January events-join us!

posted Jan 5, 2015, 6:38 PM by GFADP staff   [ updated Jan 9, 2015, 7:20 PM by Kathryn Hamoudah ]


There is a lot going on this month, so please get out your calendars, save the dates and plan to join us.

Lobby Training

The legislative session will begin on Monday, January 12, 2015.  GFADP’s Annual Lobby Day is scheduled for February 10, 2014. Lobbying can be used as a powerful tool to build skills within our membership. Let’s come together once again to allow our voices to be heard.

It has often been stated that there is power in numbers. If we have more people get involved in a well organized process of lobbying, elected officials will view our organization as a force to be reckoned with.

In order to prepare for the legislative session 2015 as well GFADP Lobby Day, we will have a lobbying training session:

The GFADP Lobby Advocacy Meeting

Thursday, January 15, 2015 (Rescheduled from January 7, 2015)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

ASFC Building

60 Walton Street

Atlanta, GA 30311

The training session will be lead by our very own Kathryn Hamoudah, Public Policy and Communications Manager at the Southern Center for Human Rights and GFADP Board Chair. The topic of discussion will focus on how lobbying can be important for our work and tips on how to effectively lobby.

​If you plan to attend please, RSVP to khamoudah(at)schr.org  or dorinda(at)gfadp.org. 

MLK March and Rally

Join the GFADP contingent as we march on MLK Day, January 19, 2015, for the end to the death penalty. We'll meet at 12:30 at the corner of Peachtree St and Ellis St. The march will commence at 1:15pm. 

Thanks so much for all that you do.

Bryan Stevenson in Atlanta

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Bryan Stevenson, Director of Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) will read from, discuss, and signs copies of his book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library; 453 Freedom Parkway Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307.

A Cappella Books will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing following the program. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.