PAST EVENTS

"So much more than a collection of warmed-over stories of Harvey Weinstein’s monstrous behavior, She Said is a fascinating, totally engaging tale about breaking the Harvey Weinstein story. This is a great detective story, which should be read by everyone—men and women, and our sons and daughters once they are of age." The discussion was lead by Liz Fabian, one of the most respected voices in journalism in Middle GA!

Macon Circuit District Attorney  and Macon-Bibb Sheriff Candidates in a Zoom Meeting Live Streamed to Facebook.

Watch a recording of the forum, HERE.

All Mayoral Candidates in a Zoom Meeting Live Streamed to Facebook.

Watch a recording of the forum, HERE.

3rd Annual March on Macon

We march for comprehensive civil rights in Macon-Bibb.

Monthly Signing Event held at Ocmulgee Brewpub

Georgia Women hosted salon to learn about the generation and storage of coal ash and the resulting ground water contamination.

The Georgia STOMP Coalition gathered at the Capitol for education and advocacy.

Our first Signing Event in Houston County! Cohosted by Houston County Complete Count Census Committee and Houston County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.

02/08/20

Montgomery Trip to National Memorial for Peace and Justice

An important day trip to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum.

This trip followed a reading of the book "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson.

01/23/20

Census Signing Event

A second Signing Event devoted to writing postcards to let residents in undercounted areas of Macon-Bibb County know about the 2020 Census.

Georgia Women has supported this event and marched as an organization every year since our formation.

We reflect on the progress of the last 100 years as we prepare for the Centennial Celebration of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.  Book discussion led by Mercer Law School Dean, Cathy Cox. Cathy participates regularly in Georgia Women events and is uniquely qualified to lead our discussion having served two terms as Georgia's Secretary of State, the first woman in state history elected to the post.

Following on the reading of this book by the Georgia Women Book Circle, let's Meet Up at the movie!

At the holidays, we come together for friendship and advocacy.

12/04/19

A TEDtalk style event on Intersectionality featuring voices of Macon.

The YouTube video of this event is accessible HERE

A drop in "Meet and Greet" with all elected officials who represent Middle Georgia. 

Georgia Women hosted a special Signing Event to write postcards to residents in traditionally undercounted areas of Macon-Bibb County.

Georgia Women (And Those Who Stand With Us) hosted tables with themes focused on GW's 5 Core Principles.

Movie Showing and Panel Discussion. The documentary weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of GA to illustrate the extent voter suppression occurred in the 2018 midterm election. 

10/10/19

We are preparing people for the 2020 Census by answering questions like: Who will receive the Census questionnaire? What questions will be asked? Why does it matter?

Book Circle discussion of Just Mercy: A story of justice and redemption 

Family celebration at Macon-Bibb Board of Elections Office

Georgia Women provided Voter Registration and Census Information 

An opportunity to socialize and learn about Georgia Women (And Those Who Stand With Us)

A signing event focused on Menstrual Equity In Macon, Georgia.

The objective of the meeting was to detail how Georgia Women advocates for, and assists, vulnerable residents in central Georgia. 

Book Circle discussion of Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island by Will Harlan

If Voter Registration, Voter Transportation, Voter Education or Census Participation is important to you, join us, and together we will find ways to improve civic engagement!

Standing together against racism!

Questions examined:

1) How will Georgia’s partial Medicaid Expansion be accomplished?

2) How do we advocate in light of the 2019 Georgia Legislative Session Medicaid Expansion bill?

Georgia Women joined our voices with partner organizations across the country, and indeed across the world, at an event to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees in Detention Camps and Detention Centers.

At this Signing Event, we will prepare Father's Day Cards for men separated from their families and spending this Father's Day at Stewart Detention Center. 

Georgia Women, in conjunction with Middle Georgia Immigration Coalition (MGIC) and Nuestra Voz Middle Georgia, was a local host for a Free Citizenship Clinic provided by Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ).

A joint Signing Event with Nuestra Voz Middle Georgia. Collections were gathered for el Refugio. Items collected will be used to prepare backpacks of clothes for men being deported from Stewart Detention Center.

Georgia Women' 2nd Annual Celebration and Fundraiser

Annual Walk in Solidarity with Immigrants.

This day was sponsored by many organizations including Project South, GLAHR, ACLU, AAAJ and including Georgia Women (And Those Who Stand With Us). We learned more about the current state of legislation impacting immigrants and refugees in Georgia and "take to the ropes" to do direct advocacy.

Georgia Water Coalition’s (GWC) education day regarding current legislation related to water quality issues in Georgia. 

Period Progress, a Press Conference recognizing recent advancements in access for period supplies in Georgia and highlighting efforts underway to address menstrual equity and period poverty in our state. Focus includes HB8 to eliminate sale tax on menstrual products, as well as access in prisons, schools and following natural disasters.

A signing event focused on the issues before the 2019 state legislature!

A conversation to ascertain interest in addressing this issues of menstrual equity an period poverty in our community. Our conversation will begin with an update on statewide advocacy initiatives, but very quickly turn to Macon and how to address needs in our community.

Let's gather together one more time in 2018 to share a smile and a drink, but also make our voices heard as we write our elected officials and let them know what we care most about. 
Join us for some holiday resistance!

A drop in "Meet and Greet" event with elected officials who represent the Middle Georgia area. 

11/15/18

Why Don't They Do It The Legal Way?

A panel discussion to educate the Macon-Bibb County community on all matters surrounding current immigration policy and provide a safe place to bring questions.

Book Discussion with Macon native Allison Yarrow of her book 90's Bitch: Media, Culture and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality

Sponsors include: Georgia Women, League of Women Voters - Macon, League of Women Voters - Georgia, Macon Chapter of The Links, Inc., The Telegraph and Mercer University

Book Circle discussion of The Tools by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels

Training session for Drivers, Riders, Interpreters and Hotline Operators

We gather again to write postcards to our elected officials.

The third in our summer advocacy series, Sowing Seeds of Advocacy, attendees will improve advocacy skills with legislators at the Georgia State Capitol. 

Upon the occasion of his visit to Macon, we rally in opposition to the anti-family policies of the Department of Justice as represented by Jeff Session.

Georgia Women gathering at the Douglass' showing of RBG - the movie.

Georgia Women's Inaugural Book Discussion Event

March at Atlanta Detention Center opposing Zero Tolerance policy and separation of families at the border

An extra "emergency" Signing Event for the sole purpose of writing elected and appointed officials about the enforcement procedures causing children to be intentionally separated from their parents in the process of immigration enforcement procedures.

Social Media Advocacy Workshop

Learn to harness the power of social media to connect our communities. In this 60-minute interactive workshop,Chandra Brown (Influence Advocacy, LLC) will share some basics on the social science of social media. You will walk away with some best practices to find and engage people in the issues you care about.

Charles Richardson, retired Editor of the Macon Telegraph, and a respected journalist in Middle Georgia for many years, will lead a workshop on writing effective Letters to the Editor and Guest Editorials. 

Dignity, Justice and Hope

Standing in solidarity with our neighbors.

Annual Interfaith Walk in support of immigrants

At the first fundraiser for Georgia Women, we are honored to have Blue Sky Blue, a local Americana group, entertain us for the evening at Macon's most original beer garden. The Society Garden opened in recent months and quickly became a destination for gathering with friends while enjoying music and libations.

For the cover charge of $25, you will enjoy an evening of Ingleside Village Pizza, great music and gathering with friends while supporting the work of Georgia Women (And Those Who Stand With Us). Georgia Women is one of middle Georgia's most active groups speaking on behalf of women and other minorities.

With a Cash Bar available and an opportunity to participate in a live auction, you should put a few extra dollars in your pocket for a great night of fun!

Come out and join us at the crossroads of Cuban, Mexican and American cuisine in Macon!
Three Countries is a treasure with easy access from Spring Street and a parking lot behind the restaurant.
As always, postcards, stamps and suggested topics will be provided, but you are free to write about anything you choose.

03/22/18