FIRST QUARTERLY BRIEFING OF 2017 - Thursday March 30, 2017 6:00-8:00pm Atlanta Technical College, Building B, Academic Complex, Auditorium 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
In this public meeting Atlanta BeltLine, Inc (ABI) will be providing project updates including a brief introduction to the Atlanta BeltLine. Following these updates, ABI will host a panel discussion about the current conditions and challenges of affordable workforce housing locally and nationally. The panel will address the strategies and programs that are being used to increase affordable workforce housing development. We hope you can join us for this conversation. ...
Boycott Wendy's! Atlanta March for Farmworker Justice
March 17, 2017, 5:00pm - March 17, 2017, 6:30pm
Join Freedom University students and Atlanta's diverse social justice community in welcoming the farmworker leaders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers! We will march to demand that Wendy’s return to the fields of Florida and make a real, verifiable commitment through the Campaign for Fair Food to guarantee respect, dignity, and justice for farmworkers.
Please bring your voices, your friends, and musical instruments in an exciting picket at Wendy's!
*Please note that the new meeting place is Wendy's at 660 Boulevard. Please park at Yarrab Shrine Temple (400 Ponce de Leon Ave NE), Grace United Methodist Church (458 Ponce de Leon Ave NE), or nearby street parking, or arrange other transportation. Parking is not available at Wendy's.*
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a farmworker-led human rights organization based in Immokalee, Florida. The CIW has transformed human rights standards in the agricultural industry and led the fight to end modern day slavery and human trafficking in the U.S. through its internationally-recognized Campaign for Fair Food. The "Return to Human Rights Tour," a 2-week, 12-city tour, is the longest protest action in the last ten years of the Campaign for Fair Food. The tour will mobilize thousands of consumers in the national boycott of Wendy's fast food restaurants. The boycott, launched by the CIW last March, has garnered tremendous support from tens of thousands of students, faith leaders, human rights activists, and consumers of conscience across the country. In spite of the growing pressure, Wendy's has dug in its heels and defended its decision to shift purchases away from Florida's tomato industry — hailed in the New York Times as the “best working environment in American agriculture” — and towards a Mexican industry, riddled with inhumane working conditions.
This March, the Fair Food Nation will call on Wendy's to return to the fields of Florida and join the Fair Food Program, where "quality" is defined not simply by the guarantee of tasty produce, but also by the guarantee of respect and dignity for the human beings who harvest our nation's fruits and vegetables.
Opportunity to sign on to the Underground Atlanta petition.
The Downtown Development Authority of the City of Atlanta, chaired by Mayor Kasim Reed, voted 6-1 on March 16, 2017 to approve WRS’s plans for Underground Atlanta so the sale can proceed. Bill Bozarth, nominated by the Atlanta Planning Advisory Board (a citizens’ group that’s considered "the NPU of NPUs”) was the one who voted in opposition.
Thank you everyone who has made their voice heard so far, and please continue to make your voice heard!
The Mayor named 25 “public meetings” that were held before the March 16th vote. We will share the full list when available..
If you agree that these meetings that were held before plans were available for review or held with little notice were insufficient, please sign and share:
While there has been a decision made to sell Underground Atlanta to out-of-state developer , there has been insufficient opportunity for public input on the plan for what will happen with this city-owned asset after its sale. The proposed plans that are slated for approval on Thursday, March 16th...