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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Future is Blue: Passing the Torch: Connecting the Young Democrats of 1968 to the Young Democrats of 2008

Please join us on Monday, May 12th at Carolyn’s Gourmet Café at 7 p.m. for our annual fundraiser, Future is Blue.

Forty years have passed since the events of 1968 reshaped our nation. Young Democrats of Atlanta is deeply honored to host Democratic leaders who will lead a night of remembrance and storytelling.

Speakers will recount their 1968 experiences related to Vietnam, the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the lives and deaths of Martin Luther King, Jr., Bobby Kennedy, and more.

We are pleased and deeply honored to feature the following speakers:

Winston Johnston - confidant of Coretta Scott King, who inspired her involvement in LGBT issues.
Lonnie King – Civil Rights Movement Student Leader and former President of the NAACP
Tasso Knight – 7th Congressional District Chair and Political & Legislative Directors for UFCW 1996
Nan Orrock – Georgia State Senator
Kay Scott – President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Georgia

Additionally, we will present video recollections by U.S. Representative John Lewis

Georgia State Senator Kasim Reed and Atlanta City Councilman Lamar Willis, representatives of a young generation of lawmakers, will serve as the evening’s hosts.

We could not be more thrilled to be the next wave of Democrats from the birthplace of the civil rights movement.

If you would like to make a donation to the Young Democrats of Atlanta, please visit our website at www.atlantayoungdems.org or join us Monday at Carolyn’s.

Admission: We are asking a minimum donation of $25 dollars.

Carolyn’s Gourmet Café is located at 1151 W. Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309
-A note about parking: There is limited parking at Carolyn’s and Einstein’s Bros Bagels, as well as street parking on 13th. There are also pay lots across the street and at the corner of 14th and Spring streets.
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