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Atlanta, GA
May 5

Historic Fourth Ward Park
385 North Angier Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA

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May 5

11:00 am–7:00 pm

Doors Open. All Are Welcome.
Interactive exhibits, family-friendly activities, and more.

11:00 am–7:00 pm

DJ Black Sunshine
Come check out one of Atlanta’s local DJ legends whose beats you know from MJQ’s, The Basement, Joystick Gamebar and more

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Welcome to ACLU100 Atlanta
Welcome by Andrea Young, Executive Director of ACLU-GA. Talks by Desmond Meade of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Michelle Maziar of Welcoming Atlanta, and Carla Taylor of Close the Jail ATL. Featuring spoken word by Ryan J

1:00 pm–7:00 pm

Artist painting: Yehimi Cambrón

Watch artist and educator Yehimi Cambrón paint live. Her work from the day will be auctioned to raise funds to support DACA recipients (Dreamers)

1:30 pm–2:00 pm

Moving in the Spirit

A powerful performance by young artists from a local organization that helps youth develop important skills through dance

2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Ambassador Andrew Young
Former ACLU client, Atlanta Mayor and civil rights leader on the legacy of the ACLU in the South

3:00 pm–4:00 pm

The Fight for Fair Districts
Panel with Senator Elena Parent and Rep. Matthew Wilson. Introduced and moderated by Christopher Bruce, Legislative Director, ACLU-GA. Featuring spoken word by Carlos Barboza

4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Know Your Rights: When Stopped by Police
Training led by Kosha Tucker, ACLU-GA staff attorney and former public defender, and Adrienne Johnson, DeKalb County Public Defender

5:00 pm–5:30 pm

Protecting Reproductive Freedom in Georgia
Talks by Senator Jen Jordan and Representative Erica Thomas. Featuring spoken word by Ninel Nekay

5:30 pm–6:30 pm

Gritz & Jelly Butter

A live musical performance by one of Atlanta’s hottest and most explosive bands

Highlights

Gritz & Jelly Butter
5:30pm

Just one listen to the hottest, and most explosive Atlanta-based band, Gritz & Jelly Butter, and you too will become a believer in the “Gritz Revolution.” Their sound includes a mix of Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, and Classic Rock vibes, delivered with a distinct and unique flair that is undeniable.

Desmond Meade
12:00pm

Desmond Meade is the President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. He spearheaded the multi-year campaign to win a referendum to restore voting rights to 1.4 million Floridians with a felony record. Most recently, he has been named one of Time Magazine’s Most 100 Influential Leaders.

Protecting Reproductive Freedom in Georgia
5:00pm

With the recent passage of a 6-week abortion ban, Georgia is on the front-lines of the fight to protect reproductive rights. Hear from two dynamic and outspoken leaders opposing this legislation, Senator Jen Jordan and Representative Erica Thomas, and learn what you can do to protect reproductive freedom in Georgia.

DJ Black Sunshine
All day

Come check out one of Atlanta’s local DJ legends whose beats you know from MJQ’s, The Basement, Joystick Gamebar and more.

Slutty Vegan Food Truck

Slutty Vegan Food Truck established its roots in Atlanta in the summer of 2018. They believe in providing quality vegan meals to communities that would have otherwise never had those options. Their primary philosophy is “VEGANS CAN BE SLUTTY TOO” and they actively seek to dismiss the notion held by many they serve, that vegan food is either too expensive or too bland.

Featured Partners

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Food available for purchase:

  • Chinese Southern Belle
  • Sunshine & Alchemy
  • Royal BBQ
  • El Sueño Rico
  • Slutty Vegan Food Truck

Complimentary ice cream*
12:00pm

Local vendors
Selling clothes, jewelry, and more

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Thank you for joining us!

Thank you for attending the ACLU100 Experience and learning how to reduce prison populations, protect immigrants, and ensure everyone’s constitutional right to vote. We hope you enjoyed the performers, speakers, and artists who partnered with us for this event.

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Atlanta, GA
 |  May 5

Historic Fourth Ward Park
385 North Angier Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA