Call for Tent City for Equity Nov. 7-8

The ATLisREADY community organizing body is issuing a call for all Atlantans to join us on Monday November 7, 2016 at Atlanta City Hall for our 24 Hour Tent City for Equity sleepout event. This will be a day of action, awareness and solidarity that centers on Atlanta’s homelessness and equity crises and the factors… Read more »

MADSA Marches, Tables With Pride

The MADSA Pride festival booth was even more popular this year, with a steady stream of visitors all weekend. The button maker never cooled off; we gave away about 2,000 buttons saying “Black Lives Matter,” “Metro Atlanta DSA,” and “LGBTQ Liberation, not Rainbow Capitalism.” A young student dropped by to say he is starting a… Read more »

Speaking Out Against Shelter Shutdown

MADSA members joined Black Lives Matter Atlanta, Justice for All Coalition, Solutions Not Punishment Coalition (SNaPCo), Women on the Rise, Racial Justice Action Center, Lawyers United for a New Atlanta and other community organizations who rallied at Atlanta City Hall Oct. 3 to oppose legislation proposed by Council members Kwanzaa Hall and Alex Wan that… Read more »

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 »