Published October 5, 2017
ATLANTA—St. Anthony of Padua Church will have its first social justice forum Sunday, Oct. 22, at 10:15 a.m., following the 8:30 a.m. Mass. The church is located at 928 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., SW, in Atlanta.
The Sybil M. Robinson Social Justice Forum will feature the program, “When the Innocent are Imprisoned.” Guest speakers will be Clare Gilbert and Grace Akan, of the Georgia Innocence Project, and Calvin Johnson, who is Georgia’s first exoneree. Johnson spent 16 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and eventually wrote a book about his experience, “Exit to Freedom.”
The Georgia Innocence Project is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals convicted of crimes they did not commit by working to secure post-conviction DNA testing for inmates in Georgia and Alabama, where testing could prove guilt or innocence and was not available at trial.
St. Anthony’s forum is named in honor of Sybil Robinson, a late parishioner who was a leader of parish outreach ministries for many years.
Visitors may park across the street from the church in the Dollar Tree parking lot. A reception will follow the program in Adamski Hall.
For directions to St. Anthony of Padua Church, go to http://stanthonyatlanta.org.