Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement Press Conference Scheduled
The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is holding a press conference Tuesday, May 23 at City Hall. President Mokah-Jasmine Johnson says the event is taking place to discuss a recent complaint of discrimination filed against a downtown Athens bar under the city's amended alcohol ordinance. The measure was passed by Clarke County commissioners last year. Local civil rights attorney Ken Dious has teamed up of Ryan M. Heron, a local attorney and advocate, to officially submit a complaint form to the Athens-Clarke County Attorney's office on behalf of Kendrick Bullock. The press conference, scheduled for 12:30 pm, is to to disclose further details and inform the local community about the ongoing discriminatory practices of downtown Athens businesses.
In a media release, the AADM states:
"Prior to this complaint being filed...the AADM Civil Rights Task Team attended the mayor and Commission Meeting to express concerns regarding continuing complaints of discrimination by Downtown Athens businesses received through their online complaint form despite the passage of the amended alcohol ordinance last year."