Georgia Equality’s staff stayed busy traveling our great state in February, with trips to Middle Georgia and Blue Ridge among others. Check out the pictures a brief summaries below for all the work we’re doing around the state. Georgia Equality continues to place an emphasis on reaching all corners of our state, so stay tuned for when we’re in a community near you!
On February 7th Georgia Equality joined Middle Georgia State University’s Gay–Straight Alliance, Mercer University’s Common Ground, Wesleyan College’s Council on Religious Unity and the college’s Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual Alliance (GLBAL) in hosting the Macon-Bibb Community Panel on Religious Freedoms & Comprehensive Civil Rights. The forum was held at the High Street Unitarian Univeralist Church in Macon; panelist included St. Rep Sam Park – Gwinnett County, Georgia Equality Deputy Director Amanda Hill-Attkisson, Middle Georgia State University’s Dr. Andrew Manis, Wesleyan College’s Dr. Karen Bray and Mercer University’s Provost Gary Simson. The evening was moderated by Macon Telegraph Opinion Page Editor Charles Richardson. GE offers a special thanks to MGSU’s DeMarcus Beckham and High Street UUC’s Rev. Cassandra Howe for their coordination of the event.
Georgia Equality recently partnered with ACLU Georgia and John Marshall Law School’s Black Law Student Association for The Case for Comprehensive Civil Rights Forum at the JMLS Blackburn Center. Panelist included GE’s Jeff Graham, JMLS Professor Kathleen Burch, and Atlanta Attorneys Mawuli Davis and Gerald Griggs. The evening was moderated by St. Rep Keisha Waites, with special commentary by ACLU Georgia’s Executive Director Andrea Young.
Georgia Equality took its citizen advocacy training on the road in February to Blue Ridge, Georgia. Members of the Blue Ridge and surrounding communities heard from Georgia Equality’s Executive Director Jeff Graham, and local volunteer Connie Galloway on the importance of getting involved in advocacy and how they can speak to their elected officials on the issues that matter most to LGBT Georgians. A huge thanks to Connie and everyone who attended! GE staff members are looking forward to many more events in North Georgia.