ATLANTA—Mayor Andre Dickens is marking the first-ever Peace Week ATL with a series of events across the city. The purpose of Peace Week ATL is to rebuild and strengthen the social fabric of Atlanta as cities across the country grapple with violence.
“Peace week ATL is week of events, activities and conversations that we hope will build awareness of—and support for—Atlanta’s peace-building practices,” Mayor Dickens told those in attendance at the Peace Week ATL kick-off interfaith prayer service held today at The King Center with Rev. Dr. Bernice King. “We join a host of other cities struggling with outbreaks of violence and issues of safety. For the rest of this week, the city of Atlanta will work with our partners and residents to amplify commitments to peacebuilding, reconciliation, healing and restoration across our communities.”
Throughout the week, Mayor Dickens will:
- Hold roundtable discussions with students of all ages to discuss de-escalation practices, the impact of violence and the importance of community;
- Make announcements on faith-based affordable housing initiatives;
- Speak to parents about the importance of violence intervention, emotional wellness and community building and much more.
More information on Peace Week ATL—including ways to participate throughout the week—can be found atatlstrong.org/peaceweekatl