At a press conference today with the Georgia NAACP and other leaders of the upcoming Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia Executive Director Andrea Young called the march a “galvanizing event” and a “historic opportunity to make our voices heard and stand together against discrimination and injustice.”

Sponsored by a diverse coalition of community agencies and organizations including the ACLU of Georgia, the NAACP, Georgia Equality and Planned Parenthood, the peaceful march is scheduled to be held on January 21 as a sister event to the larger gathering in Washington, DC.

“The ACLU of Georgia is proud to sponsor this galvanizing event – occurring just days after we came together to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of nonviolent social change,” said Young.  “Building on initiatives like the ACLU’s #PeoplesOath, the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women is a historic opportunity to make our voices heard and stand together against discrimination and injustice."

The march seeks to promote social justice and equity for all members of the Atlanta community. By mobilizing thousands of people from every walk of life, the march is designed to inspire greater civic and political engagement among citizens and to demonstrate solidarity with underrepresented communities, women, and their allies in Georgia and nationally.

Those interested in marching with the ACLU of Georgia on Saturday should email info@acluga.org for more information.