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GUESS WHAT we are up to? SOWEGA Rising is hosting our first annual 5K event, the Good Life City Juneteenth Virtual 5K! R...
05/03/2021

GUESS WHAT we are up to? SOWEGA Rising is hosting our first annual 5K event, the Good Life City Juneteenth Virtual 5K! Run, walk or roll with us from anywhere in the world! Proceeds benefit our great work towards equality for all Southwest Georgians! Only $35 per person! Early bird registration gets you a commemorative t-shirt and bib! Let's march, run, ,walk or roll towards freedom together at the Good Life City Juneteenth Virtual 5K! Register here >>https://sowegarising.org/events/juneteenth-5k/ #issa5K #runforfreedom #rollforequality #walktowardsjustice #LetsRiseTogether

GUESS WHAT we are up to? SOWEGA Rising is hosting our first annual 5K event, the Good Life City Juneteenth Virtual 5K! Run, walk or roll with us from anywhere in the world! Proceeds benefit our great work towards equality for all Southwest Georgians! Only $35 per person! Early bird registration gets you a commemorative t-shirt and bib! Let's march, run, ,walk or roll towards freedom together at the Good Life City Juneteenth Virtual 5K! Register here >>https://sowegarising.org/events/juneteenth-5k/ #issa5K #runforfreedom #rollforequality #walktowardsjustice #LetsRiseTogether

04/30/2021

Lunch is on us! Come by and grab some delicious BBQ from Rollin Smoke BBQ and Catering !

04/29/2021

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW!!!
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We have been CHALLENGED! SOWEGA Rising has been challenged by our partners in the Southwest Georgia Food Justice Coaliti...
04/29/2021

We have been CHALLENGED! SOWEGA Rising has been challenged by our partners in the Southwest Georgia Food Justice Coalition to have 50 people from Dougherty County to complete this Food Access Survey! Just scan the QR If you are able to take the survey, comment "DONE" below! We have 2 WEEKS to complete this! Scan the QR code from your phone or click this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc46w3YRxYnAFuYy88GD3akCniCj2YBd_UABQQWIRGvA_EUag/viewform
Thanks in advance!!!

The Southwest Georgia Food Justice Coalition in Albany, Georgia has created this survey to assess barriers that may block community members' access to healthy foods and having a healthier diet on a daily basis. #DataMatter #FoodJustice #AlbanyGaResidents #DoughertyCountyResidents #MustBe18andolder #letsgethealthytogether

We have been CHALLENGED! SOWEGA Rising has been challenged by our partners in the Southwest Georgia Food Justice Coalition to have 50 people from Dougherty County to complete this Food Access Survey! Just scan the QR If you are able to take the survey, comment "DONE" below! We have 2 WEEKS to complete this! Scan the QR code from your phone or click this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc46w3YRxYnAFuYy88GD3akCniCj2YBd_UABQQWIRGvA_EUag/viewform
Thanks in advance!!!

The Southwest Georgia Food Justice Coalition in Albany, Georgia has created this survey to assess barriers that may block community members' access to healthy foods and having a healthier diet on a daily basis. #DataMatter #FoodJustice #AlbanyGaResidents #DoughertyCountyResidents #MustBe18andolder #letsgethealthytogether

Southwest Georgia, tomorrow, lunch is on us! Our friends at Rollin Smoke BBQ and Catering will be back serving the best ...
04/29/2021

Southwest Georgia, tomorrow, lunch is on us! Our friends at Rollin Smoke BBQ and Catering will be back serving the best BBQ in South Georgia from 1 pm to 4 pm at our rally! They may want to stop us from line warming, but they won't stop us from feeding you some good BBQ and educating you about your voting rights! See you tomorrow at Charles Sherrod Civil Rights Park at for lunch! #YourVoteYourPower #ElectoralJustice #VotingRightsMatter #LetsRiseTogether

Southwest Georgia, tomorrow, lunch is on us! Our friends at Rollin Smoke BBQ and Catering will be back serving the best BBQ in South Georgia from 1 pm to 4 pm at our rally! They may want to stop us from line warming, but they won't stop us from feeding you some good BBQ and educating you about your voting rights! See you tomorrow at Charles Sherrod Civil Rights Park at for lunch! #YourVoteYourPower #ElectoralJustice #VotingRightsMatter #LetsRiseTogether

Superheroes united! SB202 will not stop us from voting! Caravan and rally with the community against anti voting legisla...
04/28/2021

Superheroes united! SB202 will not stop us from voting! Caravan and rally with the community against anti voting legislation! #LetsRiseTogether #YourVoteYourPower

Superheroes united! SB202 will not stop us from voting! Caravan and rally with the community against anti voting legislation! #LetsRiseTogether #YourVoteYourPower

Join us TONIGHT!
04/27/2021

Join us TONIGHT!

Join us TONIGHT!

New CDC COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. Please share!
04/27/2021

New CDC COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. Please share!

The CDC has updated its guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated people: 2wsb.tv/3tXush4

Is your landlord a slumlord and you don't know what to do about it? Our partners at 9 to 5 Georgia want to help you thro...
04/27/2021

Is your landlord a slumlord and you don't know what to do about it? Our partners at 9 to 5 Georgia want to help you through this. Register here: https://9to5.org/civicrm/event/info/?reset=1&id=202
#HousingJustice #SlumLords #FairHousingMonth #LetsRiseTogether

Is your landlord a slumlord and you don't know what to do about it? Our partners at 9 to 5 Georgia want to help you through this. Register here: https://9to5.org/civicrm/event/info/?reset=1&id=202
#HousingJustice #SlumLords #FairHousingMonth #LetsRiseTogether

TONIGHT! Spread the word!
04/26/2021

TONIGHT! Spread the word!

TONIGHT! Spread the word!

We are so proud to introduce the Small Bites Adventure Club to Albany, Georgia! We are piloting this program in three ch...
04/14/2021

We are so proud to introduce the Small Bites Adventure Club to Albany, Georgia! We are piloting this program in three childcare centers that are located in areas where food insecurity is the highest. This program teaches kids about eating healthy and gardening in a fun way! Pictured below is Hero's Instillment Academy, LLC, Alma's Baby World and Early Learning Center and Lamb Shelter Day Care. If you are interested in your childcare program participating, email us at [email protected]. Stay tuned for more updates about this exciting project! #foodfighters #SWGAFoodFightCoalition #Letsgethealthytogether

Did you miss last night's City of Albany Community and Economic Development town hall? We are hosting another one! Mark ...
04/14/2021

Did you miss last night's City of Albany Community and Economic Development town hall? We are hosting another one! Mark your calendars for April 26th at 6 pm via Zoom!

Did you miss last night's City of Albany Community and Economic Development town hall? We are hosting another one! Mark your calendars for April 26th at 6 pm via Zoom!

The CDC has recommended a pause on the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to reports of blood clots... https://www...
04/13/2021
CDC and FDA recommend US pause use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine over blood clot concerns

The CDC has recommended a pause on the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to reports of blood clots... https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/health/johnson-vaccine-pause-cdc-fda/index.html

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration are recommending that the United States pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine over six reported US cases of a "rare and severe" type of blood clot.

04/12/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Did you participate in the 5 year consolidated plan meeting hosted on our page live by the City of Albany Department of Community and Economic Development? Tonight at 6 pm , they are presenting the 5 year plan. Tune in via Zoom to see how your community will be funded for the next 5 years:

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04/07/2021

#CDBG strengthens communities through infrastructure. Over 50 million people have directly benefitted from CDBG-funded public improvements since 2005. #CDBGworks #CDWeek2021 #HOME strengthens families and communities through homeownership. HOME has funded over 545,000 homebuyer units since 1992. #HOMEworks #CDWeek2021

Now that Easter is over, and you have eaten lots of delicious Easter dinner, what next? Time for wellness! Join the Geor...
04/06/2021

Now that Easter is over, and you have eaten lots of delicious Easter dinner, what next? Time for wellness! Join the Georgia DPH for their upcoming Eating Smart Being Active wellness program! Click the link here to register for these free courses >> https://forms.gle/hG5rfig54hUTyQLS9
#ruralhealth #letsgethealthytogether

Now that Easter is over, and you have eaten lots of delicious Easter dinner, what next? Time for wellness! Join the Georgia DPH for their upcoming Eating Smart Being Active wellness program! Click the link here to register for these free courses >> https://forms.gle/hG5rfig54hUTyQLS9
#ruralhealth #letsgethealthytogether

SOWEGA Rising celebrates Community Development week! Sherrell Byrd serves as the vice chair of the Community and Economi...
04/05/2021

SOWEGA Rising celebrates Community Development week! Sherrell Byrd serves as the vice chair of the Community and Economic Development Council in Albany, GA. #CDBG attracts investment in underserved communities. Every $1.00 of #CDBG leverages another $4.09. #CDBGworks #CDWeek2021 #HOME attracts investment in underserved communities. Every $1.00 of #HOME leverages another $4.52. #HOMEworks #CDWeek2021

What started off as a humble goal to raise $2000 for our Southside Pop Up Farmers Market, turned into a gift of epic pro...
03/31/2021

What started off as a humble goal to raise $2000 for our Southside Pop Up Farmers Market, turned into a gift of epic proportion! Thank you to all of our Americans of Conscience Checklist friends across the nation for your generosity! Over $20,000 raised for Southwest Georgia! Thank you to the fearless leader of Americans of Conscience Checklist, Jennifer Hoffman, for the partnership!

Gun violence is plaguing our city, our state and our nation. Mass shootings, police brutality and gang violence incident...
03/24/2021

Gun violence is plaguing our city, our state and our nation. Mass shootings, police brutality and gang violence incidents are on the rise and South Georgia has seen its share. We can do something about it. Are you ready to stop gun violence with SOWEGA Rising and Moms Demand Action - GA? The time is NOW. Sign up here and join the fight! https://forms.gle/sao83mNsHDVa3vXQ8

Gun violence is plaguing our city, our state and our nation. Mass shootings, police brutality and gang violence incidents are on the rise and South Georgia has seen its share. We can do something about it. Are you ready to stop gun violence with SOWEGA Rising and Moms Demand Action - GA? The time is NOW. Sign up here and join the fight! https://forms.gle/sao83mNsHDVa3vXQ8

WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY!!! We would like to hear from you! Do you have high medical bills or medical debt? Are you un...
03/24/2021

WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY!!! We would like to hear from you! Do you have high medical bills or medical debt? Are you uninsured and could greatly benefit from Medicaid expansion? Do you have extremely high utility bills and want to talk about it? Are you a Black woman or family member of someone who has experience death or near death experience while pregnant or giving birth? Are you or someone you know a survivor or victim of gun violence? We want to hear from you. Your story will help a LOT of people in the state of Georgia! Let us advocate for you and together we can create real and lasting change for all Georgians! Sign up here to tell your story! >> https://forms.gle/A6yfpdua38uqSwjF8

WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY!!! We would like to hear from you! Do you have high medical bills or medical debt? Are you uninsured and could greatly benefit from Medicaid expansion? Do you have extremely high utility bills and want to talk about it? Are you a Black woman or family member of someone who has experience death or near death experience while pregnant or giving birth? Are you or someone you know a survivor or victim of gun violence? We want to hear from you. Your story will help a LOT of people in the state of Georgia! Let us advocate for you and together we can create real and lasting change for all Georgians! Sign up here to tell your story! >> https://forms.gle/A6yfpdua38uqSwjF8

03/24/2021
Georgia COVID-19 Vaccine Spotter

Big news Georgia!

A tool to help you track down COVID-19 vaccine appointment openings at Georgia pharmacies. Updated every minute.

03/23/2021
We are going live in 15 minutes with representatives from the City of Albany, Phoebe Health and Department of Public Hea...
03/18/2021

We are going live in 15 minutes with representatives from the City of Albany, Phoebe Health and Department of Public Health. See you here at 6 pm!

We are going live in 15 minutes with representatives from the City of Albany, Phoebe Health and Department of Public Health. See you here at 6 pm!

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Let's discuss it! Today at 6 PM!#share #ruralhealthcare
03/18/2021

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Let's discuss it! Today at 6 PM!
#share #ruralhealthcare

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Let's discuss it! Today at 6 PM!
#share #ruralhealthcare

It has been one year since COVID-19 ravaged Albany, Southwest Georgia, our nation and our world. Our lives have never be...
03/15/2021

It has been one year since COVID-19 ravaged Albany, Southwest Georgia, our nation and our world. Our lives have never been the same since last year. How are you doing? SOWEGA Rising is hosting another Saving Our Selves Townhall to check on our community, reflect on the past year and talk about the way forward. Have you taken the COVID-19 vaccine? Are you still deciding if it is right for you and your family? Let's talk about it! We will chat with the experts from the Georgia Department of Public Health and Phoebe Health. Live here on our page on Thursday, March 18th at 6 PM.

It has been one year since COVID-19 ravaged Albany, Southwest Georgia, our nation and our world. Our lives have never been the same since last year. How are you doing? SOWEGA Rising is hosting another Saving Our Selves Townhall to check on our community, reflect on the past year and talk about the way forward. Have you taken the COVID-19 vaccine? Are you still deciding if it is right for you and your family? Let's talk about it! We will chat with the experts from the Georgia Department of Public Health and Phoebe Health. Live here on our page on Thursday, March 18th at 6 PM.

Where would SOWEGA Rising be without the powerful women of Black Voters Matter? They have believed in our work from Day ...
03/10/2021

Where would SOWEGA Rising be without the powerful women of Black Voters Matter? They have believed in our work from Day 1, supporting us through COVID-19, racial unrest, intense voter engagement, food insecurity and more. Latosha Brown, founder of Black Voters Matter, Wanda Mosley, national director and Kiana Jackson regional organizer are forces by themselves but a powerhouse through their work at BVM. Donate to Black Voters Matter here>> https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/donate/
#HelpWomenRise #WomensHistoryMonth #share #donate

Atlanta, GA (March 10, 2021) – Georgia Watch announced today that it has been awarded a $190,000 grant from the Robert W...
03/10/2021

Atlanta, GA (March 10, 2021) – Georgia Watch announced today that it has been awarded a $190,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to work with community groups and local healthcare providers to address local needs around medical billing and debt in Southwest Georgia. The organization will be working with Georgians For a Healthy Future and SOWEGA Rising, with support from Community Catalyst, a leading non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for health equity and justice.
#ruralhealthcare #LetsRiseTogether

Atlanta, GA (March 10, 2021) – Georgia Watch announced today that it has been awarded a $190,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to work with community groups and local healthcare providers to address local needs around medical billing and debt in Southwest Georgia. The organization will be working with Georgians For a Healthy Future and SOWEGA Rising, with support from Community Catalyst, a leading non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for health equity and justice.
#ruralhealthcare #LetsRiseTogether

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SOWEGA RISING COALITION is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Southwest Georgia, comprised of member citizens and organizations which support the our mission.

Our goal is to facilitate Southwest Georgia’s rise from the bottom of the state to the top of the list of quality of life metrics by empowering individuals and revitalizing communities through rural revitalization, community organizing, education, coalition-building and advocacy in the areas of human and civil rights and social justice, and by increasing citizen engagement in the democratic processes of our state.

Simply put, we are natives and outsiders in Southwest Georgia who want to make our communities better, more just, and more peaceful.

We activate activism, organize organizations and move movements forward! Join us! To learn more, email us at [email protected].

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