One — sponsored by local pastors, public officials and leaders of the community — is a follow-up to the summit meeting held Thursday night at Marvelous Light Christian Ministries, in which about 500 youths attended.
“It will address the issues the kids talked about Thursday night and a plan how to implement certain things for the kids,” said Rev. Trent Wilson, an investigator with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and pastor of Open Door Christian Church.
“We want to take (the summit) out of the church setting to go where the kids are,” Wilson said.
The meeting is set for 12:30 p.m. at Abundant Life International Ministries, 8388 Cherokee Blvd., Douglasville.
Another group is relocating its weekly meeting from Atlanta to Douglasville to get input from members of the community.
The Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, headed by civil rights activist Rev. Joseph Lowery, will hold a lunch meeting at Greater Mount Hermon Baptist Church, 3713 Kings Hwy., Douglasville.
The meeting will begin at noon.
The lunch meeting will be held at Greater Mount Hermon Baptist Church, 3713 Kings Hwy, Douglasville.
Organizers will discuss Tillman’s murder, for which four young men have been charged, as well as other topics of concern, according to a press release.
Along with Lowery will be Rev. Richard Cobble, president of the Concerned Black Clergy, and Janice Matthews of Rainbow PUSH.
The public is invited.
“Our youths must be provided education, opportunity and hope, because far too many are being prosecuted for minor infractions or killed,” according to the press release. “Sending children to college and to productive lives is our first priority, while sending them to jail is the last resort.”
Lowery will also address the 2010 election.
The People’s Agenda’s mission is to improve the quality of governance in Georgia, help create a more informed and active electorate and to have responsive and accountable elected officials, according to its website.