Mechanicsville Residents Discount Code for Afropunk 2019

Representatives from 787 Windsor presented at Monday’s Mechanicsville Civic Association meeting to talk about the Afropunk event happening this weekend. In recognition of the impact to the community, Afropunk will be offering discounted tickets to community members. If you are interested, please purchase tickets using the following code: Here’s the code Afropunk producers created –APLOCAL

Here’s a direct link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afropunk-presents-carnival-of-consciousness-2019-atlanta-edition-tickets-59852904649?discount=APLOCAL#tickets

Atlanta Board of Education District 2 Runoff Election

The special election runoff will be held on October 15, 2019 for Atlanta Board of Education District 2 to fill the remainder of our former school board representative, Byron Amos’ term.

Here are your candidates in the order in which they qualified to appear on the ballot:

  1. Aretta Baldon | https://www.arettabaldon.com/
  2. Davida Huntley | http://davidahuntley.com/

Though the election is on October 17th, early voting will go from Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 11, from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm.

If you’re not sure if you fall under ABOE D2, please know that encompasses Atlanta City Council Districts 3 and 4. This means that only Mechanicsville residents living north of Dodd Ave will be able to vote in this election. Here’s the entire ABOE D2 map.

MARTA Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit Status Update

Dear Community Member:

On behalf of the MARTA Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Team, I am reaching out to you to request your participation in upcoming community meetings to discuss the MARTA Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit Project.

Your feedback is needed to move this project forward.  Our team is excited about the project, and we want to speak with YOU about the planned route and how the project will best connect Summerhill, Peoplestown, and South Downtown to the core of the city.

The MARTA Summerhill BRT Project Team is committed to delivering a project that will efficiently and safely serve the transportation needs of employers, workers, and residents.  Our goal is to work with the community to deliver a project that will set the standard for any future Bus Rapid Transit project within the Metropolitan Atlanta Region and beyond.

Thank you for your support,

The MARTA Summerhill BRT Project Team

Nov. 23 Community Researcher Workshop in Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive

Dear Ms. Ridley:

I am writing to announce an upcoming Community Researcher Workshop using the Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive here at Georgia Tech, in the hopes that you would consider participating or else sharing suggestions of potentially interested individuals or organizations who might like to.

This Community Researcher Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, November 23 on the Georgia Tech campus, and will last from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a one-hour break for complimentary lunch.  Parking passes will also be supplied free of charge, as well as any other necessary materials.  Computer access will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own laptops (and in fact should do so if they prefer to use Macs).

We have room for 25 participants; a flyer with signup/application link is attached, or can be visited directly here.  The application deadline is November 1.

As you know, Ivan Allen Jr. was mayor of Atlanta for most of the 1960s, overseeing a host of momentous developments in Civil Rights as well as policies that have shaped the city into what it is today, for example urban renewal.  Our goal in the workshop is to provide individuals interested in local history and this time period with the opportunity to explore Allen’s recently-digitized mayoral papers to arrive at a deeper understanding, and hopefully generate conversations from a broad range of perspectives regarding the particular course the city’s development took under his watch.  Providing the general public with access to such raw historical documents is often challenging, which is why we have high hopes for the potential and uniqueness of this event.

Would you be so kind as to circulate the flyer and/or pass along any suggestions of potentially interested individuals or organizations (and contact info if handy) that we might also invite to apply?  I’m also happy to answer any questions about the event.  We will be publicizing the workshop more heavily in the weeks ahead, including in a blogpost to appear on Atlanta Studies.

Sincerely,

Todd M. Michney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of History and Sociology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Dunbar Elementary School 5K Run/Walk This Saturday!

Come join Dunbar Elementary’s parents, students, and teachers for a 5K run/walk event which will be held in the Mechanicsville community THIS SATURDAY, September 28th. Proceeds go to Dunbar Elementary School. The participation fee is $35, but the event is free for parents and students.

Time: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00am
Location: 500 Whitehall Terrace Atlanta, GA 30312

For more information, contact Ms. Michelle Walker at 770-572-6563. You can sign up for the race by clicking here:
https://www.evite.com/event/009CD6O7SM2FJEOMQEPJYWYQ6OK3DE/

You can also find a registration form here: http://mechanicsvilleatl.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Dunbar-5k-2019.pdf

Route:

Atlanta Streets Alive Returns to Mechanicsville THIS SUNDAY!

Atlanta Streets Alive opens streets for people by temporarily closing them to cars, creating a vibrant street experience and demonstrating the benefits of safe streets. The route scheduled for September 29th originally included Cascade Road and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and was supposed to terminate in West End, but the route has been modified to extend the Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. portion east all the way to Hank Aaron Drive in Summerhill. That means that ASA will be returning to Mechanicsville for the first time since 2017!

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Location: Cascade Avenue / Ralph David Abernathy Blvd – 3.6 miles
Program:
2:30pm – 6:30pm
Street Closure: 12:30pm – 8:00pm

If you are interested in becoming an Activity Partner or Route Host, please click the following link: https://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/activity

For more information, please visit https://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/southwest or contact sagirah@atlantabike.org

Go Vote Today!

GO VOTE!

There is a special election TODAY on September 17, 2019 for Atlanta Board of Education District 2 to fill the remainder of our former school board representative, Byron Amos’ term.

Here are your candidates in the order in which they qualified to appear on the ballot:

  1. Chadd Jonesmith | https://chaddforaboe.com/
  2. Paula Kupersmith | http://paulaforaps.com
  3. Keisha Carey | http://www.keishacareyatlantaboard.com/
  4. Aretta Baldon | https://www.arettabaldon.com/
  5. Will Chandler | http://www.willforaps.com
  6. Nathaniel Dyer | https://www.nathanielbdyer.com/
  7. Davida Huntley | http://davidahuntley.com/
  8. Ed Johnson
  9. Christopher Brown | https://chrisbrownforatlanta.com/

If you’re not sure if you fall under ABOE D2, please know that encompasses Atlanta City Council Districts 3 and 4. This means that only Mechanicsville residents living north of Dodd Ave will be able to vote in this election. Here’s the entire ABOE D2 map.

You can learn more about the election and the candidates here: http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/council-divisions/municipal-clerk/2019-city-of-atlanta-special-election

GO VOTE!

Fall 2019 Policy Institute for Civic Leadership

POLICY INSITUTE IS BACK!

The Policy Institute is a 8 session intensive course designed to educate and train leaders active in or interested in becoming active in social justice work. Classes begin on Thursday, September 19th, 2019.

Georgia STAND-UP, a “Think & Act Tank for Working Communities,” identifies community issues and provides a forum for local residents to address their issues.

If you or any one you know would like to attend the Policy Institute, please complete the application by Wednesday, September 11th, 2019.

Apply using the link below: https://form.jotform.com/92375466683167

Please share this email with your fellow partners and members.

If you have any questions contact Ariel Singleton at arielsingleton@georgiastandup or via phone at (404) 581-0061.

A flyer and Hard Copy form for the Institute is attached.