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Tuskegee University forum to examine economic inequality in America

Metro Digest: March 7 - 13

3/7/2014, noon
Andrew F. Brimmer was the first African-American to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank and a longtime member of the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees. Brimmer died in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Tuskegee University).

For more information, please call 770-432-5405 or visit www.house.gov/davidscott

Free tax assistance and preparation

AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. In its 45th year, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service is giving special attention to those 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service. Last year, 850 Georgia-based AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 33,000 people file their federal and state tax returns within the Metro Atlanta area. The program is offered at approximately 113 sites in Georgia including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations. All of the preparers are IRS certified annually. The sites have added more Saturday and evening hours at certain locations. For more information or to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, visit www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669).

‘God Loves Uganda’ will film screening

 PTH and UUCA are hosting an educational screening of the film ‘God Loves Uganda’ at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, at UUCA, 1911 Cliff Valley Way, NE, Atlanta, GA  30329. This screening is free and open to the public.  Donations will be accepted. ‘God Loves Uganda’ premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and is currently playing at film festivals around the world.  For more information on ‘God Loves Uganda’ and to view a trailer visit http://www.godlovesuganda.com.

Georgia Connections Academy enrollment 

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will be conducting in-person information sessions with parents and students across the state, beginning 6 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Hampton Inn Atlanta-Perimeter Center

769 Hammond Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30328. The information sessions review the school’s curriculum, programs and provide opportunities to ask questions of teachers and currently enrolled families. More events will be added in additional cities and can be monitored at the school website: www.ConnectionsAcademy.com/GACAevents. Parents can register for any of these sessions at the aforementioned site.  

National Church Residences hosts an innovative housing symposium

National Church Residences will host an event examining the present and future of service-enriched housing at the inaugural Atlanta Housing Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at The Carter Center (453 Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30307). The keynote speaker is Commissioner Gretchen Corbin of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Georgia Rep. Pat Gardner will introduce Commissioner Corbin. The presenting sponsors for the housing symposium is NorSouth Constructs. The symposium will feature three panel discussions. For more information, visit www.nationalchurchresidences.org.

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Programs and Events

Celebrate Youth Art Month With “Out Loud Reader’s Theater”

Monday, March 10. 5:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy a fun program for teens reading exciting scripts. Participants will learn how to read with expression, speak with emphasis and clear enunciation, use their voice effectively to convey meaning, and demonstrate poise and self-confidence. Ages 12-18. Registration is required for groups of 10 or more.