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Racial Segregation Here and Now: Allegations of Racism in Milledgeville

The American Democracy Project will host a Teach-in on the recent allegations of racial discrimination at businesses in downtown Milledgeville on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 6-8 p.m. in the Museum Education Room at Georgia College. This spring, the college community was shaken when several students spoke out about their experiences of discrimination at popular local bars. Former employees came forward to describe discriminatory policies, and protesters gathered urging a boycott. At this event, a panel of professors, local experts and community members will discuss the allegations and their larger context. There will be time for questions and discussion. Speakers include Bryan Collins, a local activist and historian; Joy Ford, local activist, teacher and entrepreneur; Stephanie McClure, professor of sociology; and Matt Roessing, J.D., assistant professor of accounting.The event is free and open to the public.

The Georgia College American Democracy Project engages students, faculty, staff and area citizens in civil discourse around topics of public interest and active participation in democracy. Learn more information about this event and ADP by visiting Also find ADP on Facebook and Twitter (@ADPatGC).The Office of ENGAGE sponsors this event. Engage connects students, faculty and staff of Georgia College to the wider community.

Cathy Stevens
ENGAGE Coordinator
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