Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Call to Action: Human Rights Festival this Weekend!

I am beginning to understand just why Athens is so popular in the spring. The idea of festival season seems to mean spring fun outdoors, but in Athens festival "season" is just that.

This weekend Athens is hosting two festivals. The Hot Corner festival, celebrating African American history in Athens which I mentioned a few posts back, and the Human Rights Festival.

The Athens Human Rights Festival brings together political activists, musicians and artists in a celebration of advances in the area of human rights and call for further action.

The festivities will go from 10 a.m. - Midnight Saturday and 2 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the College Ave. block of downtown Athens. The celebration is free and is also a fun and unique way to experience how Athens residents are making a difference. There is even a separate program just for kids!

Live music, food, crafts and awareness organizations will all be present from all over the UGA and Athens communities.

For a complete schedule, click here.

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