Hava Tequila with ACCESS

Join ACCESS for Hava Tequila: A Night of a Little More Charla, on Wednesday, April 5 at No Mas Cantina! Hava Tequila will bring together members of the Latino and Jewish communities for a night of storytelling about how they see their ethnic, racial, and religious identities. Featured storytellers include and Jason Esteves, elected member of the Atlanta Board of Education, Jose Montero, Deputy Director for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support at the CDC, and Desiree Nathanson, official trainer for the Hawks Cheerleaders. Click here to register!


AJC Atlanta's Annual Selig Award Dinner
Join us on May 24 at 6:00 PM at Flourish Atlanta as we present the Selig Distinguished Service Award to Beth & Gregg Paradies. We are delighted to honor a couple whose leadership, achievements and commitment to the community reflect the mission of AJC. Special guest speaker is AJC's CEO David Harris. Click here for more information about the evening.


Global Forum - Top 5 Reasons to Register Today!

We're counting down to AJC Global Forum 2017, June 4th to 6th in Washington DC - an amazing 48 hour experience! If you've put off your AJC Global Forum registration for a while, we understand - life is busy. However...

Here are the top five reasons to register for Global Forum today:

#1. Save money - Save $150 per person by registering today. First-time attendees (using discount code AJCFirst2017) save $500 off the full price of $850.

#2. Fully refundableYour registration is fully refundable until May 12, 2017. 

#3. Engaging program with high profile speakers Get up-to-date information about world affairs and AJC's role. You will hear from national and international leaders and learn from AJC and outside experts. The conference includes major policy addresses by world leaders, fun and interesting debates and a mixture of large plenary sessions featuring headline speakers and smaller breakout “university” sessions. The conference also includes advocacy encounters with diplomats and elected officials and dinners hosted by Ambassadors from countries around the world. President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, Foreign Minister Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan of Singapore, and Togo Foreign Minister Robert Dussey are traveling to DC to speak at Global Forum. Who will be the next to confirm??

#4. Hotel discount - Take advantage of the AJC Global Forum discounted room block today, while rooms are still available at the Washington Hilton (202-483-3000).

#5. The AJC Atlanta mishpacha (family) - We have fun together! This is a great opportunity to network, spend time with long-time friends and meet new ones. As of March 9, some 50 of us have already signed up!
 

The Power of Protest

We are proud to highlight Monday's ACCESS AJC Atlanta and Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition event in partnership with the Center for Civil and Human Rights, where 100 people heard how to use historic civil rights movements as templates for change today. Thank you to all those who attended. We hope you found the event insightful and inspiring. Special thanks to our panelists Xernona Clayton, Rabbi Joshua Lesser, Tereance R. Puryear, Erin Schrode and moderator Sherry Frank for your insights on enacting change. Finally, a shout out to our co-chairs, Jeff Fisher, Brandon Goldberg and Jessie Brenner for orchestrating a fantastic evening.

Genocide Awareness Resolution
 
Last week, AJC represented the Jewish community in the presentation of House Resolution 320: Genocide Prevention and Awareness to the Georgia House of Representatives. We applaud House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams for sponsoring this important resolution and hope it will create awareness of this critical issue.


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Don't Forget Syria

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Geert Wilders Was Not Defeated

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AJC Opens Central Europe Office

David HarrisOn March 27, AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, will open its newest international office in Warsaw. We earnestly hope it will contribute to the further deepening of ties among the seven nations, the United States, Israel, and the Jewish people.


Bravo, Ambassador Haley!

Ambassador Haley, you have quickly established yourself as a courageous and unbending voice of principlein a setting where the word is more often observed in the breach than as a matter of course by some member states.


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