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Words of Fire: Sex, Power and the Black Feminist

Call for Social Justice

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017

Click HERE to Reserve your hotel room. Deadline is April 21, 2017 

Event Schedule

Saturday, April 29, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, April 30, 2017

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Conference Location

Spelman College Campus

350 Spelman Ln

Atlanta, GA 30314

Spelman College Campus Map

 

The Gala CelebrationA Praise Song for Black Feminists Location:

Saturday, April 29, 2017

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Floyd Room,  20th Floor

The  Floyd Building

210 Piedmont Avenue, 20th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30334

Host Hotel:

A limited number of rooms have been reserved under "Words of Fire Conference"

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE

Atlanta, GA 30303

Marriott Reservations: 1 (800) 228-9290

Click HERE to Reserve your hotel room. Deadline is April 21, 2017 , by 5:00pm

Nearby Overflow hotels:

Hilton Atlanta

255 Courtland Street NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

PH: 404-659-2000

FAX: 404-221-6368

Courtyard Atlanta Downtown

133 Carnegie Way

Atlanta, GA 30303

PH: (404) 222-2416

FAX: (404) 222-2415

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

165 Courtland Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30303

PH: (404) 659-6500

Reservations:(866)-716-8134

Courtyard Atlanta Downtown

133 Carnegie Way NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 222-2416

Inn at the Peachtrees

330 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone: (404) 577-6970

The Westin Peachtree Plaza

210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 659-1400

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown

161 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 589-1111

DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Downtown

160 Spring St, Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 688-8600

 

How to Get to the Words of Fire Conference

 

BY AIR:

From Your Destination City, The nearest airport is Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.

The Airport is approx. 15 minutes driving, 12 miles from the conference site and hotels.

Additional Modes of Transportation and Approximate Costs

Typical Minimum Charge

Super Shuttle*

16.50 USD one way

Taxi

30.00 USD

Public Transportation (23 minutes) — MARTA

2.50 +

Super Shuttle from the Airport to Hotels and Conference Facilities: Super Shuttle is available by by reservation at 1-800-Blue Van (258-3826) or www.supershuttle.com. Larger groups call 404-410-1290 or email atlsales@supershuttle.com.

 

BY CAR: Spelman College is located five minutes west of downtown Atlanta in the Atlanta University Center, just a short drive from I-20.

 

Below are directions from the major highways that run through Atlanta, and a visual map to guide you. You may go to MapQuest.com for door-to-door driving directions; however, once you reach Atlanta, follow the directions below, as the Mapquest route will deposit you at the pedestrian entrance to the College.

 

For your convenience, please enter the address 420 or 440 Westview Drive, SW Atlanta, Georgia 30310.

 

From I-75/85 North and South

Take I-20 West and exit (#55B) at Lee Street. Turn right onto Lee Street and continue through the next traffic light (Westview Drive). You will see a large parking lot on the right-hand side. Turn right into the first driveway and you will approach the gates of Spelman College.

 

From I-20 West

Exit (#55A) at Lowery Blvd. Cross Lowery Blvd. and continue on Oak Street to the next traffic light. Turn left onto Lee Street and cross the bridge over I-20 and continue through the next two traffic lights. You will see a large parking lot on the right-hand side. Turn right into the first driveway and you will approach the gates of Spelman College.

 

From I-20 East

Exit (#55B) at Lee Street. Turn right onto Lee Street and continue through the next traffic light (Westview Drive). You will see a large parking lot on the right-hand side. Turn right into the first driveway and you will approach the gates of Spelman College.

 

From Downtown Atlanta

Take Peachtree Street south to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and turn right. Continue on M.L. King Jr. Drive to Northside and turn left. Continue on Northside through next three traffic lights (passing Burger King on the right). Turn right at the fourth traffic light (Greensferry Avenue). Continue on Greensferry through the stop sign. Turn left into the gate of Spelman College.

 

There are public safety booths located at both gates of the College. Upon your arrival, the public safety officer(s) will inform you of where to park and give other directions and instructions as needed.

Where to Eat:

Blue Ivory Restaurant

599 Whitehall St SW

0.3 miles from Spelman College

Nicky's Seafood

609 Whitehall St SW

0.3 miles from Spelman College

Soul Vegetarian

879 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW

0.6 miles from Spelman College

Healthfull Essence

875 York Ave SW

0.6 miles from Spelman College

 

Childcare Options and Opportunities You Can Explore:

Sheltering Arms

385 Centennial Olympic Park Drive

Atlanta, GA 30313

Peachtree Childtown

1580 Peachtree Street, N. W.

Atlanta, GA 30309

404-874-0061 | Company Website

Briarcliff Day Care

Atlanta, GA

(404) 728-0675

Loving Care Daycare Center

Atlanta, GA

(404) 799-3888

 

More Affordable Options

To make this occasion accessible to as many as possible, we offer more affordable options and information concerning sharing rooms, housing, dining affordably. To find out more about these options, please contact Sevonna Brown at Black Women’s Blueprint, (347) 533-9102 or (347) 533-9103.

 

Meals

Except for a few exceptions, i.e. the April 29, 2016 evening Gala Celebration, you will be responsible for your meals. Atlanta is home to some of the best, most affordable and varied restaurants.

 

Weather

The month of April in Atlanta, Georgia is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 69°F to 76°F over the course of the month, exceeding 84°F or dropping below 56°F only one day in ten.. Please consult www.weather.com for more accurate information before your trip.  

 

Attire

The attire for the events and workshops are casual to business casual. The attire for the gala reception on April 29, 2016 is cocktail. The attire for any related events is business casual or casual. Remember to bring appropriate clothing for possible rain and comfortable shoes for moving around campus.

 

Questions

For additional questions or information contact WordsOfFireConference@BlueprintNY.org