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 equal rights and equal opportunities through communication, and education. It would review complaints of discrimination filed under the protected class of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, marital status, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 

In addition:

  1. To provide programming and education to the county on issues related to enhancing positive interaction between diverse members of Athens-Clarke County.
  1. To serve as a liaison between the county and other local diversity and minority organizations.
  1. To collect data regarding acts of discrimination/harassment within Athens-Clarke County and share the analysis of that data, with recommendations for action, with the Mayor and Commission.
  1. To monitor the actions taken by appropriate governmental bodies regarding acts of discrimination/harassment reported to the County Attorney’s Office and/or the County Commission.
  1. To report periodically to the Mayor and Commission on the extent of violations within Athens-Clarke County, the activities of the ACRC, and the overall health of human relations in the County.

GOAL:
“To foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination in order to make AthensClarke
County a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business.”

PROPOSED STRUCTURE:
The ACRC members will be individuals committed to diversity and human rights.

Suggesting 10 volunteer members on the ACRC who have been selected by the Board of Commissioners and community representatives.

Members of the ACRC should include ACC citizens and liaisons from ACC Police, UGA SGA, CCSD Public schools, Downtown business owners, and Citizens.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION FOR ACRC!

 

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