"It was a rainy night in Georgia but we had about sixty people for "You Are the Resource" a public awareness event. We raised around a thousand dollars for Georgia Coalition of Domestic Violence between sells including author Jennie Helderman's non-fiction book "as the sycamore grows" and the "Me Too: Short Stories, An Anthology". I am indebted to Denise Funk and the Decatur Library staff in Decatur, Georgia, and the Executive Director of GCADV, Jan Christensen and Chancy Chea, their Communications and Events Manager, and my talented panelists. The program for "You Are the Resource" Included: Ananda Shakti and Julie Fuzel performed "#-We-2" a movement piece with dialogue. D. Olivia Jones, read her poem, "Create Your Own Reality" and spoke about sexual harassment in the AIrForce. Each panelist spoke their personal 3-sentence story about some aspect of domestic violence after Jan Christensen read a domestic violence statistic. The panel discussed their work to change the culture, how domestic violence had affected their lives, and why they were a resource. Wende Ballew, Executive Director Of Reforming Arts, spoke about the court system that puts women in jail for protecting themselves against their abusers. Jennie Helderman spoke about her harrowing experience of interviewing and writing a book "as the sycamore grows" concerning a severe case of economic and environmental deprivation where a man abused his wife in a cabin in the woods. I spoke about "Jewel's Hell" and breaking stereotypes in fiction. I thanked Elizabeth Zelvin, the editor of Me Too: Short Stories, An Anthology" and Level Best Books for giving me a shipping deal on the book order for the event. I ended by discussing the themes of healing and forgiveness from trauma in my books and the transformational quality of art. I paraphrased Elizabeth Zelvin that women want to be respected, believed, and safe and free. A reception and book signing followed. Free ticketed event: Accessible, Advocates, Deaf Interpreters "
With the Fall season upon us, comes the changing of the leaves, cool crisp air and our ever so popular Fall Festival. Stop by and do some early Christmas shopping with over 75 craft vendors that will line Oak Rd. in front of City Hall. The smell of festival food will fill the air to bring you flavors that will satisfy any palate. A wide variety of food will be available for purchase throughout the day.
The Snellville Senior Center will also be having an Arts and Craft Fair in conjunction with the Fall Festival from 12 - 5 p.m. that is held in the Senior Center. You won't want to miss out on some of the great homemade crafts that will be for sale. Every year, we offer live entertainment, costume contests, and All Day Activity Band is only $10.00 and includes: Bungee Jump, Rock Wall, Inflatables, Trackless Train, Hay Rides and 9-Hole Mini Golf.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please click Fall Festival Exhibitor Application Packet
For further information contact Kelly McAloon at 770-310-0429.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Snellville Chapter meetings!
Main Street Restaurant
1142 Athens Hwy 78
Grayson, GA 30017
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