Special luncheon sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers and public and nonprofit partners to discuss the issues facing "town center" developments." Keynote speaker Cheri A. Morris with a panel discussion. April 30, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Loudermilk Center, 40 Courtland St. 404-507-1690.

GRTA NORTHERN SUB-AREA GA. 400 WORKSHOPS Presentation of the NSAS/Ga. 400 study, followed by hands-on, interactive small-group work. This is a chance to work with neighbors to find out what transportation and land-use alternatives can preserve or improve quality of life. April 24, 6-9 p.m. Gwinnett Administration and Justice Center, Room C, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville. 770-822-8000. April 30, 6-9 p.m. East Cobb Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-427-3711. May 1, 6-9 p.m. East Roswell Park, Community Room, 9000 Fouts Road, Roswell. 770-594-6134.

PRO-CHOICE DINNER/MEN COOK Georgia Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League's dinner event features Paul Gilmartin and Ricky Batalla with the feast hosted by Chef Claud Mann, andchefs from Rainwater, Watershed, Mumbo Jumbo, Ali Oli and Halo Lounge. A multi-course meal with entertainment honoring Rep. Calvin Smyre and pro-choice Georgia legislators. $75 per person and $150 for cocktail reception and dinner. April 25, 6-9 p.m. King Plow Arts Center, 887 W. Marietta St. 404-875-6338. bcope@garal.org.

YOUTH TOWN HALL, NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY Hands On Atlanta, in partnership with the Coalition for Voting America and SistaSpace Collective Inc., presents NYSD Youth Town Hall, a special opportunity to provide a forum for Atlanta's youth to gather and learn how they can become active citizens at any age. Two town halls hosted at Georgia Tech are designed specifically for each age group: one for elementary/middle school students and one for high school/college students. Each session will include realistic goals for the students to accomplish. April 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Georgia Tech campus. Contact Candace Jones Meadows at 404-484-1098 or mscandacejones@yahoo.com. www.HandsOnAtlanta.com.


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