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Pouya Dianat

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September 28, 8:30am • Fernbank Science Center • part of a series on Chaos

COMMUNITY TAKES THE STAGE—three Atlanta creatives take the mic & share their unique approach to fostering community on Friday, August 24.

Donell Woodson, creator of culture and self-proclaimed “good neighbor,“ will be sharing about Focused Community Strategies, a ministry that partners with under-served neighborhoods with innovative & holistic development for communities, creating beautiful places and changing neighborhoods. 

COMMUNITY TAKES THE STAGE—three Atlanta creatives take the mic & share their unique approach to fostering community on Friday, August 24.

Bethaney Wilkinson, dreamer, communicator and gatherer of people, will be sharing about her work in racial reconciliation through G.Race Dialogues (a faith-based antiracism training designed to build empathy, facilitate conversation, and teach racial justice), Plywood People and future endeavors. 

COMMUNITY TAKES THE STAGE—three Atlanta creatives take the mic & share their unique approach to fostering community on Friday, August 24.

 Allie Bashuk, community organizer, curator, and creative director, will be sharing about her journey with the Dream Warriors Foundation, providing accessible support to a community of like-minded women, femme-identifying, and non-binary individuals and inspiring a stronger, more innovative local economy. 

This month, the Historic Oakland Cemetery will hold space for us to gather as we explore the topic of COMMUNITY & the unconventional ways it manifests. If you’ve yet to spend some time at this Atlanta memorial park, they offer a variety of thematic tours and events! Click here and plan your first autumn activity of the season. 

See you there on Friday, August 24! 

We’re so excited to announce that we’re partnering with MailChimp to offer Study Hall, a community-fueled monthly workshop series about marketing, building your brand, and getting the most out of MailChimp.

We’ve got two events you can attend coming up, both hosted at MailChimp:

This training will be led by Jocelyn Hardy.

This workshop will teach you the ins and outs of how to create and use Facebook ads to benefit your business. If you’re new to MailChimp, or you consider yourself a pro, sign up. Everyone is welcome.

To kick off our 2018 events, Amena Brown will be taking the stage, speaking on that hairy topic of ANXIETY.

Amena is a poet, performer, author and changemaker in Atlanta, specializing in spoken word. In her own craft she’s uncovered how past hurts and failures can color the messages you might relay most to yourself. We’re looking forward to her take on this month’s theme and hearing more about her story of self-acceptance.

“You lose the ‘self,’ the inner critic when in flow state. Work masterfully, keep challenged, and that part of your brain will be quieted.” — Chris Wood, Mystery

“Everyday we meet failure. It’s an opportunity for improvement.” — Sid Mashburn, Moments

“There is a time to call it quits, but you guys, this is not it.” — Brett Trapp, Taboo

“My mindset changed from 'Why me?’ to 'Who can this help?’” — Kate Atwood, Beyond

“I decided to fill my soul vs. my bank account.” — William Massey, Serendipity

“Just because I’m different from you doesn’t mean I owe you an explanation for my difference.” — Barry Lee, Survival

“If we’re gonna be serious about this equality thing, not everyone’s gonna like it.” — Cristen Conger, Equality

“Imagination is not for the fainthearted.” — Susan Booth, Genius

“Compassion cannot happen in a vacuum. You need to feel with people, not at them.” — Kitti Murray, Compassion

“Faith is like a door, deep down inside you, that you have to open.” — Kevin Gillespie, Pioneer

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