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Atlantans Gather in Downtown Public Library for Workshops on SocialJustice and S

Empty the Shelters, Amnesty International and Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign gathered August 3, 4, and 5th for several hours of workshops, reality tours and a rally in Woodruff Park. On the day this reporter attended there were 13 young women and 3 guys attending.
Topics included gentrification, welfare, specific steps to solve long term homelessness and several other issues related to planning, sprawl and the racism that permeates much of developement funds administered in public housing closures and downtown attractions. Everyone had an opportunity to speak and when sparks flew people made an attempt to slow down and listen to other people. Bagels, coffee and handouts were provided to all.

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