Starting today, members of the Georgia National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are gathering in Athens for their 74th annual state convention. Their theme this year is “our lives matter, our votes count.”

Photo credit: www.naacpga.org
Photo credit: www.naacpga.org

The convention will host events throughout the weekend on topics like police accountability, voting rights, social justice and many other issues that people are discussing across the country.

Today, the First African Methodist Church is hosting a religious leaders roundtable to “explore the civil rights and social justice efforts within our respective work and broader questions of the responsibility of an Engaged Church.” Reverend William Flippin, Jr. will host this discussion at 2 p.m.

Reporter Taylor Cromwell is covering this story today. Follow her on Twitter @tdcromwell to stay up to date with what’s happening and how you can get involved.

By Taylor Cromwell

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