Anti-Discrimination Sticker Campaign

In order to assist with combating discrimination in our local community, the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement have implemented the “United Against Discrimination” sticker campaign  which encourages local business owners to place a sticker on their  front door or windows to indicate that everyone is welcomed regardless of race, gender,  sexual orientation, etc.   Several … Continue reading

Athens Civil Rights Committee (ACRC)

Athens Civil Rights Committee (ACRC)

(Below you will find a suggested outline for  an Athens Civil Rights Committee)

PURPOSE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE:
This Committee would  advocate for the citizens of Athens in the areas of human and civil rights, with a primary focus on … Continue reading

WHY THE PROPOSED ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE BY ACC GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE CHANGED

ABOUT ATHENS CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE

An Athens Civil Rights Committee , formed by the Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the community, would develop trust and participation with disenfranchised citizens and address the broader challenges our community faces. Click HERE to learn more about ACRC and … Continue reading

Fair and Impartial Policing Trainging Recap

ACCPD Fair and Impartial Police Training Observation

Written by: Mokah Johnson
Edited by: Greg Wagstaff

Athens-Clarke County Police Chief, R. Scott Freeman, met with members of the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement at a follow-up meeting to the July 10 #Black Lives Matter “Stop the Killing” Vigil held … Continue reading

Anti-Discrimination Ordinance discussed at packed ACC committee meeting

Photo Credit and Meeting Recap Written By Athens for Everyone

The anti-discrimination ordinance recommended by the ACC Government Operations Committee fully addresses Bar Admittance issues but is lacking elsewhere and does not contain the requested Human Relations Commission component.

The Government Operations committee of the ACC commission … Continue reading

Follow-up Meeting: Stop the Killing Vigil and Protest

Community members gather to share ideas & to address discrimination in Athens
Briana Bivens
Education Campaign Coordinator, Athens for Everyone

“Okay, let’s start by turning to your neighbors. Introduce yourselves, get to know each other,” said Mokah Johnson of the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement. This collective display of respect … Continue reading

Athens Stop the Killing Vigil and Protest

For immediate Release: Athens Stop the Killing “Vigil and Protest”

July 9th-News Alert-Athens Clarke-County Citizens and local community leaders will gather at Athens City Hall 301 College Ave, Sunday, July 10, 3pm to pray and protest against the shooting and killing of Castile and Alton in addition to offer a … Continue reading

What’s Next? Athens Anti-Discrimination March Follow-up

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 19, 2016
What’s Next? Athens Anti-Discrimination March Recap

The Anti–Discrimination March was a success! This march took place in Downtown Athens on MLK Holiday January 18th, 2016. An estimated 400 protesters gathered in the streets to rally against discrimination in downtown Athens, Ga. … Continue reading

Athens Anti-Discrimination March

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 18, 2016
Local citizens and community leaders will March in downtown Athens to Push for Enforceable Anti-Discrimination Ordinances & Athens Civil Rights Committee

On January 18th, 2016 organizers of the Anti–Discrimination March, taking place in Downtown Athens will use  MLK day to march & rally … Continue reading