News - Tuning in to transit

Citizens for Progressive Transit, a non-profit committed to improving public transportation in Atlanta, will host a screening of the documentary Taken for a Ride on Tues., March 29. The film tells the story of how America’s streetcars and public transit, once vital to America’s urban centers, were dismantled by the automobile industry. In addition, the event will include live music and door prizes.

The film will be shown at the Georgia Tech College of Management, 800 W. Peachtree St., Room 224, at 6 p.m. Admission $10. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.cfpt.org.

HUMAN RIGHTS: Emory’s International Student Association for Health and Human Rights will host events as part of Human Rights Week. On Fri., March 25, at 6 p.m., there will be a panel discussion on the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” followed by the film Seeds of Peace, in White Hall, Room 207. On Sat., March 26, there will be a 5K run for tsunami relief, at Lullwater Park. Registration at 9:30 a.m. For more info, call 404-727-6269.

YOUNG DEMOCRATS: The Gwinnett Young Democrats will hold their monthly meeting and trivia Mon., March 28, at 8 p.m. Anyone age 18-36 is invited to attend the event, which will be held at Barnacles, 2125 Market St., Duluth. For more info, call 770-846-1143 or visit www.gwinnettyoungdems.com.

NEW ORDER: The New Order Human Rights Organization will hold its next meeting Mon., March 28, at 7 p.m. at the Smyrna Community Center. U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney and state Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan will be speak. 100 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. For more info, visit www.neworder.8m.net or call 877-229-3647.

COMMUNITY LUNCHEON: The League of Women Voters, a national organization working to educate the public on government and the political process, will hold its 18th annual State of the Community Luncheon on Tues., March 29, 11:30 a.m., at the Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom. Speakers include Georgia Supreme Court Justice Leah Ward Sears and U.S. Congressman John Lewis. 660 Peachtree St. For more info and to register, call 404-577-8683, or go to www.lwvaf.org.

EMORY LECTURE SERIES: Emory will host a lecture by Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of the 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 visit www.luminaryseries.com to register.

TOWN HALL MEETINGS: DeKalb County Commissioner Connie Stokes will hold two town hall meetings to discuss the county’s comprehensive plan. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. The first meeting on Wed., March 30, will be in the Tucker High School Cafeteria, 5036 LaVista Road, Tucker. The Thurs., March 31, meeting will be in the Columbia High School Cafeteria, 2106 Columbia Drive, Decatur. For more info, call 404-371-3053.

RACISM AND HEALTH: On Thurs., March 31, Camara Jones, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will give a lecture, “The Impacts of Racism on Health,” at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health at 4 p.m. 860 Grace Crum Rollins Building, 1518 Clifton Road. Free. For more info, call 404-727-8686.

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: The University of Georgia School of Law will hold its 17th annual Red Clay Conference on Fri., April 1, focusing on Georgia’s energy policy and the potential for alternative energy sources. Check-in will be at 8 a.m., followed by a panel discussion and a reception. Registration is $50; lunch is $10. For more info or to register, go to www.law.uga.edu/redclay.

ETHICS AND ADVOCACY: The John Marshall Law School’s Center for Legal Advocacy will hold a symposium on Sat., April 2, at 9 a.m., with a presentation on ethics and a question and answer session. Presenters include state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver and former Gov. Roy Barnes. John Marshall Law School, 1422 W. Peachtree St. Free. For more info, call 404-872-3593.

WALK FOR HEALTH: The Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta is holding their second annual Clergy Walk for Health Day on Sat., April 2, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The walk will start at Vicars Fellowship Hall of the Community Church of God, 850 Cascade Ave., and end at the Cascade Kroger Center. Partial proceeds will go to Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital. For more info, call 404-755-4900 or go to www.concernedblackclergy.org.

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.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE: The W.E.B. DuBois Institute of Clark Atlanta University will hold its fourth annual spring conference on Thurs.-Fri., April 7-8, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Thomas W. Cole Jr. Research Center for Science and Technology. The theme of the conference is “Criminal Justice and the African-American Community.” The keynote speaker is Georgia Court of Appeals Judge M. Yvette Miller. 223 James P.

GREENSPACE CONFERENCE: Park Pride will host its annual Parks and Greenspace Conference in the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Mon., April 11, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Speakers include Mayor Shirley Franklin and former Home Depot CEO Arthur M. Blank. Registration is $85 through April 10, and $100 on April 11. To register, visit www.parkpride.org or call 404-817-6761.

CALLING FOSTER PARENTS: Creative Community Services is urging residents to consider opening their homes to abused and 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. Volunteers are asked to commit for at least three months. For more info, call 404-616-4360 or visit www.gradyhealthsystem.org.


POLITICAL PARTY: Creative Loafing’s next town hall meeting takes place Wed., April 13, 8 p.m., at Dad’s Garage Theatre, 280 Elizabeth St.

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