This past weekend AFSC was honored to host a Moral Monday Georgia retreat at our downtown Atlanta office. The retreat was an opportunity to reflect on our strengths and weaknesses, where we have gone and where we need to go, and how to effectively build.
Friday night we also had a special dinner to honor and recognize everyone who put their freedom on the line to spotlight injustice in our state by participating in nonviolent civil disobedience.
Saturday was a day of organizer skill building sessions.
During the 2014 legislative session Moral Monday Georgia launched and managed to mobilize a diverse coalition every week of the session. Moral Monday brought a spot light on a parade of attacks on regular everyday Georgians that denied health care, jobs, funding for our schools, gun safety, workers rights, and a woman's right to control her body. The coalition moved so fast that there was little time to reflect on how best to move forward.
If Moral Monday Georgia is to be a movement not a political moment then taking time to reflect, build skills and strategy is key. AFSC is excited to play a role in bringing people together for that purpose. Forward together, not one step back.