The Athens NAACP and Athens for Everyone will have a vigil for the two latest black men shot and killed by police, Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott, tonight starting at 7 p.m. at the Arch.
An Oklahoma officer shot and killed Crutcher, who was unarmed and had his hands raised, after his car broke down in the middle of the road. Scott’s death sparked three days of protests and clashes with police in Charlotte.
Organizers will also be collected signatures on a petition in favor of a local civil rights committee.
Another Arch rally—this one in support of locally sourced food—is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday. Real Food UGA is pressuring the university to serve more food that is local, sustainable, humanely raised and harvested by workers who are treated fairly. In addition, a panel discussion will be held at the Miller Learning Center at 11 a.m.
On a lighter note, Terrapin Beer Co. holds its 7th annual Hop Harvest festival Saturday from 4:30–8:30 p.m., featuring food trucks, music and the release of the brewery’s latest So Fresh and So Green, Green wet-hopped IPA. Proceeds will benefit the Dogwood Alliance.
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