The next meeting of the Atlanta Branch will be held on May 6 at 11:00 am.
It will be held at the Cross Creek Country Club, 1221 Cross Creek Parkway, Atlanta, 30327. Parking is available in front of the restaurant.
You will be able to order individually off of a limited menu, and you must pay with a CREDIT CARD, no cash accepted.
Following the program, there will be a business meeting and installation of new officers for 2023-2025. Please try to attend and don’t forget to RSVP via Sign-Up Genius.
The program, “Prisoners are People, Too,” will be presented by Lee Culpepper and Nicole Wieson, the Georgia Director of the Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration. People who are incarcerated had lives before prison. They are part of families, they have left friends behind, and there’s someone missing when families or friends gather.
Both presenters at our meeting have important stories to share about incarceration in Georgia prisons. Nicole Wieson, the Georgia Coordinator of the Multifaith Initiation Initiative to End Mass Incarceration and Program Development Manager for the National Incarceration Association, has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in clinical social work and additional clinical training. Lee Thrasher Culpepper has a PhD in Counseling Psychology from UGA. Although now retired, she has much experience counseling with people who are experiencing difficulties.
Both of these women know firsthand what many prisons are not doing and what they could be doing to improve the lives of those imprisoned, and they are both passionate about improving our prisons and about the negative consequences of long sentences. You may have heard our president, Velma Tilley (who is also very involved in ending mass incarceration), quote this statistic: “If Georgia were a country, it would be 4th in the rate of incarcerated people in the world.” This is shameful!
The Atlanta Branch has been diligently planning the 2023 AAUW of Georgia Annual Convention.
Where: Central Congregational United Church of Christ, 2676 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, 30329
When: Saturday, April 22, 2023
9:00 a.m. to Registration and Light Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Placing and looking at displays & Silent Auction items
What: A day to learn:
- about current public policy
- about immigration concerns and some possible solutions
A day to share:
- ideas, information, and friendship
A day to celebrate:
- what AAUW members have done and can do to further equity and justice for women and children everywhere
- A report from Georgia Senator Sally Harrell on the 2023 Legislative Session
- One way to avoid Run-off Elections, presented by Better Ballot Georgia
- Keynote: Kembra Smith, Immigration Attorney “The Law of Immigration”
- (Kembra would like to receive your questions two weeks in advance of the meeting, firstname.lastname@example.org )
- The “Heart” of Immigration, presented by Grace Hawkins from Transit Angels
Lunch: Delicious box lunches from Panera Bread (also sweets from Atlanta members)
At our business meeting, we will hear from a National staff person (via Zoom) to discuss necessary and possible changes to National and State bylaws.
We will elect and install our 2023/2024 officers.
There will also be a Silent Auction to raise funds for a non-profit that is important to us. Please bring items, new or used, edible or “collectible” or not. Let your imagination be your guide.
Please join us at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 11, for our next meeting at the Toco Hills (Avis Williams) Library, 1282 McConnell Drive, Decatur. This library is off of Clairmont Road, near the intersection with North Druid Hills Road. There is a second parking lot in the back of the building with an elevator up to the main floor.
The speaker will be Joanna Hurley from Hurley Elder Care Law. Her topic will be “Women Aging Smarter.” Light refreshments will be served. Don’t forget to RSVP to the Evite.
The Travel Group will be meeting on Thursday, February 16, at the Computer Museum of America, at 5000 Commerce Parkway in Roswell. They will meet at 12 noon, when the Museum opens. There is a $10.00 admission fee for seniors. After the meeting, opportunities will be available to lunch together nearby.
Members are encouraged to visit the Museum website, computermuseumofamerica.org, to learn more about their fascinating exhibits.
Atlanta Branch “Kick–Off” Meeting
Sunday, September 18, 2022
2:30 – 5:00 p.m
Community Wellness Center at Second Ponce
Second Ponce DeLeon Baptist Church
2715 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Meet the Branch’s scholarship winners!
Enjoy Fellowship, Food, and Fun!
Parking Lot is located behind the church, use the front entrance of the Community Wellness Center! Meeting will be in the Fireside Room!
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes!
Questions, call Betty Arden or Nancy Jordan or email.