PicketsProtestsandParkwaysFB Header - 2-1-2017 -04-05.jpg
 

About

 

Pickets, Protests and a Parkway. The Intown communities started a 30-year grassroots effort to fight the interstate through Intown Atlanta. Their efforts ended successfully creating Freedom Parkway. There is much to learn from this multi-neighborhood organizational effort and it can help budding activists take up the mantle and move it forward today. This history pop-up in Inman Park will showcase their efforts with signs, newspaper clippings, photographs, t-shirts and of course many of the original organizers of C.A.U.T.I.O.N. and Road Busters. In addition to the road fight memorabilia we'll also have information on ways to get involved today. A diverse group of causes will be on hand to answer questions about what they do and how you can volunteer. We'll also have a panel discussion on Saturday, featuring local activists including former C.A.U.T.I.O.N. leader Cathy Bradshaw and Ryan Gravel. This event is an effort to educate our community about our activist roots while encouraging people to get involved in their local communities and issues today. The past can lead us toward the future.


 

Picketsprotestsandparkwaysstoptheroad.jpeg
 


 
 
 
An activist is someone who cannot help but fight for something. That person is not usually motivated by a need for power or money, but in fact is driven slightly mad by some injustice, some cruelty, some unfairness, so much so that he or she is compelled by some internal moral engine to act to make it better.
— Eve Ensler