DATE: Monday, January 23, 2017

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Morehouse College Bank of America Auditorium
(Located inside the Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center)
363 Wellborn St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310



In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.
Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Directed by: Raoul Peck


Facebook: fb.com/jamesbaldwinmovie
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Hashtag: #IAmNotYourNegro
Website: www.magpictures.com/i amnotyournegro
Trailer: youtu.be/rNUYdgIyaPM

Call and Response: Atlanta Pride’s Post-Election Community Reinvestment Plan

Dear Beloved Community,

Just a few short weeks ago, many of us gathered together to observe the 46th annual Atlanta Pride event. This year’s event was a great success. We had record attendance and a more diverse crowd than ever before. We held our biggest Trans March, welcomed a beautiful array of performers, created our inaugural healing space, and provided intentional spaces for youth and elders. Many of us were energized about the impending election and all of the things we hoped it would bring.

For many, the Pride Festival serves as respite from a world that does not love and value us because of who we love, the color of our skin, where we come from, or our gender expression. For some of us, even the Pride Festival is not respite enough from these things, and for those people, we continue to work on ourselves as well as the world around us. This year’s celebration happened against a backdrop of violence and resistance to violence, hope and a pressing need for change, excitement and exhaustion. And, just a few short weeks later, we are left with even more uncertainty about what the future holds for LGBTQ and allied people in our state and our country.

Since the recent presidential election, I have had many personal conversations with individuals I love and respect about where we go from here, but I have been quiet as the Executive Director of Atlanta Pride. It’s been clear to me that we have a renewed responsibility to each other and our community to push forward, but I’ve been searching for exactly what that commitment looks like for a Pride organization. In recent years, Atlanta Pride has more than doubled our non-festival programming. In the last year, we have facilitated queer history events, events to highlight intimate partner violence in our community, racial justice talks, and interfaith dialogue. These events have been well attended and full of energy. We’ve invested in intentional partnerships with other queer and progressive organizations, and we’ve taken the opportunities to learn from other leaders in the movements for equality and freedom.

In 2016, we also recommitted our efforts to community reinvestment, allocating more than $35,000 to supporting other LGBTQ and allied organizations in the region. Atlanta Pride’s commitment to giving back financially is long standing with the organization giving back more than $138,000 since 2005. Even in the financially difficult years after we were compelled to move from our June date, we continued to give because that giving is important to who we are.

And so, in response to these uncertain times, we see no other way but to redouble our efforts for justice. Atlanta Pride commits to further expanding our educational and social justice programming in 2017, shining our light on and offering support to those most vulnerable members of our community. We commit to continue doing the hard work of liberation and calling each other up with love inside our organization and across Pride organizations. We also commit to putting more of our resources on the line in a tangible way. As such, we are committing an additional $10,000 to community reinvestment before the year’s end. We’ll be giving these grants to organizations that are supporting those most affected by the results of the recent presidential election in our region. We seek applications from organizations led by queer people of color, immigrants, Muslims, transgender individuals, women, youth, and others on the margins. If you are a part of an organization or know of one that fits the bill, please fill out our application by December 5.

If there is anything about which I can be certain about right now, it’s that we need each other. We need to call upon each other to be our own best selves, to care for ourselves and our community, and to support each other in that work. Our people have always been resilient, and we can use these hard times that we did not ask for to fuel our movement towards justice. We have a hope and a vision that will not be silenced. I cannot say that it will be easy, but I believe that we were made for this work in this time. I am grateful to be in the work with each one of you.

In love and Pride,

Jamie Fergerson
Executive Director
Atlanta Pride Committee

Latino Linq Screening of “Before God, We Are All Family” (“Ante Dios, Todos Somos Familia”)

Latino LinQ will host a free public screening of ‘Before God, We Are All Family’ (‘Ante Dios, Todos Somos Familia’), a film produced by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) and the ‘A La Familia’ project of the HRC Religion and Faith Program. Enjoy a complimentary reception, refreshments and a brief panel discussion. Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Location: Latin American Association 2750 Buford Hwy, Atlanta GA 30324

Full details are here: www.latinolinq.org


Atlanta, Georgia. – The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced the details today for their entertainment lineup during their 2016 Atlanta Pride Festival.

The Atlanta Pride Festival features 2 stages, the Bud Light Stage and the Coca-Cola Stage, that will be filled with a host of dynamic performers throughout the weekend! From hot new artists Jason Maek & Zaena to perennial favorites, the Michel Jons Band, both stages will be pumping all weekend! If that isn’t enough, they’ve got DJ’s, dance parties, the Mad Violinist and More!

The eclectic lineup includes red-hot newcomer, Atlantic Recording artist, Kiiara whose song “Gold” is soaring up the charts along with Swedish vocalist and Epic Recording artist, Zara Larsson, best known for hits, “Lush Life” and “Never Forget You.” Rounding out the weekend is legendary performer, Grammy-winning Jody Watley! The Pop/R&B music maker, songwriter, producer and dance pioneer, best known for such monster hits as “Looking for a New Love,” “I Want You,” and “Some Kind of Lover” will perform with disco-legends, Grammy-winning, Shalamar, together, they are sure to delight festivalgoers with such megahits as “The Second Time Around” and “Dancin’ in the Sheets.”

APC Executive Director, Jamie Fergerson, said of the schedule, “It is important to Atlanta Pride that we offer not only a stellar line up of diverse artists from many genres that is accessible to all members of our community. We believe that we have accomplished this again this year.”

She continued, “While many other large Pride celebrations have moved to ticketing portions of their festival, thanks to the support of Atlanta’s LGBT community and our sponsors alike, we can stay true to our commitment of keeping the festival and our entertainment free of charge.”

Fergerson added, “Of course we are also excited to continue the tradition of closing out the festival with the beloved Starlight Cabaret. After a weekend of great performances from artists locally and nationally recognized, there’s no better way to top that off than with our own community stepping up with talented and entertaining drag performances!”

The Bud Light Stage is located next to the pavilion by the soccer fields, and the Coca- Cola Stage is located at the top of the Meadow at 10th St. near the Charles Allen Gate, both in Piedmont Park.

A complete line up of both the Bud Light and the Coca-Cola Stages is included below. Please note this is subject to change without notice. For detailed show times, download

the Atlanta Pride Mobile Application available for iPhone and Android users.

For more information about all of these great acts and the most up-to-date information about Atlanta Pride, please visit: www.atlantapride.org

Saturday, October 8

Sunday, October 9

Tris Day
Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass Erica Dawson Exclusive
The Mad Violinist
Nina Sky
Zara Larsson*
Jody Watley & Shalamar


Saturday, October 8

Royce Hall
Von Grey
Motor Earth
Pale Clear
Jason Maek & Zaena
Queer Your Gender Dance Party

*Sponsored by iHeart Media

Michel Jons Band DJ Citizen Jane Deven Green
JD Samson

Sunday, October 9 DJ- Fannie

About Atlanta Pride: The mission of the Atlanta Pride Committee is to advance unity, visibility, and wellness among persons with widely diverse gender and sexual identities through cultural, social, political, and educational programs and activities.

Media Contact:
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