Upcoming local march and rally demands equality

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 11, 2017

A crowd gathers in Harmony Park for the rally calling for social justice. File photo

Next Friday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m., an Atlanta-based rally and march called The People’s Inauguration is taking place in Woodruff Park. The Georgia J20 Coalition is heading up this event to combat “the growing climate of hatred, bigotry, Islamophobia, and xenophobia.”

The People’s Inauguration agenda includes a march to City Hall, where “local immigrant activists, labor organizers, and faith communities” will present a list of rights that Atlanta needs to uphold.

The list of demands includes:

  1. We demand that the City of Atlanta institute a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

  2. We demand that the City of Atlanta pass and implement ordinances that protect people’s self-determined gender identities and sexualities.

  3. We demand that the City of Atlanta stop detaining immigrants for ICE in the Atlanta City Detention Center.

Local activist groups, like Create Community 4 Decatur – which organized Oakhurst’s Black Lives Matter rally this past December – will be present to back the event.

All community members, including local families, are encouraged to attend the rally, MARTA serving as a recommended accessible mode of transportation.

Call (770)457-5232 with any questions. To follow updates about this event, check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/369467400086579/.

The organizers also provided these event flyers:

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