Interested in learning how to organize to fight for women's rights, economic justice and environmental protections? Attend the Global Women's and Human Rights Conference, where you can join discussions with Stephanie Davis, women's issues coordinator for Mayor Shirley Franklin's office; Dr. M. Bahati Kuumba, associate professor of women's studies at Spelman College; and state Rep. Nan Orrock, D-Atlanta. The conference is part of a national tour that aims to lend a local perspective to global issues and encourage young people to get involved in progressive causes. The registration deadline for the Sat., Oct. 29, conference is Fri., Oct. 21.
The event will take place from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Spelman College's Cosby Auditorium, 350 Spelman Lane. $30. To register, visit www.feministcampus.org/global_conference.
· Atlanta City Council Atlanta City Council discusses regular business, city planning and other issues. Third Monday of every month, 1 p.m. Council Chambers at Atlanta City Hall, 68 Mitchell St. 404-330-6030. www.atlantaga.gov.
· Castleberry Hill Neighbors The general meeting of the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association is open to all residents. Third Monday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. H.J. Russell Training Room, 504 Fair St. 404-228-2078. www.castleberryhill.org.
· Chamblee City Council Chamblee City Council meets to discuss local issues and future plans for the city. Third Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Chamblee Civic Center, 3540 Broad St., Chamblee. 770-986-5013. www.chambleega.com.
· College Park City Council Citizens are invited to attend council meetings. Issues not on the agenda may be addressed at the beginning of the meeting. First Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. City Hall, 3667 Main St., College Park. 404-669-3754. www.collegeparkga.com.
· Decatur City Council The Decatur City Council meets twice a month to discuss local issues. First Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Temporary City Hall, 233 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. 404-371-8386. www.decaturga.com.
· Druid Hills Civic Association The DHCA's monthly meetings are open to the public. Locations subject to change. Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, 1410 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-523-DHCA. www.druidhills.org.
· East Atlanta Marketing The East Atlanta Marketing Committee's aim is to promote and create awareness for East Atlanta Village. First Monday of every month, 7 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 7 p.m. Joe's coffee shop, 510 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-521-1122. www.eaca.net.
· East Point City Council East Point residents are welcome to attend the regular council meetings. First Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 2777 East Point St., East Point. 404-765-1133. www.eastpointcity.org.
· Fulton Commissioners Come to the commission meeting at the beginning of the month to hear zoning cases, or at the end of the month to hear commissioner and county manager issues. First Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.; third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m. Fulton County Government Center's Assembly Hall, 141 Pryor St. 404-730-8200. www.co.fulton.ga.us/commissioners.
· Grant Park Neighbors Residents of Grant Park are encouraged to attend neighborhood meetings so that their voices can be heard. Attendees are permitted to vote at their second meeting. Third Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9 p.m. Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center, 250 Georgia Ave. grantpark.org.
· Lake Claire Neighbors The Lake Claire Neighbors organize cleanups, provide a community voice to city reps, and raise funds for neighborhood improvements. Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. Frazer Center, 1815 Ponce de Leon Ave. www.lakeclaire.org.
· Neighborhood Planning Unit The city's Neighborhood Planning Units are citizen-run councils that advise the mayor and Atlanta City Council. Each NPU meets on a monthly basis to solicit community concerns. Membership is open to anyone 18 years or older whose primary residence is within the NPU, or any business within the NPU. Dates and times vary. 404-330-6899. To find out which NPU you belong to and when it meets, visit www.atlantaga.gov.
· Progressive Community Night Join members of Georgia for Democracy to discuss ways to promote progressive issues. The event is free and open to the public. Third Monday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. 404-249-0001. www.georgiafordemocracy.org.
· Run for Justice The Atlanta Legal Aid Society is having its 15th annual Run for Justice event to benefit the organization, which provides legal representation for low-income families. The run will start at Fire Station No. 19 in Virginia-Highland at 9 a.m., Sat., Nov. 12. Registration is $20 in advance, $25 after Nov. 5. To register, go to www.rungeorgia.com or call 404-327-7738. www.atlantalegalaid.org.
· CL events:
· Political Party Join CL Editor Ken Edelstein and a panel of local politicos and players at the next Political Party. The event, which is open to the public and encourages discussion of issues facing metro Atlanta, is held the second Wednesday of every month, 8 p.m., at Dad's Garage Theater, 280 Elizabeth St.
· Air Loaf Listen to CL's writers and critics discuss what's going on around town on Air America's "Air Loaf." Tune in to 1690 AM weekdays at 7 a.m., noon, 5 and 9 p.m.
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