Campus News

‘Building Bridges’ mural dedicated

In conjunction with Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15, representatives from UGA’s Police Department, the School of Public and International Affairs and First-Year Odyssey Seminar program, along with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, Chess and Community, and Flanigan’s Portrait Studio, dedicated the “Building Bridges” mural on the west side of the Food for the Soul restaurant. The mural, which represents police-community relations past, present and future, was painted by students in Brian Williams’ spring 2017 FYOS course on building police-community relations, alongside peace officers and community members, under the direction of local artist Broderick Flanigan. Watch a video about the making of the mural at (Photo courtesy of UGA School of Public and International Affairs)