When George Floyd was killed last spring, it sparked a wave of social justice discussions across the country, including within the University of Georgia football team. Here we are almost a year later and Georgia football is making changes but not only to the team. The Dawgs have been changing Athens. Grady Newsource reporter J.C. Shelton shows you how the Bulldogs are making an impact for social justice.Why It’s Newsworthy: The UGA football team held a team meeting to speak out on social injustices in May of last year. Since then, the Bulldogs have rolled out multiple community projects under the ‘Dawgs for Pups’ social justice initiative and are making a difference in the Athens-Clarke County area.
J.C. Shelton is a senior majoring in journalism and a member of the Carmical Sports Media Institute in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.
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