As we wrap up the month of July, three important events are occurring in the Clarkston community that are worthy of mention and support.
First, on Friday, 22 July is the Collaborative Forum on Homelessness. The Forum takes place at DeKalb Technical College and offeres a to learn more about issues on homelessness in DeKalb County. For more information contact Braunwin Camp at 404-286-3368.
Second, the Global Growers Network of Georgia is hosting a special event at the Clarkston Community Center on Saturday, 23 July. If you have enjoyed the fresh produce from the Northlake Garden, then this festival is a great way to learn about the growing wave of gardens across the urban landscapes of Atlanta and other cities. These gardens are often being managed and maintained with the help of various refugee communities. This festival is a wonderful introduction to this growing movement and will be a fun outing for young and old!
Third, on 29-30 July, the Clarkston Community Center is hosting a special conference on nonviolence led by one of the leaders of civil rights movement, Bernard Lafayette. Lafayette is well known for his work in nonviolence since the 1960’s and for his connections to Martin Luther King, Jr. Currently, he holds a post at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. For more information see Kingian Nonviolence Flyer.