Battle Plans

BATTLE PLANS: The intersection of planning and community organizing, a symposium being put on by the Social Justice Committee of the Student Planning Association, and sponsored by Georgia Tech’s School of City & Regional Planning and the Graduate Student Government Association.

What does city planning have to do with movement building? Why should planners care about community organizing? What lessons can community organizers and planners offer each other about creating just development, policy, and distribution of resources in the urban environment?

This four-day symposium is an opportunity for planning students, planners, and community members to hear from community organizers on the intersections between planning and community organizing and begin to imagine the creative, powerful partnerships that are possible—indeed, necessary—to create the cities we all deserve.

FILM SERIES: Monday, Oct. 25 – Wed. Oct 27 @ 7pm

Screenings of The Atlanta Way (Monday); Neighbor-by-Neighbor (Tuesday), and The Garden (Wednesday). Georgia Tech Student Center Theater.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Thursday, Oct. 28th @ 6-8pm

A conversation with community organizers: Dawn Phillips from Causa Just | Just Cause in Oakland; Lisa Adler formerly from the Bus Rider’s Union / Labor-Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles; and Glo Ross formerly from FIERCE in NYC will discuss the intersections of planning and grassroots action in their fights for justice in the city.

LOCAL ORGANIZING FAIR: Thursday, Oct. 28 directly following the panel

Meet & greet with Atlanta-based groups and organizations engaged in current grassroots campaigns. A space to have conversation & explore new relationships.

Lets move this conversation forward together! For more information & accessibility needs call 404-759-5953.

Hosted by the Social Justice Committee of the Student Planning Association at Georgia Tech.

Sponsored by the School of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia Tech Graduate Student Association.