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October 13, 2012



Saturday, October 13, 2012, 9:00 am

724 Rock Chapel Rd, Lithonia, GA

From Pain To Purpose in Partnership with Stronghold Christian Church is Calling ALL Adults, Young Adults, Teens & Children to this FREE Community Event!

Asking Youth, Youth Groups, School Art Classes & Youth Ministries Make SIGNS & Bring to the Rally… Come & Let YOUR Voice Be Heard!

RALLY WILL BE POPPIN… Music, Rap, Drama, Spoken Word! Dynamic Speakers & Panelists… Don’t Miss IT!

Remember, What AFFECTS The Home… EFFECTS The Community, The Church, The School And YOUR Business!

YOUTH & ADULT VOLUNTEERS… Please Sign Up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4DA8A629A20-domestic

To Donate, Sponsor or More Info Contact:
Amber Lyons at 404-919-8371, From Pain To Purpose or
Stronghold Christian Church at 770-322-9010

Visit our FB Event Page to JOIN The RALLY!
Tweet #DVTDVARally #DTDVARally

Start: October 13, 2012 9:00 am
End: October 13, 2012 1:00 pm
Venue: Stronghold Christian Church
724 Rock Chapel Rd, Lithonia, GA, United States

April 25, 2012

Denim Day 2012!

Are you ready to make a statement against sexual assault?

Wear your denim on Wednesday, April 25th!

For more information: http://denimdayusa.org/

Start: April 25, 2012
End: April 25, 2012
United States

April 20, 2012

April Poetry Slam!

Friday, April 20, 7 to 9 p.m. 
Black Box at the Alliance Theatre 

Theme: Community Art

This is our final Gallery Slam of the school year! Join us and share your poetry on the importance of community art! How does art bring us together? How can a community be improved with art?

Click here for more details

Start: April 20, 2012 7:00 pm
End: April 20, 2012 9:00 pm
Venue: High Museum Alliance Theater
United States

April 14, 2012

Live B4U Die Summit

Every day, young people are prematurely losing their lives due to homicide, suicide, HIV, automobile accidents, poor choices, and risky behavior. These trends can and must be reversed. Please join us on Saturday, the 14th of April at eleven o’clock for the “Live B4U Die Summit.”" It can save our life and the lives of others.

For additional information contact:

Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta (CCMA)

80 Walnut St, Suite 103

Atlanta, Georgia 30314

404-221-1222 / 404-935-5859



Start: April 14, 2012 11:00 am
End: April 14, 2012 3:00 pm
Venue: Ebenezer Baptist Church
407 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA, United States, 30312

March 23, 2012

Uniting in Action Expo

Start: March 23, 2012 11:00 am
End: March 23, 2012 2:00 pm
Venue: New Schools of Carver Gymnasium
Atlanta, GA, United States

March 16, 2012

“Down Time” Teen Poetry Slam at the High Museum

Start: March 16, 2012 7:00 pm
End: March 16, 2012 9:00 pm
Venue: High Museum of Art
Atlanta, GA, United States

February 25, 2012

PADV Annual Teen Summit

A teen summit focusing on preventing dating violence. The keynote speaker is a survivor of teen dating abuse who has appeared on Oprah, 20/20, and The View. For more information, visit www.padv.org

Start: February 25, 2012 10:00 am
End: February 25, 2012 3:30 pm
Venue: Georgia Public Broadcasting
260 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA, United States

February 17, 2012

Teen Poetry Slam at the High Museum

The teens at Start Strong ATL and the High Museum of Art are getting together to slam about Healthy Relationships!

How do we maintain healthy relationships, or remove ourselves from those that are toxic? How do we encourage people we love to leave bad situations, or to stick it out when good things get tough? Come slam with us and share your unique point of view!

Tea is served, DJ spins between readings.

Register to read here: http://www.high.org/Programs/Programs/Events/2012-Events/Teen%20Programs/GallerySlamTheArtofPoetry.aspx

Start: February 17, 2012 7:00 pm
End: February 17, 2012 9:00 pm
Venue: Alliance’s Black Box Theatre
High Museum of Art, GA, United States

February 14, 2012

Teens Perform at B.E.S.T. Academy

The Start Strong ATL teens will perform their violence prevention play “There’s no excuse for dating abuse” on Valentine’s Day at BEST Academy!

Start: February 14, 2012 2:30 pm
End: February 14, 2012 4:30 pm
Venue: BEST Academy
1890 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway Northwest, Atlanta, GA, United States

February 10, 2012

4th Annual Black Male Summit

Start: February 10, 2012 11:30 am
End: February 10, 2012 5:30 pm
Venue: Bank of America Auditorium
803 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA, United States, 30314

February 2, 2012

Start Strong Atlanta teens perform at Kennedy MS

The Start Strong Atlanta teens will perform “There’s no excuse for dating abuse” at Kennedy Middle on February 2nd to kick off Teen Dating Violence Prevention Awareness Month. When are they coming to your school?

Start: February 2, 2012 12:40 pm
End: February 2, 2012 12:40 pm
Venue: Kennedy Middle
Atlanta, GA, United States

January 20, 2012

Bullying Breeds Gang Members Conference

A panel of former gang members come together to discuss the connections between bullying and gangs. Let’s work to fight both!

Start: January 20, 2012 10:00 am
End: January 20, 2012 12:00 pm
Venue: Morehouse School of Medicine
Phone: 678-608-9645
720 Westview Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA, United States, 30310

January 10, 2012

Anti-Bullying Rally!

Check out this great event!

For more information:



Start: January 10, 2012 6:00 pm
End: January 10, 2012 8:00 pm
Venue: The King Center
449 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA, United States, 30312

January 7, 2012

King Youth Empowerment Summit

Join us this Saturday at the King Youth Empowerment Summit! There will be panel discussions and presentations as well as a health fair.

For more information visit: http://www.thekingcenter.org/the-king-holiday/king-youth-empowerment-summit/

Start: January 7, 2012 9:00 am
End: January 7, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District
United States
Cost: FREE

December 10, 2011

2nd Annual Growing Greatness Youth & Family Summit

The Start Strong ATL youth leaders will be there!

Be Proactive Foundation is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Growing Greatness Youth Summit, a day-long conference that’s sure to inspire and equip youth and parents to be proactive and grow greatness in all areas of their lives. Every participant attending the summit will receive:


AN AMAZING SWAG BAG with Converse shoes and other giveaways

For more information, click here

Start: December 10, 2011 9:00 am
End: December 10, 2011 5:00 pm
Venue: B.E.S.T. Academy Middle School
1890 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy, Atlanta, GA, United States, 30318
Cost: $10

September 17, 2011

Celebrate Peace Week

Atlanta and Fulton County Schools are celebrating Peace Week with eight days of peaceful messages and fun events!

The Start Strong teens will be there for the Kick Off Peace Rally on September 17. Look for us on Pryor Street between Martin Luther King Junior Drive and Mitchell Streets.

For more information, call 404-612-7386 or E-mail Reginald.Crossley@fultoncountyga.gov


Start: September 17, 2011
End: September 24, 2011
Fulton County, GA, United States
Cost: Free

August 28, 2011

Start Strong Atlanta on “In Contact”

Tune in on WPA30 as Angela Robinson talks with Start Strong Atlanta about teen dating violence prevention.  The show airs twice - Sundays, 8/14/11 and 8/28/11 @ 9am-9:30am.  

In Contact is a half hour news and public affairs talk show that connects, impacts and empowers the African-American community in Atlanta. The show is produced by the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (AABJ), and hosted by Angela Robinson.

Start: August 28, 2011 9:00 am
End: August 28, 2011 9:30 am
Venue: "In Contact"
PBA Channel 30, Atlanta, GA, United States

August 27, 2011

Start Strong Atlanta Presents @ Atlanta Public Schools Parents Conference

Start Strong Atlanta will present a parent workshop - Healthy Teen Relationships:  Preventiong Dating Violence Starts Now.  The message is:  “Parents:  Start Relating Before They Start Dating”

Start: August 27, 2011 9:00 am
End: August 27, 2011 1:00 pm
Venue: Coan Middle School
1550 Hosea L. Williams Dr, NE, Atlanta, GA, United States, 30317

July 30, 2011

Crime After Crime Documentary

Sadly, more than 100 Georgians lose their lives to domestic violence each year, placing Georgia 10th highest in the nation.  At the same time, nearly one-third of women here in Georgia experience the terrorizing effects of domestic violence in their lifetimes. Join the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) in a feature presentation of…  


Directed by Yoav Potash  

“THIS RIVETING AND DEVASTATING DOCUMENTARY follows the sustained efforts of two land-use attorneys who decide to take on the case of a woman incarcerated for years due to her role in the death of an abusive boyfriend. It relates a great miscarriage of justice—but also one of heroic legal perseverance, with a surprisingly colorful cast of characters.”

New York Magazine


July 30, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

LeFont Theater, Sandy Springs.

July 30th. 


Panel discussion and Reception with Cast and R & B singer KeKe Wyatt to follow!


Start: July 30, 2011 7:00 pm
End: July 30, 2011 7:00 pm
Venue: LeFont Sandy Springs
United States
Cost: 25

July 27, 2011

Off the Beaten Path…

Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art is showing at the CDC museum through the end of the summer.

The museum is free and open to the public.

For more information check out this recent story on the exhibit: http://bit.ly/noGzUD

Start: July 27, 2011
End: September 27, 2011
Venue: CDC Museum
United States
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