AADM Hosting Community Forum and Poverty Simulation Event
The Athens Anti-Discrimination Moverment is hosting a community Poverty & Racism Forum and Oxfam Hunger Banquet poverty simulation, followed by a discussion
Mokah-Jasmine Johnson is the president and co-founder of the AADM. Those attending will have a chance to take a unique
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Sunday at the Athens-Clarke Library from 2:30 to 5 pm. Find out what you can do to make a difference
Asked to bring canned goods, baby items and other donations. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.
The Athens-Anti-Discrimination Movement is holding a community poverty simulation, followed by a discussion on the impact and connection of racism and poverty. The Poverty & Racism Forum and Oxfam Hunger Banquet will provide those attending with a unique insight into the effects of poverty.
Mokah-Jasmine Johnson is the president and cofounder of the AADM.
“So we talk about poverty all the time, but there’s different levels with in poverty, there’s different types of poverty and what that looks like,” Johnson said. “We want for people to maybe experience that.”
Johnson says Athens has a 38% poverty rate which affects a sizable portion of the black and brown communities.
“I know people that have jobs, I know teachers, I know people that work multiple jobs and they’re still struggling.”
During the event, organizers will offer Oxfam practices which have been effective in other areas.
“And they’re dealing with severe poverty, not just American poverty but global poverty as well.”
The meeting is Sunday at the Athens-Clarke Library, from 2:30 to 5 pm. It is free and open to the public, bur reservations are required. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods, baby items and other donations for single moms. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.