Volunteers Pitch in to Grow Downtown Daffodil Project with Human Rights Champions

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Volunteer planting for the Downtown Daffodil Project at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Registered volunteers will assist with planting approximately 2,000 daffodil bulbs, which will contribute to the overall expansion of the project throughout Downtown Atlanta.

Downtown Atlanta Daffodils

Downtown Daffodil Project

What:
Volunteer planting for the Downtown Daffodil Project at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Registered volunteers will assist with planting approximately 2,000 daffodil bulbs, which will contribute to the overall expansion of the project throughout Downtown. Two very special guests will participate in the planting and will provide a tour of the Center’s Human Rights galleries -- Derreck Kayongo – CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and Thomas Buergenthal - Human Rights Lawyer, judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Law Professor at GW University and one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz.

When:
Sunday, January 24th from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Planting from 12:30 – 1:30 PM; Guided Tour of the Center’s Human Rights Galleries from 1:30 – 2:00 PM

Where:
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30313
Registration is located near the entrance to the Center.

Who:
Central Atlanta Progress, Am Yisrael Chai!, Gibbs Landscape Company, A.J. Robinson, , Andrea Videlefsky, volunteers from the Atlanta community
Details:     In 2013, Central Atlanta Progress, in conjunction with Am Yisrael Chai!, launched the Downtown Daffodil Project in support of the worldwide Daffodil Project. The Downtown Daffodil Project contributes to the worldwide effort by creating a “ribbon of consciousness” between the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the King Center. In an effort to kick-start the Downtown vision, 20,000 daffodils were planted in Woodruff Park in 2013, blooming in March 2014. Beginning on December 7, 2014, an additional 90,000 daffodils will be planted throughout Downtown Atlanta resulting in a total of 110,000 daffodils in bloom throughout Downtown in early spring of 2015.
The daffodils planted throughout Downtown serve to beautify the community in a meaningful and purposeful way, representing the 1.5 million children who died in Nazi occupied Europe and bringing awareness to those currently suffering human rights crises throughout the world.

Visuals:    
Approximately 50 – 100 Atlanta community volunteers planting daffodil bulbs in flower beds near the Center for Civil and Human Rights
Brief remarks from A.J. Robinson, President of CAP/ADID, Thomas Buergenthal and Andrea Videlefsky with Am Yisrael Chai!

About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 200 members. Its mission is to champion a livable, vibrant and economically robust Downtown community as the heart of the Atlanta region. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable. For more information about CAP/ADID, visit http://www.atlantadowntown.com.

About AmYisrael Chai!: Am Yisrael Chai! is a non-profit Holocaust Education and Awareness Organization. Each year we host a community event in Atlanta, Georgia to commemorate the Holocaust and to celebrate survival and success. Am Yisrael Chai! has developed The Daffodil Project, a world-wide project empowering Holocaust Education. The shape and color of the daffodils represent the yellow stars Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust. The daffodils represent our hope for the future as they return with resilience and beauty each year, reminding us to remember the past and take action for the future. http://www.daffodilproject.net # # #

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