Poverty & Social Justice Series
Redeemer’s Community Engagement Ministry Team founded the Poverty & Social Justice Series in 2020. It is a series of forums during which expert panelists shed light on social issues that contribute to poverty and inequality. In addition to raising awareness of these issues, each forum is intended to provide participants with practical ways they can engage in their community and advocate for more equitable outcomes.
2022 – School to Prison Pipeline; Domestic Violence
The third forum in the Poverty & Social Justice Services took place via webinar on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
“Resisting Occupation: A Global Struggle for Liberation (Decolonizing Theology) featured Mitri Raheb and Miguel de la Torre. They spoke about their new book and the idea of resisting oppression.
The second forum in the Poverty & Social Justice Services was held on April 24, 2021.
Speaker’s Slide Presentations
- Tyese Lawyer from Our House – Presentation
- Virginia Spencer from Inspiritus – Presentation
- Cole Thaler, Esq. from Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation – Presentation
Helpful Resources, Volunteer Opportunities & Links
- For Help with Rental Assistance by County:
- All Areas Not Mentioned Specifically Below: https://georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov/
- Augusta-Richmond County – To apply for rental assistance, call 706-821-1797
- Chatham County – https://uwce.org/savannahcares/
- Cherokee County – Please contact Must Ministries at (770) 790-3926 and (770) 790-3927
- City of Atlanta – Please call 211 for more information or visit https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org
- Clayton County – https://relief.claytoncountyga.gov/
- Cobb County – Cobb County Resources
- DeKalb County – https://dekalbstatecourt.net/renthelp/
- Forsyth County- Please contact your local government for more information.
- Fulton County – https://www.fultoncountyga.gov/renthelp
- Gwinnett County – https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/web/gwinnett/newsandevents/covid-19response/resourcesandassistance
- Hall County – https://www.www.hallcounty.org/rentalassistance
- Henry County – https://www.co.henry.ga.us
- Legal Help for Evictions, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
- Guide to Services/Shelter in Atlanta, compiled by Redeemer’s Community Engagement Ministry Team, April 2021
- Midtown Assistance Center (MAC), provides housing, utitlity and food assistance to residents of ten Atlanta zip codes: 30303, 30308, 30309, 30310, 30312, 30313, 30314, 30315, 30318, and 30363.
- Volunteer Opportunity (either in-person or via the telephone) with the Housing Team at Crossroads Community Ministries. Read more HERE for details and how to get involved.
The inaugural forum in the Poverty & Social Justice Series was held in September 2020.