Spirit Day Meet & Greet

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Janet Mock supports #SpiritDay and LGBTQ Youth! 

Do you?

Janet Mock at UGA on 10/6/15
Janet Mock at UGA on 10/6/15


October 15th is #SpiritDay!

Millions wear purple on Spirit Day to take a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) youth.

Athens, GA has been hosting Spirit Day celebrations since 2012.  This year, the Common Ground LGBT Community Center will serve as the host and bring the LGBTQ & Straight Ally community together to celebrate LGBTQ Youth, national Marriage Equality & Georgia Equality victories.

Georgia Equality, the state’s largest LGBT organization, has been very instrumental in the efforts around Georgia to create safe schools and raise awareness about bullying.

Please wear purple to this event and bring a donation in any amount for Georgia Equality.
If you are not able to attend, please donate online at bit.ly/RSGeorgiaEquality

Please see the flyer for more details!

If you are on facebook, please RSVP for the Meet & Greet here:  www.facebook.com/events/1214898888527188/

Thank you to Courtyard Marriott and Depalma’s for donating the food and the space for this event!

For more information about Spirit Day, please visit: http://www.glaad.org/spiritday

For more information about Georgia Equality, please visit: http://georgiaequality.org

Wear Purple on October 15, 2015
Wear Purple on October 15, 2015

If you have questions about the Spirit Day Meet & Greet, please email rickyrob@uga.edu


Welcome to the NEW Common Ground

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Thank you for visiting Common Ground of Athens, Ga.

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Tell your friends about our website. If you would like share LGBTQ stories, gossip, or events, please let us know!

Email Ricky Roberts at rickyrob@uga.edu



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Everyday is PRIDE!

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Community Empowerment Fund of Athens

Athens, GA is home to a large number of workers who are among the working poor. They work every day but cannot break the cycle of poverty because they do not earn a living wage.

Ms. Ricky Roberts, founder of Under the Rainbow, created the Community Empowerment Fund of Athens (CEFA) to assist low wage and recently separated workers in their time of need. CEFA is supported by the Economic Justice Coalition and Georgia Client Council.

To receive funds, recipients must attend an economic empowerment workshop facilitated by a social services case manager or Georgia Client Council. The application can be emailed to you by contacting rickyrob@uga.edu. Applications can also be picked up at the EJC Office: 1865 W. Broad St, Suite C, Athens, GA 30606. Please call first to make sure someone is available to assist you at the office, 706-549-1142.  If you have questions, please contact Ricky Roberts at rickyrob@uga.edu or 706.583.0404.


The Economic Justice Coalition (EJC) will manage all CEFA donations.  To make a donation to CEFA, please make checks payable to the Economic Justice Coalition, put CEFA in the memo and mail to CEFA P.O.BOX 843 Athens, GA 30603.

1CEFA Fillable Application