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Atlanta Jewish organization protests in support of Black Lives Matter movement

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NeverAgain4BLM, a Jewish organization based in Atlanta, held a peaceful protest Sunday in Downtown Atlanta in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

NeverAgain4BLM convened at the corner of Centennial and Marietta, and led people in a march to Liberty Plaza. Masked protesters chanted the names of #BreonnaTaylor, #GeorgeFloyd, #ElijahMcClain and other victims whose lives have prompted nationwide #BLM action.

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NeverAgain4BLM is comprised of a group of vocal leaders in several cities who encourage the Jewish community to take a greater role in supporting their oppressed neighbors. Sunday’s event was the organization’s first official march. It also encouraged its Los Angeles members to convene at the same time.

 

Screen Shot 2020-07-05 at 9.33.02 PMFounders Tracy Rosen, Matt Beilinson, Jena Eisenberg have a team of a dozen members across four cities.

“We’re growing fast! We plan to hold unity marches in San Francisco, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, NYC, and hopefully more coming soon!” said Beilinson. “It is our duty and responsibility as Jews and humans to be on the front lines with Black Lives Matter.”

“I grew up in Atlanta, I’ve been part of the Jewish community, and I was always thought ‘never again’ meant the prevention of systematic oppression,” said Eisenberg. “[Especially] of a people in a situation that led to lives being in danger, either because of one superficial or religious reason.”

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Eisenberg said she was concerned about the lack of voice in the community in which she grew up and loved.

“I wanted to inspire a community, which I think likes to keep its head down, by coming out and by providing a safe space in a group… we obviously just don’t want to inspire the Jewish community, but these are our Black neighbors and we want to love everyone. We want to love our neighbors as ourselves.”


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Q&A with NeverAgain4BLM via Instagram

LookWeAreIncluded.com: What would you tell people who are on the fence about speaking up for racial justice?

NeverAgain4BLM: Welcome uncomfortable conversations. The more we educate ourselves on this matter, the more we can start to understand this is not a moment- It is a movement! We must love our neighbors as ourselves.
“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. -Elie Wiesel

LookWeAreIncluded.com:  How can people support the organization if they can’t protest (due to health concerns)? 

NeverAgain4BLM: We realize the current health crisis prevents some from participating on the ground. We appreciate the support of the particularly vulnerable community, but prefer they stay safe. In that vein, we encourage everyone that can’t come out to follow us and share with their community as much as possible.  The most important thing we can do is to bring the conversation of racial equality home and continue to educate what our place is in this movement.  Our organization will provide educational pamphlets and resources to aid in these conversations.

LookWeAreIncluded.com: How can people get involved and contribute to your organization?

NeverAgain4BLM: Please find us on Facebook ,Instagram, and Twitter @NeverAgain4BLM. We plan to continue supporting the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement. We are not accepting funds, but encouraging our followers to donate to blackvotesmatterfund.orgnationalfairhousing.orgnationalbailout.org and LGBTQfund.org.

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Red Carpet: Atlanta woman set to hold influential Mother’s Day event on May 9th, 2020

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An influential woman based in the city of Atlanta will be hosting a Mother’s Day event that is set to bring quite the crowd.

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Dr. Trenese L. McNealy, CEO of LaShay‘s Designs will be hosting Mommies and Mimosas Mother’s Day Luncheon on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 located at the Atlanta Fish Market (Executive Level), 265 Pharr Road NE. Atlanta, GA 30305. The event doors will open at 11:15 a.m. with a red carpet mixer and will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Purchase: Mommies and Mimosas Mother’s Day Luncheon Ticket(s) HERE

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“The 2020 Mommies and Mimosas Mother’s Day Luncheon is an inaugural event that I would like to host annually. We as mothers do so much for our family, our job, and everybody else that we sometimes neglect to set time out for ourselves. Thus, with my annual Mommies and Mimosas Mother’s Day Luncheon, mothers of all races and ages and come out to a pre-Mother’s Day event on the Saturday prior to Mother’s Day and enjoy their time away from the everyday stresses before spending that Sunday with their family,” said Dr. Trenese L. McNealy, CEO of LaShay‘s Designs.

What will the Mommies and Mimosas Mother’s Day Luncheon include?

  • A Red Carpet Mixer
  • Complimentary Glass of Mimosa
  • Three-Course Lunch
  • Live Jazz Band
  • Poet Laureate
  • Celebrity Keynote Speaker
  • Mother’s Day Swag Bag

HUGE TREAT: The Keynote Speaker/2020 Exceptional Mother of The Year Award Recipient will also be announced on Eventbrite.com. 

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The room will be filled with influential names across the media and entertainment industry:

  • Red Carpet Opening Mixer Host: Bobeth Yates, Reporter & Certified Meteorologist, CBS46
  • Emcee: Trinetta Love, Actress, Singer, Writer, Director, Film Producer, & Founder, TStarzz Entertainment
  • Poetry: Hank Stewart, Author, Poet Laureate, & President, The Stewart Foundation
  • Invocation: Mahalia Gordon, Minister of Praise, Christ Prayer Deliverance and Outreach Ministry
  • Jazz Entertainment: The Steven Charles Band
  • Photographer: Allen Andrews, Dreamen Photography
  • Videographer: Ty Golden & Derrick Barnhill, Third Eye Vision Media, LLC.

Please Note: The early-bird registration deadline is January 31, 2020. The regular registration deadline is April 1, 2020. Late/onsite registration will also be accepted for an additional fee. 

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“The 2020 Mommies and Mimosas Mother’s Day Luncheon maybe an inaugural event, but it is not my first event. I am also the Director of Programs and Grants for a nonprofit organization in which I am tasked to plan workshops and various meal functions for our conferences and summits throughout the United States. I am also the author of the book, Mommy’s Goals vs. Reality: Managing School, Work, and Family, which is the reason behind the 2020 Mommies and Mimosas Mother’s Day Luncheon. I am also a wife and mother of three,” said Dr. Trenese L. McNealy, CEO of LaShay’s Designs.

Purchase: Mommies and Mimosas Mother’s Day Luncheon Ticket(s) HERE


Q& A with Dr. Trenese L. McNealy, CEO of LaShay‘s Designs

Q: What’s the attire and what media representation will be there? (Local media, social media shows etc.)

A: Mothers are asked to Dress to Impress for the luncheon because one (1) lucky mother will receive the 2020 Best Dress Mother of the Year Award. Third Eye Vision Media, LLC. will serve as the videographer for the luncheon.

Q: How many people are expected to attend?

A: The goal is to have a nice, intimate setting for the mothers; thus, I am only targeting between 100-120 mothers for the Luncheon.

Q: Do any proceeds go to non-profits?

A: Because of the many offerings I wanted to provide the mothers for the Luncheon, proceeds will actually go back into making the event a success. However, if I am able to receive sponsorships, I would like to provide at least 10-20 low-income mothers with a FREE admission to the Mommies and Mimosas Mother’s Day Luncheon, which I would like to incorporate annually.


Space is limited so make sure you do the following:

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