Property Tax Freeze Debate (Columbus)

On Saturday, October 15, Southern Anti-Racism Network (SARN) invites all community members to hear both sides of the property tax freeze debate. Event will take place at Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, Auditorium, 4:30-6:00pm. The question on the November 8 ballot will read: “Shall the Act be approved which eliminates the current base year …

Controlling Our Own Neighborhoods

Thursday, September 8, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm Columbus Public Library Auditorium 3000 Macon Road Columbus, GA This community conversation builds on the “Conversation on Community Policing and Crime Prevention” held at Columbus Public Library on August 25. Invited to speak on August 25 were Mayor Tomlinson, Chief Boren, Sheriff Darr, Marshal Countryman and Seth Brown, Director …

Conversation on Community Policing and Crime Prevention (Columbus, GA)

Thursday, August 25, 7-9pm Columbus Public Library 3000 Macon Road Columbus, GA With national headlines reporting deaths of unarmed young people at the hands of police, Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and all heads of law enforcement were asked, “What’s in place or needs to be in place to prevent Columbus from experiencing such a tragedy?” …

School Board Candidate Forum – July 12

On Tuesday, July 12, school board candidates for the July 26 run off election participated in the Columbus NAACP Political Action forum at Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road at 5:30pm. President Tonza Thomas, Columbus NAACP Branch spoke on the Opportunity School Districts referendum up for vote on the November 8 ballot. School board candidates …

Mothers and Daughters of the Movement: Voices from Chattanooga

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 6-8 pm SARN sponsored an evening with mothers and daughters of the movement. Location: Oakhurst Presbyterian Church 122 2nd Ave Decatur Ga 30030 Nibs Stroupe, Pastor The discussion was moderated by Sheryl Woods (SARN board member) and featured the following movement leaders: Maxine Cousin Founder, Concerned Citizens of Chattanooga Annie …

We Love Our Children

Monday, February 23, 5:30 – 7:30pm Columbus Public Library 3000 Macon Road Synovus Room A Parents and their children attended a community support gathering. Activities for children and teens were available thanks to Columbus Public Library.   Sponsor: Southern Anti-Racism Network, pssarn@aol.com, 762-821-1107 Building A Village    

Community Leadership Workshop: Family Care Act (Columbus, GA)

On Saturday, October 31 at 10:30am, the Georgia Job/Family Collaborative conducted a community leadership workshop on the Family Care Act legislation at Mildred Terry Library, 640 Veterans Parkway, Columbus GA.   Charmaine Davis, Georgia Director of  9to5, National Association of Working Women, facilitated the workshop.   The Family Care Act calls for employees with sick …

Conversation on Race and Education, Part II

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 pm Durham Main Library Auditorium 300 N. Roxboro St. Durham, NC On June 18, SARN held Conversation on Race and Education, with Durham Public School’s Superintendent Bert L’Homme. He laid out the challenges DPS faces in this time of austerity budgets at every level of government. In Part II we’d …

Race and Confederate Symbols – Columbus, GA

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm Mildred Terry Library 640 Veterans Parkway Columbus, GA   Southern Anti-Racism Network hosted a forum on August 25th to explore the history of the Confederate Battle Flag as adopted in 1956 by the Georgia State Legislature as the state flag.   State Representative Calvin Smyre and State Representative …