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Pickets, Protests and Parkways Opening Night
Friday, February 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST
Category: Public Events

Opening Night

Friday night. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

 

Pickets, protests and parkways. The intown communities started a 30-year grassroots effort to fight the interstate through intown Atlanta. Their efforts ended by successfully creating Freedom Parkway. There is much to learn from this multi-neighborhood organizational effort, and it can help budding activists take up the mantle and move it forward today. This history pop-up in Inman Park will showcase their efforts with signs, newspaper clippings, photographs, t-shirts and many of the original organizers of CAUTION (Coalition Against Unnecessary Thoroughfares in Older Neighborhoods) and Road Busters. In addition to the road fight memorabilia, we’ll have ways to get involved today. Representatives from a diverse group of causes will be on hand to answer questions about what they do and how you can volunteer. We’ll also have a panel discussion on Saturday, featuring local

activists including former CAUTION leader Cathy Bradshaw and others yet to be named. This event is an effort to educate our community about our activist roots while encouraging people to get involved in their local communities and issues today. The past can lead us toward the future.

The event will be held at the King of Pops building at 337 Elizabeth St. Keep walking past the Pops window and make a right down the alley. The weekend event will include a kick-off party Friday, February 24th at 6 p.m., and a panel discussion on Saturday afternoon. The pop-up concludes Saturday evening. Stop by and enjoy our neighborhood’s history. Details can be found at www.Facebook.com/picketspopup or www.picketsprotestsandparkways.com, and announcements on NextDoor will be forthcoming.