Andrea Young addressed our conference crowd in 2017 during our international conference in Berlin
Updated May 2019: Andrea Young joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia as Executive Director in January 2017. Under her leadership, the organization has grown in influence, impact and membership. The organization is battling injustice and inequity through the courts – fighting for the rights of transgender Georgians to be themselves without discrimination, for the rights of citizens to challenge unconstitutional state laws and for the rights of parents to raise their children without government interference. In the state capitol, the ACLU of Georgia worked successfully with other civil rights groups to stop anti-LGBT legislation, block attempts to weaken the voting power of minority communities through redistricting and ensure colleges and universities can continue to protect survivors of sexual assault. To catalyze civil rights activism at the grassroots level, the ACLU of Georgia launched Freedom School trainings for local activists and volunteers. Ms. Young has devoted her career to promoting policies to defend and extend civil and human rights. Prior to joining the ACLU, she taught leadership and social policy at Georgia State University, was the founding Executive Director of the Andrew Young Foundation and created the Making of Modern Atlanta Project that included an archive, documentary film and book.