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People's Budget Athens to host Inaugural People's Assembly

People’s Budget Athens will be hosting its inaugural People’s Assembly next month.

The event will is schedlued for 4 to 9 p.m, on Nov. 21 at Rabbit Hole Studios on the corner of Nellie B Avenue and Winterville Road.

People's Budget Athens is a community-driven participatory budgeting project created in

response to the urgent crises of pandemic, economic recession, and police violence. Inspired by and modeled after the People's Budget LA, People’s Budget Athens seeks to host People’s Assemblies to open an inclusive, non-partisan space to unify the community and propel Athens into direct action. People’s Budget Athens hopes to use these assemblies to facilitate the use of participatory budgeting, a democratic process that allows community members decide how to spend public money, built on the belief that the people closest to the problem are closest to the solution.

All residents of Athens-Clarke County are invited to join PBA to discuss local objectives and participate in collective brainstorming to determine what the community needs.

"People’s Budget Athens wants to hear from members of the community and give everyone a platform to fight for economic justice in Athens-Clarke County," the organization stated in a media release.

The People's Assembly will be a drive-in event, with an option for socially-distant seating to keep within COVID-19 safety regulations. Dinner is available for pre-order while

registering or purchase at the event.

For more information, including COVID safety, how to register for the event, and volunteering opportunities, visit

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