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Meet the Nonprofits Sewn into JORTSFEST’s Fabric

By August 24, 2017 No Comments

You already know that JORTSFEST is going to be straight flames. But did you know that this always free, always accessible, and always all ages jamboree just got even hotter? This year, JORTSFEST is partnering with performers to spotlight some of their favorite local grassroots organizations fighting the good equality fight.

We’ll see you downtown on Saturday ready to jam and weave our way through the crowd to chat up all the local nonprofit talent. Here’s a glimpse of who you can expect to be sporting their jorts and sharing how they’re creating a more accessible city.

GEORGIA ADAPT

Accessibility is still a huge hurdle for people with disabilities. Through grassroots efforts, Georgia ADAPT fights for those rights through peaceful activism. The heart of their work is centered on the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.

GEORGIA ARTISTS FOR PROGRESS

If you think art and politics don’t go together, think again. Georgia Artists for Progress is creating art that packs a political punch. Made up of teachers, creators, social workers, musicians, communicators, political organizers and grassroots organizers, Georgia Artists for Progress is bridging the gap between art and politics to educate and engage the community.

THE PEACH COVEN

The cost of menstrual products is absurd and that’s assuming ladies have cash to dish out for their monthly crimson tide. Emerging nonprofit, The Peach Coven, is crafting conversations on periods and homelessness, while also advocating for trans and non-binary visibility in the menstruation industry.

RADDISH: RADICAL DISHES CO-OPERATIVEĀ 

Vegan cooking never had more heart. RADDISH is serving up hearty dishes every single Wednesday for Lost n Found Youth, a local nonprofit that supports homeless LGBTQ in Atlanta.

SOUTHERNERS ON NEW GROUND

Regional Queer Liberation organization, Southerners On New Ground (SONG), hits the pavement hard every day to build community and fight oppression for people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, and working class LGBTQ people in the South from the city to small towns.

SOUTHERN FRIED QUEER PRIDE

Southern Fried Queer Pride puts on vibrant events that support queer and trans art, activism, and community building in the A and abroad. Their hope is to open a new space while continuing to depict an accurate account of individualsĀ that’s not currently present in mainstream LGBTQIQAP2+ media.


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