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WEEKEND EVENTS: Georgia Force, Motorcycle Ride and Beach Bash Festival

WEEKEND EVENTS: Georgia Force, Motorcycle Ride and Beach Bash Festival

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Go see the “We Are Folk: Exploring Traditions in Southern Folk Art” at the Hudgens Center for the Arts. This exhibit is being curated by Steve Slotin of the Slotin Auction House which specializes in folk and outsider art. The Hudgens is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.

Downtown Auburn will host an Armed Forces Day and Amvets Motorcycle Ride in Downtown Auburn on Saturday, May 21.

Outdoor movie event in Doraville this weekend

Outdoor movie event in Doraville this weekend

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Doraville's popular Movies Under the Stars series is back for 2011.

On Saturday, May 21, the city will screen the new version of Yogi Bear on a 30-foot screen at Honeysuckle Park (3037 Pleasant Valley Drive, 30340). Festivities begin at 7 p.m., with the film scheduled to start at dusk.

Residents are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics. Concessions will also be available for purchase.

For more information, call Donna Pittman at 678-328-9181 or Ramond Mosely at 770-936-3850.

Lance Robertson

Lance Robertson

The Black & Latino Council a professional networking organization "Strickly Business" POWER MIXER

May 19th 6-9pm The Room at Twelve Hotel 400 West Peachtree St

 

Confirmed Special Guest

 

General Mgr of  Hartsfield Jackson Airport - Louis Miller

 

Chief Procurement Officer - City of Atlanta - Adam Smith

 

Director of Procurement - DeKalb County Government - Kelvin Walton

 

Director of Procurement - Fulton County Government - Cecil Moore

 

BLC members no charge    Future BLC members $15.00

 

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Carlos Santana condemns Georgia politicians for immigration bill

Carlos Santana condemns Georgia politicians for immigration bill

Carlos Santana, during an acceptance speech Saturday in Atlanta for the Major League Baseball (MLB) Beacon Awards, had a few simple words for Georgia’s political leaders who recently voted to pass the controversial HB 87 immigration bill “Shame on You!”

The bill signed Friday by Gov. Nathan Deal sets mandatory requirements for police and employers to screen suspects and job applicants for immigration status.  Many contest the legislation arguing that it will promote racial profiling, increase the rate of deportation and adversely affect the state’s economy.

Santana, who is of Hispanic descent, was selected for the Beacon Award due to his multi-generational efforts to unify people through music.  The Beacon Award for “Change,” is bestowed upon individuals who “think innovatively”.  Santana has used the power of words and sound as vehicles for change. 

LAA presenta la película Los Que Se Quedan como parte de su serie Cine Latinoamericano-ENGLISH BELOW

LAA presenta la película Los Que Se Quedan como parte de su serie Cine Latinoamericano-ENGLISH BELOW

ATLANTA (25 de abril del 2011) – La Asociación Latinoamericana (LAA por sus siglas en inglés) presentará la película peruana Los Que Se Quedan como parte de su serie Cine Latinoamericano el jueves 12 de mayo del 2011.

Los Que Se Quedan es una película íntima sobre el impacto enorme de la migración y como afecta a las familias y pueblos cuyos seres queridos se van al norte para trabajar.  La película está llena de música fabulosa y fue hecha con un enfoque original y animado.  La película está clasificada PG-13.

“La meta del Cine Latinoamericano es compartir la diversidad de culturas de América Latina con la comunidad de Atlanta,” dijo Hellen Field, directora de servicios de lenguaje y traducción de LAA.  “La serie es planeada por un comité de individuos quienes están interesados en el trabajo de la Asociación Latinoamericana y quienes quieren promover la cultura de los países latinoamericanos a través del cine.”

“Además, la serie de cine apoya los programas de servicio social de la LAA,” dijo Lauren Azoulai, presidenta del comité Cine Latinoamericano.  “Planeamos presentar una serie emocionante con películas de muchos países, y cada película será presentada con una charla sobre su contexto, formación y el tema en general.”

Se ofrecerán refrescos de 6:00 a 7:00 p.m. y la película se presentará a las 7:00 p.m.  Hay descuentos disponibles para estudiantes y jubilados.

          Cuando:          Jueves 12 de mayo del 2011                  Costo:        $10 admisión general

                        6:00 – 9:00 p.m.                                                                  $7 estudiantes y jubilados

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Local businesswoman could become Doraville's first female mayor

Local businesswoman could become Doraville's first female mayor

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- A Doraville resident and community enthusiast has tossed her hat into the ring to become her city's next mayor.

Carol Gilman plans to file to run as mayor of Doraville. If chosen, she will become the city's first female elected mayor.

To celebrate the kick-off of the Gilman campaign, a special cookout is planned at Brook Park (3193 Ramond Drive, 30340) on Wednesday, May 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

"I am excited to have the opportunity to serve the residents of Doraville," Gilman said. "There are fiscal and governance issues that require immediate attention, and I am prepared for the challenge."

A graduate of Georgia State University, Gilman has 30 years of business experience in fields such as accounting, auditing, banking, and internal and business consulting.

Sandra Deal, Path2College to launch college savings initiative

Sandra Deal, Path2College to launch college savings initiative

DECATUR, Ga. -- As Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal continues her "Read Across Georgia" tour, she will make a stop in Decatur to launch a contest that will help one lucky parent pay for his or her child's college education.

Together with the Georgia Public Library Service and Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan, Mrs. Deal will introduce the Destination College Savings Sweepstakes at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12 at the Toco Hill-Avis G.