Social Justice Guild

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What we continue to do:

Work with and support our member, Edith Kelman's, management of the "Early Edgewood-Candler Park Bi-Racial History (aka Old Stone Church) Project. See  http://www.biracialhistoryproject.org/ for more information.

Host a monthly Third Friday Film Series to screen and discuss films on various social justice issues and topics, which are co-sponsored with community activist organizations.

Distribute and collect signatures for numerous petitions to elected officials and other powers that be.

Post for the taking social justice literature and articles in the sanctuary; we educate ourselves and share with others.

Write a monthly newsletter article/piece about recent social justice-related situation, event or program we’ve experienced, or about a current SJG project or event

Suggest pieces for the monthly adult education reading & discussion group.

Work with the Program Guild to suggest, find, solicit and plan for social justice related Sunday speakers 

Put out email “Alerts” and make announcements at Sunday services re community justice events, happenings and campaigns, especially in the Atlanta area

Hosting a monthly book discussion groups, the first of which was on "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander; and will be focusing on working with mass incarceration issues in coalition with other local organizations in 2014.  Our current (Winter 2013) book discussion is about "Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade" by Sharon Leslie Morgan & Thomas Norman DeWolf.

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