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The Auburn Av­enue Re­search Li­brary, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Bronze Lens Film Fes­ti­val, will host a screen­ing of Ava Duver­nay’s ex­tra­or­di­nary doc­u­men­tary, “13th.” Ti­tled af­ter the Thir­teenth Amend­ment to the United States Con­sti­tu­tion, which abol­ished slav­ery, ex­cept as pun­ish­ment for a crime, this com­pelling film ex­am­ines the in­ter­sec­tion­al­ity of race, jus­tice and mass in­car­cer­a­tion in the United States. Com­mu­nity ac­tivist and at­tor­ney Mawuli Davis will fa­cil­i­tate a post-screen­ing panel dis­cus­sion. Dis­cus­sants in­clude: Lee Reid, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of At­lanta Cit­i­zen Re­view Board; Azadeh Shahsha­hani, le­gal and ad­vo­cacy di­rec­tor of Project South; and Bri­ana Jenk­ins, project man­ager with For­ever Fam­ily, Inc. This event is free and open to the public at Peo­ple of all walks of life, eth­nic­i­ties, re­li­gions, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tions and gen­ders will rise to­gether across the na­tion for the Rise Up 5K in beautiful Grant Park. Pro­ceeds from reg­is­tra­tion fees go to a so­cial jus­tice cause of your choice, and a race shirt and com­mem­o­ra­tive bib are in­cluded. 8 a.m., 840 Chero­kee Ave. S.E., At­lanta, GA 30312, lo­cal­races.com/ rise-up-5k/rise-up-5k-at­lanta-ga At­lanta BearFest brings back the Mr. At­lanta Bear/Cub con­test this year, tonight at 8 p.m., At­lanta Ea­gle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., At­lanta, GA 30308, www.at­lantaea­gle.com


Wake up and make some joy­ful noise with the Sis­ters of Se­quin this morn­ing at Gospel Brunch at Lips At­lanta, 3011 Bu­ford Hwy., At­lanta, GA 30329, www.atl­dragshow.com


Trans and Friends is a youth-fo­cused The PFLAG sup­port group for par­ents and fam­i­lies of LGBT chil­dren meets tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Con­gre­ga­tion of At­lanta, 1911 Cliff Val­ley Way N.E., At­lanta, GA 30329, www.uuca.org Make your lunch break a net­work­ing op­por­tu­nity and con­nect with busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als, small busi­ness own­ers and com­mu­nity spon­sors to ex­pand your cir­cle of in­flu­ence and grow your busi­ness at Con­nect­ing At­lanta, a net­work­ing lunch by Metro At­lanta As­so­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sion­als (MAAP). Join MAAP at Egg Har­bor Cafe the first Tues­day of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a net­work­ing lunch. The event is lim­ited to 20 par­tic­i­pants. Please pre-reg­is­ter by email­ing har­bor­lunch@maa­p­atl.org, 1820 Peachtree Road N.E., At­lanta, GA 30309, www.maa­p­atl.org/event-cal­en­dar

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