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#MLK91

We need these words now more than ever. This is not a day off for us. Most of our staff are celebrating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the community. Please join us at the following events: MLK Day 5K Drum Run When: Jan. 20, line up begins at 8:45 a.m. Where: Piedmont…

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The Fight Continues…

It amazes me that the more things change the more things stay the same. Growing up in Atlanta, I remember many days where my parents had to choose between paying the electric bill or buying groceries for our family. Now, in 2019, many households throughout Georgia face the same dilemma. On Tuesday, December 17, the Georgia Public Service Commission…

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#FIGHTTHEHIKE

“I ask you to reject this increase because this would be a huge issue for a lot of the parents here in Atlanta. I ask you to think about the working poor, the disabled, the seniors, they have to choose between medicine, food or light bill. We cannot afford another hit. Please reconsider and vote…

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A statement we should not have to make…

Make America Love Again

It’s Tuesday in America. Toni’s gone and families are hurting in Ohio, Texas, California and New York. The families at the Partnership for Southern Equity stand with all who are missing someone today. We can only offer our sentiments and commitment to a better world where white supremacy and hatred are things of the past, and a world…

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Equity is Love in Action

Beginning my work with the Partnership for Southern Equity in January, has offered more than I once imagined. Through the direct tutelage of Ms. Arlene, but also encounters of many of leadership and colleagues alike, I have been able to partner, serve and learn with some of the most brilliant minds and people, in the…

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We ALL (should) have the opportunity to prosper…

Join us at the Just Opportunity Summit 2019! Our cities, states, and region face major economic and demographic headwinds – lack of quality affordable housing, viable transportation options, gainful employment and business opportunities – the list goes on and on. But it is the last two areas of gainful employment and business opportunities for all,…

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You’re Invited to the Just Energy Summit 2018

By Taylor Lee, PSE communications intern (Summer 2018), Hampton University (2019) If you are a scholar, activist, or community organizer the Just Energy Summit 2018 is perfect for you. The two-day forum’s goal is to inspire change agents to be more vocal around equity and energy regulation in the American South. The event will take…

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Using Your Imagination. Tawanna Harris – Faces of Opportunity

Dreams are a way to uplift yourself beyond your circumstances. Learn how Twanna Harris’ dreams allowed her to turn her ideas into reality.  Twanna Harris is an Atlanta transplant originally from a rural Florida town that she describes as “very poor with a strong African American community”. Twanna was born the only child to a…

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Good, but not Right Fit. Dawn Luke – Faces of Opportunity

Our stories of resilience aren’t just for us, but to inspire others with hope. Learn how Dawn Luke’s story of resilience inspired her work.  Dawn Luke is an Atlanta native by way of Lagrange, GA. Born to a middle-class, two-parent household, Dawn was the second oldest of three girls. Her parents were hard-working factory workers…

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