Tim Franzen, organizer of the Occupy Atlanta movement and co-founder of the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, will be speaking on the Clayton State University campus on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on the subject of “The Importance of Civic Engagement.”
Franzen’s address, which is free and open to the public, will be held in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Franzen is currently the Georgia Peace and Conflict Resolution program director for the American Friends’ Service Committee. His professional life has been dedicated to building awareness around the ways in which systems of oppression and violence control minds, bodies, and communities. He has also devoted years of his life as an advocate of youth caught in various stages of incarceration. He previously spoke locally at the National Archives at Atlanta on Friday, Mar. 25, 2011, as the keynote speaker for the Third Annual Student Research Conference on Civic Engagement, hosted by the National Archives and Clayton State.
For further information on Franzen’s appearance at Clayton State, contact Clayton State Political Science Instructor Sara Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.