Wrap up from East Atlanta Unity Event, Sunday 2/12/2017
A big thanks to everybody that came out to the Unity Gathering Sunday presented by Councilmember Natalyn Archibong and EACA. With an estimated 200 people on hand listening to a range of speakers the hope was for a sincere approach to show our neighborhood as a place of acceptance, tolerance and support for all our residents and guests to our community.
Speakers included Archibong herself, a unity poem recited by two of our local BPA students, EACA President Lewis Cartee, City of Atlanta Council President Caesar Mitchell, Nate Minor from Screenfixing.com as a voice for the business district, an education trio consisting of current Burgess-Peterson Academy Elementary School principal, David White, current D.H. Stanton principal and former Burgess-Peterson principal Robin Christian (Robbins), and Matt Westmoreland, Atlanta Board of Education Representative for District 3 as well as Imam Plemon T. El-Amin, Imam Emeritus of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam.
Thanks is also extended to both Screenfixing.com for our sound and Joe's Coffee for the contribution of beverages.
Lewis Cartee, EACA President
One day a year for Earth Day, volunteers pick up old tires and take them to ChaRM, located at 1110 Hill St. in Grant Park. This is free and is made possible by our Councilperson Natalyn Archibong and East Atlanta volunteers.
Did you miss the fresh food you could purchase just down the street at the farmers market, every Thursday of the week? We did! ATL's freshest veggies, fruits, eggs, breads, cheeses and tasty treats, can all be yours at the farmer's market starting again 4/13/2017 from 4-8 pm.
Come learn about your community school! Intended for parents of rising pre-K through 1st grade. All others welcome.
The prize pool is being finalized for 2nd and 3rd place. but don't forget that 1st place gets $500! All proceeds from the event to go Neighbor in Need.
The annual East Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt & Festival is hosted by East Atlanta Kids Club at Brownwood Park. It will be a fun community-wide event with the egg hunt, egg decorating, crafts, games, and lots of sweet treats!
Councilmember Natalyn Archibong will host the 16th annual Focus Upon Senior Services (F. U. S. S.) seminar on Saturday, March 18, 2017. It affords seniors an opportunity to learn more about homestead exemptions, senior discounts and other services offered to senior residents and more.
Our own Henry Bryant authored the essay "In Atlanta, Honoring Two Civil War Generals Opens a Discussion on Race and History" as part of What It Means to Be American, a partnership of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and Zócalo Public Square.
Students require more than just books to succeed in school. We seek to create an anonymous, in-house “pop up shop” that provides students in need with basic resources.
KIWI VINTAGE will be hosting community sales every Sunday in April from 12 pm-4 pm! Our East Atlanta friends & neighbors will be setting up on our back patio to sell their finest wares. 50% of proceeds raised will go to the East Atlanta Community Association and the new EACA shirts on site for purchase!