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NAN to Hold Press Conference Announcing Occupy the Corners Atlanta Campaign

Nov 03, 2015

For Immediate Release
November 3, 2015
Contact: Nell O’Connor
Phone: 212-681-1380

National Action Network to Hold Press Conference Announcing
Occupy the Corners Atlanta Campaign

(ATLANTA, GA) – The National Action Network (NAN) will launch Occupy the Corners Atlanta, a campaign to draw attention to the recent spike in crime and violence in the Atlanta University Center area, at a press conference at the NAN Southeast Regional Office on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

NAN National Youth Director Mary Pat Hector will be joined by leaders from the local chapter of the NAACP, the Coalition for the People’s Agenda, Young Generation Movement, and the Unite or Die Campaign, as well as local community leaders and clergy and students from AUC. The group will urge Mayor Kasim Reed, a graduate of AUC, to intervene and implement a violence intervention strategy to stop the attacks on students in the Atlanta university area.

Mary Pat Hector and AUC students will occupy corners where these attacks have taken place until a strategy from the mayor is discussed and implemented.

Following the press conference, NAN will host two Occupy the Corners Atlanta events on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM and Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 6:00 PM. In the West End section of the Atlanta University Center.

For further information on the press conference and Occupy the Corners Atlanta, please call (678) 732-0405.

NAN Press Conference Launching Occupy the Corners Atlanta

Friday, November 6, 2015
4:00 PM

NAN Southeast Regional Office
632 Peeples Street
Atlanta, GA 30310

Friday, November 6, 2015 & Saturday, November 7, 2015
6:00 PM (Both nights)
Targeted areas:
Joseph Lowery Boulevard and Oak Street
Ralph Davis Abernathy Boulevard & Lee Street

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