DeKalb County Branch Members Tour DeKalb County Jail After Allegations
The NAACP DeKalb County Branch met with Sheriff Jeff Mann of the DeKalb County Jail on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Teresa Hardy, President of the NAACP DeKalb County Branch, said “It is important that we work with the community to address issues that need to be resolved. That is why it was important that we address the concerns from the community with the Sheriff of the County Jail.”
OVER 20 Members of the NAACP DeKalb branch walked through the jail facility to review the operations and address concerns of inmates. NAACP DeKalb members toured the facility’s housing unit, medical and dental clinic, and GED classrooms. SEE FULL ARTICLE
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JUNETEENTH IN DEKALB
The NAACP DeKalb County, in conjunction with the Universal Connection Music Festival, will host its 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, 2019 inside Atlanta Sports City at Stonecrest – Tournament Central (formally Kohl’s Department Store) in Stonecrest, GA with live music featuring Blues, R&B and Jazz starting at 10:00 am.
Come join us as we continue in tradition with a celebration of live music, vendors and much more. In addition, we will have informative workshops on . . . READ FULL ARTICLE
Criminal Justice Committee Advocates for Restorative Justice
April 22, 2019 – NAACP DeKalb Criminal Justice Committee and Bethel Baptist Church hosted a Restorative Justice watch on the film Healing Justice. The film walks back through the history of violence that has led to our current system, bringing into focus the histories of trauma – on a personal, interpersonal, community, and generational level. This powerful documentary addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and the importance of healing and restorative practices.
https://youtu.be/jmTc3qwfII8. For more details and to download the free study guide, go to this link:
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