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Civil Rights Under Fire: How to push back with the Georgia NAACP and Urban League of Greater Atlanta, President Gerald Griggs speaks

In an era where civil liberties often seem under siege, events that shine a spotlight on the ongoing struggle for equality are not only relevant but crucial. The Civil Rights Under Fire event, hosted by the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, stands as a beacon of hope and action in the fight for justice. Scheduled to feature prominent figures like Georgia NAACP President Gerald Griggs, this gathering promises to be a pivotal moment in the ongoing battle for civil rights.


The Urban League of Greater Atlanta has long been at the forefront of advocating for social and economic equality in the region. With a rich history dating back to its founding in 1910, the organization has consistently worked towards empowering African Americans and other marginalized communities through education, advocacy, and community outreach. Its commitment to fostering economic empowerment, educational opportunities, and social justice has made it a pillar of the Atlanta community.


At the heart of the Civil Rights Under Fire event is the recognition that the struggle for civil rights is far from over. Despite significant progress over the years, systemic injustices continue to disproportionately affect people of color in areas such as policing, voting rights, and access to education and employment. Events like these provide a platform for open dialogue, education, and collective action to address these issues head-on.


Georgia NAACP President Gerald Griggs addresses the climate of attacks on Civil Rights in Georgia.

As a featured panelist, Georgia NAACP President Gerald Griggs brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the discussion. Known for his tireless advocacy and commitment to social justice, Griggs has been a vocal advocate for civil rights and equality throughout his career. His presence underscores the importance of community engagement and grassroots activism in effecting meaningful change.

Through discussions, workshops, and presentations, the event aims to raise awareness about pressing civil rights issues and equip attendees with the tools and knowledge to advocate for change in their communities. By fostering collaboration and solidarity among activists, organizers, and community members, the Urban League of Greater Atlanta hopes to galvanize a new generation of leaders committed to advancing the cause of civil rights.


In a time of heightened political polarization and social unrest, events like Civil Rights Under Fire serve as a reminder of the enduring importance of upholding civil liberties and fighting against injustice. By bringing together diverse voices and perspectives, the Urban League of Greater Atlanta continues to be a driving force for positive social change in the region. Together, we can work towards a more just and equitable future for all.


Join us on May 3, 2024 at noon virtually as we stand in solidarity with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta and Gerald Griggs in the fight for civil rights. Together, we can make a difference.

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