"Praying for Sheetrock" Lawyers Come to GPC

Contact: Rebecca Rakoczy
Phone: 678-891-2691
Fax: 678-891-2966
Author: Rebecca Rakoczy

For Immediate Release

GPC Reads and the Edge Initiative are hosting a special panel presentation, “Shoot a Man in Broad Daylight? How Civil Rights Came to McIntosh County, Ga.,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.

The panel will feature Roy Sobelson, former Georgia Legal Services Program attorney and current dean of students at Georgia State University; Phyllis Holmen, Georgia Legal Services Program executive director, and Jim Walls, past Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter for Savannah and McIntosh County, Ga. and current editor of the political watchdog blog, “Atlanta Unfiltered.” All participants were in McIntosh County during the tenure of Sheriff Tom Poppell and Thurnell Alston, both key characters in the GPC Reads book, “Praying for Sheetrock.”

The program also will feature book trailers produced by Mary Helen O’Connor’s English 1102 class, and a special taped interview featuring Melissa Fay Greene, author of “Praying for Sheetrock.”

The event is in the JCLRC Auditorium on the Clarkston Campus. There will be a short reception provided by the GPC Foundation after the presentation. For information, contact Rebecca Rakoczy, GPC Reads co-chair, at 678-891-2691.