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Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement Presents 'Get Together' at Athens Library


The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is inviting members of the community to take part in an upbeat event aimed at crossing racial lines.

The “Get Together: One-on-One Conversations Across the Color Line” event was planned in the wake of the not guilty verdict for the office accused in the shooting death of Philando Castille. Mokah Johnson is one of the organizers.

“You know after doing those rallies, the not guilty verdict, I was heartbroken,” Johnson said. I didn’t want to do another rally, and the tension around it for me is very high for me and emotional. So let’s do something fun, get to know each other a little better, so if you’re a juror on the stand one day, maybe you’ll have a different perspective.”

Attendees will be paired together for a few minutes to ask each other prepared questions, before moving on to speak with the next person. The event takes places Sunday, August 6th at the Athens Library from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.

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