We are now accepting nomination applications for the Athens for Everyone Board of Directors! Deadline to apply: January 2, 2020 There are six vacancies, each with a two-year term from February 2020 to February 2022. Applicants should be members of the organization and agree with our core tenets. Board members […]

Call For 2020 Board of Directors Applications


A4E member Steve Piazza is a writer and poet living in Athens, Georgia with his wife and cat. He is a retired educator who advocates for education, workers’ rights and global welfare. Interested in writing for our blog? Get in touch! The next Mayor & Commission voting meeting is Tuesday, December […]

Closing the Wealth Gap One Child at a Time: An ...


Written by Raiana Kelly Accountability court is a criminal justice reform initiative started in the 1990s that aims to provide effective alternatives to sentencing for nonviolent offenders, reduce the prison population, and reduce recidivism. Accountability courts treat nonviolent offenders who suffer from mental illness, addiction, or other health issues using […]

Accountability Courts: What They Are and What They Do



A4E member Steve Piazza is a writer and poet living in Athens, Georgia with his wife and cat. He is a retired educator who advocates for education, workers’ rights and global welfare. Interested in writing for our blog? Get in touch! Consider these statistics from the United States Department of Justice, […]

Working to Stop the School to Prison Pipeline: An Interview ...


This year’s SPLOST vote is a complicated one, with a mix of good and bad on the ballot. A4E’s Board of Directors voted not to take a stance on the vote but instead to provide education to the public. A4E member Irami Osei-Frimpong is a doctoral candidate and graduate teaching […]

Vote NO on SPLOST 2020


This year’s SPLOST vote is a complicated one, with a mix of good and bad on the ballot. A4E’s Board of Directors voted not to take a stance on the vote but instead to provide education to the public. A4E member Adam Shirley is a middle-school teacher who lives in […]

Vote Yes on SPLOST 2020



A4E member Steve Piazza is a writer and poet living in Athens, Georgia with his wife and cat. He is a retired educator who advocates for education, workers’ rights and global welfare. Interested in writing for our blog? Get in touch! Much has been written about how unions have taken on […]

UCWGA Local 3265: Changing the Workplace Culture for All


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Athens’ mayor and commission are still trying to give the Classic Center $34 million of public tax money. It’s time to tell them not to. Contact the mayor and your commissioner (or all of them) at: Mayor Kelly Girtz: kelly.girtz@accgov.com Patrick Davenport (District 1): patrick.davenport@accgov.com Mariah Parker (District 2): mariah.parker@accgov.com […]

Action Alert: Fix the SPLOST List


Migrants across the country are organizing in the face of neglectful conditions at the border and increasing attacks by ICE and the Trump administration. There are ways to support the work in Athens, too. The Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition are supporting migrant peoples at varying levels. Their mission is in  […]

Supporting Migrant Families: What You Can Do