Georgia NAACP Black Lives Matter Forum
The meeting was held at Community Church of God on Bethesda Avenue.
Various topics were discussed in the two day event, including voting rights, executive leadership training, youth leadership development and a Black Lives Matter panel discussion.
“Black Lives Matter, and at this point, every 64 hours another black body is left in the street and that’s unacceptable. That status quo cannot be maintained,” said Georgia NAACP President, Francys Johnson.
The NAACP meeting started Friday and continued Saturday. It featured live music, dancing, poetry, several workshops and panel discussions.
“Black lives also matter all the time. Black lives does not just matter when there’s police involvement or police brutality. Black lives matter every day,” says Street Law Program Director, Yolanda Johnson.
Johnson was among the panelist for the Black Lives Matter forum.
The meeting featured speakers from Statesboro, Columbus, Atlanta, Savannah and Lilburn.