UUFA Justice Partner AADM February Information

Celebrating Black History Month through Community Engagement and Youth Empowerment

Saturday, February 8: Time in Athens – Photovoice Youth Show

The Photovoice Youth show combines photography, discussion, descriptive text, and public exhibits to address community issues or tell a story about Athens through creative expression. This show will be held at the Lyndon House Art Gallery from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Saturday – Sunday, February 22-23: Teen Social Justice After School Club  Field Trip

Students participating in the Teen Social Justice (TSJ) After-School Program will be travelling to Jekyll Island to visit The Wanderer Memory Trail. This trail, located on the banks of the Jekyll River, tells the story of America’s last known slave ship, The Wanderer, that arrived illegally 160 years ago with more than 500 enslaved Africans. The TSJ after-school club includes weekly meet-ups, fun activities, cultural field trips, homework support, and poetry and arts for justice lessons. Our goal is to cultivate future leaders and encourage youth activism through performing arts activities and travel.

Tuesday, February 25th: Know Your Rights and Criminal Justice Reform Forum

AADM is proud to host the Know Your Rights and Criminal Justice Reform Forum from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Athens Clarke County Library. Guest panelists will discuss and share updated information regarding Athens Cash Bail Reform Ordinance, Pre-arrest diversion program, and Community Police Review Board. There will also be a 15-30 minute presentation offering tips and advice on protecting your rights when engaging with law enforcement.

For more information regarding upcoming events please email athensantidiscrimination@gmail.com or call 706 389 4129.

AADM (Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement) is a 2019-20 UUFA Justice Partner.