4 Upcoming November Community Events You Should Attend

November is a very important month for those looking to make changes in their communities. Your civic duty began on November 5th when you cast that vote but that is only the beginning. If you wish to “be a part of the change you want to see in the community” you should attend these upcoming community events below:





1. November 10th, CDF Action Community Trust Next Step Meeting


The November 10th meeting is 3rd Next Step Meeting Since August 15th Meeting when Education was selected as the community priority for the next year. The Community Trust idea arose In interacting with and listening to residents of Clarkston, the CDF staff noticed a community desire for increased collaboration among community residents and between community residents and organizations working locally. CDF borrowed from a variety of participatory movements, processes, and initiatives to create the concept of the Community Trust. Participatory budgeting (and other participatory) programs in Brazil and the United States, indigenous consensus-building processes around the world, and community land trust principles, as well as other models and processes, all informed the idea of the Community Trust

To read what happened at the last meeting on October 13th, Click Here

2.November 12th, CNN Dialogues: Hungry For Change: America’s Struggle to Eliminate Food Deserts

Some 49 million Americans — nearly one in six — are food insecure, which means they lack access to enough food to live healthy, active lifestyles.

The final CNN Dialogues event of 2013 will focus on the issues of food security and food deserts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on the nearly 16 million children who spend their days and nights hungry. We will discuss what works, what doesn’t and what needs to change to put healthy food in the hands of more Americans.

Tickets are complimentary. Registration is required and available online. You will be asked to present registration confirmation at the door. Seating is limited and based on time of arrival.

3. November 16th Dekalb Neighborhood Summit

This year’s summit brings together residents from across DeKalb County to meet, exchange ideas, learn how to partner with county departments, and to celebrate DeKalb County!Participants will have the opportunity to attend workshops, visit exhibits, and network with community leaders.

Workshop Topics Include:Public Safety is a Priority,New Models for Neighborhood Development,Creating an Abundant Community:  You Are Not Alone, Neighborhood Sign Topper Program,Neighborhood Ambassador Program,New Zoning Code,Economic Development and “100 Pennies”
4. November 19th Partnership for Southern Equity’s MAEA Reveal 

Learn More About the Metro Atlanta Equity Atlas (MAEA) Here