Atlanta City Council member Andrea Boone wants to help Atlanta residents clear misdemeanors off their criminal histories. She is co-hosting the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Legacy Expungement Bowl Jan. 25 with Fulton County Solicitor General Keith Gammage and the Georgia Justice Project.
The free event is both an opportunity for misdemeanor record forgiveness and a second chance job fair.
“One misdemeanor can be life-altering. It could mean denied applications both for college admissions and jobs. Every week, I run across someone struggling to find work because of one regrettable decision. Everyone deserves a second chance,” Boone said. “This expungement bowl provides a judgement-free zone and an opportunity for a clean slate. I’m honored to join with Solicitor General Gammage for this very positive and impactful event.”
“The civil rights movement continues today by ending mass incarcerations and creating new beginnings for jobs and safer communities,” Gammage added.
The MLK, Jr. holiday legacy expungement bowl will be held at the C.T. Martin Recreation Center, 3201 M.L. King, Jr. Drive SW, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 25.
Pre-registration for the event is required by Jan. 20. Additional registration information is at fultonrestorativejustice.org.