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					Dear Community Member, I am very excited to invite you to the 12th Annual Hands On Atlanta Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Summit, January 15-17, 2005, in the King Historic District. This three-day event is a wonderful exploration of our human connections through the messages and teachings of Dr. King and other national thought leaders in nonviolence, diversity, service and social activism. Saturday and Sunday, January 15 and 16, are truly a celebration of the human spirit, aimed at enriching our community through stimulating lectures, performances, a film series and dialogue with influential, leading personalities of our time. And of course, Monday the 17th is “a day ON, not a day OFF,” as the residents of metro Atlanta are encouraged to fulfill Dr. King’s vision of service by getting out in our communities and volunteering in true Hands On Atlanta style for direct service projects. Join over 4,000 volunteers taking the energy of the weekend to the streets by reading with children; visiting with seniors; or renovating and painting schools and neighborhoods. Service Summit participants represent a wide variety of organizations such as schools, civic and youth groups, faith communities, corporations and families. You may choose to participate in any combination of events throughout the weekend. As always, this event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Enclosed you will find an agenda of the weekend’s events, directions, hotel information, a group registration form, and a youth permission form. To register your group, please complete the form included in this packet, sign-up online at, or call Hands On Atlanta at 404-979-2808. Open registration begins December 1. We look forward to seeing you at the Service Summit! Sincerely, DaVida Lee-Williams Associate Director of Recruitment

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12th Annual Hands On Atlanta Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Summit Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 15, 2005
10:00 a.m.
Freedom Rally Heritage Sanctuary, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church The Freedom Rally is a celebration of spirit, justice and activism. Experience the transformative energy of the King Holiday through performances by spoken word artists Ishues, DJ Tyree Simmons and folk singers, Jacquie & Joyce.

11:00 a.m.
On Being an Activist: An Intimate Conversation between Mrs. Coretta Scott King and Mr. Tavis Smiley Heritage Sanctuary, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

12:30 p.m.
Speak Truth To Power: A conversation with Kerry Kennedy and international human rights activists Horizon Sanctuary, Ebenezer Baptist Church Listen to stories of courage from those who still stand up for what they believe is right in the face in the face of torture, abuse, imprisonment and death threats. Ms. Kennedy will lead a conversation with Oscar Arias Sanchez, Jose Ramos-Horta, Rigoberta Menchu and Bobby Muller.

2:15 p.m. Workshop Session 1
1. Nonviolent Response to Gang Violence Freedom Hall, The King Center A panel discussion with Ms. Isis Sapp-Grant, former gang leader and founder of the Blossom Program for Girls in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in New York, Aqeela Sherrills, broker of the truce between gangs in Los Angeles’ Watts neighborhood and founder of the Community Self-Determination Institute, William (invited), a young man growing up in gang-heavy Newnan, Georgia, and Investigator Marcos Silva (invited), former gang member and current Investigator with the Gwinnett County Police Department’s Gang Unit. Moderated by David Reed of the Boys and Girls Club of America. 2. Artists as Activists Location TBD Poet Alice Lovelace, noted for using her poetry to promote and support human rights, will lead community artists in a panel discussion on what it takes to create art with a social conscience. Ms. Lovelace is an Atlanta-based artist, activist and teacher who has been involved in the arts community, both locally and nationally, for over twenty years. 3. Conflict Resolution Screening Room, The King Center Deborah L. Sims and Anita Nibbs will guide participants from understanding the origins of conflict through utilizing mediation and negotiation techniques to achieving conflict resolution.

4:00 p.m. Workshop Session 2
1. Nonviolent Response to Terrorism Freedom Hall, The King Center While Dr. King identified himself as a pacifist would he have considered war a just response to grave human rights abuses? In a presentation by Charles L. Alphin ,Sr., Director of the International Nonviolence Conferences participants will consider if there is a nonviolent approach to terrorism.

2. Children of the Movement Screening Room, The King Center John Blake, Atlanta-Journal Constitution reporter and author of Children of the Movement, offers a glimpse into his book of interviews with children whose parents were on the front lines of the , during an intimate conversation between Rev. Bernice 600 Means Street, Suite 100  Atlanta, GA 30318 Phone: 404-979-2800  Fax: 404-979-2801

King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (invited), and Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X (invited). 3. Poetry to the People: Poetry Slam and the Power of Words Multipurpose Room, John Hope Community Center Poetry Slam and open mic. If you are an artist and have something to contribute, or just want to experience a slam- come join us for this celebration of the spoken word.

Ceasar M. Mitchell Neighborhood Leadership Workshops
The following workshops will take place in the Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility 2:15 p.m. Neighborhood Leadership Workshop Session 1: Starting Your Own Community Project Do you have an idea for a community project that you’d like to lead? Come find out from long-time Hands On Atlanta volunteer leaders what it takes to get a project going, including tips on how to sustain your grassroots efforts with funding, volunteers, and community partners. Led by Kristin Benoit of Hands On Network. Conserving Your Neighborhood’s Green Spaces Led by ParkPride and Trees Atlanta 4:00 p.m. Neighborhood Leadership Workshop Session 2: Establishing Non-Profit Status for Your Neighborhood Association Did you know that by incorporating your neighborhood association to non-profit status your association is entitled to certain tax benefits such as accepting tax deductible donations, tax exemptions on purchases made for the association, and not paying income tax on interest earned in the association’s bank account? Join the Darryl Durham of ACORN Housing to learn more about how you can help establish your neighborhood association as a non-profit organization. How to…? Skill Building Workshop Led by Home Depot staff

Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Summit (ages 11 to 17) The Youth Summit will take place at Our Lady of the Lords
12:30 p.m. Nonviolence Training for Youth Presented by Ret. Captain Charles Alphin, Jr., this 3-hour training will instruct youth participants in Kingian nonviolence techniques, helping them incorporate nonviolence into their daily lives.

3:30 p.m. Writing in the Circle Poet and artist Ralph Cheo Thurmon will guide youth participants to create raps and poems relevant to nonviolence. The youth can them perform their poetry or rap at the Poetry Slam.

Space for the Youth Summit is limited and registration is required.
To register, please fill out the Team Registration form and submit it or email

Sunday, January 16, 2005
12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
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Freedom Tours: Civil Rights History Bus Tours Participants will take a one-hour bus tour throughout the movement’s landmark sites, and will hear personal stories narrated by Atlanta activists through the award-winning audio series “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Tours will depart from Irwin Street, behind the National Park Service Martin Luther King, Jr. Visitor Center. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12, and can be purchased Saturday and Sunday in Freedom Hall. Please purchase tickets at least one hour in advance.

1:00 p.m.
Searching for A Home: The Global Refugee Crisis and It’s Local Impact Auburn Avenue Research Library An informative panel discussion on the current status of refugees both globally and here in Atlanta, led by Glory Afi Kilanko, founder and director of Women’s Watch Afrika, and Abdullah Abdullahi, an activist within Atlanta’s Somali refugee population. Moderated by Ellen Batey of the International Rescue Committee.

2:00 p.m.
Nonviolent Social Change: Forty Years Later Auburn Avenue Research Library Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., civil rights movement activist, minister, educator, lecturer, and authority on the strategy on nonviolent social change, worked closely with Dr. King on many of the movement’s initiatives, including the Poor People’s Campaign and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

2:30 p.m.
Documentary Film Screening: The Story of the Greensboro Four Auburn Avenue Research Library On February 1, 1960, four college students staged a sit-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina - a pivotal event in the civil rights movement. In this intimate portrait, find out what led these four friends to protest - and how it has impacted their lives. The film's producer Rebecca Cerese will facilitate a question and answer period following the film.

4:30 p.m.
Documentary Film Screening: Farmingville Auburn Avenue Research Library The hate-based attempted murder of two Mexican day laborers catapulted the Long Island town of Farmingville into national headlines, unmasking a new frontline of the borders wars-surburbia. Mr. Ismael Cordero of the Latin American Association and Carlos Sandoval, the film's producer, will facilitate a post-screening discussion about Atlanta's growing Latin American population.

Monday, January 17, 2005
Take a Day On! Not a Day Off! – Hands On Atlanta will organize volunteer service projects throughout the city of Atlanta, providing citizens with the opportunity to bring Dr. King’s message of social activism to life. To view a full listing of available projects, please visit the Hands On Atlanta website, Please note, projects are filled on a first come, first served basis. See below for a partial listing of available projects. Fulton County Atlanta Union Mission: Carpenter's House The Carpenter's House is a ministry center of the Atlanta Union Mission. The shelter provides a comprehensive personal development program for homeless men, which includes programs that help them find jobs in the community. Come and make the Carpenter's House a home. MLK Day of Service volunteers will: •Paint Murals •Paint rooms •Landscape the back area •Clean (Atlanta;Ages 14+ w/Adult; Wheelchair accessible) The Bridge The mission of The Bridge is to heal the psychological wounds of Georgia adolescents who have suffered the deprivation of abuse and neglect by providing comprehensive residential treatment and education, family counseling and support, aftercare and community-based programming. 600 Means Street, Suite 100  Atlanta, GA 30318 Phone: 404-979-2800  Fax: 404-979-2801

Service Summit volunteers will: •Paint the walls in the gym (NW Atlanta; Ages 16+ w/ Adult; Wheelchair accessible) Dekalb County Hightower Elementary School Hightower Elementary School has a long list of accolades that make the school so great. It has been a Title I Distinguished School for 6 years (92% of the students are on free/reduced lunch) and works diligently to make sure the 535 very diverse students have the best quality education. Service Summit volunteers will: •Paint mural on wall of children reading •Paint inspirational phrases on walls throughout school (Doraville; Ages 14+ w/ adult; Wheelchair accessible) Lee-Stelzer Heritage Museum The Lee-Stelzer Heritage Museum houses international/interethnic collections of Folk art from around the world. The organization also delivers food, clothes, toys, etc, to needy families during the holidays. Service Summit volunteers will: •Clean the museum thoroughly •Trim bushes and rake leaves (East Lake; Ages 10+ w/ Adult; Not Wheelchair Accessible)

Cobb County Adaptive Learning Center The Adaptive Learning Center maximizes the potential of young children with disabilities and creates awareness and acceptance between individuals with and without disabilities. This project requires that at least half of the participants are adults. Service Summit volunteers will: •Paint several rooms in the center •Rake leaves •Trim bushes (East Marietta; Ages 14+ w/ Adult; Wheelchair Accessible) Matthews Boys & Girls Club The Matthews Boys & Girls Club works to provide quality programs for youth from disadvantaged circumstances, ages 6 to 18, that will help them become productive adults. They currently have 512 members and serve an average of 190-200 youth daily. Service Summit volunteers will: •Paint the Learning Center and Art Room •Clean and make repairs to other classrooms (Mableton; Ages 14+ w/ Adult; Wheelchair Accessible)

Gwinnett County Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club Support the Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club in improving their facility. The facility serves as an after school safe place to youth ages 6 to 18. Service Summit volunteers will: •Paint gym walls •Paint murals on gym walls •Paint and redecorate restrooms (Lawrenceville; Ages 16+ w/Adult; Wheelchair Accessible)

Coweta County Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club Support the Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club by helping to beautify their building. The Boys & Girls Club serves as an after school safe place for youth ages 6 to 18. 600 Means Street, Suite 100  Atlanta, GA 30318 Phone: 404-979-2800  Fax: 404-979-2801

Service Summit volunteers will: •Painting the interior walls •Providing general landscaping (Coweta; Ages 16+ Adult; Wheelchair Accessible)

Carroll County KidsPeace National Centers of Georgia Description: KidsPeace National Centers of Georgia provides psychiatric and educational care and enrichment for children in crisis and their families. KidsPeace has recently opened a new residential facility in Carroll County and needs volunteer support to create a comforting ennvironment. Service Summit volunteers will: •Paint murals designed by teen residents •Perform general landscaping tasks (Bowdon; Adults; Wheelchair Accessible)

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolence & Social Change
Address: 449 Auburn Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30312 Driving Directions:
From I-75/85 take Exit 248C (Freedom Parkway/Carter Center) and move to the right lane as soon as possible. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Boulevard and follow the signs to the National Historic Site parking lot. Please park in the National Historic Site parking lot to access all Service Summit events. From I-20 take I-75/85 North and follow the directions above. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Use of Atlanta's public transportation system, MARTA (Take MARTA, its SMARTA), is highly recommended. Take Bus #3 east from the Five Points station in downtown Atlanta to the National Historic Site. Please contact MARTA, 404-848-4711, for bus operating times.

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600 Means Street, Suite 100 Atlanta, Georgia 30318 Phone: 404-979-2800 Fax: 404-979-2801

Organization: ______________________________________________________________
Child’s Name: ____________________________________________________________________________

Parent’s or Guardian’s Name: _________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________State: ___________ Zip: ____________________ Telephone: (Home) _______________________ (Business) ________________________
Please read the following agreement and sign below:
In connection with my child or ward’s voluntary involvement in activities undertaken for, and with the participation and support of Hands On Atlanta, a non-profit charitable organization, I hereby agree, for myself, my heirs, assigns, executors, and administrators to release and discharge Hands On Atlanta, its officers and directors, employees, agents and volunteers from all claims, demands and actions for injuries sustained to my child or ward’s person and/or property as a result of his/her involvement in such activities, whether or not resulting from negligence, and I agree to release and hold Hands On Atlanta, its officers and directors, employees, agents and volunteers harmless from any cause or action, claim, or suit arising therewith. I hereby attest that attendance and involvement in such activities is voluntary, that he/she is participating at his/her own risk, and that I have read the foregoing terms and conditions of this release. Furthermore, I grant permission for photographs, video and quotations from my child or ward during his/her involvement with Hands On Atlanta to be used to further promote volunteerism.

I hereby give permission to my child or ward to participate in all activities in the program of Hands On Atlanta expressly and specifically acknowledging that those activities may include, but may not be limited to outdoor activities, field trips. I also give Hands On Atlanta permission to take my child or ward to the hospital in case of any emergency and to administer medication that I provide for my child. I further attest that my child or ward has no allergies or special medical needs other than those listed below:

_______________________________________________ Parent/Guardian’s signature required
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12th Annual Hands On Atlanta Martin Luther King Jr. Service Summit
Team Registration Form
Fax: 404-979-2801 • Email: Please indicate the date of your team’s participation Saturday, January 15, 2004
(Freedom Rally, Workshops, Youth Summit, etc)

Sunday, January 16, 2004
(Film Series, Workshops, Bus Tours, etc)

Monday, January 17, 2004
(Community Service Projects)

Team Name:

_________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________ Organization Type:  Non-Profit  Faith-Based Org.  Civic Group  College/University





Youth Org. ___________________________ ___________________________

Team Captain: Team Captain Phone #: Project Interest Areas:

____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________

Team Captain E-mail: Team Captain Fax #:

1.__________________________________ 2. __________________________________ 3. __________________________________

Team Members: Please list the name, e-mail, and/or phone number of all your team members.
E-mail Type First Name Last Name E-mail
(Home or Office)

Phone Type
(Home or Office)

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