About

The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (“AADM,” or the “Organization”) advocates for racial and social justice and works to combat discrimination through education and activism. AADM offers various workshops, programs and resources designed to help citizens protect their rights in  the business environment, school, or criminal justice system.

President and co-founder, Mokah-Jasmine Johnson and husband Knowa D. Johnson launched Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement, January 2016, as a way to protest against repeated allegations of discriminatory behavior displayed by bars and business owners in downtown Athens, such as General Beauregard’s, a Confederate-themed Athens bar  creating a margarita drink called “N*gg**ita” for their drink menu or rejecting someone due to appearance. In addition to stand up against the perpetuating plight of police killings pertaining to “African-American males” such as Philando Castile and Sterling.

#mokahspeaks “To break the cycle of discrimination we must step outside the box and treat each other with love, respect, and be willing to take action!”

Mission
Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement mission is to encourage fair treatment of people of all races, bring awareness, and advocate against systematic practices used to repress or cause harm to particular group or individuals. To and break the cycle of discrimination in the business environment, school, or criminal justice system with a focus on racial and social issues. To develop sustainable programs, provide resources, workshops, and training that foster positive social change resulting in equality and fairness for all!

Vision
Founders of the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement, envision a world where all races are treated equally, enjoy resources and receive equitably opportunity. To make a positive impact on humanity and break racial barriers that can harm or limit one’s potential and create a more inclusive environment for all. To live in a world where  we all treated each other with compassion and dignity despite race or cultural differences.

Objectives:

  • To advocate for racial and social equity and work towards breaking the cycle of discrimination
  • To educate: to help citizens protect their civil rights through education and activism
  • To combat police misconduct, discrimination, and harassment against people of color, particularly brown and black people
  • To organize  community activities and events that encourage diversity, open communication, and improve race relations
  • To bring awareness to systematic racism and develop program, initiatives, and strategies that can positively change the circumstances and conditions

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