Covid19 Facts…where are They?

There is so much CV19 disinformation and harmful information, it is time for the City to determine how they can distribute info to all residents.  Some ideas are:
1) take over billboards
2) get all the utility statements to include aflyer in bills
3) provide official city flyer to pharmacies, grocery stores & any business allowed to stay open & sell food (since peo are allowed to venture out to buy food)…

…dialysis clinics, MARTA bus rail, etc.

There are people who do not have a TV!

In communities not connected to cable or internet, it could be their only lifeline. There is so much MISINFORMATION, we’ve got to think outside the box to reach everyone… especially those most vulnerable.

You might have some communication ideas to share with cities and counties across Georgia.  When our state leaders fail to act on CV19 pandemic in a time manner, we see it results in mass deaths. Therefore, we have to save ourselves…prayer is faith in action.  No one cares more about our family and friends than us. So what are you waiting on…for someone close to you to die?  Now that would be selfish and unacceptable!!

 

Moore Urges GA “Shut Down Immediately”

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In an interview earlier today, Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore says ‘too many people are carrying and spreading Covid19 and do not even know they have it’.  Under self-quarantine because she attended a national conference where three people have tested positive, Moore is urging state and local leaders to “shut everything down immediately”.

Many health professionals and advocates for those most vulnerable, the poor and uninsured are concerned that when patients begin to flood medical facilities, doctors are going to have to make life and death decisions as in Italy.  With that, the poor are not going to get adequate care when Care has to be rationed.

it is critical that our leaders step up to the plate and protect residents.  Reports out of Louisiana are regretful as New Orleans officials admit their high number of covid19 cases has stemmed from the disease being spread during Mardi Gras.  Later, we are likely to see the same thing happen as a result of Florida officials not shutting down the beaches for spring break.

On the other hand, governors in Washington, New York, and California have made the tough and logical decision to order their citizens to shelter in place.  Leaving open grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and take out/delivery only restaurants with strict social distancing rules.  Protecting residents even when it is not a popular decision is what real leaders do.

As a Mary Kay Consultant for over 20 years, I still have a small business with loyal skin care customers.  Yesterday, I received information from my National Sales Director saying officials at Mary Kay Corporate, based in Dallas, believe Texas will be the next state to be shut down with residents ordered to stay home and shelter in place.  Since orders usually give 48 hour notice, we need to forecast and order product we need so we will have product on hand to mail/ship to our customers.

No one knows how long this pandemic will last. One thing is certain.  If you stay home, you won’t get Covid19.  If you already have it and do not know it, you will not spread it.

A few days ago, London government officials are disappointed that people ignored orders and citizens were out on a sunny day ignoring social distancing.

 

 

 

Celebrating M.L.King Jr. Day at Ebenezer Baptist Church

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Freedom Archie, Cloretta Scott King Leadership Academy 6th grader rousing speech: Urgency of NOW to advocate & vote for candidates in 2020 who represent MLKingJr legacy and helps all of God’s people. A powerful message coming from a pint-sized messenger. ⁦@waberosescott⁩ ⁦@JoyAnnReid⁩ ⁦@Oprah⁩ ⁦⁦@AlfredEdmondJr⁩

Here are other speakers at today’s MLKing Jr Celebration lead by Rev. Bernice King of the MLKing Center. Rev. Bernice King spoke on the urgency of acting NOW!  A day of service is not enough. We all need to do more to honor the dream and make a difference in our communities.

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Congressman Hank Johnson spoke about coming together even when we don’t agree on everything to get major things done.

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Atlant City Council President Felicia Moore says, “the Urgency If NOW is real.  N.O.W. stands for Not Off Work.

We are are not off work until the homeless have affordable homes, women get equal pay for equal work…

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Breast Cancer Awareness at The Commerce Club

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

anna.chafen@clubcorp.com to learn more

ALL EVENTS TODAY – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019

View Full Calendar

https://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Commerce-Club-Atlanta/Our-Story/Calendar/Breast-Cancer-Awareness-Month-Mixer

 

Health, Self Empowerment & Mortality Author Talk

  1. 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.

Breast Cancer Survivor Leads Early Detection Conversations

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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.

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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.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Author Discussion & Book Signings

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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

Metropolitan Library

1332 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta 30310

(404) 613-5722

 

Thursday, October 4 – 6:00 pm

NW Scott’s Crossing Library

2489 Perry Boulevard, Atlanta 30318

(404) 613-4364

 

Saturday, October 5 – 1:00pm- 2:50pm

SW Cascade Library

3665 Cascade Rd., Atlanta, GA 30331

(404) 613-8000

 

Saturday, October 5 – 3:30pm-5:30pm

West End Library
525 Peeples, Atlanta 30310   

(404) 613-8000

 

Sunday, October 6 – 3:00 pm

Sandy Springs Library

395 Mt. Vernon Hwy.

Sandy Springs 30328

(404) 612-7000

 

Wednesday, October 9 – 10am

Exchange Recreation Center

2771 Columbia Drive

Decatur 30034

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.