Athens United Against Discrimination Phase II

Athens, Ga – The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is excited to launch Phase II of its “United Against Discrimination” campaign in cooperation with businesses in the downtown area later this month. The initiative is a continuation of a campaign that began in October 2016 that asked a cross-section of downtown businesses to display a sticker as an indication that all patrons were welcome regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, immigration status, etc.

This is the latest move in an aggressive effort to create a more diverse and inclusive Downtown Athens. With 60 plus businesses involved in the sticker campaign already, President Mokah Johnson plans to confirm participation and create a publicly accessible map. A new program of inclusion and diversity training for employees is also in the works. A sticker campaign meeting and phone banking session will be held Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at Athens Clarke County Library 2025 Baxter Street, 12-2 pm.

Earlier this month, AADM went to City Hall to vocalize support for the creation of a permanent citizens committee – a body to make recommendations and review  complaints of discrimination as an official arm of the county government. Members criticized the lack of accountability on the party of the county after its passage of the bar admittance in November.

“The continuation of discriminatory practices at certain downtown bars is directly linked to a complacency on the part of the attorney’s office to monitor behavior of bars that everyone knew had a nasty history of denying access to people of color,” AADM member Ryan Heron stated.  At the same meeting, affiliate organization Athens For Everyone delivered a banner, serving as a petition, to the commission signed by more than 200 Athenians in support of the creation of a permanent citizens committee as well.

A final list and map of businesses involved in the “United Against Discrimination” sticker campaign will be available mid-July.

Below you will find a list of businesses that have joined the ” Athens United Against Discrimination” sticker campaign . If your business or place of employment isn’t listed and you would like a sticker, please click here.

1.Wing Zone
3. Native American Gallery
4. Barberitos
5.Eddie Calzones
6. Pitaya
7.Sister Louisa’s (Church bar)
8. Five Bar
9. Atomic
10. Hot Breath
11. Shokotini
12. Pub at Gameday
13. Hookah Hookup
14. Little Kings
15. The National
16. Dawg Gone Food
17. Artini’s
18.Taste of India
19. Pouch
20.Mother Pho
21. Agora
22.Taco Stand
23.Jittery Joes
24. Cine
25. Agua Linda
26. Hilo
27. Journey Juice
28. Normal Bar
29. The Co-op
30. Go Bar
31. Hendershots
32. The Grit
34. Jays Bottle Shoppe
35. White Tiger
36. Heirloom
37. Avid
38. BIzzaro
39. Vape Dynamics
40. Walker’s Pub
41. Thai E3 Cuisine
42. Transmetropolitan
43. Wuxtry Records
44. Insomnia Cookie
45. Jittery Joes
46. Pope on Prince
47. Blind Pig Tavern
48. Spirits on Washington
49. South Kitchen and Bar

50. Copper Creek Brewery
51. Bar South
52. Max Canada
53. Clocked!
54. DePalmas
55. Cozy Yum Yum
56. Walk the Line
57. The Globe
58. Horton’s Drugs
59. Rose of Athens
60. Children First
61. Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
62. Wilsons Barbershop
63. World Famous

This is a partial list of the businesses that have joined the “united against discrimination” campaign which will be update June 3oth. Stay tune for more details.