November 8th is election day for Federal and State offices. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the sample ballot before you go vote. If you’d like more information, A4E will be publishing our 2016 Voter Guide soon, stay tuned!

Sample Ballot, November 8, 2016

Signatures are now being collected on a petition asking for the creation of an Athens Civil Rights Committee. The petition will soon be delivered to the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission. We are asking for the Athens Civil Rights Committee to serve as a Human Relations Commission, similar to ones […]

Sign Petition Asking for Athens Civil Rights Committee

The Anti-Discrimination Movement has been going strong in Athens since an MLK Day rally that saw almost 400 people march to City Hall in freezing temperatures. At the ACC library this Wednesday, September 7th, they gathered again to ensure the passage of a strong anti-discrimination ordinance by the Mayor and […]

Moving Forward on the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

The internationally recognized Human Rights Campaign recently released the results of the 2015 Municipal Equality Index. HRC evaluated over 400 cities, including 8 in Georgia. Athens received just 19 out of a possible 100 points, tied for second-lowest in Georgia (the other Georgia cities: Atlanta-100, Augusta-12, Avondale Estates-41, Columbus-40, Decatur-28, North […]

Athens scores 19 out of 100 on Municipal Equality Index ...

By DeShonna Johnson In just the first four months of 2015, the deaths of seven women have been broadcast over the local news: Papi Edwards, Lamia Beard, Ty Underwood, Yazmin Vash Payne, Taja Gabrielle DeJesus, Penny Proud, and Kristina Grant Infiniti. The commonalities these women face go further than their […]

TRANSMISOGYNY: The Intersectional Trend

Twenty Athens residents showed up on Tuesday to the ACC Commission Agenda-Setting Session to advocate for an Athens Civil Rights Committee (ACRC) be added to the proposed Bar Admittance Ordinance. Many Commissioners voiced support for an ACRC, which would make recommendations to the county, educate the community, and be a […]

Residents Advocate for Athens Civil Rights Committee

Alex Vanden Heuvel of The Red and Black sat down with Tim Denson to discuss community activism, living wages, campus carry, and more. You can read the full Red and Black article here. 8/17/2016

The Red and Black interviews Tim Denson

Tim Denson, President of Athens for Everyone; Ashley Mensah, Vice-President; and Jesse Houle, Outreach Coordinator, sat down with Alexia Ridley for the Athens News Matters radio show on July 22, 2016. They discussed the anti-discrimination ordinance, living wages, and public transportation.   http://wuga.uga.edu/uploads/audio/ANM-07-22-16.mp3   Listen on wuga.uga.edu

A4E on Athens News Matters

The past few years have seen the concept of “community” become nearly enveloped by the pockets of big business. Indeed, with the dominant structures of “community” being mediated through the Internet – by its very nature a commercial channel – it only seems natural that commercial spaces are becoming the […]

Community Matters: The Case for Organic Community