Media advisory: AUC students condemn Cop City
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 10, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: Kannette King Students of the Atlanta University Center Denounce the Building of the Atlanta Public Safety Training CenterMorehouse College Holds Private Forum with Mayor of Atlanta to Discuss Atlanta Public Safety Training Center Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, February 2, 2023, students of the Atlanta University…
Morehouse College faculty: “There is no Cop City in the Beloved Community”
We, the undersigned members of the Morehouse College faculty, call upon our civic leaders and fellow educators in Atlanta to denounce Cop City
MEDIA ADVISORY: Atlanta healthcare professionals demand Emory professors resign from Atlanta Police Foundation board in open letter
Over 100 (and growing) Atlanta healthcare professionals sign open letter to demand Emory professors resign from Atlanta Police Foundation board
PRESS RELEASE: 1,300 climate justice groups call for independent investigation into police murder, demand ATL mayor Andre Dickens resign
Today, over 1,300 Climate Justice and racial justice groups from across the U.S. joined Atlanta residents and community organizations’ call for the immediate resignation of Mayor Andre Dickens in light of the police murder of a protestor, Manuel “Tortuguita” Paez Terán, by a joint task force.
PRESS RELEASE: Emory doctors condemn police violence against Cop City protests
As health care workers, we strongly condemn the repeated escalation of police violence in their interactions with members of the public protesting the construction of Cop City.
PRESS RELEASE: Police murder protestor in the Weelaunee Forest
January 18, 2023 Submitted for publication. Today the police shot and killed a protester in the Weelaunee Forest. Dozens of heavily armed DeKalb Police, Atlanta Police and Georgia State police shut down Weelaunee People’s Park and nearby streets before entering the tree line with guns drawn and heavy machinery poised to continue forest destruction. Police have…
In solidarity with the movement to Stop Cop City and Defend Weelaunee Forest
We call on all people of good conscience to stand in solidarity with the movement to stop Cop City and defend the Weelaunee Forest in Atlanta.
PRESS RELEASE: July 20 Press Conference Will Address Illegal Closure of Dekalb County Park
July 20 Press Conference Will Address Illegal Closure of Dekalb County Park A press conference will be held at the South River Trail Intrenchment Creek Park trailhead on West Side Place on Wednesday, July 20, at 4 pm. The conference is being organized by Dekalb community residents in response to the placement of concrete barriers…
PRESS RELEASE: As public opposition grows, Atlanta police attempt to begin work on Cop City, protestors occupy trees
As of June 1, Atlanta Police have accompanied contractors Long Engineering, Brasfield & Gorrie and other contracted workers to the woods to attempt to stay on schedule with a forest destruction timeline which sets clearing the forest to begin by the end of June. Activists on the ground have reported heavy machinery clearing trees along…
Emory doctors condemn Cop City, call to fund public health initiatives instead
As physicians who work in Atlanta and participate within the Georgia Human Rights Clinic, and with experience evaluating asylum seekers and victims of various forms of abuses, we have grave concerns with the establishment of such a facility. We witness the further militarization of police in Atlanta and throughout this country and grow increasingly alarmed.…