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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights offers ongoing programming for everyone — young professionals, families with children, students, and adults. With both virtual and in-person programs, there is something for everyone. Learn more about what we have to offer below.

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Join us Thursday, December 16 for the Reimagining American Democracy series' seventh and final episode, on the subject of “Democracy in America, Democracy in the World.” This event will feature Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former NATO...

  Join The Center as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for MLK Day. A day full of activities for the entire family includes interactive story times, spoken word performances, visual artist talkbacks, and more! For a list of activities, please see below: 11:00am-11:15am Mama KoKu Interactive Story Time 11:45am-11:55am Visual...

In September 1906, a mob of 5,000 white people killed 25 African Americans over a four-day killing spree that began in the Five Points neighborhood of downtown Atlanta. Though it is a defining moment in Atlanta’s history, the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre is largely unknown and unrecognized today. A coalition of Atlanta organizations is working...

Equitable Dinners Atlanta and the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition present Stories from the Soil, a series of conversation dinner events remembering the lives of 36 documented victims of racial terror in Fulton County between 1889 – 1936. Stories from the Soil serves to create a narrative to counter that of white supremacy by identifying the...

Join The Center on Wednesday, February 23 at 7pm for a discussion about the history of convict labor at two sites in Atlanta—Bellwood Quarry, now the centerpiece of Westside Reservoir Park, and the Chattahoochee Brick Company. Convict leasing was a practice government leaders and private businesses used after Emancipation to re-enslave Black men and women...

Join The Center on Friday, February 25th at 12:30pm for a virtual story time featuring the book The Electric Slide & Kai by Kelly Baptist. Kai is a young man who isn’t very coordinated and he’s having trouble getting down the steps of the Electric Slide. There’s a family wedding coming up and he doesn’t want to...

Youth voters are poised to have a disproportionately high electoral impact in 2022—if campaigns and organizations invest in engaging them. Georgia is listed in the top 5 states to experience the highest youth impact in both the 2022 Senate and Gubernatorial elections. As organizations continue to educate young people on the electoral process, Democracy Class...

Throughout American history, women have fought for the right to vote. Think about the role Stacey Abrams’ organization, Fair Fight, played in the 2020 election. That effort followed a significant tradition. Our program, Women Fighting for the Right to Vote, explores the actions women have taken in history and today to secure the right to...

For over 30 years, communities, governments and businesses around the world have struggled with climate change. Each year we witness increases in the Earth's temperature, the frequency of natural disasters, the pollution of oceans, and adverse health outcomes resulting from the climate crisis. These environmental threats highlight the urgent need to act now. Evidence shows...

Environmental racism is the disproportionate burden of environmental hazards placed on people of color and low-income communities. Policies and practices have historically forced these communities to live close to mines, sewage works, power stations, and landfills, which often leads to adverse health effects and other challenges. Join The Center for a panel discussion exploring the...