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The Atlanta Economic Justice Program works with communities in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area through training, grassroots organizing and leadership development to build a culture of activism, coalition-building and resistance to economic and social injustice. AEJP is a hub for social justice in Atlanta, providing regular organizing trainings for groups and communities in order to build public pressure campaigns that draw connections between local economic issues and larger systems of violence and oppression. AEJP also prioritizes engaging and organizing youth from low income Atlanta communities as the city continues to rank highest in the nation for income immobility and wealth inequality.

In the spring of 2020, AEJP worked with its partner the Housing Justice League to establish a COVID-19 Hotline in order to assist Atlanta area renters and mortgage holders during the Coronavirus pandemic, at a time when housing stability is a public health issue and essential to protecting human life. Over 100 volunteers have been trained to field calls from the hotline and aid in instructing those whose housing arrangements are vulnerable while the state of Georgia makes decisions on temporary housing protections.

In addition, AEJP created the Home Defender platform to empower and assist those in emergency housing crises due to the pandemic. Individuals or communities in need are able to create their own petitions to leverage their power to remain in their homes.

AFSC's peace building work in Atlanta is updated on its blog. It contains stories, photos, and videos about a variety of projects. Guest writers doing related work in the area sometimes appear on the blog to give our readers a wide perspective on the exciting peace and justice work.

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