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Good morning 285 South friends,
Between the two year anniversary of the Atlanta spa shootings, International Women’s Day, and the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, there are a lot of events to keep on your radar month. If I’ve missed anything or if you have general calendar feedback :) , don’t hesitate to reach out to me by responding to this email or sending me a message on Instagram or Facebook. - Sophia
Wednesday, March 1st
Community Resource Event: Food, hygiene kits, and children’s books will be distributed at this resource event hosted by Welcoming Atlanta - The Mayor’s Office of International and Immigrant Affairs. No documentation is required to receive items. 2-4pm, 3200 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta. More info here.
Sunday, March 5th
Arab World Artist & Artisan Bazaar: The Alif Institute is hosting a bazaar to mark the beginning of Ramadan, which starts March 22nd. The all day event will feature handmade items from local artisans, cuisine from the Arab world, and Ramadan crafts for children. 12-6pm, Alif Institute: 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta GA 30340. More info here.
Tuesday, March 7th
International Women’s Day Dinner - Refugee Women’s Network is hosting a dinner featuring cuisine from women entrepreneurs. Alongside offering dishes like Afghan Qabuli Palao, Eritrean Sambusas, and Syrian Mandi rice, there will be a discussion about the importance of supporting minority women entrepreneurs. 5:30-8:30pm, Legacy Park, 500 S Columbia Drive Decatur, GA 30030. Details here.
Wednesday, March 8th
Atlanta Documenters Orientation - Atlanta Documenters, through nonprofit Canopy Atlanta, is hosting a virtual orientation on how to report on public meetings and hold local government officials accountable - and get paid for it. Canopy Atlanta is a nonprofit community led newsroom that also powers 285 South fyi! More info and registration here.
Bubbles and Chaat: Chai Pani is hosting an event on Holi, the Indian festial of colors, featuring “creative chaats” by chef Sahar Siddiqui and drinks curated by food an wine writer Henna Bakshi. 5-6:30pm. Chai Pani, 406 West Ponce de Leon Avenue Decatur, GA 30030. More info and tickets here.
Thursday, March 9th
Job Fair: Both job seekers and employers can register for the job fair, hosted by The Latin American Association. 10am to 1pm, Latin American Association, 2750 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324. More info and registration here.
Friday, March 10th
Immigration Town Hall - Ethaar, an immigrant and refugee serving nonprofit, and Ghalib Law are hosting a town hall on recent updates in US immigration law. Attendees will have a chance to ask their questions to an immigration lawyer. 7-8pm. 345 Market Place, Roswell GA 30075. More info here.
Saturday, March 11th
Memorial Tree Planting - Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta is hosting a tree planting in partnership with Trees Atlanta. Participants will plant a linden tree at Blackburn Park in honor of the eight lives lost in Atlanta spa shootings two years ago. 12-1pm, Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA 30319. More info here, RSVP here.
Annual Conference for Latina Entrepreneurs - The Latin American Association is hosting a day long event to support Latina Entrepreneurs, featuring a panel on digital trends and workshops for business owners looking to improve their skills. 7:30am to 3:30pm, Gas South District, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097. More info, and register here.
Atlanta United Watch Party: The City of Chamblee is hosting an Atlanta United Watch Party at Plaza Fiesta! The game will be playing on a jumbotron and there will be interactive games, food, and a beer garden. 11:00am to 3:00pm, 4166 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345, Plaza Fiesta. Details here.
Sunday, March 12th
Ramadan Market: Atlanta Muslim Hub is organizing a Ramadan Market to help those observing get prepared for the Islamic holy month. The event features over 55 vendors, food, clothing, and Ramadan and Eid decorations. 12pm, Hilton Atlanta Northeast, 5993 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners. More info here.
Thursday, March 16th
Asian Americans Rise Against Hate Event: Community members are gathering to mark the second anniversary of the Atlanta shootings. 9:00 am - 2:00pm, GA Railroad Freight Depot; 55 MLK Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. More info here.
Muslim Advocacy Day: The Georgia Muslim Voter Project, along with partners, is organizing an advocacy day at the Georgia State Capitol for community members to learn more about the legislative process and about issues impacting the community. 11am-2pm, Central Presbyterian Church, Tull Fellowship Hall. More info and registration here.
Saturday, March 18th
Household Hazardous Waste Drive - The Cities of Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville are hosting a hazardous waste drive for their residents. Items accepted include pesticides/chemicals, paint, styrofoam, and paint. 9am-1pm; Plaza Fiesta, 4166 Buford Highway (Enter from Dresden Drive). More info here.
Jobs + Volunteering Opportunities:
The International Rescue Committee Atlanta is asking folks to purchase high need items for 27 people who arrived in January, including many school-aged children, from Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Guatemala and Pakistan. Details here and donations can be made via the Amazon wishlist here.
Nuestras Voces GA, a nonprofit that serves LatinX communities across Georgia, is hiring a Content Creator Coordinator. Details on how to apply here.
The Latin American Association is looking for interns for the spring. Those interested should please send a resume and email explaining their interest in the program to email@example.com. Additional info here.
Raksha, a South Asian community organization, is looking for a full time advocate/case manager. Details here.
The Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN) has multiple open positions including Legal Assistant, Program Coordinator, and Director of Finance and Human Resources. Details here.
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