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GA STAND-UP Opens Movement Center, a Think Hub For Change

By Jannah Bolds
EIC, The Bold Opinion



A place to organize and mobilize.

Georgia STAND-UP, a non profit community engagement organization, has officially opened the doors to a new space dedicated to facilitating Georgia’s next political movements.

The Movement Center is a 9500 sqft, multi-purpose facility designed to address the critical needs of Atlanta’s marginalized communities by providing the necessary resources for mobilization. Deborah Scott, Chief Executive Officer of GA-STANDUP sat to speak with us about the organization’s meaning and intent for the community.

“I was mentored by some of the icons of the civil rights movement–Reverends Joseph Lowery, James Orange, and C.T. Vivian among them–they all emphasized the need to do more than just advocate, the
need to build permanent community-serving institutions,” said Scott.

The Movement Center offers all that in a cultural environment that lifts up African American heritage, robust personalities, martyrs, and aspirations. It is functionally innovative, and available for multi-purpose use.

GA STAND-UP grand opening in Atlanta

To learn more about GA STAND-UP, please visit their website and follow them on social media to put boots-on-the-ground and get involved.

Immersive Exhibition, “What Is Left Unspoken, Love” Opens In Atlanta

By Jannah Bolds
EIC, The Bold Opinion



Love is the most powerful emotion of the human experience. By experience, love is abundant, but by explanation, love becomes unexplainable, yet, understood.

What Is Left Unspoken, Love is a new, thematic exhibition curated by The High Museum of Art Atlanta that features nearly seventy contemporary artworks that examines the multitude of ways to express love. This latest installation explores Love’s nuance through self, community, romance, spirit, friendship and family.

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Atlanta Launches Inaugural LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

By Jannah Bolds
EIC, The Bold Opinion



The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office rolled out a new effort to ensure cases involving LGBTQ+ persons are handled properly. Today, twenty-eight advisors were publicly introduced to fulfill the committee’s mission; community safety for all.

The City of Atlanta already has an LGBTQ+ Advisory Board that makes recommendations to the Mayor that assist with policies to enhance engagement with the LGBTQ+ community. However, the DA’s effort will solely concentrate on crime and safety.

Deputy District Attorney Will Wooten, who spearheaded this initiative, found an opportunity to reduce crime in the community because of his own fear of retaliation for being gay.

“We wanted to make sure we intentionally included from every letter in LGBTQ+ and include people form communities of color because the dynamics are different,” said Wooten.

To learn more about the Fulton County DA’s initiative, visit them online or follow them on social media.