The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) has weekly community meetings every Monday at 6:30 pm at GLAHR’s office. Our members engage in discussions and political education about issues that affect and impact our community from draconian anti-immigration policies and laws, community self-defense, strategies to fight against injustice and raising political consciousness among our base because we believe that an informed community is an organized community. GLAHR collaborates with local, state and national partners and host trainings from civic engagement, the census, labor rights and different activities and community events that leaders can engage and participate in. In addition, our community meetings are broadcast to members from our 19 comites populares across Georgia.
Our community meetings also serve as an intergenerational space and the building ground for the new generation of activists to thrive and learn from the political experience of our GLAHR veterans. At the same time that we host our weekly community meetings GLAHR Jovenes (ages 13-18) meet. GLAHR Jovenes prepares youth to use their voice, organize and directly impact their communities by working to dismantle oppression, institutional and systemic racism; and transform their communities. We encourage and foster a safe and inclusive space where youth are respected and come together to make decisions, dialogue, celebrate their identities, cultivate relationships, and build power. GLAHR Jovenes receive training in public speaking, leadership and community organizing strategies, mental health and wellness, political education, academic support, civic engagement, culture and the arts, community building, and advocacy all while serving and partnering with GLAHR veterans and serving as agents of change. We believe that connecting bridges among generations is key to keep the movement alive and make it even stronger.
Our community meetings take place at GLAHR’s office at 7 Dunwoody Park Suite 110, Atlanta, GA 30338 at 6:30 pm.