April 21, 2017

G-Day Isn't Just for Football—It's for Politics, Too


Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones/file

Athens for Everyone President Tim Denson speaks to a crowd of activists after Donald Trump's election in November.

Yeah, yeah, G-Day is tomorrow, but plenty is going on in Athens for those who are more interested in #resisting Trump than who's gonna be the Dawgs' third-string middle linebacker this fall.

Kick off the day with the Athens-Clarke County Democrats' monthly breakfast at 10 a.m. at First AME Church at the corner of Hull and Dougherty. UGA professor Richard Winfield will discuss universal basic income and publicly guaranteed employment. 

Next, if you're still hungry, head to the Athens Economic Justice Coalition's cookoff in support of a living wage from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at Memorial Park.

Or, Saturday is National Science Day, and like many other cities across the country, Athens will host a March for Science. (Technically, it's a rally, starting at 11 a.m. at the federal courthouse/post office on Hancock Avenue downtown.)

After the rally, the Georgia Climate Change Coalition will be running a shuttle out to Terrapin, which is hosting an Earth Day festival featuring live music, speakers, vendors, games and kids' activities from 1–7:30 p.m.

If you prefer the great indoors, the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement has organized a panel discussion on immigration from 2:30–5:30 p.m. at the Athens Library, featuring representatives from the Southern Poverty Law Center, U-Lead Athens, the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition and the local Muslim community. 

Rep. Jody Hice declined Athens for Everyone's invitation to appear at a town hall meeting, but A4E is going on with it anyway. Be at the library at 4 p.m. if you want to vent about our congressman dodging us.