Atlanta City Council Member Michael Julian Bond Kicking Off Several Events in Honor of Black History Month
ATLANTA — Post 1 At-Large Council member Michael Julian Bond is kicking off several events in honor of Black History Month. The events will take place at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW.
Date Event Time
Feb. 6 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 8:30 a.m.
Feb. 17 Voices of Atlanta Senior Citizen Chorus Noon
Feb. 17 Proclamation Presentation Honoring Reverend Eric Terrell 1 p.m.
“It’s a true honor and privilege to be able to be out in the community and to invite the people of Atlanta to City Hall to commemorate and celebrate Black History Month throughout February. While we rightfully have many iconic figures in our city’s history, we also have so many unsung heroes who deserve recognition as well,” Bond said. “The spirit of Black History Month is about recognizing and celebrating the incredible contributions and the central role that we have played in our country’s history. It’s a time to reflect and come together in observance and commemoration of a rich history that continues to this day. I’m looking forward to celebrating with the community.”
Bond will host an event Thursday, Feb. 6 at 8:30 a.m. in recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in the Council Chamber at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW. The observance is an opportunity to increase education about HIV/AIDS and promote community involvement. The first National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was held in 1999 as a grassroots effort to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment in communities of color.
Bond will also present the Voices of Atlanta Senior Citizen Chorus on Monday, Feb. 17 at noon. The community is invited to come hear the musical celebration, which will be held in the Old Council Chamber at City Hall.
He will be honoring Reverend Eric Terrell during a proclamation presentation at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 during the full Council meeting. Terrell is a civil rights veteran who has participated in many marches and rallies in support of civil rights.
About Atlanta City Council
The Atlanta City Council is the chief policy-making body for the City of Atlanta. It acts by considering and enacting all laws that govern the City. The council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City as recommended by the mayor, and it continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The Atlanta City Council reviews and has final say on many land-use and zoning matters. Major economic development projects for the City also fall under the council’s consideration.
The Atlanta City Council is comprised of 12 districts and three at-large posts. Council representatives include:
Council President: Felicia A. Moore;
District 1: Carla Smith;
District 2: Amir Farokhi;
District 3: Antonio Brown;
District 4: Cleta Winslow;
District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong;
District 6: Jennifer N. Ide;
District 7: Howard Shook;
District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit;
District 9: Dustin Hillis;
District 10: Andrea L. Boone;
District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet;
District 12: Joyce M. Sheperd;
Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond;
Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland;
Post 3 At-Large: Andre Dickens.