Recap: Income Discrimination, & Debtors Prison

The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement  Monthly Workshop was held on December 1 at the Athens Clark County Library.  This workshop address “Income Discrimination, Criminalization, and Poverty in the Deep South.” The Keynote speaker was Emily Rutledge a staff attorney with the Economic Justice Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.  She represents, and advocates on behalf of, people living in…

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End Racial Profiling Petition

END RACIAL PROFILING To show our support AADM will help spread the word and continue to  bring awareness to this issue. The End Racial Profiling Act was introduced in the House by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and in the Senate by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) on April 22, 2015 and since that time  minimal action has been taken. “The…

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Petition for Athens Civil Rights Committee

Exciting News: On Tuesday November 1st, Athens-Clarke County commissioners approved the possible creation of a “human relations” committee to address claims of discrimination in the community. “In the same vote, commissioners approved an anti-discrimination ordinance aimed at downtown Athens bars.” What the commission approved was a calling for the county attorney’s office and the county manager’s office to “explore ways…

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Income Discrimination, Criminalization, and Poverty In Deep South

Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement Workshop Series: “Discrimination, Criminalization, and Poverty in the Deep South” December 1, 2016   5:30 PM Athens Regional Library System Central Library 2025 Baxter St, Athens, GA Hosted By: Mokah Jasmine Johnson of  the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement Keynote Speaker: Emily Early of the Southern Poverty Law Center Guest Speaker:  Linda Lloyd of the Athens Economic Justice Coalition…

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Athens Civil Rights Workshop Offers Hope, 48 Hours After Election Day

Athens Civil Rights Workshop Offers Hope, 48 Hours After Election Day 2016 by Tommy Valentine Photos by Megan Baer ATHENS, Georgia – Less than 48 hours after election day, over one hundred people crowded into Athens-Clarke County Library for the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement’s Civil Rights Public Meeting & Workshop.  “We have to carry on,” said AADM founder Mokah Johnson, as she began…

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