About Community Conversations
Community Conversations for Off the Wall will uplift the experiences, stories, and priorities of Atlanta’s civil rights past, present, and future -- shining a spotlight on the incredible civil rights organizing happening today. Informed by the content from these discussions, artists will design permanent murals that will be produced and unveiled while the world has its eyes on Atlanta during the 2019 Super Bowl.
All community conversations will focus on discussing civil rights, human rights, and social justice. Topics can include general practices of inclusivity or specific social injustices experienced by certain demographics.
In the context of Off the Wall, WonderRoot believes that individuals participate in myriad communities. Communities take many different forms and expressions based on identity, geography, and affinity. Conversations will speak to issues related to the black liberation movement, race, women’s rights, LGBTQ issues, immigrant and refugee rights, workers’ rights, anti-ableism, and all other civil rights issues visible in our communities.
About Community Partners
Each Community Conversation is organized by a Community Partner (or in some cases, multiple Community Partners). To date, we have over three dozen Community Partners signed on to host their own Community Conversations that will inform the content of the Off the Wall murals.
Partnership for Southern Equity
Teach for America
Covenant House Georgia
Springdale Park Elementary/ Grady Cluster Schools
Quality Care for Children
Metro Atlanta Chamber: ATLeaders
National Center for Civil & Human Rights
Emory University Center for Ethics
Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN)
Goodwill of North Georgia
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
Partnership against Domestic Violence
National Black Arts Festival
Maynard Jackson and Carver Cluster APS Stakeholders with FCS
The Social Justice Cafe for Girls
Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR)
Integrity Transformations Community Development Corporation
Georgia State University: Institute for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Communities in Schools Atlanta
Tommy Nobis Center
Partners for Home
Ebenezer Baptist Church: Social Justice Ministry
Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Spelman: Bonner Office of Civic Engagement & LEADS
Center for Civic Innovation
Latino Community Fund Georgia