Let’s connect, refresh, and reimagine what voting activism can be
Making the Impossible Possible is a special opportunity for leaders in innovative civic engagement. The convening creates time and space to come together in community: to step back, take stock, learn from and inspire each other, and brainstorm creative strategies for the immense electoral and democratic battles we face this year and in the year ahead.
Join us in Atlanta from Tuesday, June 27, through Thursday, June 29. Don’t miss this chance to revolutionize your voter engagement work by dreaming big, connecting with colleagues from across the country, and finding joy, celebration, and hope in all we do.
Making the Impossible Possible starts on Tuesday, June 27, at 7pm and concludes on Thursday, June 29, at 10pm.
We hope you’ll join us for the duration! If you need to join late, the opening event on Tuesday night and closing event on Thursday night are optional.
Free to attend
To minimize barriers to participation Making the Impossible Possible is free to attend! We also have a limited amount of need-based funding to support voting champions joining the event. Reach out to inquire.
Where we’re Starting
We’re kicking off our time together at the very fun and funky Atlanta bar Sister Louisa’s CHURCH of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium (aka CHURCH), located at 466 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.
CHURCH is an Art Gallery that sells Alcohol & Sister Louisa Art. It’s a non-smoking bar which dares to choose to not have televisions, nor internet. By eliminating smoking, televisions, and internet, “Parishioners” as the locals are called, choose to engage in conversation and other community building activities.
It’s the perfect spot for us to build community as we dive into two convening days together.
Where we’re Convening
The bulk of the convening will take place at our partner The Bakery, located at 92 Peachtree Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.
The Bakery Atlanta is a collective of artists, curators, and administrators dedicated to offering alternative models to local creatives and the general public. We host and produce experiences that connect and inspire people through collaboration, experimentation, and play.
We’re so excited to be able to collaborate, experiment, and play in its beautiful Downtown Atlanta space. For parking: There is usually street parking available and there are also nearby decks at 75 MLK and 76 Forsyth.
Where we’re Staying
We have a block of rooms reserved at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown. To reserve and pay for your room, head here or call 1-800-MARRIOTT (627-7468) and ask for the “Center for Artistic Activism” by Monday, June 5, to receive a discounted rate of $152 + tax a night. The hotel has complimentary breakfast (and WiFi) and parking for a discounted $30/day (but pro tip: the MARTA from the airport makes it very easy to get to Downtown, and the hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from The Bakery, so you may be able to avoid having a car and paying for parking at all).
Convening in the Time of COVID-19
All attendees must be vaccinated. We encourage you to test before you depart. If you have COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms before the convening, do not attend. Masks are optional but recommended.
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We prioritize the safety and health of all Making the Impossible Possible attendees. Please take note of the following COVID-19 safety policies and information:
- There is a vaccine requirement to attend. Indicate on your registration form that you are fully vaccinated. As defined by the CDC, fully vaccinated means that all vaccine doses are completed at least 14 days prior to the first day of Making the Impossible Possible (the first day of the convening is June 27, so 14 days before means June 13). Participants who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical exemption should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We also encourage all attendees to be “up-to-date” with their vaccines, which means you have completed the COVID-19 vaccine primary series and gotten your most recent booster dose recommended for you by the CDC. See the CDC website here for more details: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html.
- We encourage testing before you start your travel to the event. You can still order free at-home tests from USPS.com — get ‘em before they’re gone.
- If your rapid test is positive — even if you are not exhibiting symptoms — do not come to the event. Likewise, if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or are aware of a recent COVID-19 exposure, do not come to the event. We’ll miss you! But we’ll send you notes and recaps (and all our love).
- Mask wearing will be optional but recommended. We also recommend that you wear a mask during your travels to and around Atlanta. Everyone has their own level of comfort in this time, and we will respect each person’s choice around mask wearing.
We will continue to track information from the CDC, WHO, and government agencies regarding public health guidelines and will make adjustments to this plan as needed. By attending Making the Impossible Possible, you expressly agree to comply with these and all rules and safety guidelines put in place by the organizers. You voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, waiving all claims and potential claims against the event organizers and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.
Thank you in advance for doing all you can to keep our community safe and healthy.