About This Event
Overview: This year Atlanta will vote on a new mayor, city council, and school board. In partnership with the Center for Civic Innovation, Civics 101 is designed to help you become an informed voter about the function of these positions and the role they play in the everyday lives of Atlanta residents, so that we may better hold our local representatives accountable.
What You’ll Take Away: Following this workshop, attendees will feel more confident about their understanding of the day to day roles and responsibilities of our elected city officials and able to share this important information with their communities as we get closer to the upcoming elections.
Featured Expert: Sophia Gallagher is an Atlanta-based researcher & solidarity economy organizer working to help individuals & organizations build a more equitable and sustainable future from the ground up through collaboration and community empowerment.
Why it Matters: Atlanta is currently at a critical stage of growth and this election presents its residents with a major crossroads. This next group of leaders will decide the future of our city for decades to come.
Takeaways: Attendees will receive informative handouts and a website to distribute to family, friends, and local community members and learn answers to questions such as:
- How does local government function?
- What does the mayor do?
- Who is running for city council?
- Who controls the city budget?
- Who do I contact about particular community needs?
- Also, there will be snacks!
Prerequisites & Preparation: None, this workshop is open to everyone.