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Theme: Being an Everyday Activist

This event occurred on
November 12, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Atlanta, Georgia
United States

Building on the discussion from our August 6th Salon on exploring allyship, join us on October 29th for a conversation about everyday activism.

Is a voice inside calling for you to actively engage for racial justice and social change? And is that voice being squelched by another voice that says, “The issues are too big. What can I as an ordinary person possibly do to move the needle for serious change?”

Many of us want to be a participant for change, but don’t know where to start or how to engage. Each of us can choose to be an activist within our circles, spheres of influence and with larger groups to affect change.

History demonstrates that new realities are possible. We can make change, but it requires that those of us with good intent get - and stay - engaged, in our own way.

Virtual over Zoom
Atlanta, Georgia, 30307
United States
Event type:
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Andre Henry

speaker, writer, musician
AFTER WATCHING A BLACK MAN BLEED TO DEATH ON FACEBOOK LIVE IN 2016, I DECIDED (IF YOU CAN CALL IT THAT) TO LUG A 100-POUND GRANITE BOULDER AROUND LOS ANGELES FOR 6 MONTHS, TO DEMONSTRATE THE BURDEN THAT SYSTEMIC RACISM LAYS ON THE BLACK PSYCHE. I took it to work, to class, on job interviews, to dinner with friends—everywhere—singing as I went. That ongoing performance was the beginning of a serious intellectual quest to understand how ordinary people can work together to change the world.

Lesley Batson

financial professional | speaker | podcaster
Lesley Batson is the Chief Chick at Rebel Rock Wealth. Rebel Rock Wealth is a strategic financial consulting firm that teaches independent thinking professionals and small business owners, the WHOLE truth about money and helps them implement strategies to control and build the wealth style they desire. Lesley is licensed in several states and meets with clients from Florida to California virtually. She loves Hamilton the Musical, watching and playing sports - particularly golf, and taking up space on the beach.

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Duluth, GA, United States


Atlanta, GA, United States