Community Engagement on WCLK

Historic Preservation And Jordan Hall

Oct 3, 2017
Atlanta Preservation Center

The Edmund Asa Ware School was one of the first elementary schools for African American children in Atlanta, built in 1922. Today it is known as Jordan Hall and is considered by many to be a building of historic significance. The YMCA plans to redevelop this Atlanta University Center (AUC) area site and may well level Jordan hall in that process.

The Local Take talks to Toni Simmons Henson, founder and director of Atlanta Black Theatre Festival  to share information about this year's event. Toni explains that each year they aim to make it bigger and better and they succeeded again for 2017.

The Local Take On YWCA Conversations - Building Allies

Sep 16, 2017

Since 2014 the YWCA of Greater Atlanta has hosted an annual event called Conversations that speaks to race and gender. This week I speak with CEO, Sharmen Gowens about this year's event taking place on September 20. 

Join me Saturday, September 2 at 7:00 a.m for The Local Take on 91.9 WCLK as we increase awareness about Sickle Cell Disease .  I spoke with Milford Green, PhD, Director of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. 

Milford Greene spoke about the start of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia which took place before the National office opened in the DC/Baltimore area. This disease impacts 100,000 Americans. 

This week on the Local Take I speak with Perry Whaley about Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a long term skin disease where people lose pigment in their skin. Mr. Whaley explains that this begin to happen to him as young adult when a small scratch of "white" appeared on his hand.  Then the scratch begin to grow. 

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