Speaker Date Topic
5th Tuesday Social and Networking Meeting Apr 30, 2019 6:00 PM
Junior Achievement Discovery Center
Junior Achievement Discovery Center

Kiwanis 5th Tuesday Meeting!

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 from 6 til 8 PM

JA Chick-Fil-A Discovery Center,

275 Northside Drive, Bldg C, 3rd floor Atlanta 30314

A special evening for our club where we can tour the JA Discovery Center with our member Kym Franklin-Estis!
Wine, refreshments, and light appetizers will be provided.
This will be in place of our regular luncheon this Tuesday so mark your calendars to come to JA Discovery Center at 6 PM instead of Loudermilk at noon.

Free for Everyone!

~RSVP Deadline Wednesday, April 24th~

Sign up on the Event Board or email Karen Losin – kiwanisclubatlanta@gmail.com

Douglas Ammar, Exec Dir., Georgia Justice Project May 07, 2019 12:00 PM
LAW DAY - "The Criminal Justice System & Criminal Records in Georgia”
LAW DAY - "The Criminal Justice System & Criminal Records in Georgia”

Douglas B. Ammar, Executive Director of the Georgia Justice Project (GJP), has been an active presence with the organization since its inception in 1986. Georgia Justice Project, a legal nonprofit organization in Metro Atlanta, works to strengthen Atlanta’s communities by demonstrating a better way to represent individuals in the criminal justice system. By reducing barriers to reentry through direct legal action, policy advocacy, education and coalition building, GJP has served as a strong advocate of second chances for over 30 years. Beginning as a volunteer for the organization in 1986, then moving on as staff attorney in 1990, Doug has led GJP and its work as Executive Director since 1995.

Doug earned a Bachelor of History degree from Davidson College in 1984, following with a law degree from Washington and Lee University in 1989. Doug’s professional awards and affiliations include:  Davidson’s College’s 2016 Game Changers, Emory University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, the Milner S. Ball Working In the Public Interest Lifetime Achievement Award; the Thomas Moore Society Law Award (Atlanta);  the Annie E. Casey Foundation Fellowship; the Georgia Center for Nonprofits’ Evelyn G. Ullman Innovative Leadership Award; The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Man of Empowerment and Distinction Award; Fulton County Daily Report’s Young Lawyer on the Rise Award; Omicron Delta Kappa Alumni inductee at Washington & Lee University; Emory Law School’s Public Interest Committee’s Inspiration Award; the University of Georgia’s Equal Justice Foundation’s Knox Award; the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Indigent Defense Award; Davidson College’s John W. Kuykendall Award for Community Service; the Atlanta Catholic Social Services’ Award for Exemplary Service; the Davidson College Alumni Admissions Program Award; and the Georgia Indigent Defense Council’s Commitment to Excellence Award.

INTRODUCTION: Marbury Rainer
Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele, Co-Exec Dr, Highlander May 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Dangerous Listening: Highlander’s Story & Methodologies for Social Change
Dangerous Listening: Highlander’s Story & Methodologies for Social Change

Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele grew up in Texas, Germany, and North Carolina. He once had the opportunity to live and learn alongside human rights organizers and community leaders from the Assembly of the Poor in Northeast Thailand. That experience transformed Allyn’s understanding of the power and purpose of education. Since 2002, Allyn has worked as a school teacher, a college educator, a neighborhood organizer, and a pastor, although he still cannot always tell the difference between all of those roles.


Allyn’s first visit to the Highlander Research and Education Center was in 2007 for Highlander’s 75th Anniversary weekend. In 2010, Allyn received an invitation to participate in Highlander’s leadership programming. The staff and board invited him to join Highlander’s Board of Directors, where he worked closely with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, who in 2016 invited him to join her in applying to be Highlander’s most recent Co-Executive Directors.


Allyn is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and he has served congregations in Alaska and Tennessee. His interests include pastoral care, institutional change, dystopian science fiction, the problems of historical memory, and sculpture. Allyn earned degrees from Wofford College and Vanderbilt Divinity School, where he met his spouse, Erin, an Episcopal priest. They live in Western North Carolina with their enormous dog, Johann.




Jack Barsky, Former Russian Spay May 28, 2019 12:00 PM
Consular Corps Luncheon - "Once Upon a Spy"
Consular Corps Luncheon - "Once Upon a Spy"

Jack Barsky’s life marks him as one of a kind.  He was born in Germany, became a chemistry professor, was recruited by the KGB, spent 10 years in the United States spying for the Russians, and ended up a United States citizen and information technology executive.

Jack’s story was featured in May of 2015 on CBS 60 Minutes.  His memoir “Deep Undercover” was released in March of 2017.  The book has been translated into German, Swedish and Polish.  Jack has appeared frequently on US cable stations such as CNN, FOX and MSNBC as well as on foreign TV including such countries as Germany, Poland, Japan, Turkey and France.  In his 6th career as a public speaker Jack has had appearances across the United States as well as in Germany, Ireland and Poland.  His book has been optioned to produce a TV series under the working title “An American Citizen”.  Jack lives with his wife Shawna and daughter Trinity in Atlanta Georgia.

INVOCATION: George Wieder
Pamela Whitten, President, KSU Jun 04, 2019 12:00 PM
INTRODUCTION: Karen Carlisle
Ambassador Andrew Young, Chair, AJY Foundations Jun 11, 2019 12:00 PM
2019 International Relations Award
2019 International Relations Award
Andrew J. Young has earned worldwide recognition as a pioneer in and champion of civil and human rights. Ambassador Young’s lifelong dedication to service is illustrated by his extensive leadership experience of over sixty-five years, serving as a member of Congress, African American U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Mayor of Atlanta, and ordained minister, among other positions.
During the 1960s, Young was a key strategist and negotiator during civil rights campaigns that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Appointed as an Ambassador to the United Nations in 1977, Young negotiated an end to white-minority rule in Namibia and Zimbabwe and brought President Carter's emphasis on human rights to international diplomacy efforts. As two-term Mayor of Atlanta, Young brought in over 1,100 businesses, over 70 billion in foreign direct investments and generated over a million jobs.
Ambassador Young has received honorary degrees from more than 100 universities and colleges in the U.S. and abroad and has received various awards, including an Emmy Lifetime Achievement award in 2011 and the Dan Sweat Award in 2017.  His portrait also became part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
Ambassador Young also serves on a number of boards, including, but not limited to, the Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Social Change, Morehouse College, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State and Americas Mart. In 2003, he and his wife Carolyn McClain Young founded the Andrew J. Young Foundation to support and promote education, health, leadership and human rights in the U.S., Africa, and the Caribbean.  Young currently serves as the Chairman of the Andrew J. Young Foundation.
In 2012, Young retired from GoodWorks International, LLC, after well over a decade of facilitating sustainable economic development in the business sectors of the Caribbean and Africa. Young was born in 1932 in New Orleans, and he currently lives in Atlanta with his wife, Carolyn McClain. He is also a father of three daughters and one son, and a grandfather of eight.