Community Conversations

Community Conversations for Off the Wall 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, eleven artists designed permanent murals that will be produced and unveiled while the world has its eyes on Atlanta during the 2019 Super Bowl.

Over the summer of 2018, WonderRoot hosted 43 conversations with our Community Partners— engaging over 1,000 participants in total. These Community Conversations focused on discussing civil rights, human rights, and social justice. 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 spoke 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.