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SOCIAL ADVOCACY/NONPROFIT/COVID-19 RELIEF


2020 Best Self wonder woman has greatly impact food insecurity throughout Atlanta (Best Self) Andrea Jardon, the Executive Director of Second Helpings Atlanta has worked hard to address food insecurity problems throughout the Atlanta Community. Her hard work, and extensive nonprofit work has earned her to be nominated the Best Self 2020 Wonder Woman Award. 

Celebrating a half-century of LGBTQ+ milestones in Atlanta (Atlanta Magazine) A timeline that takes us throughout the moments and history of the LGBTQ+ community that have taken Atlanta to where it stands today.  World Central Kitchen feeds voters (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) The nonprofit has created Chefs for the Polls which provides free food from tacos, to sandwiches for waiting voters until November 3. 

The AIDS memorial quilt that serves as a powerful symbol (Atlanta Magazine) The quilt that remains a symbol has traveled from Washington DC, San Francisco, and now Atlanta, and will continue to represent those who have been affected by AIDS.

JEWISH COMMUNITY


Atlanta Jewish Film Festival creates catalog of more than 1,000 films (WABE) 2020 marks the 20th anniversary season of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival which offers cultural and historical entertainment with film through a Jewish lens. Their new online platform “AJFF Recommends” allows audiences to view and cast their vote for this year’s online festival.  Facebook Bans Content About Holocaust Denial From Its Site (NYT) On Monday, Mark Zuckerberg announced he was reversing his decision: Facebook, he said, would now ban content that “denies or distorts the Holocaust.”

HOSPITALITY / FOOD & BEVERAGE


Nappy Roots opens microbrewery in Atlanta (Atlanta Business-Chronicle) The influential rap group is expanding its brand with their opening of a new micro-brewery in Atlanta. A documentary “40Akerz & a Brew” has been launched showing the creation of their craft beers and touring breweries across the country.  Georgia’s first off-leash dog park bar set to open in Buckhead (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) A new dog park will open a location in the Buckhead Village Development next year. The original location opened in Old Fourth Ward in June 2018 and the buckhead location will be similar in look and feel.  How hotels will change in the post-Covid travel world (NY Times) Mobile guest room, contactless sinks and room controls, pop up dining areas and other changes are some of the way hotel architects are considering for the post-Covid hotel design. 

REAL ESTATE/BUSINESS


Atlanta BeltLine to prioritize buying land as way to ensure housing, commercial affordability (Atlanta Business ChronicleThe city wants to buy more land along the Atlanta Beltline for future residential developments to ensure more affordable housing is built around the city’s largest transportation and economic development project.

Ikea Will Buy Back Some Used Furniture (NYT) The program, part of the company’s larger efforts to combat climate change, will be available in 27 countries, but not the United States.

Walmart to spread out deals to avoid Black Friday crowds (AJC) Walmart says it will spread out its traditional one-day Black Friday deals over three weekends in November in an effort to reduce crowds in its stores during the pandemic.

ARTS


“Good Trouble” exhibit at Mint Gallery features young photographers consumed by our troubling times (AJC) Rebellion and ennui define show of emerging photographers at Mint Gallery in Atlanta. 

Athens artist without hands inspires national audience (Fox 5) Athens artist Michael Davenport is sharing his life story with a national audience in hopes of inspiring others. The 54-year-old is featured in Honda Power Equipment's Diversity and Inclusion social media campaign.

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