WHEN WE FIGHT WE WIN. WHEN WE VOTE WE COUNT.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH MIXER/Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, October 22 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Featuring Dr. Gabram, Director, AVON Comprehensive Breast Center, Grady Hospital, with
Sherry B. Williams, Author, Consultant, and Breast Cancer Survivor
$15++ Commerce Club Members | $25++ Invited Guests
Reservations Required | RSVP 404.222.0191
firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more
ALL EVENTS TODAY – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019
When Cancer Calls: Lesson on Health, Self-Empowerment & Mortality
Sunday, October 20, 2019
3:00pm – 5:30pm
Authors and Writers Lounge
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA, 30303The Baton Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a community dialogue in recognition of breast cancer awareness month with Sherry B. Williams. Copies of Ms. Williams’ book, When Cancer Calls, will be available for purchase. This program is free and open to the public. Reserve seats here.About the ProgramThe journey of Blacks through their chronic illnesses is quite different from that of other ethnic groups. Often, the journey involves myth, misinformation, and fear. Because of late detection, Blacks are frequently diagnosed less and have higher mortality rates. Further, despite better treatment options, breast cancer diagnoses have not decreased in the Metro-Atlanta area or in the United States. Learn more and reserve seats here.
All who attend the “Let’s Talk: Candid Cancer Conversations” are amazed at the amount of useful information they receive. These powerful and informative conversations are inspiring and empowering to all who attend.
Lead by 4-time breast cancer survivor, Sherry, these interactive conversations help attendees better understand this awful disease. The more we know, the better we can help ourselves, our family, and our friends who are faced with a cancer diagnosis.
While there is no cure for cancer, being diagnosed early will allow treatment and survival. On the other hand, being detected late often does not give the patient a chance to survive.
Caucasian women are diagnosed with breast cancer more, yet African American women die more. “Candid Cancer Conversations” are designed to educate and empower so we can save lives with early detection. And you can get a signed copy of Sherry’s book, When Cancer Calls. It helps people cope and gives them hope when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Join the conversation by attending an event listed on Sherry’s calendar at http://www.whencancercalls.info
Or, invite Sherry to speak at your meeting, event or church group during or after October.
Let’s Talk: Candid Cancer Conversations
October is Breast Cancer Month. Join author and four-time survivor of breast cancer, Sherry B. Williams, for a candid conversation about myths and truths about cancer treatments and life after. Also, why are so many African-American women, despite breakthroughs in treatment, diagnosed in the late stages?
For all those touched by a cancer diagnosis: current patients, survivors, care- givers, family and friends. Sherry’s little book, When Cancer Calls is short, faith-based, lighthearted and filled with hope. More information on Sherry at www.whencancercalls.info
No registration required:
Tuesday, October 1 at 12noon
Georgia Coalition for the Peoples Agenda Weekly Meeting
At SCLC Women
328 Auburn Ave., Atlanta 30303
Wednesday, October 3 – 6pm – 7:45pm
1332 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta 30310
Thursday, October 4 – 6:00 pm
NW Scott’s Crossing Library
2489 Perry Boulevard, Atlanta 30318
Saturday, October 5 – 1:00pm- 2:50pm
SW Cascade Library
3665 Cascade Rd., Atlanta, GA 30331
Saturday, October 5 – 3:30pm-5:30pm
West End Library
525 Peeples, Atlanta 30310
Sunday, October 6 – 3:00 pm
Sandy Springs Library
395 Mt. Vernon Hwy.
Sandy Springs 30328
Wednesday, October 9 – 10am
Exchange Recreation Center
2771 Columbia Drive
More dates online at http://www.whencancercalls.info
Please select a date that works best for your schedule and bring a friend. Or, book Sherry for your meeting or Lunch & Learn. The more people educated about this awful disease, the more lives will saved.
Billions in transit funding needed to build and connect MARTA as additional counties “get with the program”. Billions found for toll lanes. And, former Gov. Deal even kicked on $400 million for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). @AJC article explains it well. Read & demand more funds for all More MARTA projects to connect to future regional projects as the other 19 counties complete their transportation plans later this year.
If the state can find hundreds of millions for the GA 400 BRT Transit project, then they can also find hundreds of billions the rest of the region for much needed Light Rail (LRT) & Heavy Rail transit projects. OUR legislators always find funding for their pet projects!
Our voices and our votes matter! We can no longer simply allow state elected officials to vote as they please. ‘Democracy is not a spectator sport’. Democracy is a representative system of government. Those elected are paid with our tax dollars. So, they work for us! Do not get it twisted!! What happens in the halls and chambers of the Georgia State Capitol determines our quality of life both now and in the future. Traffic gridlock is at an all time high and getting worst as tens of thousands of new residents annually moving to Georgia…especially the metro Atlanta region.
And, we all know, as proven by research done by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and numerous other organizations, the solution to Atlanta’s growing traffic nightmares is to heavily invest in a regional transportation plan. So far, we see that toll lanes around I-285, except the southern (Airport) section has been funded. Anything wrong with that plan??
And, MARTA is struggling to find local and federal matching funds for its long list of worthy transit expansion projects. The state can no longer dance around their fiscal responsibility to correct the fact that they controlled, yet did not fund MARTA during its’ first 45 years. Yet, these same state officials love to brag, Georgia is the #1 state to do business! Really?? How many more companies are being told the dirty secret about why Georgia chose to “starve” its only commuter transit system…to reveal the real reason why Georgia was the only state to not fund its’ transit system until January of 2018. The AJC, the Saporta Report (in the Atlanta Business Chronicle)!and many others have revealed these dirty little racist decisions.
It has been 47 years of injustice and outright sabotage to the regional and state transportation plans. Are we as taxpayers going to sit back and let this current 30-40 year transportation plan suffer the same fate? Or, are we going to stand up, speak out, and demand state lawmakers right this wrong with by finding hundreds of billions to expand and build a “real” transportation system as our northern, Midwestern, and western states; and countries overseas that includes: Germany, European countries, Rio de Janero, Japan, China, etc. that allow residents and tourists to avoid the traffic and take public transit. It is smart, efficient, and expensive. Yet so worth it if Atlanta really wants to be a world class city.
Georgia State Legislators are elected every two years. There are 180+ state reps and 56 state senators. That means they are all up for re-election in 2020. So, do we tell them they must change their views and votes to fully support transportation funding? Do we find and fund opposition for those who refuse our demand? This is a chance we can make next year, if we start right now! We can no longer ask or beg. We have the power of our vote to make sure our 2020 votes send a message all the way down our presidential year ballots!!
Are you in? Will you commit now to make sure everyone who voted against HB 930 and those against fully funding and securing additional P3 (public private partnerships) transit expansion funds?
This is a huge opportunity for us to draw a line in the sand and make sure our state lawmakers know to support our transit expansion NOW, or to spruce up their resumes for their next job.
What are your thoughts??