Tabling for Social Justice

MADSA, WRFG, Atlanta Jobs with Justice, Rise Up, ATL Raise Up and other friends reached out to hundreds of festival-goers at the Many Rivers to Cross: a Festival of Music, Arts and Social Justice Festival’s “Social Justice Village” in Fairburn during the first weekend in October. Daniel Hanley reported on “great experiences and conversations!. .… Read more »

September Meeting Celebrates Open Door History, Elects Officers

MADSA’s membership meeting Sept. 24 was one of our most inspiring. We heard recollections of the Open Door Community (ODC)-led 1990 occupation of the then-abandoned Imperial Hotel, which resulted in the re-opening of the hotel for homeless people and other gains in affordable housing. Historian Charles Steffens called it “one of the most dramatic street… Read more »

Solidarity With Charlotte, Tulsa

An estimated 1,000 Atlantans led by the Georgia NAACP, Black Lives Matter, #stopkillingus and allied organizations quickly organized Sept. 23 to demonstrate downtown in solidarity with the protests against police killings of Keith Scott in Charlotte, NC and Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, OK. (Crowd estimate from Atlanta Progressive News.) They marched from the Center for… Read more »

Moral Monday Georgia Fights for $15

Members of Georgia Raise Up, Moral Monday Georgia, MADSA, the NAACP and other organizations demonstrated at our State Capitol during a National Day of Action on Monday, Sept. 12, called by Rev. William Barber’s Moral Monday movement. People of faith, workers and community activists gathered at state capitols in 25 states to deliver the “Higher… Read more »

MADSA Celebrates Labor Day With AFL-CIO

MADSA members celebrated Labor Day with our union brothers and sisters at the Georgia AFL-CIO’s annual Labor Day picnic. Here, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) member Al Herman (left) and State Sen. Vincent Fort (right) check out the MADSA table, staffed by (left to right) Adam Cardo, Barbara Joye and Milt Tambor. (Photo:… Read more »