Public Agenda March 03 2005

BAGHDAD DOCUMENTARY: WRFG-FM 89.3 and the Atlanta Independent Media Center will screen About Baghdad, a film about Iraqi-American post-war relations. Fri., March 4, 8:30 p.m., at the Little Five Points Community Center, 1089 Austin Ave. Free. For more info, call 404-523-3471.

CRITICAL RESISTANCE: Critical Resistance, a national organization working toward the abolition of the prison system as we know it, will meet Sun., March 6, 5 p.m., at the Little Five Points Community Center, Room 203, 1089 Austin Ave. For more info, visit criticalresistance.org.

WOMEN DOING BUSINESS: Workshops for women interested in doing business with the city of Atlanta will be offered Thurs., March 10, from 1-6 p.m. Representatives from Mayor Shirley Franklin's office and City Council will attend. The event will be held at AmericasMart, Building 3, 250 Spring St. For more info and to register, visit www.atlwomen.com or call 404-330-6071.

ANIMAL RIGHTS: Georgia Animal Rights and Protection will meet Sat., March 12, from 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Fulton County Library branch at 395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs. For more info, visit www.garpatlanta.org.

SHOCK AND AWE ANNIVERSARY: Pacifist groups are issuing an appeal to "people of conscience" to demonstrate their war objections during the week of Mon.-Sun., March 14-20. On Fri., March 18, from 5-7 p.m., a march and rally is scheduled in downtown Atlanta. For more info, visit www.georgiapeace.org. Many protests also will be held Sat., March 19; for more info, visit www.unitedforpeace.org or www.answercoalition.net/news/update/102503report.html.

CHARITY AUCTION: The Georgia Law Center for the Homeless will host an online auction at www.galawcenter.org from Mon.-Fri., March 14-25. Auction items include gift certificates from metro Atlanta restaurants, hotels, and more. Proceeds benefit the Law Center, which has provided free civil legal services to homeless clients since 1983. For more info, call 404-625-7419.

GOVERNMENT PROTEST: A rally demanding a more open government will be held on the steps of the state Capitol on Tues., March 15. All interested parties are invited to attend in support of the state Open Records Act. The newly formed group Georgians for Open Government will lead the rally. For more info, call 770-322-1325 or e-mail rgnm3@bellsouth.net.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN OUTREACH: The sixth annual African-American Outreach Initiative will be held at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel, 1 Hartsfield Centre Parkway, on Sat.-Sun., March 19-20. Info about HIV insurance, housing, nutrition, and legal issues will be provided. Free. A complimentary shuttle will depart from the College Park MARTA Station to the hotel. To register, call 404-589-9040 or e-mail sandra.muckle@positiveimpact-Atl.org.

EMORY LECTURE SERIES: Emory will host a lecture by Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of the best-seller The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness on Wed., March 30, at the Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland St., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call 800-289-0051 or online at www.luminaryseries.com to register.

EARTH DAY: A planning session for the 35th annual Earth Day Celebration will be held Sat., April 2, with half-day green work projects followed by a lunch in appreciation of volunteers. The 2005 Earth Day party will take place Sat., April 23, at the Interface Showroom, on the corner of Spring and Fifth streets. For more info, visit www.earthsharega.org or call 404-873-3173.

SOLID WASTE MEETINGS: Public meetings will be held in several Atlanta communities to help create a 10-year plan for waste reduction, collection and disposal. To find the time and place of your local meeting, visit www.atlantaga.gov/Calendars/PublicMeetings.aspx.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Habitat for Humanity plans to build 14 new homes in the southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Pittsburgh through March. To volunteer or for more info, call 404-223-5180 or visit www.atlanta-habitat.org.

CALLING FOSTER PARENTS: Creative Community Services is urging residents to consider opening their homes to neglected children. Foster parents receive monthly financial assistance for the living and medical expenses of each foster child. For more info, call 866-618-2823 or visit www.ccsgeorgia.org.

GOOD FOR GRADY: Grady Health System is recruiting volunteers to help in hospice, guest services, rape crisis and Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital. Spanish-speaking volunteers are especially needed. Volunteers are asked to commit for at least three months. For more info, call 404-616-4360 or visit www.gradyhealthsystem.org.

NEW ORDER: The youth empowerment group New Order will be speaking at the Metro Youth Detention Center in Atlanta every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more info and to find out how you can be a part of New Order, call 678-887-2752.


POLITICAL PARTY: Creative Loafing's next town hall meeting takes place Wed., March 9, 8 p.m., at Dad's Garage Theatre, 280 Elizabeth St.

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