Democratic Socialist Dialogue: Race, class and gender

A record 56 people showed up to engage in a dialogue about the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability oppression under capitalism. Emory and U.Ga. women’s studies Professor Patricia Del Rey, Racial Justice Center Co-director Xochitl Bervera, MADSA Recording Secretary Barbara Joye and facilitator Lorraine Fontana presented perspectives on the history of the… Read more »

Solidarity: Charleston, Jan. 17

Fight for $15 folks from Atlanta took a bus to Charleston to join with organizations across the South for a mass mobilization and demonstration at the Democratic Presidential Debate. MADSA members Adam Cardo (pictured), Daniel Hanley, and Megan Harrison were among them. The group called on all candidates to focus on living wages, racial justice,… Read more »

MADSA welcomes refugees Dec. 12, 2015

About 20 MADSA members joined a diverse crowd of 125 at a “Welcome Refugees” rally in front of the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain. The event had been quickly called by the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition (MADSA is a member) and refugee community and faith groups to show solidarity with refugees and… Read more »

Georgia Gulag awareness event well attended

MADSA member Dougie “the Abolitionist” Hanson brought together a standing-room-only crowd of activists and concerned individuals in the Little Five Points Community Center Dec. 5 for an afternoon of dialogue with many excellent speakers on ending “the Georgia Gulag,”  mass incarceration, the war on drugs, the school-to-prison pipeline, oppressive conditions in our prisons, and related… Read more »

We visit Atlanta LGBT history exhibit

Dave Hayward, author of Forward Together: A Look at Atlanta’s LGBT History Since Stonewall at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, guided a group of fellow MADSA members and friends through the exhibit on Dec. 6. Member Lorraine Fontana is among the pioneer activists featured. Hayward directs Touching Up Our Roots, an oral… Read more »