Beacon Hill organizes event honoring Indigenous People's day, protesting cannon monument

Beacon Hill organizes event honoring Indigenous People’s day, protesting cannon monument

October 11, 2020

At 6 pm on Oct. 11, Decatur community members will fill the Decatur Square, wearing masks, to celebrate Indigenous People’s day through a cultural education event and protest organized by Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights. The community will hear music, poetry and stories by people of color, part of Beacon Hill’s artistic approach. The Square is home to a cannon monument commemorating the genocide of the Indigenous Muscogee Creek people in the 1836 “Indian War.” Protesting this is a focal point of the event.

Islamic organizations and schools such as Madina Institute set up booths to attract event goers. Pictured (from left to right) is Sofia Sharif, Maria Khan, and Sara Abdualrub.

Agnes Scott Muslim Association raises money for Yemen

November 14, 2018

On Nov. 8 Muslims and allies gathered at an annual unity banquet hosted by the Agnes Scott Muslim Student Association (MSA) and raised money for impoverished Muslims in Yemen. The banquet had speakers from the Muslims of the World organization and the Islamic Speakers Bureau to bring in attendees.

“Little Women” inspired art show opening this weekend

October 5, 2018

On Oct. 5, the Sycamore Place Gallery will host the Little Women Collaborative Altered Book Project from 7-10 p.m. The project, conceived by Jess...

Students' artwork at the Decatur Library.

Sophomore participates in local art exhibit

December 18, 2017

On Dec. 1, the annual art exhibit highlighting artwork from Decatur students began at the Decatur public library. The exhibit features stunning drawings and abstract works created by students in the Decatur High School art program.

Go Speed Racer

Noemi Griffin/ Zoey Laird, Advanced DEC Crew/ Carpe Diem editor

October 24, 2013

When Marco Dicarlo was a boy, he would sit at the window of his grandfather’s butcher shop in Philadelphia and watch the soap box derby from the top of a hill. Years later, he recreated the scene from his childhood- except this time he isn’t just watching. He is hands on, pushing cars down the ramp, cheering his neighb...

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