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Advancing Justice-Atlanta hosting panel discussion at local church to unite communities of color against injustice


Atlanta, GA, September 27, 2016 — On Wednesday, September 28th between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., media are invited to a special gathering titled “Coming Together: Communities of Color United Against Injustice.” This will be the second in a series of Coming Together Community Events. Along with Rice Memorial Presbyterian Church and Project South, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta will gather multi-ethnic, multi-cultural communities to discuss the struggles of communities of color and how we can mobilize together to fight back against injustice. The event will take place at the Rice Memorial Presbyterian Church (1515 Brewer Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310).

The event will feature three local activists, Adelina Nicholls (Founder, the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights), Taryn Jordan (Graduate student at Emory University seeking a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), and Azadeh Shahshahani (Legal & Advocacy Director with Project South). Local faith leaders from different faith traditions will offer invocations to open the event.

“Over the past year, we’ve seen an increase in unjust policies, hateful rhetoric, and other violent acts that target specifically Black communities, immigrants, Muslims, and LGBTQ communities. We must stand together against these attacks in order for us to be safe at work, in our places of worship, community spaces where we gather with our families and friends, and in our homes," said Stephanie Cho, Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta.

Fellowship and Halal refreshments will follow the Q&A and panel discussion. Media are invited to attend and there will be a time from 8:00 to 8:30 to talk directly with speakers and guests. For more information, please contact nlevine@advancingjustice-atlanta.org.

WHAT: Coming Together: Communities of Color Uniting Against Injustice

WHO: Panelists Adelina Nicholls, Taryn Jordan, Azadeh Shahshahani

WHEN: Wednesday, September 28th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

WHERE: Rice Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1515 Brewer Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

For more information, PLEASE CONTACT: Nathalie Levine, 404-585-8446 or nlevine@advancingjustice-atlanta.org

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