ONE Musicfest hosts City of Atlanta Mayoral Panel Candidate Forum

Killer Mike leads a conversation with the city's political hopefuls

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POLITICAL ANIMAL: On Tues., Sept. 5, Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike along with Dr. Joycelyn Wilson and Shelley Wynter moderate the One Musicfest Mayoral panel at the Loudermilk Center.

The race to Atlanta's November mayoral election is on the verge of a fever pitch. This Tues., Sept. 5, Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike along with Dr. Joycelyn Wilson and Shelley Wynter moderate the ONE Musicfest City of Atlanta Mayoral Panel Candidate Forum with candidates Cathy Woolard, Ceasar Mitchell, John Eaves, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Kwanza Hall, Mary Norwood, Michael Sterling, Peter Aman and Vincent Fort.

Killer Mike (born Michael Render) is still reeling from his 2016 campaign with Bernie Sanders, and was more recently recognized by Atlanta City Council as an unofficial Atlanta ambassador for his work as a musician and for his television appearances everywhere from HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" to CNN, Fox News et al.

To put it bluntly, Killer Mike doesn't fool around when it comes to civic responsibility. In the context of Atlanta's mayoral forum, he is the one Atlantan who's been a part of the larger conversation who has cross-cultural appeal. He's a lighting rod who can draw representatives from all sectors, and from nearly every neighborhood and community, and plant them in the same room to ask the questions that need to be asked of Atlanta's mayoral hopefuls.

While much of the conversation will be aimed around the storied old Atlanta, where Killer Mike is from, he's just as concerned about the so-called new Atlanta and where it's going from here. This forum is the first gathering where truly real talk is guaranteed to guide the evening.

Tues., Sept. 5 in the Loudermilk Center Conference Center. 40 Courtland St NE. Free to attend, but you must RSVP.


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