Human Rights

The Economic Justice Coalition (EJC) held its annual JusticeFest last weekend, with Education in our Community as the theme. The event was attended by the most invaluable community leaders and activists in Athens. Speakers included EJC Director Linda Lloyd, Mokah Jasmine Johnson of Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement, Leeidy Solis of ULead, Clarke […]

The Economic Justice Coalition focuses on Education at JusticeFest

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office has been secretly working with ICE to deport Athenians – destroying lives and ripping families apart. This is wrong. It is in clear violation of the constitution. It’s a direct attack on the safety of Athenian immigrants. And by eroding trust in local law enforcement, […]

Urgent: Our Sheriff is Working with Trump’s Immigration Police and ...

Athens for Everyone Resolution Opposing All Deportations Whereas, deportation destroys individual lives and breaks up families, Whereas, the new federal administration is taking steps to significantly increase the number of deportations beyond the already record levels of recent years, Whereas, a human being should never be detained or incarcerated because […]

A4E Resolution Opposing All Deportations

The Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition (AIRC) is a collection of Athens based groups with a shared goal of asserting justice for Athens area immigrants, regardless of legal status. Athens for Everyone has been proud to partner with AIRC on rallies such as the No More Deportations! rally on May Day […]

Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition

For the past five years, child immigrants under the age of 16 have been protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, created by President Obama. Recipients of DACA (often referred to as DREAMers) are enabled to contribute to American society: DREAMers attend school, work, and are protected […]

A4E Condemns the Removal of DACA and Pledges to Support ...

Athens for Everyone stands with people of color, the Jewish community, LBGTQ people, and all targeted by neo-Nazis and white supremacists. As we march in solidarity, mourn the dead and injured, and reflect on next actions, it is important to put recent events in Charlottesville into historical perspective. As many […]

Statement on Charlottesville

As expected, the Athens-Clarke County Government has released a report on A Recommended Approach for Creating a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan for Athens‐Clarke County . This came about after community members and advocates began making public incidents of discrimination happening in the County. Residents and community groups began advocating for the […]

ACC Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Report released in response to ...

At City Hall on Tuesday night, members of the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (AADM) and Athens for Everyone urged the Mayor and Commission for continued progress on human rights and fighting discrimination in Athens. Public comment at City Hall on Tuesday, June 6 started with Tim Denson of A4E and continued […]

Signed Civil Rights Banner Presented to Mayor and Commission

This May Day, Athens for Everyone was proud to stand in solidarity with our undocumented neighbors who are targeted by the detention and deportation system. A4E joins the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition (AIRC) and Dignidad Inmigrante en Athens (DIA) in the call to end to all deportations. We marched together […]

‘No More Deportations’ Rally and March Recap