Playworks Anti-Bullying Rally and Games

Some days I’m called on to document people doing good work in the world. October 23, 2018 was one of the those days.

The folks at Playworks Georgia and the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee hosted the Real Players Don’t Bully Rally at the Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR).

The day started with a panel discussion focused on bullying and social justice, current trends related to bullying, and strategies for addressing bullying. I photographed the folks on the panel, as well as interviews with Lawrence Sidbury, and NFL mom, Dr. Diane Ross (mother of Carlos Dunlap from the Cincinnati Bengals),

But it was what happened Immediately after the panel discussion, that I got most excited about.

That’s when young people got to experience hands-on games that teach Playworks’ conflict resolution techniques and core values.

Here are a few favorite photos of the kids enjoying their learning experiences.

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.