Police-Community Relations Mural Dedication
On Saturday April 8th, 2017, freshman UGA students in Dr. Brian Williams First Year Odyssey Seminar class, “The Current State of Police-Community Relations: Problems and Prospects,” partnered with Athens police officers and kids from local youth outreach programs to paint a mural depicting police-community relations. Students from Dr. William’s class helped design and paint the mural with help from local artist and community organizer, Broderick Flanagan. The mural, painted on the side of Athens restaurant Food for the Soul, shows how police-community relations have been in the past, how they currently are, and how they should be in the future.
On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Peace Officer’s Memorial Day, SPIA, the Office of Government Relations and the Office of Instruction will host a dedication ceremony at the site of the mural. The event is free and open to the public.
To view a video about the creation of the mural, click here.