Events and Workshops

Upcoming SLS Events

Upcoming Partner Events


Komanse Dance Theater: Skid

Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, 8:00pm (Ferst Center for the Arts)

Skid is a celebration of the vulnerability and strength of humanity. Komansé Dance Theater takes a provocative look at homelessness and gentrification in the metro Atlanta area and beyond. Using an innovative set design and featuring 3D printed costuming, this production brings together dance and technological innovation to embody the human connection between art and social justice.

Sponsored by Arts@Tech

Redesigning Cities' Parks as Social Infrastructure

Wednesday, January 30th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Historic Academy of Medicine)

REDESIGNING CITIES: The Speedwell Foundation Talks @ Georgia Institute of Technology is a series of presentations + conversations between leading urbanists that address 21st Century urban challenges: social capital, equity, climate change, outdated infrastructure, disruptive technologies, and money. The series is hosted by Ellen Dunham-Jones, professor and director of the Master of Science in Urban Design degree in the Georgia Tech School of Architecture.

Episode Three features Maurice Cox, Architect and Planning Commissioner of Detroit, and Mitchell Silver, Parks and Recreation Commissioner of New York City and former APA President will discuss redesigning parks as social infrastructure.

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable: The Future of Urban Transportation

Friday, February 1st, 7:30am - 9:00am (Southface, 241 Pine Street, NE, Atlanta, 30308)

Georgia Organics Conference

Friday, February 8th - Saturday, February 9th (UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, GA)

The Annual Georgia Organics Conference and Expo is one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast. Conference attendees will connect with like-minded peers, tour farms, cultivate new skills, and discover 70 exhibit booths with innovative food-and agriculture-related information. The Georgia Organics Conference is about building stronger farms, school gardens, and communities.  

Through this experience, we will advance our shared vision: that one day all Georgians will be able to eat organic food from local farms, transforming our health, environment, and economy. This year, the slate of workshops, speakers, and memorable culinary experiences are not to be missed. This year, Georgia Organics is offering member discounts. Farmer members receive more than 50% OFF an All-Conference Pass. To become a Georgia Organics member and receive your registration discount code click here.  

Trail Maintenance Day with the BMTA

Saturday, March 9th, 9:00am - 3:00pm (Benton MacKaye Trail, Section 3)

Join the Benton MacKaye Trail Association ( on Saturday March 9th, 2019. We will be working on Section 3 of the BMT. This section begins on GA Hwy 60 and traverses 6.3 miles to Skeenah Gap. This is scenic but remote section of the trail that needs help.  We will remove fallen trees, install water bars, maintain the footpath and rehab campsites. For more information contact Bob Cowdrick or 404-431-5353.

Interested in doing more to learn, serve, and improve hiking trails? Join the Benton MacKaye Trail Association ( on their Service Saturday’s maintaining over 300 mile of trails in the North Georgia Mountains. The BMTA trail crews meet the second Saturday of each month to maintain the trail. Service projects include bridge building, campsite rehabilitation, removing fallen trees, footpath improvements, and blazing. 

The Climate Reality Leadership Corps (Atlanta Training)

March 14th - 16th, 2019, 8:00am - 5:00pm (Georgia World Congress Center)

The Climate Reality Leadership Corps Atlanta Training is a three-day intensive training aims to unite climate activists and social justice leaders in a powerful movement working together for a shared vision of climate justice and a healthy world where all communities thrive.

Monday, March 25th, 8:00am - 5:00pm (Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave, NE, Atlanta, 30309)

The great urban activist Jane Jacobs said that for a park to be successful, it must "be where life swirls"- it must be the conduit for cultural and artistic expression for individuals and communities, a catalyst for healthy living, and accessible and designed for all. Come join local and national experts, including keynote speakers Mitchell Silver, Commissioner of New York City Dept. of Parks and Rec, Dr. Nooshin Razani, Director of the Center for Nature + Health, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Gil Penalosa, Founder and Chair of 8 80 Cities and Chair of World Urban Parks, as we explore and discuss strategies for making parks the heart of vibrant and thriving communities!  Continue to refer to the  Parks & Greenspace Conference page and join the conference event on Facebook for the most up-to-date information and program details. 

This conference is presented by Park Pride.  SLS will sponsor a limited number of students to attend.  Please email us for more information.

ONGOING, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm (Georgia State College of Law)

Visit Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America at Georgia State Law. This exhibit examines historic challenges of the past 120 years in achieving health equity in the U.S. We know “race and place” are as important as personal choices in achieving our full potential. People with low incomes, minorities and other socially disadvantaged populations face significant inequities in opportunities for optimal health, along the lines of race, ethnicity and place. The exhibit displays historic photographs and documents that illustrate the struggles of diverse groups.​

Past Conferences, Workshops, and Events





INSS 2017 Smart, Connected Cities

Environmental Justice Series 2016-17